Exhibitions of the 2016-2017 Academic Year
The following exhibitions are slated to be shown in the gallery during the upcoming academic year:
Radial Gallery and the Department of Art and Design at the University of Dayton are pleased to present a four-person exhibition, Mulitverse, by artists Julie Abijanac, Karla Hackenmiller, Natalie Lanese and Susan Li O’Connor. Join us on January 19th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. for a reception including artist’s talk with Natalie Lanese and Susan Li O’Connor on the campus of the University of Dayton.
Emily Sullivan Smith curates the exhibit Multiverse and is Assistant Professor and Foundations Coordinator.
Exhibition: Thursday, January 19 – Thursday, February 16
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 19, 5:00 - 7:00 pm
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Julie Abijanac received her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and BFA from CCAD. She is an Associate Professor teaching in the MFA and Honors programs at CCAD. Abijanac’s work builds a connection between the viewer and the beauty of cellular growth and organic development found in a potentially deadly disease.
Karla Hackenmiller is a Professor of Printmaking and Associate Director of the School of Art+Design at Ohio University in Athens. Hackenmiller’s recent research is focused on the limitless and ever–evolving results of the thought process as it relates to the physical brain and its abstract outcomes.
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Natalie Lanese has enriched her artistic development with an extensive education, culminating in a Master of Fine Arts degree from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. Working primarily in collage, painting and installation, Lanese’s art is recognized for its vigorous color palette and layered patterns.
Susan Li O’Connor was born in Taipei, Taiwan and currently works in Columbus, Ohio. She received her BFA degree from the Columbus College of Art and Design and an MFA degree from the Ohio State University. Her work investigates the accumulation of everyday objects and their transformation into drawings, sculptures and installations.
Visiting Artist Ryan Stander
Curated by Mike Conlan.
Exhibition: Thursday, February 23 – Wednesday, March 22
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 23 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Annual Juried Student Exhibition
Exhibition: Thursday, March 30 – Thursday, April 27
Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 5, 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Drop off: Friday, March 24
Jurying: Saturday, March 25 and 26
Pick-up: Monday, March 27
Strange Bruises / Ghosts Emerging
Visiting Artists Benjamin Lee Sperry and Jennifer Nelson
Sperry curated by Jeff Jones; Nelson curated by Mike Conlan.
Benjamin Lee Sperry lives in New York and studied at the School of Visual Arts. Gallery 249 will be exhibiting 250+ small works of Sperry’s, which are included in an on-going mixed media project that utilizes the USPS as a medium of storytelling and connection.
Jennifer Nelson is an artist and educator based in North Dakota, who’s work focuses on visual storytelling through a single scene narrative. Nelson’s intentionally spare drawings are isolated in a large empty white plane which draws the viewer into the intimate moments and creates an unexpected sense of place.
Artist Talk by Sperry and Reception: Thursday, September 22, 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Exhibition: Thursday, September 22 – Thursday, October 27
Work from the 2016-2017 exhibition season.
Wild Boys. Erin Holscher Almazan. Oil, graphite, and wax on paper. Converge / Diverge Faculty and Staff Exhibition.
Year Two, Month Five. Darden Bradsaw. Embroidery and print on paper. Converge / Diverge Faculty and Staff Exhibition.
4887 Lytle Road. Geno Luketic. Clay, wood, grass, and sedge. Converge / Diverge Faculty and Staff Exhibition.
When Things Go Missing #4522. Joel Whitaker. Archival Inkjet. Converge / Diverge Faculty and Staff Exhibition.
Witness. Jennifer Nelson. Indian ink, paper. Strange Bruises / Ghosts Emerging Guest Artist Exhibition.
Untitled. Benjamin Lee Sperry. Postcard via USmail. Strange Bruises / Ghosts Emerging Guest Artist Exhibition.
Anonymous Portrait. Ryan Stander. Polyester plate, cardboard, and ink. Tacit Reflections Guest Artist Exhibition.
Monday-Wednesday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday, 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Friday, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
For additional information contact the Gallery 249 Coordinator at 937-229-3204.
Images (L to R) top of page:
Year Two, Month Five
embroidery and print on paper
15 1/4" x 11 1/2"
When Things Go Missing #4522