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Nicholaus Arnold

Nicholaus Arnold, "No One Was Having a Good Time," 2015, found and hand-made paper bag installation, dim. var.

Frank Travers

Frank Travers, "Tick Infested Moose," woodcut, 38 x 22 in.


Nicholaus Arnold, No One Was Having a Very Good Time
July 17 - August 18
Reception: Thursday, July 20, 6-8pm

Both the receptions and exhibitions are free and open to the public.

Dayton artist Nicholaus Arnold’s studio work, usually humorous and seemingly lackadaisical in nature, takes a more solemn turn in this exhibition titled No One Was Having a Very Good Time. This series of found object and hand crafted works is the culmination of Arnold’s response to several months spent caring for, and ultimately saying goodbye to, his elderly grandfather. “The objects together summarize the experiences and confusion of what I was going through during the care of my grandpa, and lend a sense of approachability to the situation,” Arnold says of this series. “The works themselves are created with a sense of analysis and depress emotions to allow the viewer to interpret the complicated nature of a death of a close family member.”

Arnold, who has exhibited his artwork extensively in Dayton and the surrounding areas as well as nation-wide, holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in printmaking  from Syracuse University, a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, also in printmaking from Wright State University, and an Associate of Arts degree in fine art photography from Sinclair Community College. He currently serves as Adjunct Instructor of Printmaking and Photography at the University of Dayton and is a founder of Blue House Gallery and Studios in Dayton.

Frank Travers, What Remains
July 17 - August 18
Reception: Thursday, July 20, 6-8pm

Printmaker Frank Travers, who also lives and works in Dayton, will exhibit a series of works titled What Remains. Of his work, Travers says, “I’m very interested in the details and the things that get a little gross; puss, guts, worms that live in guts and other parasitic activity. I think we all know fragility of the body and become more aware of it the older we get. I want to show through my pictures a stagnant decay that is also a sort of narrative perspective that is metaphysical but also recognizable.”

Travers has exhibited widely both locally and nationally. He earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in 2010 from the University of Connecticut and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2008 from Wright State University. Travers currently serves as Adjunct Professor of Printmaking at Stivers School for the Arts in Dayton as well as Adjunct Professor of Humanities at Edison Community College in Piqua and volunteers at Blue House Gallery and Studios in Dayton.

Related Events

In conjunction with their exhibitions at Rosewood Gallery, Arnold will lead a master workshop on paper-based installation art on Saturday, July 22 from 10am-1pm, and Travers will lead a master workshop on mixed relief matrix printmaking on Saturday, August 5 from 10am – 1pm. Workshop fees are $15 resident/$20 non-resident. Space is limited; call 937-296-0294 to register.

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