Solo exhibitions by Michael Arrigo and Kasey Ramirez

April 15 - May 17, 2019

Reception: Friday, May 10, 6 - 8 p.m. (artist talks scheduled for 7 p.m.)

The City of Kettering and Rosewood Gallery are pleased to present exhibitions by artists Michael Arrigo and Kasey Ramirez. The exhibitions will run from April 15 through May 17 with an artist reception and gallery talk on Friday, May 10 from 6-8 p.m. Artist talks are scheduled for 7 p.m. Both the reception and exhibition are free and open to the public.

KASEY RAMIREZ (Fayetteville, AR) Writ In Water

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Kasey Ramirez, The Swell, 2018, woodcut with laser engraving, 11 x 16 inches.

In her exhibition, Writ In Water, artist Kasey Ramirez (Fayetteville, Arkansas) uses printmaking to explore issues relating to climate change. As a survivor of Hurricane Sandy, Ramirez has shifted the focus of her work to images that "more overtly address the pressing issue of climate change." By placing "manmade structures in environments where they are overcome and consumed by their surroundings, by severe weather on an enormous scale." The resulting images are dark, brooding landscapes barely holding their own against a foreboding environment. Kasey Ramirez is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Studio Art at the University of Arkansas School of Art in Fayetteville, AR.


MICHAEL ARRIGO (Toledo, OH) Self Starter

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Michael Arrigo, Société Anonyme, 2017, single channel video, 2:30 minutes

In his videos, Michael Arrigo (Toledo, Ohio) records events and explores our cultural interface between technology and relationships. In his exhibition, Self Starter, Arrigo says, "I try to make artworks that reveal rather than conceal the rather messy processes of experimentation, inviting viewers to join me in a spirit of playfulness and shared discovery." Michael Arrigo is a professor of art at the Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio.

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