Andrew F. Dailey, ‘Drawn Through’ and Mark T. Wiesener, ‘An Orchestration of Movement’

Andrew F. Dailey, Death Votives, 2016-2017, graphite on paper, 8×10 in.

Andrew F. Dailey, Drawn Through

On view October 16 – November 17

Reception: Thursday, October 19, 6 – 8pm

Created over the course of a year, Dayton artist Andrew F. Dailey’s nearly 60 graphite drawings reference elements of death, grief, loss, transformation and memory. This exhibition, titled Drawn Through, is dedicated to the life and memory of Gabriel P. Dailey. “[This work] was influenced by a series of events in 2015 and 2016 that resulted in multiple instances of great personal loss,” Dailey says of this series. “Reflecting on the people, relationships, pets and objects of significance I have lost throughout my lifetime is the central theme.”

Dailey, who has exhibited his artwork extensively in Dayton and the surrounding areas as well as nationally and internationally, holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from Miami University in Oxford and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Wright State University. He currently serves as Cultural Arts Program Supervisor for Rosewood Arts Centre and the City of Kettering Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department. Dailey is an active member of the Dayton arts and art education community, and has received numerous artistic and professional awards including the Outstanding Alumni Award from Wright State University’s Department of Art and Art History (2016) and the Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award (2011).

Mark T. Wiesner, Sunflower, 2017, mixed media, 36 x 48 x 9 in.

Mark T. Wiesner, An Orchestration of Movement: Sculptural Mark Making

On view October 16 – November 17

Reception: Thursday, October 19, 6 – 8pm

Sculptor Mark T. Wiesner of Cincinnati will exhibit a series of mixed media works titled An Orchestration of Movement: Sculptural Mark Making. Regarding his use of cardboard as a primary material, Wiesner says, “My work is rooted in being true to this material and to the others that I work to reclaim from the waste stream of life. To these rather mundane yet delicate materials I bring a meticulous, technical rigor. It’s intended to be transformative, magical.”

Wiesner has exhibited frequently in the Greater Cincinnati area at venues such as Brazee Street Gallery, the Cincinnati Nature Center, Xavier University’s A. B. Cohen Art Gallery, and the Clifton Cultural Arts Center. He earned a Master of Arts in Religion degree in religious studies from the Athenaeum of Ohio in Cincinnati and a Bachelor of Arts degree in art education from Edgecliff College, also in Cincinnati. Wiesner retired in 2015 from a 39-year career in art education.

Hours for the exhibitions are Monday through Thursday, 9am – 9pm; Friday, 9am – 6pm; and Saturday, 9am – 3pm. Rosewood Gallery is sponsored by the City of Kettering Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department, with support from the Kettering Arts Council and the Ohio Arts Council. The Gallery is located in the Rosewood Arts Centre, 2655 Olson Drive in Kettering.

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