CAROLYN HARPER (Narberth, PA)
Facing the Forgotten: Portrait of Mass Incarceration
SARAH NGUYEN (Columbia, MO)
Something Precious to the Earth
April 24 – May 26
Carolyn Harper’s work consists of hand-sewn, large quilts, often with hand-dyed fabric; and hand-embroidered batik portraits. They provide very large, graphic images that call attention to those forgotten by society. They are visible markers that shout out: 'Look at me! See me!'
Sarah Nguyen’s storytelling is central to this series of cut-fiber panels. The blade-cut, intricate compositions are mostly landscape based and feature symbolic motifs—flora, fauna, and an ever-changing moon—to elicit childhood memories of myths, fables, and folklore.
29th ANNUAL THE VIEW JURIED LANDSCAPE EXHIBITION
June 12 – July 15
Showcasing both contemporary and traditional approaches to landscape art, The View is an annual, juried exhibition open to Ohio artists working in any medium. Among the topics explored are nature, environmental themes and world issues. Artist awards totaling $1,100 will be selected by the juror and gallery visitors will select a People’s Choice Award made possible through the Joan W. McCoy Memorial Art Fund.
BENJAMIN MONTAGUE (Cincinnati, OH)
JONATHAN MCFADDEN (Lexington, KY)
July 24 – August 25
Photographer Benjamin Montague documents plastics smaller than 5mm, creating a moment in the gradual break down of these materials into tiny fragments which enter our watersheds and, eventually, our food system. In this series, the objects were collected from various water and soil samples in both urban and rural rivers, lakes and oceans.
Jonathan McFadden creates prints and installations that interpret and process narratives from social media interactions, investigating the ephemeral nature of the platform and its permanence in his site-specific art. Using pop-culture iconography, words and images, he creates densely layered, multi-media objects that transcend recognizable the digital platforms that inspire his work.
17TH ANNUAL HWD JURIED SCULPTURE EXHIBITION
September 5 – November 18
HWD (Height, Width, Depth) is an annual, juried exhibition of three-dimensional work, featuring sculptors in any medium from Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Kentucky and West Virginia. $1,600 in artist awards will be selected by the juror.
MEG LAGODZKI (Bloomington, IN)
DAYTON/KYOTO PRINT EXCHANGE
December 2, 2022 – January 6, 2023
Through painting, drawing and collage, Meg Lagodzki creates her own “iconography of images that tell a story of my relationship to the Midwest landscape.”
The Dayton/Kyoto Print Exchange grew out of friendships and studies in printmaking in 2002 and involves a yearly exchange of prints between Kyoto, Japan print-based artists and artists at the Dayton Printmakers Co-op. Each year, a different theme is chosen. The theme for 2023 is Everyday Life.