The City of Kettering, Ohio and Rosewood Arts Center are pleased to present the 2022 Exhibition Season at Rosewood Gallery (January - December).

Rosewood Gallery specializes in the exhibition of contemporary art by emerging local, regional and national artists. It is dedicated to the encouragement and creation of new works and to the promotion of the visual arts in the Dayton, Ohio area. Eight solo exhibitions are presented each year, along with three signature juried exhibitions. Rosewood Gallery is supported by the City of Kettering Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts and the Ohio Arts Council.

January 24 – February 25
A juried exhibition created for artists living within a 40-mile radius of Dayton, Ohio.  The exhibition features two-and three-dimensional works of art on or of paper. Artist awards totaling $800 will be selected by the juror and gallery visitors will select a People’s Choice Award made possible through the Joan W. McCoy Art Fund.

Brian Mathus (Dayton, OH) Painting
Craig Fisher (Toledo, OH) Prints
March 14 – April 22
Brian Mathus, creates large scale portrait paintings which combine abstract and figurative giving voice to the “feelings and emotions” of his subjects.

Craig Fisher’s body of work was created during and in response to the pandemic.  His intaglios, chine colles and other prints create images of organic and geometric shapes “that hint at a background narrative yet to be realized”.

Drew Ippoliti (Akron, OH) Ceramics
Nicole Massy (Columbus, OH) Sculpture
May 9 – June 17
Drew Ippoliti creates forms that explore the “phenomenon and the practice of ideation, the editing of symbols as well as the combining of layer imagery.”  Nicole Massy uses natural materials in her sculptures “using laborious, meditative processes to ground myself in the present moment.”

June 27– July 29
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 will be selected by the juror.

August 15 – September 16
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. $1,000 in artist awards will be selected by the juror.

Darren Lee Miller, How do you Want to be Seen (Columbus, OH) Photography
Ivette Spradlin, From a Distance (Atlanta, GA) Photography
October 3 – November 11
In this FotoFocus-sponsored exhibition, both artists use portraits in very different ways, with their work connected by a pandemic that has utterly altered society. Miller says of his photographs “I relinquish my authorial privilege in order to give people in positions of marginality the power to control their own depiction”. Ivette Spradlin “social-distanced herself least 6 feet away from her subjects, but obtained a plethora of portraits inspired by images from the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic.”

Ali Hval (Iowa City, IA) Sculpture and Installation
Jesse Egner (Brooklyn, NY) Photography
November 28  – January 6, 2023
Ali Hval’s largescale work explores her sensuality through “a balancing act between the sensuality of forms and the innocence and playfulness of the materials I use.”

Jesse Egner explores his identity through images where “photographs do not offer concrete narratives of identity, rather, they present fragmented narratives that exist in a space between reality and fantasy, reflecting the transitional space of queerness”.

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