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Exhibitions of the 2016-2017 Academic Year

The following exhibitions are slated to be shown in the gallery during the upcoming academic year:


Radial Gallery and the Department of Art and Design at the University of Dayton are pleased to present a four-person exhibition, Mulitverse, by artists Julie Abijanac, Karla Hackenmiller, Natalie Lanese and Susan Li O’Connor. Join us on January 19th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. for a reception including artist’s talk with Natalie Lanese and Susan Li O’Connor on the campus of the University of Dayton.

Emily Sullivan Smith curates the exhibit Multiverse and is Assistant Professor and Foundations Coordinator.

Exhibition: Thursday, January 19 – Thursday, February 16

Opening Reception: Thursday, January 19, 5:00 - 7:00 pm


Julie Abijanac received her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and BFA from CCAD. She is an Associate Professor teaching in the MFA and Honors programs at CCAD. Abijanac’s work builds a connection between the viewer and the beauty of cellular growth and organic development found in a potentially deadly disease.

Karla Hackenmiller is a Professor of Printmaking and Associate Director of the School of Art+Design at Ohio University in Athens. Hackenmiller’s recent research is focused on the limitless and ever–evolving results of the thought process as it relates to the physical brain and its abstract outcomes.

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Natalie Lanese has enriched her artistic development with an extensive education, culminating in a Master of Fine Arts degree from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. Working primarily in collage, painting and installation, Lanese’s art is recognized for its vigorous color palette and layered patterns.

Susan Li O’Connor was born in Taipei, Taiwan and currently works in Columbus, Ohio. She received her BFA degree from the Columbus College of Art and Design and an MFA degree from the Ohio State University. Her work investigates the accumulation of everyday objects and their transformation into drawings, sculptures and installations.

Tacit Reflections

Visiting Artist Ryan Stander

Curated by Mike Conlan.

Exhibition: Thursday, February 23 – Wednesday, March 22

Opening Reception: Thursday, February 23 5:00 - 7:00 pm


Annual Juried Student Exhibition

Exhibition: Thursday, March 30 – Thursday, April 27

Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 5, 5:00 - 7:00 pm

Drop off: Friday, March 24

Jurying: Saturday, March 25 and 26

Pick-up: Monday, March 27


Faculty and Staff Exhibition

Exhibition: Thursday, August 25 – Thursday, September 15

Opening Reception: Thursday, August 25, 5:00-7:00 pm

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Strange Bruises / Ghosts Emerging

Visiting Artists Benjamin Lee Sperry and Jennifer Nelson

Sperry curated by Jeff Jones; Nelson curated by Mike Conlan.

Benjamin Lee Sperry lives in New York and studied at the School of Visual Arts. Gallery 249 will be exhibiting 250+ small works of Sperry’s, which are included in an on-going mixed media project that utilizes the USPS as a medium of storytelling and connection.

Jennifer Nelson is an artist and educator based in North Dakota, who’s work focuses on visual storytelling through a single scene narrative. Nelson’s intentionally spare drawings are isolated in a large empty white plane which draws the viewer into the intimate moments and creates an unexpected sense of place.

Artist Talk by Sperry and Reception: Thursday, September 22, 5:00 - 7:00 pm

Exhibition: Thursday, September 22 – Thursday, October 27

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Point. A Senior Exhibition

The work of our department seniors will be on display.

Exhibition: Thursday, November 3 – Thursday, December 8

Opening Reception: Thursday, November 3, 5:00 - 7:00 pm

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Gallery Hours

Monday-Wednesday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday, 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Friday, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

For additional information contact the Gallery 249 Coordinator at 937-229-3204.

Images (L to R) top of page:

Darden Bradsaw
Year Two, Month Five
embroidery and print on paper
15 1/4" x 11 1/2"

Joel Whitaker
When Things Go Missing #4522
Archival Inkjet
20x30 inches


Radial Gallery

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300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2923