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Radial Gallery

2019-2020 Exhibitions

Read about our gallery exhibitions of the 2019-2020 academic year:

Current Exhibition: Material | Fiber

Due to the public health measures the University is taking to slow the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), this event has been canceled/postponed, as we strive to protect the health of our community. For more information, visit go.udayton.edu/coronavirus


February 20 through March 25, 2020

Curated by R. Darden Bradshaw, MFA, PhD

Radial Gallery and the Department of Art and Design at the University of Dayton are pleased to present, Material | Fiber. This exhibition will celebrate the intersections of fiber as material, process, and metaphor. Featuring works from national and local artists, Mayumi Amada, Diane Bush, Susan Graham, Stacy Isenbarger, Heather Jones, Colleen Kelsey, Carole Loeffler, George Lorio, Taylor Orr, Patrick Ronan, Casey Schachner, Suzanna Scott, Amanda Smith, Brooks Stevens, Sarah Nance, and Andrea Vail. These artists explore ideas in material culture relating to contemporary social problems and issues, as they juxtapose material and fiber processes around the words “material” and “fiber” – including all the various interpretations of those words.

Material | Fiber will coincide with the Visiting Artist Scholar Lecture for 2019/20. Dr. Joni Boyd Acuff, Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator in Arts Administration, Education, and Policy at the Ohio State University, will speak. Dr. Acuff, a practicing artist and educator has a rich research agenda examining critical multicultural art education, critical race theory, and culturally responsive teaching and curriculum development. Her work extends beyond the traditional classroom to include working with diverse populations of learners, including students with special needs (cognitive and physical), students who identify as LGBTQ+ and students from varying racial backgrounds and socioeconomic levels. Dr. Acuff will be presenting a lecture before the exhibition reception at Sears Recital Hall on UD’s main campus.

Lecture:

Join us from 4 to 5 p.m. on February 27 in the Sears Recital Hall for a lecture from Dr. Acuff, and from 5:30-7 p.m. for an artist reception located in Radial Gallery on the second floor of Fitz Hall.

The exhibitionMaterial | Fiber is on view from February 20 through March 25, 2020. See gallery hours below.

Parking:

On February 27 starting at 4:45 p.m., visitors may obtain a parking pass from a Department of Art and Design Greeter in the main Lobby of Fitz hall. Outside of the opening reception; visitors may obtain a parking pass from the parking attendant located at the parking office located inside the main entrance of Fitz Hall. For additional information contact University of Dayton Galleries Coordinator, Nicholaus Arnold at 937-229-3204 or narnold1@udayton.edu.

Past 2019-20 Exhibitions

January 16 through February 13

Radial Gallery and the Department of Art and Design at the University of Dayton are pleased to present Touch Faith, an exhibition of new and selected works by Rachel Hellman and Joseph Minek, curated by professor Jeffrey Cortland Jones.

Rachel Hellman received a BFA from the University of Dayton and an MFA in Painting from Boston University. Her work includes sculpture, painting and installation.Hellmann was the recipient of the Blanche E. Colman Award for Painting and the Constatin Alajalov Award at Boston University. She was also awarded residencies at the Ragdale Foundation in Forest Park, IL, Platte Clove Preserve, Catskills, NY and Playa in Eastern Oregon. She was published in New American Paintings vol 113 and was recently the Edward E. Elson Artist-in-Residence at the Addison Gallery of American Art. Hellmann was Assistant Professor of Painting and Drawing at Northern Essex Community College from 2008 until May of 2013 when she relocated to Terre Haute, IN to work full-time as an artist.

Joseph Minek is an artist and educator based in Cleveland Ohio. Joseph received his Masters of Fine Arts degree in Photography & Film from Virginia Commonwealth University and his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in photography from the Cleveland Institute of Art. His work has been exhibited his work in spaces such as the Cleveland Museum of Art, Galerie Kornfeld (Berlin), Gallery 1/1 (San Jose), and Denny Dimin Gallery (New York). Joseph is currently focusing on his studio practice dealing with the possibilities of photographic material while holding the position of Lecturer at Cuyahoga Community College.

Join us on from 5 to 7 p.m. on January 23 for an artist reception, located in Radial Gallery on the second floor of Fitz Hall, on the campus of the University of Dayton.


November 7 through December 4

Each year our graduating seniors work together to organize and install a group exhibition of their works as they complete their degrees, showcasing their finest work over the past four years. This year our show is titled “Lorem Ipsum: Senior Show.” The exhibition opens November 7 with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m.

All are welcome to come out and see the artwork our seniors have been making and enjoy refreshments and conversation. The show will remain up until December 4 during regular gallery hours (see below).

On November 7, visitors may obtain a parking pass from an attendant in the University Circle for Lot D or Lot S1. Outside of the opening reception; visitors may obtain a parking pass from the parking attendant located at the parking office inside the main entrance of Fitz Hall.

Event Postcard (pdf) >


September 26 through October 31

New Works by Melanie Clemmons

Virtual Healing is an exhibition of new and selected works by Melanie Clemmons, a new media artist, vj and educator experimenting with the nature of spatiality across IRL, URL and virtual experiences and existences. Her work follows various curiosities that are influenced by internet culture, human-computer interaction and technological determinism. She makes images, sounds, videos, net art, installations and VR experiences.

Melanie's work embraces alternative healing and magical practices that have enjoyed a resurgence online in an effort to heal and protect users from negative aspects of the present-day internet. The viewer will encounter video protection spells, 3D printed virtual healing crystals, a technomancy guided meditation, and a virtual reality reiki distance healing, experienced inside a magic ethernet circle.

The exhibition Virtual Healing is on view from September 26 through October 31 during regular gallery hours. (See hours below.)

Press Release (pdf) >


September 5 through 19

Integral: an exhibition of new installations and selected works by University of Dayton's Department of Art Design adjunct faculty, celebrating the artistic research and work of these members of our department.

The exhibition Integral was on view from September 5 through September 19 during regular gallery hours. (See hours below.)

Press Release (pdf) >


August 21 through 29

Works by Faculty and Students in the Dean’s Summer Fellowship program

Fellows 19 was an exhibition of new installations and selected works by Summer Fellowship Students and their mentoring faculty running from August 21 through 29. On August 27 from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m., a lunchtime gallery talk was presented in the gallery.

Fellows 19 featured selected works and installations from University of Dayton’s Dean’s Summer Fellowship Students and their faculty mentors, celebrating the collaborative learning environment created by faculty and welcoming the mentored students into this learned society. The show featured works by faculty mentors: Jeffrey Cortland Jones, Suki Kwon, Geno Luketic, and Emily Sullivan Smith as well as student fellows: Zac Collopy, Emily Cordonnier, April Dvorak, M. Gordon, Indigo Hudepohl, Megan Lewis and Danielle Villhard.

Fellows 19 was on view from August 21 through August 29 during regular gallery hours.

View Event Press Release (pdf)


Gallery Hours

  • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday
  • 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday
  • 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday
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