Radial Gallery: Current Exhibitions

2018-2019 Exhibitions

Read about our gallery exhibitions of the 2018-2019 academic year:

Annual Horvath Exhibition

Our annual student exhibition, juried for 2019 by Colleen O'Connor, a freelance arts administrator and curator. O'Connor studied photography at the University of Dayton and Visual Arts Administration at New York University, and is interested in the intersection of arts and community. 

Reception: April 24 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Radial Gallery 

Exhibition: March 28 through May 2, during regular gallery hours

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Black Noise

Works by Holly Branstner

The Radial Gallery, the Department of Art and Design, and The Dicke Collection are pleased to present Black Noise: Works by Holly Branstner curated by Roger J. Crum. Join us from 5 to 7 p.m. on Feb. 21 for a gallery reception with the artist, located in Radial Gallery on the campus of the University of Dayton. This reception will include a performance by Wohlfeil/Pierce sponsored by the Department of Art and Design, the Department of Music, the Graul Chair in Arts and Languages and the ArtsLIVE initiative. The Department of Art and Design recognizes the generosity of Mr. Jim Dicke II for the loan of Branstner’s works in the exhibition that come from his personal collection.

Visitors may obtain a parking pass from an Art and Design greeter at Fitz Hall's main entrance. Outside of the reception; visitors may obtain a parking pass from the parking attendant located at the parking office located inside the University of Dayton main entrance at 300 College Park.

Holly Branstner is a painter formed in Detroit now working in Toledo, two uneasy though evocative places, epochal in the history of American work. Over time those two complex localities and a third, archived in the archaeology of Branstner’s own life in art, have come to resonate visually in this recent body of work: Black Noise. Here (and yet not) are Detroit, and Toledo, and a place in art where even the artist never expected to be.

- Roger J. Crum, curator

Branstner has been working as an artist for forty years, though it seems even longer given how inseperable being and making are to her existence. Born in Gaylord, Michigan to a Methodist minister father and an elementary school teacher mother, she was raised in Detroit where she graduated from Wayne State University with her MFA in 1983. Currently she is focusing on a series of moody and abstracted landscapes of Detroit’s River Rouge and the peripherary of Toledo. What these paintings become when done is as much about a life in painting as they are about the other dimensions of Branstner’s personal history in and among the places that haunt her life and art.

Branstner’s work is in the permanent collections of The Detroit Institute of Arts, the University of Dayton, the University of Evansville, and Crown Equipment Corporation as well as in the personal possession of many private individuals. She has received numerous awards for her work including three individual artist grants from the Michigan Council for the Arts and a Canaday Award from the Toledo Museum of Art.

  • Artists’ Reception: 5-7 p.m., Feb. 21
  • Exhibition on view: Feb, 21 through March 21 during regular gallery hours (see below)

On Feb. 21, visitors may obtain a parking pass from an Art and Design greeter at Fitz Hall’s main entrance. Outside of the reception; visitors may obtain a parking pass from the parking attendant located at the parking office located inside the main entrance. For additional information contact University of Dayton Galleries Coordinator, Nicholaus Arnold 937-829-8016 or narnold1@udayton.edu

Repeat After Me

The Radial Gallery and the Department of Art and Design at the University of Dayton are pleased to present Repeat After Me: Works by Cintia Alejandra Segovia curated by Glenna Jennings.

Join us from 5 to 7 p.m. on Jan. 24 for a gallery reception with the artist, located in the Radial Gallery on the campus of the University of Dayton.

The exhibition is on view in the gallery from Jan. 24 through Feb. 14. There will be an artist talk and pizza social from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 25 in Fitz Hall room 238R.

On January 24, visitors may obtain a parking pass from an Art and Design greeter at Fitz Hall’s main entrance. Outside of the reception; visitors may obtain a parking pass from the parking attendant located at the parking of office located inside the main entrance. For additional information contact University of Dayton Galleries Coordinator, Nicholaus Arnold at 937-829-8016 or narnold1@udayton.edu.

“Cintia Segovia’s multi-media artwork uses critical humor and sharp wit to reveal issues around identity, capitalism, language and gender. She visits us at a critical time in the national climate, when art can serve to both dissipate and intensify conversations about citizenship and belonging. Her curious devices and comical images collide within a participatory installation that offers a space for reflection on specific cultural stereotypes that converge over, around, and across the world’s busiest international border. ”

- Glenna Jennings, curator

About Cintia:

Cintia Alejandra Segovia was born and raised in Mexico City, where she worked in the entertainment industry. Learning English in the US as an adult gave her a unique perspective on the language’s nuances. Cintia’s work employs video, performance and photography in the way the mass media does, using humor and wit to delve into issues of immigration, cultural stereotypes, identity and being bilingual. As both an insider and outsider, she examines the machinations of American culture. Her work has been on display at The Museum Of Latin American Art, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery and Torrance Art Museum.

Recent Exhibitions

This is the third annual University of Dayton student-organized art auction, can drive and exhibition to benefit the Gem City Market. New student photographic works will be available in a silent auction for Dinner in the Desert Kitchen II: from Borders to Bridges from 6 to 9 p.m. on Dec. 7 at the @Index Project Space, Front Street Warehouse Spaces. Small editioned prints will be gifted to those who donate a non-perishable food item, while supplies last.

For this year’s exhibition, we have partnered with both the Gem City Market, Hall Hunger Initiative, Welcome Dayton and Latinos Unidos to explore immigration issues and stories through the theme of food. In a time of great division within our country, we see food as means through which we can connect and find compassion. Students will share art and research about local Latin American immigrant-owned businesses while also raising awareness about the benefits of member-owned cooperatives and food justice initiatives.

Guests may also become member-owners of Gem City Market cooperative by purchasing community shares at the event. GCM will be a full-service grocery store in West Dayton offering quality, affordable food and a community-ownership structure (www.gemcitymarket.com). Come learn more about this innovative co-op initiative, enjoy food and drink from local suppliers, and contribute to the fight against hunger. Find the perfect, unique piece of art for that difficult holiday gift.

This exhibition is organized in part by The Desert Kitchen Collective, a growing group of local artists and activists who seek to eradicate food deserts and build awareness around multiple food-related issues. Our event was made possible through the support of University of Dayton’s Office of Experiential Learning, the Department of Art and Design and the College of Arts and Sciences.

Producers and organizers include University of Dayton Professors Glenna Jennings and Julie Jones (Photography), Martha Jeanette Rodriguez (Welcome Dayton) and Claudia Cortez (Dayton Hispanic Chamber). Student artists are Allison Burns, Emily Busch, Elli Capellupo, Grace Elliott, Maia George, Katie Gross, Alison Hiatt, Lydia Kladitis, Maggie Lessel, Wenshan Lu, Andrew Lynch, Jillian Parker, Allison Perry, Sophie Wilson and Taylor Wilson.

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Exhibition: November 8 through December 5, 2018

Reception: November 8, 5-7 p.m.

Curated by Claire Bowman, Department of Art and Design

The Radial Gallery and the Department of Art and Design are pleased to present Apex have we peaked? This exhibition features the work of the University of Dayton Art and Design 2019 senior class. The exhibition is on view during regular gallery hours from Nov. 8 through Dec 5. An artist’s reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Nov. 8.

The senior class has been working hard since their freshmen year and now their time at the Department of Art and Design is coming to an end. The work shown in the senior show feels like the climax to the time spent at University of Dayton. Many seniors have mixed emotions about this period of their lives drawing to a close. While some graduates are ready to move on to bigger and better things others have started to wonder, am I peaking?


Exhibit: Thursday, Sep. 6 - Thursday, Sep. 20

Reception: Thursday, Sep. 6, 5-7 p.m.

Gallery Talk: Sep. 27, lunch time

Place Value is an exhibition of University of Dayton's part time Faculty members. Place Value is a mathematical term that pertains to hierarchy -the numerical value that a digit has by virtue of its position in a number. In a double meaning the term also relates to value of place. The title by definition is meant to create a discussion about the inequities that part time faculty are subject to and start a conversation about this through art. 

On September 27, visitors may obtain a parking pass from an Art and Design greeter at Fitz Hall’s main entrance. Outside of the lunchtime gallery talk; visitors may obtain a parking pass from the parking attendant located at the parking office located inside the main entrance.

For additional information contact University of Dayton's Galleries Coordinator, Nicholaus Arnold at 937-229-3204 or narnold1@udayton.edu


Faculty Mentors and Summer Fellowship Students

Exhibit: Wednesday, Aug. 22 – Thursday, Aug. 30

Reception : Lunch Time Gallery Talk 12:30-1:45 p.m., Tuesday Aug. 28

Fellows: Conversations in Making features selected works and installations from University of Dayton’s Dean’s Summer Fellowship Students and their faculty mentors. Fellows celebrates the collaborative learning environment created by faculty and welcomes the mentored students into this learned society. The exhibition will feature works by faculty mentors Erin Holscher Almazan, Ashley Jude Jonas, Julie R. Jones, Emily Sullivan Smith, and Misty Thomas-Trout as well as student fellows Claire Bowman, Erica Davis, Megan Farnan, Maura Parker, Jeremy Rosen, and Dani Lioce.


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.

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