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Exhibit 2015

A year of Art Everywhere By Joyell Nevins Photo: One of the final installations created by the three artists at this year’s Locked In in Yellow Springs;photo: Rod Hatfield Newcomers to the Gem City might think with a medium-sized population comes a medium-sized and slightly narrow-minded artistic community. They would be wrong. Dayton’s artistic community […]

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In a state of experimentation

Studio visit with michael casselli by Eva Buttacavoli Photo: Kurt Miyazaki and Michael Casselli, Appetite: An American Pastime I first met Yellow Springs artist Michael Casselli as a resident artist as part of 2009’s Blue Sky Project. He had relocated to Yellow Springs from New York in 2008 to fight the closure of his alma […]

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The rainbow connection?

A Thousand Invisible Threads: Mapping the Rhizome at Herndon Gallery By Joyell Nevins Photo: Toby Millman, Access and Closure Over a century ago, Scottish-American naturalist John Muir saw a connection in our universe. “When we try to pick out anything by itself,” he said, “we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.” His […]

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Accident and control

Meet the Artist: Doug Fiely By Eva Buttacavoli Photo: Doug Fiely, Garden Tools   I’ll admit it. Printmaking is my media conundrum. Woodcut. Engraving. Etching. Mezzotint. Aquatint. Drypoint. Lithography. Screenprinting. Monotype. Too many ways to make a line. But, gosh, I’m drawn to it. So many lines. So many different ways to make a line. So […]

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Emerging figures

Deborah Kahn: Paintings and Drawings on view at WSU By Joyell Nevins Photo: Deborah Kahn, Remembering, 2015   Deborah Kahn’s figure drawings don’t begin in her head. They emerge from paint. “I don’t start with a source,” Kahn says. “I start just moving colors, lines and shapes.” And when those colors and lines start to […]

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Out and in focus

Catherine Opie at Wexner Center By Susan Byrnes Photo: Catherine Opie, Mary, 2012 Photographer Catherine Opie was born in Sandusky, Ohio in 1961. She gained national recognition for her studio portraits of gay, lesbian and transgender men and women, often part of the sadomasochistic leather subculture in San Francisco and Los Angeles, that were featured […]

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The Trenchant Art of James Pate

Kin Killin’ Kin and Attack By Jud Yalkut The masterful African American artist James Pate was born in Birmingham, Alabama, but raised in Cincinnati where he earned a scholarship to attend the Art Academy there through a Corbett Award. After attending Central State University and continuing to self-educate himself, he has since been a recipient […]

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The Jury Process

Behind the Scenes of the 22cd Annual Works on Paper By Shayna McConville Beyond merely creating a piece of art, an artist has to navigate a situation in which to showcase his/her work to an audience.  Often, that situation is in a gallery or a museum, and often it is alongside many other artists.  A […]

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Honoring the “Unpeople” in Issa Randal’s Dramatic Moment

Raw Power at the Dayton Visual Arts Center By Jud Yalkut The art of Dayton’s Issa Randall presents a Dramatic Moment as the raw power of street art that confronts the subtleties of the gallery space. Previous contemporary corollaries exist with the deconstructed and reassembled graffiti billboards referenced in the work of Mark Bradshaw, but […]

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Canvas The Neighborhood

A Glimpse of Street Art from Detroit to Dayton By Shayna McConville Artists have integrated site-specific artwork into architecture for centuries, commissioned by churches, cities, and patrons, to add a visual complement to their buildings.  In recent history, Diego Rivera’s fresco murals adorned municipal and educational sites, Gordon Matta-Clark cut into whole abandoned buildings and […]

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Seed you there!

40 years of Troy’s Strawberry Festival (a berry good year!) By Emma Jarman Forty years ago, a small group of […]

On Your Marc: 5/24/16

A passing brush with No. 1 Bush By Marc Katz There’s a fascination with being No. 1, and since I’m […]

Vitality Check: 5/24/16

WTF: Genetically modified mosquitoes By Rocco Castellano This week’s column is going to sound like it’s coming right out of […]

On Your Marc: 5/17/16

Some moments at Hara By Marc Katz I can spin a funny story about this now. but in 1996 it […]

Sew what?

I Make Things Because I Must explores the value of homemade at YSAC By Jimaur Calhoun Sometimes in art, a […]

Vitality Check: 5/17/16

Estrogen: the enemy among us By Rocco Castellano About a year ago, I wrote a column called “Soy Meets World” […]