Material | Fiber
Radial Gallery, Department of Art and Design, University of Dayton
Curated by R. Darden Bradshaw, MFA, PhD
February 20th-March 25th 2020
Radial Gallery and the Department of Art and Design at the University of Dayton are pleased to present, Material Fiber. Material Fiber will celebrate the intersections of fiber as material, process, and metaphor. Featuring works from national and local artists, Material Fiber will explore ideas in material culture relating to contemporary social problems and issues.
This exhibition invites artists to create works of art that juxtapose material and fiber processes through various perspectives and approaches 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.
Join us on February 27th 4-5pm at the Sears Recital Hall for a lecture from Dr. Acuff, and then from 5:30-7:00pm for an artist reception, located in Radial Gallery on the second floor of Fitz Hall, on the campus of the University of Dayton.
The exhibition Material Fiber is on view from February 20th through March 25th.
Gallery hours are:
Monday-Thursday, 9 am – 5 pm
Friday, 9 am – 2 pm
Sunday 2pm - 4pm
On February 27th starting at 4:45 pm, 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 email@example.com.