DSA- Dayton Society of Artists is pleased to announce the annual juried Spring Show. This exhibition features Dayton area artists in a wide representation of media. The juror this year is gallerist Courtney Huber of New Works Gallery, and formerly Phyllis Weston Gallery, Cincinnati, OH. Prizes are awarded from Best in Show, 2nd, 3rd, Portrait Award, Honorable Mentions, totaling $750 in prizes.
Exhibiting Artists: Sue Agle, Tiffany Allyn Clark, Robert Bilikam, Bridgette Bogle, Amy Deal, Leigh Ann Fulford, Janet Garlikov, Kyleen Greene, Shirley Harbaugh, Mary Havens, Terry K. Hitt Ann B. Kim, James R. Lefebvre, R.L. Lathrop, Annie Lee-Zimerle, Evelyn J. Mahrt, Abby Rose Maurer, Pat McWilliams, Mychaelyn Michalec, Betty Murray, Kelly Napier, Kathryn Pitstick, Danielle Rante, Francis Schanberger, Sherraid Scott, Andrea Starkey, Walter Strubczewski, Steve Tallet, Sarah Tangeman, Charlene Thatcher, Rosa Tweed, Irene Ward, Barb Weinert-McBee, Mary Beth Whitley, Micah Zavacky
Opening Reception: Friday, May 5th, 6-9 PM
Exhibition runs May 5th – 27th, 2017
Gallery Hours: Fridays & Saturdays 12-5 PM
Edmund Merricle II
You want it Darker
Project Space: May 5th- 27th
The focus for the Project Space exhibition is Merricle’s visceral paintings of invented portraiture. Since the Renaissance, portraits as a genre have held weight in the history of art. Merricle’s depictions in paint are meaty with a saturated palette of colors. The masterful application of paint builds form and structured surfaces that fill the picture plane. The process of painting a portrait is one of part excavation and part invention. Merricle paints referencing his own inner knowledge of how a head is formed, while at times referencing an eye or a mouth from other painters’ works by such painters as Guston, De Kooning and John Walker. Relying on intuition, Merricle paints and reworks each painting by building layers on top of each other until the final painting is realized. Merricle received his MFA from the University of Massachusetts and his BFA from Wright State University and studied in Italy by way of Wright State University’s Painting Program. Please join us for the Opening Reception in conjunction with the Spring Show on Friday, May 5th, 6-9 PM.