November 3rd - December 17th
November 3rd, 7pm
Third Sunday- November 19th, 12pm
First Friday - December 1st, 7pm
Live Art Demo- December 17th, 1pm
The gallery is pleased to host the exhibition Ephemera by Andrew Daily. This exhibition consists of several original graphite drawings by the artist. Daily is a Wright State alumnus and has a MFA from Miami University. The concept for this exhibition is taken from the momento mori motif of antiquity. This translated from Latin means, “remember, you must die.” This quote is a reminder to contemplate our own existence from the perspective that life is finite, and we should be mindful of the eventuality of our demise.
Dailey holds an MFA from Miami University and a BFA from Wright State University. He currently serves as the Cultural Arts Program Supervisor at Rosewood Arts Center for the City of Kettering, OH while maintaining an active studio practice.
He received the Outstanding Alumni Award from Wright State University’s Department of Art and Art History, the Special Way Award, from the City of Kettering, an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award and the Jeanne Bowman Ellenstein Purchase Award from the Evansville Museum of Art History and Science.
Dailey is gallery coordinator and member of the Dutoit Gallery co-operative in Dayton, OH and is affiliated with Southside Gallery in Oxford, MS.
I take inspiration from the objects, plant and animal forms encountered in my surroundings. I am particularly drawn to forms whose current state tells a story of impermanence or the transient nature of life.
Ephemera is a collection of drawings presenting a variation on the memento mori motif from antiquity. Imagery whose metaphoric significance serves as reminders that life itself is ever-changing, unpredictable, fleeting and finite. Each individual drawing is akin to an individual sentence and when brought together with other drawings, form visual conversations whose narratives, tone and emphases change as the works are arranged. Ephemera is a quiet bleak story of nuance, exactness and form whose elements are presented a-la-carte.
WALL DRAWING LIVE DEMO
December 17th, 1pm
Get an intimate look at the artist at work. Watch a live drawing session in the gallery as Dailey works to complete his temporary wall drawing, Testudo Temporalis. The artist will discuss the exhibition, process, and materials. A brief Q & A will follow.
Andy speaks on the significance of a specific piece in the gallery.