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Juxtaposition – New Exhibition at UC Blue Ash Art Gallery

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The UC Blue Ash College Art Gallery is pleased to present Juxtaposition, an exhibition of painting and sculpture in which the artworks are assembled from various unrelated elements, into a collage, to create surprising and deeply poetic combinations. 

The exhibition features the works of three local artists. Jennifer Acus-Smith (Hamilton, Ohio) produces small-scale works in wooden and glass boxes derived from found and repurposed materials; Sam Dorgan (Hamilton, Ohio) presents sculptural works created from plastic foam, familiar household objects and video screens that morph into strange creatures from dreamlike memories; and Casey Dressell (Cincinnati, Ohio) creates “painting shelters” using mixed media on large canvas and cotton sheets, that are then installed with wooden struts against the wall, which thrusts them spatially into the room. 

Foam sculpture at Juxtaposition Gallery

The exhibition will be on view in the UC Blue Ash Art Gallery through December 6, 2019. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m.– 2:00 p.m. A full-color print catalogue of the exhibition is available to visitors in the gallery. Admission to the gallery is free. 

H. Michael Sanders, professor and chair of the Electronic Media Communications Department, discusses the goal for the exhibition. “It’s our hope that, through their encounters, viewers will attempt to discern the rich and varied implications embedded in the work, and to venture into the interpretive landscape carved out by these fertile impressions of memory, thought and personal expression.” 

An opening reception for the exhibition, with the artists in attendance, will open to the public with free refreshments, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 25, 2019. A Closing Reception will be held from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Friday, December 6, 2019. Both receptions will be in the UCBA Art Gallery, located at 4131 Cooper Road in Blue Ash, Ohio. They are free and open to the public. 

More information about the exhibition is available on the UC Blue Ash College Art Gallery.

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