The Philip M. Meyers, Jr. Memorial Gallery
The Meyers Gallery is housed in the Steger Student Life Center on the University of Cincinnati Clifton Campus.
Directions: From ML King enter Woodside Dr. (Langsam Library) for Woodside Garage (accepts cash or credit). Walk up UC Main Street to the Steger Student Life Center. Gallery is on the right across from Nippert Stadium.
Bret Price: Cross Sections
Curated by: Aaron Cowan, Director, DAAP Galleries
October 22-December 9, 2014
On October 23, 2014, the University of Cincinnati will celebrate the addition of Jezebel, a monumental sculpture by artist Bret Price, to it’s renowned collection of public art. In conjunction with the unveiling of Jezebel the DAAP Galleries proudly present Cross Sections, an exhibition of small scale works by Price.
The work of Price, firmly rooted in ceramics, can be elegant and brutal, confounding our notions of materiality at every turn. Having successfully managed to invent techniques that transform steel into a malleable substance with properties akin to clay, Price bends, twists and folds a seemingly rigid material in unexpected ways. This process allows Price to create works that defy our notions of materiality and the limitations they present. With the use of automotive paint acting much like a glaze Price further obscures the viewers sense of the materiality and draws the viewer into the unexpected forms that result. We invite you to join us for the introduction of Jezebel followed by the reception of Cross Sections.
Jezebel Unveiling, Thursday, October 23, 4 pm, DAAP Complex followed by Artist Reception, 5-7 pm, Meyers Gallery.
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August 31 – October 12, 2014
DAAP Galleries at the University of Cincinnati cordially invites you to the presentation of What’s Next, a collaborative group exhibition in progress August 31-October 12, 2014, in the DAAP Galleries, Philip M. Meyers, Jr. Memorial Gallery.
What’s Next is a collaboration project between Prairie, Inc., a Cincinnati arts organization and UC’s School of Art. Selected students will attend two educational programs at UC’s School of Art. Working in small teams participants will learn about innovative techniques and materials during the production of work. The exhibition will be in two stages acting as working studio while participants produce the work and second, as exhibition of the final production.
The techniques that will be employed for this project include, lenticular printing, Blueline Printing, and creating animated GIF works (also called cinemagraphs). Students will also be encouraged to incorporate other methods and materials outside the scope of traditional photo practice, which they may be using in a different context.
Artist Closing Reception: Thursday, October 9, 2014, from 5-7 pm.
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Hal Lasko: The Pixel Painter
February 3-March 30, 2014
DAAP Galleries at the University of Cincinnati is pleased to present “The Pixel Painter,” the first solo exhibition of artist Hal Lasko, on view from February 3-March 30, 2014 in DAAP Galleries Philip M. Meyers, Jr. Memorial Gallery.
Hal Lasko, a “Lettering Man” by trade, began working in commercial art studios as a typographer in the 1930s and continued to do so for most of his professional career, eventually retiring from American Greetings in 1980s where he had worked as a lettering consultant. In his personal life, Lasko enjoyed oil and watercolor painting and created more than fifty original works between 1948 and 1994. In the late ’90s, Lasko received a computer from his grandson Ryan and began doing works on the computer for enjoyment. Since being diagnosed with Wet Macular Degeneration, Lasko’s computer has become no longer a toy but an essential tool allowing him to continue to create. Using Microsoft Paint he enlarges sections of his works and paints them pixel by pixel. Having no desire to disguise the nature of his work, Lasko has developed a modern-day pointillist style, creating works ranging from abstract designs to landscapes and still lifes.
At age 97, Lasko exemplifies the creative spirit and the power of art to stimulate the mind and nurture the soul. Please join us in celebrating the life, work, and spirit of Hal Lasko in this inspiring exhibition.
Artist Reception: Thursday, March 13 from 5-7 pm
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