Meyers Gallery Current Exhibit

West Gallery:

Vitra: Mini Milestones  

May 30th - July 21st, 2024

For over two decades, the Vitra Design Museum has been making miniature replicas of milestones in furniture design from its collection. The Miniatures Collection encapsulates the entire history of industrial furniture design – moving from Historicism and Art Nouveau to the Bauhaus and New Objectivity, from Radical Design and Postmodernism all the way up to the present day.

Exactly one-sixth the size of the historical originals, the chairs are all true to scale and precisely recreate the smallest details of construction, material, and color. The high standard of authenticity even extends to the natural grain of the wood, the reproduction of screws, and the elaborate handicraft techniques involved. This has made the miniatures into popular collector's items as well as ideal illustrative material for universities, design schools, and architects.

About Vitra :

Vitra—founded by Willi and Erika Fehlbaum, the owner of a shopfitting business—entered the furniture market in 1957 with the licensed production of furniture from the Herman Miller Collection for the European market—primarily designs by Charles and Ray Eames and George Nelson. In 1967, the company introduced the Panton Chair by Verner Panton—the first cantilever chair out of plastic. In 1977, Rolf Fehlbaum took over the management of Vitra. In 1984, the partnership that had been formed with Herman Miller was terminated by mutual consent. Subsequently, Vitra obtained the rights to designs by Charles and Ray Eames and George Nelson for Europe and the Middle East.

The Vitra Campus and the Vitra Design Museum with its exhibitions, design archives and a comprehensive furniture collection inspire visitors and employees alike. The collection of the Vitra Design Museum ranks among the most important holdings of furniture design worldwide. It contains some 7000 pieces of furniture, over 1000 lighting objects, and numerous archives, as well as the estates of such designers as Charles and Ray Eames, Verner Panton, and Alexander Girard.Each year, the DAAPworks event highlights the creative output of the graduating class from the top-ranked College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning at the University of Cincinnati.


East Gallery:

Stevie Famulari Gds: I’m Good Keeps Breaking  

May 30th - July 21st, 2024

I’m Good Keeps Breaking explores equity and inclusivity as basic acts of choice and rights.  The series is created to encourage inclusivity and a sensory experience of touch- by providing time to be present and have a quiet dialogue with your thoughts or with other people.

The series starts with single words and gestures in ASL, growing with phrases, braille, and glass as Stevie shifts and rises.  As the phrases increase in length, the stoneware is abstracted to illustrate the phrases.  

The 128 pieces are listed in order through the months they were created in from December 2023 through May 2024.  This illustrates the artist’s changes of her thoughts and feelings throughout this time of processing the events in her life.  There are pieces that Stevie remembers the specific event of what she was experiencing while creating the work and processing her feelings through creating the stoneware.  

Process allows people to experience changing thoughts and ideas more easily, as well as realize that things continually change.  Much more of Stevie Famulari’s time is spent in process than final product.  Stevie’s works celebrate process and processing.

About Meyers Gallery

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The Philip M. Meyers Jr. Memorial Gallery is located in the Steger Student Life Center in the heart of the University’s Main Street.  Situated across from the recreation center and the Tangeman Student Center, we are located in the hub of student life and bring visual culture and practice to the university at large as well as to the surrounding region.  The Meyers Gallery exhibitions address two main objectives: first to expose the wider university community to the practices within DAAP; and second to present exhibitions that address the practices of other colleges within the university, generally historic or scientific in focus.  The intention is to provide the university population with access to a greater understanding of the visual presentation of complex ideas and concepts.

The Meyers Gallery is staffed by current students in order to provide them with a range of knowledge and understanding of exhibition techniques and practices.  This experience provides student artists, art historians, and art educators a setting in which to explore and implement the theories and concepts of their academic and studio practices into a working setting.  DAAP Galleries employees are equipped with the necessary skills to present and discuss a variety of visual materials with a diverse audience, thus enabling them to better articulate the visual communication of complex ideas and to foster a better understanding of visual communication.

Planning Your Visit

The Meyers Gallery

Hours: Sunday - Thursday 10am-5pm

Phone: 513-556-2839

Address: Room 418 (Ground Floor), Steger Student Life Center, 500 UC MainStreet, Cincinnati, OH 45221

Location and visiting instructions for the Meyers Gallery:

  • When visiting the Meyers Gallery, metered parking is located on Martin Luther King Dr. or in the Woodside or Campus Green Garages for an hourly fee. 
  • Enter campus from either MLK or the garages walk along Woodside Dr. past the new College of Business, and continue up the hill following the paver drive (UC Main Street). 
  • The Meyers Gallery is located halfway up the hill on the right-hand side in the Steger Student Life Center on the ground floor, directly across from Nippert Stadium. 

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, see neon sign.

It may be helpful to view a campus map here.

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