POP is a 3 weekend pop-up show in June featuring 4 DSA members in our 4 different gallery rooms. This year the gallery will be featuring Amy Deal, Renee Hopson, Ron Rollins, and Bruce Soifer. The exhibition ends on Saturday June 24th with a talk with all four artists from 5 - 7 PM.
About Amy's work: Currently I’m in the middle of a three week artist residency hosted by Leigh and Steve Zeidner, owners of Fox Hollow Ranch in Central Ohio near Hocking Hills. Their beautiful 27 acre wooded property has given me the opportunity to create monoprints. I am enjoying my time alone in the woods taking hikes and collecting nature to take back to the barn to print. I’ve always loved making monoprints, but recently I have focused strictly on this technique to create artworks.
Image from: Beneath the Distractions III - Monoprints, acrylic and color stick on birch panel
About Renee's work: This collection of small works started out as a color study exercise working with limited palettes. A place for me to play with materials, no goal other than exploring possibilities. Slowly they began to become a space for me to have a conversation, a conversation between me, the materials and the paper. The result, small works that are fragments of thoughts, a string of thoughts floating from one painting to the next, and most of the time questions with no answers. Processing is serious work.
Image from: Flight: Roots, Terra, Soar, Gravity - Mixed media on paper
About Ron's work: Most of what I’ve exhibited around town has been gestural, acrylic paintings made with a nod toward and appreciation of classic abstract expressionism; a few years ago, though, I spent several months working in pastel on canvas in a much different style. These pieces, while still colorful and exuberant, were more time-involved and required a different composition style. Built up in many layers and heavily dependent on large shapes and varying degrees of black lines, I was shooting for a mid-century-modern feel that delighted the eye, filled the canvas, drew in the viewer and yet also stepped aside from my usual work.
About Bruce's work: Bruce's photography captures local Dayton scenes, wildlife and aircraft. “Light has been the driving force in my art," he explains. " I observe the direction it comes from, the color, the way it is reflected off different surfaces, or how light passes through materials, and the shadows it creates to show texture. I like to print on different materials, matching the image captured to what fits best."