Litho-Lino-Mono-More 2021 gallery

The Dayton Society of Artists (DSA) is pleased to present LITHO-LINO-MONO-MORE 2021. The call for art was open to all printmakers, 18 years or older, living, working, or attending school in the state of Ohio. Julie Harris was this year’s juror. This exhibition is sponsored in part by the Dayton Printmakers Cooperative.

Melanie Morrett, Beavercreek
Autumn Beauties, 2019
Ink and Paper
20 h. x 24 inches

Arturo Rodriguez, Toledo
, 2018
Color Reduction Woodblock, serigraphy
24 h. x 18 inches

Libby Slauenwhite, Fairborn
Sacred Heart, 2018
30.875 h. x 36.75 inches

Ryan Stoneberger, Columbus
Rural Roots, 2019
Relief & Screen Print
29 h. x 29 inches


Ryan Stoneberger, Columbus
The Ice Window, 2019
28 h. x 22 inches


Charles Wright, Centerville
Cape Elizabeth, 2020
Lithograph on Paper

9 h. x 12 inches

Charles Wright, Centerville
Ram's Head, 2020
Linoleum Print on Paper

9 h. x 9 inches

Kathryn Yarkosky, Athens
James Green on Frank Keeney, 2020
24 h. x 18 inches

Kathryn Yarkosky, Athens
New Straitsville 1884, 2019
38 h. x 28 inches

Kathryn Yarkosky, Athens
Working I: Wage Theft, 2020
24 h. x 18 inches

project space: millennial parade by paul rienzo

"In the Millennial Parade series, I aim to use bold color and design to grab the viewer from across a crowded room.  Upon closer inspection, I wish to convey observations about evolving American society.  The parade serves as a metaphor for trends of constructing of new realities and their blending, inflated importance, complexity, teaming up, the daily marching by of what matters, and anxiety.  Each work intends to express facets of life today.

Paul Rienzo is an award-winning artist who has shown around the US, including solo exhibitions in New York City’s Soho district and several universities. He has appeared in more than a dozen publications, including an article in American Artist’s Watercolor Magazine profiling his acrylic works. His paintings are on permanent exhibit at the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Plaza in La Paz, Bolivia.

A student of Gestalt psychology, anthropology, and such illustrators as Norman Rockwell and Joseph Leyendecker, Rienzo uses rich color, powerful composition, and remarkable figurative realism to draw the viewer into the psychic narrative of his paintings.  His paintings are subtle, social statements regarding the loss of innocence in American life.

A self-taught artist (he holds a degree in chemical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts), Rienzo believes that the success of any painting primarily lies in its ability to stimulate, to provoke an interpretation or reaction.  While maintaining photorealistic qualities, he takes small liberties with design, simplification, perspective and symbolism.  Gestalt principles such as continuation, repetition, closure and pragränz create visual tensions that evoke meaning.  Visual cues challenge the viewer to make sense of the work, which can be specific to personal experience.

Rienzo is an experienced juror, past director of the Ohio Realist Group, three-time author on creativity and market research, living and working in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Paul Rienzo
, 2020
Acrylic on Board
37 h. x 41 inches

Paul Rienzo
Laughing Eyes, 1995
Acrylic on Board
12 h. x 14 inches

Paul Rienzo
Realime, 2020
Acrylic on Board
30 h. x 40 inches

Paul Rienzo
Freedom's Captive, 2020
Acrylic on Board
32 h. x 40 inches

Paul Rienzo
Yellow, Goodbye, 2021
Acrylic on Board
30 h.x 31 inches

Paul Rienzo
Fear Itself, 2020
Acrylic on Board
34 h. x 40 inches

Thank you to our Sponsors:

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