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POP gallery

The Dayton Society of Artists is pleased to present POP, a two-week pop-up exhibition featuring three of their member artists.


Deep Impact by Cydnie deed-King

Deep Impact
Deep Impact explores the human connection to the botanical world. Humanity is always a part of nature, despite of some of our best efforts to separate this unbreakable bond. Botanicals with circuits and technological components show the human bond and impact on nature in a new way. The circuits drawn throughout the plants point towards genetic modification and humanity's impact on the natural world. Seeing the circuits may add some new beauty to the plants but they raise the question of whether or not they’re helping, hurting, or doing something totally unexpected.

The vibrancy of inks, watercolors, charcoals and pastels work together to create eye-catching, thought provoking pieces.

Bio
Cydnie King was born into a family of artists in St. Louis, MO and now lives in Fairborn, OH. She loved arts from a very young age, drawing ever since she could remember and her parents encouraged her to keep drawing and creating. Cydnie loved school, but Art was always her favorite subject. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Studio Art at Webster University. Since 2014, Cydnie has become a professional artist participating in several solo and group exhibitions throughout Ohio and Missouri.

King also contributes to the arts in Dayton by working for The Contemporary Dayton as their Curatorial Assistant, as well as teaching art with Manuel Creative Arts Academy. She is a member of DSA and Dayton-based group, Women Strong, a traveling exhibition showcasing some of the best and diverse women artists of the Dayton area. Her main body of work explores the connection between humanity and nature by depicting figures melding into botanicals. She uses bright, vivid colors to illustrate how inseparable humans are from the nature around us, no matter how hard we try to remove ourselves from nature. She mainly works with inks, soft pastels, color pencils and charcoals because she likes the fluidity of each medium together

Maureen O’Keefe
Idolatry, 2019
Acrylic
48x24 inches
$950


Maureen O’Keefe
Kirby Girls, 2018
Acrylic
18x8 inches
$175

Maureen O’Keefe
Totem, 2016
Acrylic
48 h. x 24 inches
$950


I'd Rather be in some dark holler by Micheal ousley


Bio
Mike Ousley is a native of Southeastern Kentucky and grew up in Floyd County. The experience of a life in the mountains has shaped the attitudes that inform his painting practice. I grew up in the small and very isolated Mudlick Branch Hollow, in Hippo, Kentucky. I played in the woods, creeks, and up and down the roads in this holler and that one. I was alway's surrounded by unique stories and character's from a very young age and I credit those folks for a great deal of inspiration.

As a student I remember walking past the Kentucky Folk Art Center everyday. I became mesmerized by the paintings of Charley Kinney, Hugo Sperger and Tim Sizemore. I also became influenced by a very thriving Appalachian Art's community in Morehead. I found inspiration through storytellers, old-time Fiddler's, wood carver's and others. My approach to painting has remained rooted in my local folk culture and folklore.





Micheal Ousley
Back Road Nip Joint
, 2020
Acrylic on Canvas
20 h. x 24 inches
$500


Micheal Ousley
Homemade Wine
, 2020
Oil on Wood
18 h. x 18 inches
NFS

Micheal Ousley
The Wild Dogs
, 2020
Oil on Canvas
14 h. x 18 inches
$370

Micheal Ousley
The Showdown
, 2020
Oil on Canvas
14 h. x 18 inches
NFS


Micheal Ousley
Boogers Witches and Haints
, 2020
Oil on wood
16 h. x 16 inches
$350

Micheal Ousley
Terror Bird
,
2021
Acrylic on Wood
8 h. x 8 inches
$200 (Sold)

Micheal Ousley
Goodbye Earl
, 2021
Acrylic on canvas
20 h. x 24 inches
$525 (Sold)

Micheal Ousley
Broken Wheel Inn
,
2021
Egg tempera on wood
6 h. x 12 inches
$225

Micheal Ousley
The Last drank of Likker
, 2021
Acrylic on Wood
12 h. x 16 inches
NFS

Micheal Ousley
Hi to the Witches,
2021
Oil on wood
16 h. x 20 inches
NFS

Micheal Ousley
You sure can get a lot of work done with those Rototillers
, 2021
Acrylic on wood
12 h. x 16 inches
$275

Micheal Ousley
What a Biggin’!,
2020
Oil on Wood
12 h. x 16 inches
$275

Micheal Ousley
Poetry from the Holler
,
2021
Acrylic on Wood
12 h. x 16 inches
$275

Micheal Ousley
The Last Mountain Man
,
2021
Oil on wood
16 h. x 16 inches
$350

project space: MIAMI VALLEY EAGLES


MIAMI VALLEY EAGLES
Sponsored by Tom Vogel, the Dayton Society of Artists offered four commissions to local artists to create works featuring the Miami Valley's bald eagles. Dayton's last known bald eagle nest was abandoned in 1938, and numbers of the bird would continue to plummet nationally. These pieces celebrate effective conservation and protection efforts. As national numbers increased and the birds were removed from the endangered species list, Dayton was thrilled to be chosen as home for affectionately named Orv and Willa in 2018 and was even more excited when they had owlets the following year.

Reference photos were provided by Patricia Cahill.


COMMISSIONED ARTISTS

Sharon Benedict

Rusty Harden

www.rustyharden.com

Jennifer Sayger
www.murage.com

William Smith III
william3art.com

Sharon Benedict
Not at My Capital
, 2020
Acrylic on Board
24 h. 18  inches
NFS


Rusty Harden
Azure Skys, 2020
Watercolor on Paper
 13.5 h. x 10.5 inches
NFS


Jennifer Sayger
The Landing, 2020
Oil on Canvas
12 h. x 20 inches

NFS


William Smith III
Libertas No.1, 2020
Embellished Digital Painting: Giclée Print with Paint on Canvas
14 h. x 14 inches
NFS


Thank you to our Sponsors:
                           

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