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February 21 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree
The Radial Gallery and the Department of Art and Design at the University of Dayton are pleased to present Black Noise: Works by Holly Branstner curated by Roger J. Crum. Join us on February 21st from 5-7 for a gallery reception with the artist, located in Radial Gallery on the campus of the University of Dayton. In addition to the opening reception, there will be a musical performance by Wohlfeil/Pierce sponsored by The Department of Art and Design, The department of Music, The Graul Chair in Arts and Languages, and Artslive.
About the Exhibition:
Holly Branstner is a painter formed in Detroit now working in Toledo, two uneasy though evocative places, epochal in the history of American work. Over time those two complex localities and a third, archived in the archaeology of Branstner’s own life in art, have come to resonate visually in this recent body of work: Black Noise. Here (and yet not) are Detroit, and Toledo, and a place in art where even the artist never expected to be. – Roger Crum, curator
About the Artist:
Holly Branstner has been working as an artist for forty years, though it seems even longer given how inseparable being and making are to her existence. Born in Gaylord, Michigan to a Methodist minister father and an elementary school teacher mother, Branstner was raised in Detroit where she graduated from Wayne State University with her MFA in 1983. Currently she is focusing on a series of moody and abstracted landscapes of Detroit’s River Rouge and the periphery of Toledo. What these paintings become when done is as much about a life in painting as they are about the other dimensions of Branstner’s personal history in and among the places that haunt her life and art. Holly’s work is in the permanent collections of The Detroit Institute of Arts, the University of Dayton, the University of Evansville, and Crown Equipment Corporation as well as in the personal possession of many private individuals. She has received numerous awards for her work including three individual artist grants from the Michigan Council for the Arts and a Canaday Award from the Toledo Museum of Art.
Gallery hours are:
Monday-Wednesday, 9 am – 5 pm
Thursday, 9 am – 7 pm
Friday, 9 am – 2 pm
Artists’ Reception and Musical Performance: February 21st, 5-7pm
in the Radial Gallery on the second floor of Fitz Hall
The exhibition is on view from Feb 21st through March 21st
On February 21st, visitors may obtain a parking pass from an Art and Design greeter at Fitz Hall’s main entrance. Outside of the reception; visitors may obtain a parking pass from the parking attendant located at the parking office located inside the main entrance. For additional information contact University of Dayton Galleries Coordinator, Nicholaus Arnold 937-829-8016 or [email protected]