Selected from over 100 exhibiton proposals received from our its 2010 Biennial Call for Exhibitons, DVAC brings it close to home for it’s fourth and final exhibiton of the season. The two-person exhibition features painting, photography, sculpture and painting by Dayton-based artist Stefan Chinov and Cincinnati painter Craig Lloyd.
Titled Limitless View, artists Chinov and Lloyd explore different methods of understanding and re-thinking limitless landscapes—both real and imagined.
Primarily a sculptor and draftsman, Stefan Chinov’s new work was inspired by his recent residency on the Bulgarian, Chilean, Spanish and Russian bases of Antarctica. Chinov imprints the Antarctic landscapes with sculptural installations in ice and volcanic ash and documents its untouched vastness in photographs and video that underscore its mythic presence. Additionally, Chinov plays with the lines of landscape in his geometric studies rendered in three-dimensions in two large floor sculptures; and in two-dimensions in three large scale drawings. Chinov, born in Bulgaria, lives in Dayton and is currently an Assistant Professor at Wright State University.
Craig Lloyd’s paintings of landscapes in central and southern Ohio and northern Kentucky capture the sensation of stopping to take in a more careful and contemplative view. Working in the field or developing images further in the studio, Lloyd optimizes light, atmosphere and seasonal changes to create an idealized version of contemporary frontiers where open space has become a commodity. His fine brushwork captures a clear summer day’s perfect puffy clouds as they perch above a vast expanse of rolling hills, densely-leaved trees, and storybook curves in the road. Lloyd lives in Cincinnati and is an Associate Professor at the College of Mount St. Joseph.
Together, these artists make for a remarkable exhibiton.
May 11 – June 16 at DVAC
118 N. Jefferson – Dayton, OH 45402
Opening Reception: May 11 5-10pm
Gallery Talk: May 17 6:15pm