The Contemporary Dayton – Artist Talk
April 1 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PMFree
The Contemporary Dayton (The Co), presents artists that explore abstract patterns and saturated colors which draw directly from their own cultural histories and perspectives. These new exhibitions feature Dayton-based and nationally recognized artist, Heather Jones, Nigerian-born, Columbus-raised, Philadelphia-based, and internationally known artist, Odili Donald Odita, and Choctaw-Cherokee/Brooklyn-based artist and filmmaker, Jeffrey Gibson. Additionally, Odita will spend two weeks in Dayton to create a site-specific mural in The Co’s galleries and give an Artist Talk during the opening night of the exhibition. The three exhibitions will open the evening of Thursday, February 3, and will be on view through April 16.
“We’re thrilled to have Odili Donald Odita come to Dayton and create a site-specific mural that will turn two of The Co’s galleries into a kaleidoscope of color and patterns,” states The Co’s Executive Director, Eva Buttacavoli. “ Along with Heather Jones and her remarkable quilt-like canvases, and Jeffrey Gibson’s video that explores themes of identity; these exhibitions call upon very different personal histories and cultures that push the idea of using color as a way to connect the past, present, and future.”
Friday, April 1 at 6:30 p.m. in The Co’s galleries and streaming live online
Visit codayton.org/artist-talks for more information.
HEALTH & SAFETY
Masks are required while in our venues, except when actively eating or drinking, regardless of vaccination status.