Spotlight : Riffe Gallery - New Narratives: Paintings by Ohio Artists
Curated by Dominique H. Vasseur
New Narratives: Paintings by Ohio Artists explores the various themes and styles of narrative painting currently being made by 12 Ohio artists ranging from traditional figurative compositions to others using signs and symbols.
"The twelve Ohio artists in this exhibition make paintings that deal with war, social, economic, and political issues, global warming, the effects of chemicals on our health, as well as matters of race and gender," said Dominique H. Vasseur. "Their narratives range from age-old Native American life stories, traditional Ukrainian folk songs that offer explanations of human emotion and behavior to highly personal and autobiographical stories that defy easy explanation."
Featured artists: Ron Anderson, Columbus; Adam Brouillette, Columbus; Donna Coleman, Oberlin; Diane Fitch, Yellow Springs; Edwin George, Kent; Deborah Morrissey-McGoff, Cincinnati; Aka Pereyma, Troy; Lisa Schare, Cincinnati; Michael R. Stillion, Cincinnati; Laura R. Vinnedge, Akron; Brian Williams, Columbus; and Ronnie Williams, Dayton