The City of Kettering and Rosewood Gallery are pleased to present solo exhibitions by Ohio artists Drew Ippoliti and Nicole Massy. The exhibitions will run from May 9 through June 17. A closing artists’ reception will be held Saturday, June 18, 1-3 pm.
Akron artist, Drew Ippoliti’s exhibition, The Expectation of Being Seen, showcases his latest acrylic paintings. He describes his motivation as “I choose a subject matter that is relatable and explores how the paint works through it. If I have a face I try to balance the composition with it so that the face's impact is equal or harmonious with the composition.” He continues “A highly detailed face is like fireworks or something we are really conditioned to analyze. So getting the eye to move around a composition with one in it is challenging.”
Columbus Ohio artist, Nicole Massy, uses a variety of printmaking techniques, etching, mezzotint, chine colle, and intaglio, to create and explore worlds with an “interest in the “monumental, the pillared icon and the undiscovered remnant. While some of today’s monuments are coming down, I like to create new geometric of organic edifices that hint at a background narrative yet to be realized.”
About Rosewood Gallery
Hours for Rosewood Gallery are Monday through Thursday, 10:00 am to 9:00 pm; Friday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm; and Saturday10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Summer hours beginning on May 31 are MWF, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm; TTH, 9:00 am – 9:00 pm; and Saturday, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.
Rosewood Gallery is sponsored by the City of Kettering Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department, with support from the Ohio Arts Council. The Gallery is located in the Rosewood Arts Center, 2655 Olson Drive in Kettering. For more information, call (937) 296-0294 or visit our website: playkettering.org/gallery.