Former Troy resident included in DVAC exhibit


DAYTON — The Dayton Visual Arts Center (DVAC) presents “Stunt Show,” an exhibition showcasing three Miami Valley artists working with collage and paint to create cutting-edge personal narratives. The show runs through June 18. One of the artists featured in “Stunt Show” include former Troy resident Colleen McCulla.

McCulla’s work focuses primarily on found-image collage. According to the artist’s statement, “collages are a tapestry of vaguely familiar images that have been set free from context and come together to create a moment that is freshly relevant in present. I collage to juxtapose images from our mass produced visual past in order to create daily, thought provoking pauses in our lives. I’m influenced by our dependency on technology and the vast amount of visual stimuli we experience daily.”

The artists in this exhibition were selected through DVAC’s 2014 Biennial Call for Exhibitions by jurors Jason Franz, founding executive director and chief curator, Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center, Cincinnati; John Kortlander, professor, Drawing & Painting, Columbus College of Art and Design, and 2012 DVAC Biennial Call Artist; and Liz Maugens, co-founder and director, Zygote Press, Cleveland. The exhibition was organized by DVAC.

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