Artist Talk

Heather Jones:
Artist Talk at The Dayton Contemporary

Friday, April 1 at 6:30 PM

The Dayton Contemporary
25 W 4th Street
Dayton, OH 45402

Heather Jones will speak about her exhibition Storytellers with Curator, Michael Goodson.
This event is free, no registration required.

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Heather Jones courtesy of the artist

Heather Jones was selected as an artist-in-residence for Kehinde Wiley’s inaugural class at Black Rock Senegal, and worked there in October 2019. Jones’ solo exhibition, opening in February 2022 at The Contemporary Dayton (Ohio), one of three concurrent solo exhibitions featuring the work of Jones, Odili Donald Odita, and Jeffrey Gibson. She is also working on her first solo exhibit in New York City at David Richard Gallery which will open in March 2022.

Heather Jones: Storytellers installed at The Contemporary Dayton

Jones’ work has been exhibited widely at national and international venues including the Taft Museum of Art, Cincinnati, OH (solo); Weston Art Gallery, Cincinnati, OH (solo); Contemporary Art Matters, Columbus, OH (solo); Art on Paper, New York, NY; Aqua Art Miami, Miami, FL; Marta Hewett Gallery, Cincinnati, OH; Iowa Quilt Museum, Winterset, IA; New England Quilt Museum, Lowell, MA; Lyons Wier Gallery, New York, NY; the University of California, Berkley, CA; Boecker Contemporary, Heidelberg, Germany; drj- dr. julius | ap, Berlin, Germany; Five Walls, Melbourne, Australia; and M17 Contemporary Art Center, Kiev, Ukraine.

Jones’ first book, Quilt Local: Finding Inspiration in the Everyday was released in October 2015 by STC Craft, an imprint of Abrams, New York.

A native Cincinnatian, Jones studied art history at the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Art, Architecture, and Planning, earning both a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts (ABT). She currently lives outside of the city on a small farm with her husband and two children.

Foreground Heather Jones:
Storytellers installed at The Contemporary Dayton

Background Odili Donald Odita:
3 Steps From Center installed The Contemporary Dayton

Nikos Rutkowski: Personae

March 10 – April 28, 2022

Nikos Rutkowski, Smoke and Mirrors, 2021, Acrylic and collaged sewing patterns on panel, 55 x 53.25 in.

Personae featured on Columbus Alive

Pandemic brings masked figures into Nikos Rutkowski's paintings A new solo show at Contemporary Art Matters features sewing patterns and paint in figurative works that draw on the local artist's love of comic books and masks from different cultures

Nikos Rutkowski with work from Personae at Contemporary Art Matters in Downtown Columbus. courtesy of the artist

Nikos Rutkowski, Mask #4, 2021, Sewing patterns and acrylic on panel, 25 x 25 in.