2020-2021 Season Schedule

Photo courtesy of The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston

Nari Ward: We the People

September 11 – November 30, 2020

A 60-foot-wide wall installation, which consists of thousands of shoelaces that hang fringe-like from the gallery wall, Ward recreates the words that start the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution, replicating the font and style of the Constitution’s main scribe, Timothy Matlack. Additionally, The Co will collaborate with the League of Women Voters in the Greater Dayton Area, by turning the gallery into a voter registration center and delivering every newly registered voter’s documents to the Montgomery County Board of Elections on a daily basis. Registration will include the ability to receive mail-in ballots.

Photo courtesy of Pat Antonick

Holiday Co-Share

November 19 – December 31, 2020

Our 2020 Holiday Gift Gallery, reimagined: The Holiday Co-Share, a virtual holiday shop with 100% of the proceeds benefitting Artist Members. We made it easy to find unique and stunning gifts this holiday season, all while shopping local! Browse and purchase items directly from our Artist Members.

Photo courtesy of Zachary Armstrong

Zachary Armstrong: Grids & Abstracts

April 30–July 18, 2021

Zachary Armstrong will present an exhibition using newly designed wallpaper, large paintings, prints, and other elements, transforming the gallery into a massive collage in black, white, and gray using lines, grids, found and created images.

Photo courtesy of John Sousa

Curtis Barnes, Sr.: Love & Peace

April 30–July 18, 2021

Curators Zachary Armstrong and Michael Goodson, working with Curtis Barnes Sr.’s family, quite literally pulled these paintings from a dark storage room off of far West Salem Ave. Though some of the paintings need restoration and cleaning, these works immediately sprung to life as they came into the light.

Photo courtesy of Corbett vs. Dempsey

Cauleen Smith: Remote Viewing

April 30–July 18, 2021

Globally recognized filmmaker, artist, and teacher, Cauleen Smith, and her video Remote Viewing uncovers a true story about a boy who watched the whites in his town attempt to obliterate every trace of the black community’s history by digging a deep hole in which to bury a historical schoolhouse built for the education of black students.

Remote Viewing’s title simultaneously refers to the inaccessibility of Land Art’s iconic works, mostly experienced at a distance through photo documentation, and to how this remove mirrors the detachment evident in our acceptance of systemic social violence accessed via the blithe click of a TV remote control.

UPDATE: Nina Chanel Abney's Artist Talk will be livestreamed instead of in-person on Saturday, September 18 at 6 p.m.