Zachary Armstrong, Noah, wallpaper and painting. Installation image from Evergold Gallery, San Francisco.

Zachary Armstrong, Noah, vinyl wallpaper and painting, dimensions variable. Installation image from Evergold Gallery, San Francisco.

Zachary Armstrong, Chicken (detail), 2020, encaustic and paint on panel. Image courtesy of the artist.

Zachary Armstrong, Noah, 2020, encaustic and paint on panel. Courtesy of the Artist.

Spring 2021

This Spring, internationally renowned artist, Dayton native and resident, Zachary Armstrong, will present new and recent works that exemplify his mastery of drawing, encaustic painting, and sculpture in various mediums. Childhood drawings, his father’s experience as an art teacher in Dayton, family history, a gathering of iconic Dayton signs and symbols–such as the Elder-Beerman logo which is often featured prominently–and what Armstrong has described as a mentorship with the late Curtis Barnes, Sr., are woven into a visual language with a deep sense of craft, vision, and respect. Zachary Armstrong: Noah will feature works that, true to its title, draw upon these egalitarian mythologies of home and family with nods to both personal and art history that have served as the powerful and curious amalgam that comprise the basis of Armstrong’s work.

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Armstrong has deep roots in the Dayton area and his father, George Armstrong, taught ceramics at Fairborn Schools. He comes from a long lineage of artists and creativity that has influenced much of his drawings.

Like many contemporary artists, Armstrong uses repetition and duplication as a fully integrated part of his visual vocabulary. The repeated use and manipulation of childhood drawings connect the mind and body through an exploration of rendering as a fundamental act of muscle memory. He has used replication in other fascinating ways as well; completely repainting a Norman Rockwell painting at 12 times its original scale and filling spaces with vessels made both of acrylic resin and ceramic, each nearly identical but slightly distinct.

Additional Programs & Initiatives

Virtual Viewing Room
A curated digital portal to learn more about the artist, his work, and his place in contemporary art today; featuring interviews and exhibition tours on loan from the Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, the Pérez Art Museum, Miami and Lehmann Maupin, New York.

Exhibition Publication
A full-color publication with an interview with the artist by Guest Curator, Michael Goodson; exhibition checklist; artist biography, and annotations of additional resources.

Ohio Curators Safely-Distanced Breakfast & Live ZOOM Tour
Date TBD
An on-site and virtual opportunity for our 75+ Ohio museum and gallery curator partners to learn about the exhibition, it’s potential to tour to partner venues, and meet the curator.

Friends & Family Open House
Date TBD

Meet the Artist: A Virtual Interview with Nari Ward & Guest Curator Michael Goodson
Date TBD

Exhibition Sponsorships & Benefits

SPONSOR NOW

$25,000 Presenting Sponsor
• Name of Company or Family Name Presents: Zachary Armstrong
• Level 4 recognition on exhibition wall and website
• All benefits listed below

$10,000 Inaugural Catalogue Series Sponsor
• Logo and name on title page
• Level 3 recognition on exhibition wall and website
• All benefits listed below

$5,000 Digital Sponsor
• Web page banner
• All benefits listed below

$2,500 Exhibition Partner
• Level 2 recognition on exhibition intro wall and website;
Level 2 is 2” vinyl company logo on exhibition wall
and on sponsor section of website
• All benefits listed below

$1,500 Public Program Partner
• Level 1 recognition on exhibition intro wall and website;
Level 1 is 1” vinyl company logo on exhibition wall
and on sponsor section of website
• All benefits listed below

$500 Exhibition Friend
• Recognition on gallery signage, all print and digital materials
• Invitation to Sponsor Preview

Press Release
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