Zachary Armstrong: Grids & Abstracts

April 30–July 17, 2021

The premiere of new work by internationally renowned artist, Dayton native and resident, Zachary Armstrong, will christen The Co’s new galleries’ most distinct feature—a dramatic 74-foot wall—with floor-to-ceiling “wallpaper,” featuring a dizzying design of repetitive, swooping forms sourced from Armstrong’s childhood drawings, family history, a gathering of iconic Dayton signs and symbols (such as the Elder-Beerman logo), and executed entirely in shades of gray. Grids & Abstracts exemplifies Armstrong’s mastery of drawing, encaustic painting, and sculpture in various mediums while drawing upon egalitarian mythologies of home and family with nods to both personal and art history. These foundations have served as the powerful and curious amalgams that comprise the basis of his work. Curated by Michael Goodson.

Images: Jake Holler

Additional Programs & Initiatives

All public programs free and open to all unless otherwise indicated. In-person event capacity determined by current COVID restriction protocol.

Curator’s Tour
Second Saturdays at 2 pm: June 12 and July 10

In Studio: Zachary Armstrong with Michael Goodson
The premiere of The Co’s short film series includes an in-depth look at the artist’s Dayton studio.


The Fund for Social Justice Through Art
Presented by PNC Bank

Cross Street Partners
The Tilton Family in honor of Jack Tilton

Oregon Printing
Select Signs

Dr. Robert L. Brandt, Jr.
LWC Architects

Heather Bailey and Frank Scenna

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