Zachary Armstrong, Untitled Large Grid, 2020, 98 x 143 in, encaustic and oil in artist frame. Image: John Sousa

Zachary Armstrong, Broken Grid for Curtis, 2020, 92 x 86 in, encaustic and oil in artist frame. Image: John Sousa

Zachary Armstrong, White Painting Broken Grid, 2019-2021, 92 x 86 in, encaustic and oil in artist frame. Image: John Sousa

Zachary Armstrong, Noah White Painting #4, 2018, 96 x 109 in, encaustic and oil in artist frame. Image: John Sousa

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.

Additional Programs & Initiatives

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

Inaugural Event | Friday, April 30, 2021
5:30 pm–7 pm: Members Preview & Artist Toast
7 pm–10 pm: Opening Party

Curator’s Tour
Second Saturdays at 2 pm: May 8, June 12, July 10

In Studio: Zachary Armstrong with Michael Goodson
April 29, 7 pm | Exclusively online 
The premiere of The Co’s short film series includes an in-depth look at the artist’s Dayton studio. Register at thecontemporarydayton.org

Sponsors

PRESENTING
PNC
The Tilton Family in honor of Jack Tilton

EXHIBITION PARTNERS
Select Signs
Oregon Printing

EDUCATION & PUBLIC PROGRAM
Dr. Robert L. Brandt, Jr.
LWC Architects

DIGITAL INITIATIVES
Heather Bailey & Frank Scenna

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

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