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EXHIBITIONS JAN 13-MAR 26

The Contemporary Dayton Presents Carmen Winant: The neighbor, the friend, the lover An Installation of Illuminated Images Exploring Categories Women are Placed in Culturally

DAYTON (January 6, 2023) – The Contemporary Dayton (The Co), is proud to present the US premiere of Ohio-based artist Carmen Winant’s installation, The neighbor, the friend, the lover, on view January 13-March 26, 2023.

Carmen Winant is a writer and visual artist who explores representations of women through collage, mixed media and installation.

The title for this exhibition is drawn from the Marxist feminist scholar and activist Silvia Federici’s writings on the ‘discipline of sexuality’ under capitalism in her book Witches, Witch Hunting, and Women. In Federici’s writing “The neighbor, the friend, the lover” are general categories into which women are placed culturally.

Consisting of found, double sided images illuminated on lightboxes and displayed in a darkened gallery, the exhibition’s suggestive presentation creates an ambiguous but at the same time poetic and finely tuned story.

Revealing the often-invisible experiences of women as well as feminist strategies for survival, revolt, and self-determination, Winant aims to highlight the power of photography and print in representing how women view themselves and how the medium can serve as a tool in the struggle for individual autonomy and self-representation.

 

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Carmen Winant holds a B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles and an M.F.A. and M.A. from California College of the Arts. She is the Roy Lichtenstein Chair of Studio Art at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio where she lives and works.

Winant’s solo exhibitions include Togethering at the Fortnight Institute, Brooklyn, NY (2020); A History of My Pleasure, 14a, Hamburg, Germany (2019); and XYZ-SOB-ABC (Twenty-six billboards around Canada), CONTACT Photography Festival, Toronto, Canada (2019).

Her work is included in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, NY; The Minneapolis Institute of Art, MN; and Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Sandvika, Norway.

Her publications include My Birth, published concurrently with her break-through work of the same name in MoMA’s Being: New Photography, 2018 and A Brand New End: Survival and Its Pictures published in conjunction with her 2022 exhibition at The Print Center, Philadelphia, and available in The CoSHOP.

 

SPECIAL PROGRAMS

     OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION / FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2023

  • Members Preview: 5–6 p.m.
  • Artist Talk with Becky Suss and Greer Pagano: 6:30-7 p.m.
  • Public Reception: 6–8 p.m.
  • Free admission. Donation bar and light bites.

 

PUBLIC PROGRAM

     ARTIST TALK: CARMEN WINANT / FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 2023

  • Doors Open 6 p.m. / Talk begins 6:30 p.m.
  • Free and open to all.

 

SPONSORS

  • Presenting Sponsor: The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual
  • Presenting Partner: Stene Projects
  • Arts Education and Program Partner: Dr. Robert L. Brandt, Jr.
  • Engagement Partners: The Susan Strong & Karen Spina Friends
  • Production Partner: Mitosis
  • Media Partner: Dayton Daily News
  • Hospitality Partners: Sueño & Tender Mercy, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Dayton

Annual operating support: Culture Works, The Dayton Foundation, The Montgomery County Arts & Cultural District, The National Endowment for the Arts, The Ohio Arts Council, The Virginia W. Kettering Foundation, and Members.

 

ALSO ON VIEW / Jan 13-Mar 26, 2023

Becky Suss: Home

Yael Bartana: The Undertaker

 

GALLERY HOURS

Wednesday–Saturday 11 a.m.–6 p.m. Sunday 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Closed Monday and Tuesday

ALWAYS FREE.

 

ABOUT THE CONTEMPORARY DAYTON

Mission: To provide art for the community and a community for artists.

Overview: The Contemporary Dayton (The Co) is the region’s contemporary art center. Established in 1991 as The Dayton Visual Arts Center, a 501c3, The Co produces and presents original exhibitions and educational programs, events, community partnerships, and artist opportunities. Exhibitions and education programs feature the most exciting and meaningful work of our time created by artists living and working today, with an emphasis on the artists of Ohio, women artists, and artists of color.

Annual operating support: Culture Works, The Dayton Foundation, The Montgomery County Arts & Cultural District, The National Endowment for the Arts, The Ohio Arts Council, The Virginia W. Kettering Foundation, and Members.

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