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Don Coulter The Seventies Groove, 2020

Riveting: Women Artists from the Sara M. and Michelle Vance Waddell Collection

June 22–September 8, 2024

Riveting presents extraordinary art by contemporary women artists drawn from the major, private collection of Sara M. and Michelle Vance Waddell. This bold exhibition expresses the collector’s personal interest in finding emergent artistic voices and powerful artistic statements that speak to prominent social issues of the day, especially relating to LGBTQ+ issues. All major media are included: paintings, sculptures, works on paper, photographs and textiles, and themes range from humorous and irreverent to thought-provoking.

Internationally recognized artists include Cindy Sherman, Kiki Smith, Ana Mendieta and many others, featured alongside under-recognized and local artists. One of the highlights will be Carolee Shneemann’s Interior Scroll (1974/75), a groundbreaking achievement of feminist art that remains relevant and controversial to this day.

“I collect difficult work. I don’t have too many pieces of work where you go: ‘That’s so beautiful.’ I hear the words, ‘it’s powerful, it’s riveting, it makes you think.’” – Sara M. Vance Waddell

Heather Jones, There’s No Plan, 2019, sewn cotton. Courtesy Sara M. and Michelle Vance Waddell Collection

**This exhibition will elicit a range of responses. It will have images of nudity and art addressing various issues that include sexual relations, reproductive rights and violence. Speak with DAI staff for more information.

EXHIBITION SPONSORS

PATRON SPONSOR
Lisa Hanauer & Sue Spiegel

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT
Dr. Bob Brandt, Jr.
Catherine Gordon & Felice Nudelman
Rainbow Elder Care of Greater Dayton
Sara M. and Michelle Vance Waddell
Todd Kepler & Dirk Kreutzer

ALLY SPONSOR
Bader+Simon
Emily, Kaytee & Parker Yantis-Houser
The Longfellow Commons Community of United Church Homes
Michael Roediger
Dr. Rachael Richter & Carol Weinert
TNT Unlimited Professional Painting

MEDIA SPONSORS
Discover Classical
Think TV 

ONGOING SPONSORS
Culture Works
Montgomery County
Ohio Arts Council

 

 

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