Works by Diana Abells and Dan Jian
Through a process of collage, Columbus based artists Dan Jian and Diana Abells explore shifts in meaning by re-contextualizing the familiar, making new points of connection between objects, places, and narrative. Jian, working in large scale drawing, and Abells, working in video animation, draw a link between pop culture motifs and everyday images. Together their work examines how culture builds myths, defines what’s ordinary, and incites emotion. The new narratives they create question the embedded political force in our media-saturated daily life as they seek experiences of originality and continuity in collective experience.
The opening reception is Friday, November 1st, from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Front Street Studios (first floor, B-C hallway), 1001 E. 2 nd St., Dayton, Ohio. The free exhibit will run until November 24th.