The Shirley-Jones Gallery presents an exhibition of works by all of the artists it has exhibited to date.
The gallery, which opened opened in the spring of 2004, is dedicated to the presentation of stimulating and provocative art in diverse media done between the mid-60s and the present. The principals, Karen Shirley and Michael Jones are both artists who have each had substantial involvement with contemporary art through teaching, curating and writing as well as through their respective studio involvements.
Ms. Shirley and Mr. Jones feel very fortunate to have been participants in Ohio’s visual art scene in the 1970s and 80s. It was during this time that Ohio saw a great range of innovative and experimental exhibitions and installation projects on university campuses and in metropolitan centers across the state. Over the past three years, they have undertaken to revisit various of the subjects broached by artists in this time frame, as well as the present. The gallery has presented the work of established as well as lesser-known artists from around the nation as well as from the region. In addition to sales to private inviduals, the gallery has been successful in placing a number of works in museum collections Ohio, Nevada, Michigan, and California.
In all, 23 artists are included in this exhibition. In chronological order of their original appearances, they are: Michael Fajans, John Coplans, Mayumi Oda, Murray Jones, Michael Jones, Mireille Roddier, Charles Woodman, Francesca Woodman, Rod Bouc, Jean Koeller, Lee Funderburg, Robert Whitmore, Rachel Sherman, David Leach, Michiko Itatani, William Ramage, Karen Shirley, Ralston Crawford, Neelon Crawford, Charles Pollock, Will Petersen, Migiwa Orimo, and Tom Doyle.
Click on any of their names at the left for additional information about them and their exhibition at the gallery.
The gallery is open Wednesday-Saturday 2-6pm and by appointment. For further information call (937) 767-1711.