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Painting by Zachary Armstrong titled "Noah".

Zachary Armstrong, Noah (detail), 2020, encaustic and paint on panel. 

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 that have served as the powerful and curious amalgams that comprise the basis of his work.

Curated by Michael Goodson. The exhibition will be accompanied by an original short film produced by The Co and a full-color, hard-cover catalogue, with essays and interviews by Goodson and Dr. Greer Pagano, Instructor, Columbus College of Art & Design; and former Chief Curator, The Pizzuti Collection, Columbus.