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September 29 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

University of Dayton Galleries is thrilled to present Family. Matter. a solo exhibition photographer by Beth Chucker. Family. Matter. opens September 29th, 2022 5-7pm at Radial Gallery, which is located on the 2nd floor of Fitz Hall in the Department of Art and Design. Join us the following day, Friday September 30th for Beth’s artist talk from 1 to 2pm in the Department of Art and Design. We hope you can join us for this exciting event!


Family. Matter. brings together several disparate but connected bodies of photographs by artist Beth Chucker in order to question and celebrate motherhood, childhood, and states in between. Her most recent series, “A Work in Progress,” documents the process of “trying to make children” at the age of 41, when the artist’s previous miscarriages and “geriatric” age made for a complicated journey that she faced with camera in hand. In the earlier work, “The Mothers,” Chucker put in a call to LA Casting, seeking women of a similar age to that of her mother when she passed away from cancer. These haunting portraits interrogate loss, sexuality, and femininity while celebrating an aging but vibrant generation of women. The equally haunting moments in “Darkened Snapshots” are manipulated rejects from a family album assembled before Chucker was adopted and subsequently kept private from her. These images engage in the act of remembering to help us consider what is buried and what is revealed over time.

The University of Dayton Radial Gallery is located at 1529 Brown St on 2nd floor Fitz Hall in the Department of Art and Design across from the main office of the department. Radial Gallery is open from 9-5pm Monday through Thursday, 9-2pm Friday and 11- 4pm on Sunday. The artist talk will be taking place in the Department of Art and Design on Friday, September 30th from 1 to 2pm. Visitors may obtain a parking pass from the main entrance September 29th during the reception, outside the reception hours, visitors may get a parking pass from the parking attendant at the main entrance of Fitz Hall. 


Family. Matter. is part of the 2022 FotoFocus Biennial which encompasses more than 100 projects at Participating Venues across Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, Dayton, and Columbus, and features more than 600 artists, curators, and participants—the largest of its kind in America. In Dayton alone there are more than 12 different exhibitions at 9 separate venues participating. 


For additional information contact University of Dayton Galleries Coordinator, Nicholaus Arnold at 937-229-3204 or narnold1@udayton.edu.


September 29
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Radial Gallery
Fitz Hall 2nd Floor University of Dayton
Dayton, OH 45469-2923 United States
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University of Dayton Dept. of Art & Design
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