CURRENT EXHIBITION         

Celestial Seasonings (we’re all astronauts sometimes)

May 3 through May 25

Dutoit Gallery presents new interstellar works by Nicholaus Arnold, First Friday May 3rd from 6-9pm!

Nicholaus Arnold was born in Dayton, Ohio and received his BFA from Wright State University and his MFA from Syracuse University. While at Syracuse University he received the prestigious Shaffer Fellowship, quite a few pats on the back, and numerous “thumbs-ups.” Nick is currently the Galleries Coordinator for University of Dayton, and he is also Co-Director of The Blue House Gallery with his wife Ashley. Nick maintains his own studio practice in Dayton and exhibits locally and nationally with pointed works of art designed to generally make his audience feel at home with his weird sense of humor.

From the Artist:

My name is Nicholaus Arnold and I’m a semi-conceptual artist. My work is humorous and seemingly lackadaisical in nature. Be that as it may, I care a lot about the process and craft that takes me from the moment of inspiration to the final product, so as not to undermine the conceptual nature of my works. Aesthetically my work is very dry and simple in it’s delivery of concepts and very direct in its formal attributes. The work varies across mediums and styles and is completely dependent on the best vehicle needed to deliver my ideas to an audience. My art is inspired through my own banal experiences that I universalize and vignette to further conceptual engagement with the viewer.

Opens Friday May 3rd 6-9pm at Dutoit!




David Leach, who received a B.A. from Bucknell University, and an M.F.A. from Ohio University, is an Emeritus Professor at Wright State University, where he taught art – primarily printmaking and drawing – from 1973 to 2003.  His drawings and prints have been published in conjunction with poetry and prose on numerous occasions, and his work is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library of Yale University, the Dayton Art Institute and the Cincinnati Museum of Art, among several other public and private collections. 

The recent works in this exhibition are a continuation of the work in the 2018 Dutoit show titled Flora.  They remain primarily linear abstractions with a slight shift towards shape.  The palate remains limited, and the process remains intuitive.  As the drawings derive mostly from memory rather than direct observation, “remembrances” captures the spirit of these works.