Cat’s Tongue, by Samantha Krukowski.

The University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College Art Gallery is proud to present Tactile Abstraction, a group exhibition of work that explores the ways in which our sense of touch can be invoked through visual experience.

The exhibition will be on view in the gallery through October 21, 2016.  An opening reception for the exhibition, which is open to the public and includes free refreshments, will be held from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Friday, September 30, in the Art Gallery at 4131 Cooper Road in Blue Ash, Ohio.

Tactile Abstraction features the work of five artists: collaborative works by David Freeman and David Hartz (Cincinnati, Ohio); Ian Hagarty (Huntington, West Virginia); George Masry Isaac (Winston-Salem, North Carolina); and Samantha Krukowski (Cincinnati, Ohio).

Michael Sanders, UC Blue Ash professor and co-curator of the exhibition, explains the intent behind the collection of works. “Our goal in bringing these works together has been to illustrate the ways in which visual artists routinely use similar pictorial conventions, stylistic approaches, and production techniques to explore and comment upon the physical world of body and mind in the most diverse ways imaginable. Our hope is that their attempts to suggest and explore the fundamental physicality of our experience will touch the viewer with new insights extracted through the tactility of sight.”

Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. A full-color print catalogue of the exhibition is available in the gallery.

More information about the exhibition, including the exhibition catalogue in PDF format, is available on the UC Blue Ash College Art Gallery webpage at

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