Dexter Davis: A Portrait

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Thursday, 01 September, 2016 - 11:00 am to Friday, 07 October, 2016 - 5:00 pm

The School of Art Collection and Galleries present “Dexter Davis: A Portrait" as the inaugural exhibit for the Center for the Visual Arts Gallery. The gallery is located adjacent to the lobby of CVA at 325 Terrace Drive in Kent, Ohio. There will be a reception on September 8th from 5–8 PM. Both the exhibit and the reception are free and open to the public.

Dexter Davis was born in 1965, lives and works in Cleveland, OH. He received his BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art and his work is found in the collections of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation Cleveland Museum of Art, and the Progressive Corporation. 

He has completed residencies with Zygote Press, Cleveland, OH and the Experimental Printmaking Institute, Lafayette College, Easton, PA. His work has been featured at the William Busta Gallery, Cleveland, OH; CACP Gallery, Cleveland, OH; Progressive Insurance, Mayfield Heights, OH; MOCA Cleveland; Cleveland Clinic Art Program; Wall Eye Gallery, Cleveland, OH; and Cleveland State University. 

A full-color, 90-page catalog written by Henry Adams, the Ruth Coulter Heede Professor of Art History at Case Western Reserve University, with over 60 images will be available for purchase.

The exhibit was organized and curated by William Busta. Busta, the longtime Cleveland based art dealer has come out of retirement to help make this exhibition happen.

This exhibition was funded in part by the Ohio Arts Council.

CVA Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 11-5 PM during the run of each exhibit.

For more information: 
Anderson Turner, Director, School of Art Collection and Galleries,, 330-672-1369 (office) or visit our website at