Mapping Mobility

Mapping Mobility is an exhibition of the works of Carolyn Kay Chema and Casey Dressel.  

Chema makes intricate infinite worlds for us to project ourselves into and out of.  She brings our attention to systems of nature and how actions have the possibility to create or erase environments, while lulling us with the softness of fibers and aberration of things that shine.  

Dressel calls us to consider the ephemeral nature of shelter, both literal and metaphorical by building honest structures, tents, camps with an ingenious immediacy that feel vulnerable, confident, imaginative.  The works construct a system which rivals the perplexity of navigating life’s transitions, large and small. 

Sharing similarities in material and color sensibilities, each artist comes to their ideas of emergence and inventiveness at distinctive speeds, but at the same volume.  

About the Artists

Carolyn Kay Chema is an artist currently residing in Dayton, Ohio. She holds a B.A. in Studio Art from Georgetown University and a M.F.A. in Photography and Electronic Media from the University of Miami. She works in a variety of mediums with an emphasis on processes historically dismissed as “women’s crafts” (weaving, embroidery, collaging, shadow boxing, scrap booking, etc.). Hobbies include experimental cooking, furniture re-arranging. 

Casey Dressell is a practicing painter and installation artist living and working in Cincinnati, Ohio. Her interests lie in the intersections of art, nature and the built environment. She teaches at Miami University and the University of Dayton, and is the exhibition coordinator at The Indian Hill Gallery in Cincinnati. Casey received a BFA at The University of Cincinnati and a MFA at Miami University. She has  exhibited her work nationwide in shows in California, Michigan, and Massachusetts, including an outdoor installation at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest in Shepherdsville, Kentucky. In addition to her studio practice, Casey is passionate about learning, education, and helping the underprivileged in her community.

 Exhibition Ran October  12th -31st