Friday, February 01, 2008

Weekend Preview

Today seems to be one of those First Fridays that are overloaded with things to see and do. So to help you choose some of those things, since you certainly can not see them all, here are a number of shows you may want to check out.

[image, "Canyon Mapped Cat", Peg Fierke, digital print]

Ruschman Gallery presents:
Peg Fierke & Robert Eagerton
Paintings, Drawings and Prints

Feb 1 - 23
Reception for the Artists
Friday February 1, 2008
5:00 - 9:00 pm

First Friday Art Tour
This exhibition is presented in conjunction with "Evolving Imagery: Prints & Drawings by Peg Fierke and Robert Eagerton, currently on view at the Indiana State Museum in the NiSource Gallery thru March 16, 2008.

[image, "Compulsion Asylum(detail)", by Nick Allman]

Alchemy presents:
"Relativ [isms]"
recent work and installation by printmakers Donald Adams, Nick Allman, and Ken Nurenberg.

Opening Reception Friday February 1st from 7pm - midnight

Big Car presents:

Opening Reception from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Big Car Gallery located in the Murphy Arts Center
1043 Virginia Avenue Suite 215

The Trials and Tribulations of Evelyn Masters
A collection of drawings and prints by Audrey Patten

Big Car Gallery's February show features the first solo show by Audrey Patten. The Indianapolis-based artist will soon graduate from Herron School of Art. Patton's work is featured in the first issue Stretching Canvas, a national "low brow/ pop-surrealist" focused art magazine. This show of drawings, prints and installation is based on a fictional character of Patten's creation.

Show synopsis: The death of Evelyn Masters went unrecognized. She is succeeded by no one, and no one knows of her past. Left behind are the trivialities and trinkets of an old maid. Whatever we know about her are only the assumptions that we can make based on the portraits and snapshots on her walls; they tell the stories of her trials, her loves, her battles, her wins and losses. Evelyn lived secretly, and did so behind a mask as if to avoid exposing her desolation to the world around her. Yet it was this sorrow and seclusion that led to a revelation in Evelyn; a revelation that told her that the world was just as forlorn as she.

Featuring live music at 10 p.m. by Philpot, Black Stars on the Silver Screen, Resting Rooster and Shogun Attractions. Show sponsored by Scion.

Harrison Center for the Arts presents:

In the Harrison Gallery - new work by James Ratliff

In the Harrison Gallery, local graphic artist James Ratliff is featured in his first solo show, responding to the short and sweet Pecha Kucha theme.

In Gallery No. 2, the inaugural Indianapolis' Pecha Kucha Night, the communal antidote to death by Powerpoint. This revolutionary media form will feature presentations by 14 Indianapolis design leaders. For more information, email

A new comer to the scene (that I have yet to visit):

IMC Ministry Center
425 Mass Ave.

Engage the Abstract Modern works of Taylor Smith. Visit the artists site at Bring your friends and enjoy local art, music, and refreshments! Join us from 6-9pm.

3 Responses to “Weekend Preview”

Vincents said...
February 2, 2008 at 1:02 PM

This was a nice event and a warm, enjoyable gallery space. We attended last night's opening (among others on Mass Ave) and had a very nice time. This was our first visit to the IMC space. The work by Taylor Smith was also intriguing - powerful and fresh. We hope to see more of her work in the future. The live music at IMC by Vonnie Scott was also good!

Jan & Robert Vincent
Carmel, IN

Anonymous said...
February 3, 2008 at 11:33 AM

For real dude? To me it's all there, nothing intriguing at all. Wow...

Anonymous said...
February 22, 2008 at 1:20 PM

Criticism is much easier when it is anonymous, don't you agree? Let us know where we can see your work ;-)

Scott Bailey

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