Friday, March 21, 2008
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[image from Herron web site, godspipes, photo courtesy LA Louver, Venice, CA]
godspipes and other major projects
Opening: Friday, March 21, 5-8:00pm
Peter Shelton Lecture 6:30pm, Basile Auditorium
godspipes, a collection of more than one hundred translucent fiberglass and lead forms created in the 1990s by noted American sculptor Peter Shelton, was first exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, in 1998. This, the second exhibition of godspipes in the United States, re-introduces Peter Shelton to the Indianapolis community. In 1989, Shelton's large installation floatinghouseDEADMAN met with great enthusiasm when shown in this city under the auspices of the Herron School of Art and Design.
In addition to godspipes, the current exhibition includes photographic and audiovisual documentation of Shelton's major installations and commissions of the past three decades, plus an exciting preview of thinmanlittlebird, a major new work commissioned for the Indianapolis Central Library and scheduled for installation this fall.
Born in Troy, Ohio, Peter Shelton lives and works in Venice, California. His sculptures have been widely exhibited and are in major museum collections in this country and abroad.
Support for this exhibition comes from The Indianapolis Foundation, A CICF Affiliate, Indianapolis Cultural Development Commission, Arts Council of Indianapolis, City of Indianapolis, Astra Creative and the Indiana Arts Commission.
This exhibition is presented in cooperation with the IMA Contemporary Art Society, Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art (iMOCA), Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library, and the LA Louver, Venice, CA. Special thanks to Guest Curator Bret Waller.