Friday, July 04, 2008

A few shows to check out tonight

[image by Antonio Adams]

At Big Car Gallery:
Negative Into Positive: The Art of Antonio Adams

What: Outsider art show by sculptor and painter Antonio Adams.
When: Holiday preview 6-9 p.m. July 4.
Opening event 6-11 p.m., July 11. Music at 10 p.m. with Pravada, Grampall Jookabox and special guest Castanets (see details below).
Also 3rd Friday Beer and Art (BART) event, 8 p.m. July 18 featuring beer tasting with the Hoosier Beer Geeks and a screening of the documentary "Henry Darger: In the Realms of the Unreal."
Show stays up through July 26 with gallery hours 5-7 Friday, 1-4 Saturday and by appointment.
Cost: All events free, donations accepted.
Info: (317) 450-6630.

Cincinnati outsider artist Antonio Adams brings his unique vision to Big Car Gallery with "Negative Into Positive," a solo show of new paintings and sculptures opening July 11 and remaining up through July 26.

Adams' work in this show is about taking untimely deaths -- like the murders of Jon Benet Ramsay and John Lennon -- and using art to shine light on the darkness. "I bring these people back to their new life form. Focus on the positive things instead of negative things," Adams said. "We can make the positive happen in this world. I'm showing you how. We've got to go back in time to face all those problems, know the truth, learn about those mistakes, and fix things that have been broken."

Born in Cincinnati in 1981, Antonio Adams has been drawing, painting and creating since he was child. Now his work is shown and collected across America. Adams is one of the co-founders of Visionaries & Voices, an arts organization for artists with disabilities in Cincinnati. He was part of the Visionaries & Voices group show at Big Car Gallery in August of 2007.

[image, by Lori Miles, Things Seen In My Rearview Mirror, mixed media, 2008]

The Arcades Project
New work by Lori Miles

Opening Reception Friday, July4th 6-9pm

The Erstwhile Gallery
1651 English Avenue
(Corner of State and English)
Indianapolis, IN

[image, "Downhill Shadows", Tom Keesee, oil on canvas, 24"x32", 2008]

At Ruschman Gallery:
"Summer Group Show"
Gallery Artists - Session Two
paintings, sculpture and mixed media

July 4 - July 26

Reception for the Artists
Friday July 4, 2008
5:00-9:00 pm

4 Responses to “A few shows to check out tonight”

Anonymous said...
July 5, 2008 at 2:33 PM

Wow, Scott! You posted a nice, fairly traditional painting by Tom Keesee.

Hmm... curiouser and curiouser.

- anonynony

Scott said...
July 5, 2008 at 3:05 PM

Haha, I have always liked Tom's work, with his lush paint handling and cool vibrant colors. While as pretentious as many people believe I am, and they may not be at all wrong, I do enjoy well made art, traditional or otherwise. Whether I find it at all conceptually engaging or interesting in a contemporary context, well...

Just know this, I always have a few surprises to pull out of my hat.

Anonymous said...
July 22, 2008 at 1:32 PM

There is no point in checking out Lori's show, it's always closed.

Frustrated nanotech

Lori said...
July 23, 2008 at 1:56 PM


The space is open by appointment- it sucks, but it's the nature of some of these start up spaces. You can call me anytime to see it,
217-377-9206. I'm leaving it up till early August.


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