Thursday, April 02, 2009

Weekend Preview


CAIRNS - new work by Susan Hodgin
Artist Reception
Friday, April 3, 6 to 9pm

The Harrison Center presents Cairns - new work by Susan Hodgin. This exhibit is part of an ongoing series that explores the various shapes and forms of cairns - human-made mounds of stone. Hodgin, an avid traveler has been collecting images of cairns from as far away as Honduras to Fountain Square. These images have provided the inspiration for this body of work.

In Hank & Dolly's Gallery:
IDADA's annual First in Line Exhibition and Sale

In the Gallery Annex:
Amy McAdams, Erin Drew, James Ratliff

After the opening:
Concert in the Underground
Making April with The Record Life, Jimmy Robbins and Harlequin
Doors open at 9pm
Music at 9:30pm
Tickets: $8/advance, $10/door
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Featuring new paintings by Brian Myers

Brian Myers’ recent paintings are of paper airplanes, to-go bags, and toy airplanes, set adrift in atmospheric sky scenes.

Exhibition title: ”Liberation”

“My earlier still life paintings focused on arrangements of everyday objects like umbrellas and paper airplanes painted directly from life as they lay on the studio floor. In the recent work these objects are placed in a context where they begin to take on movement and meaning of their own. I have always been drawn to make images that suggest human experience and portray a sense of absence, like empty chairs or discarded toys. To me the airplanes and bags in the sky are expressions of liberation or grace and suggest the fleetingness of life.”

Exhibition dates: April 3rd, 2009 – April 22nd, 2009
Opening reception will be Friday, April 3rd from 5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Exhibition location: ARTBOX in the Stutz 2 building.
217 West 10th Street suite 125, Indianapolis, IN 46202 317-955-2450, gallery hours W-F 11-2 and by appt.


"Crossing" by A.Liou, archival inkjet print, 48"x 22", 2009, $2000.

Improbable Waves
Arthur Liou
videos and prints

April 3 - 25, 2009

Artist Reception
Friday, April 3
5:00 - 9:00 PM

Video Installation and Print Exhibition
sound compositions by
Richard Cornell & Yingfang Shen

WHAT: “Picture Show: Imaginary Moments from the Silver Screen” new works by Emma Overman

WHERE: Historic Fountain Square, AV Framing Gallery, 1139 Shelby St.

WHEN: April 3 - 25, 2009

SPECIAL EVENTS: Artist Reception on IDADA First Friday April 3, 2009, 5-9pm.


Emma Overman makes silent film imagery talk! The new exhibition at AV Framing Gallery in Historic Fountain Square features themes from Overman’s imagination when her characters connect with black and white silent film.

“This body of work is inspired by movies, particularly black and white and silent film. The images in these films seem more vibrant to me than the full-color pictures of today. I love the glow that radiates from the screen and all the subtleties of grey. I also love the expressiveness of the characters in silent film. The creation of characters is one of the most fun aspects of my work, and I enjoy the challenge of telling a story through their expressions.”

Hurry in during April; this is a limited engagement and will only be on view for just over 3 weeks! If you follow Overman’s work, you will want to see these brand new pieces. If you do not yet follow her, now’s the time to start. Emma Overman is a rising star in the Pop-Surrealism world. A gifted painter and talented illustrator, Ms. Overman shows nationally from coast to coast.


APRIL 3-24, 2009
ALCHEMY art + aesthetics
groups of mixed media illustrations on paper made by ex-printmaker Benjamin Traub between january 2008 and february 2009.
directly, the work deals with line, form, and some color. indirectly, the pieces contain intrusional thoughts and observances on such tired subjects as sexuality, drugs, nationalism, academia, geography, and contemporary music.

ALCHEMY art + aesthetics
1043 Virginia Ave No. 3
Indianapolis, IN 46203
Ph. 317.634.9700
Fx. 317.634.9701


MFA I Thesis Exhibitions
March 31- April 11
Gallery Talk: Friday, April 3, Noon
Opening Reception: Friday, April 3, 7:00-9:00pm

The first set of MFA thesis shows, MFA I, will be on display at the SoFA Gallery, from March 31 - April 11. The SoFA Gallery will exhibit works by Dora Rosenbaum (Printmaking), Derek Parker (Sculpture), Julian Hensarling (Printmaking), Rebecca Drolen (Photography), Karrie Maxwell (Painting), Brian Kelley (Painting). The Artists will give a gallery talk about their work at noon on Friday, April 3. An Opening Reception will be held on Friday, April 3, from  7:00 - 9:00 pm at the SoFA Gallery.  

BFA Thesis Exhibition
March 31-April 4
Opening Reception: Friday, April 3, 7:00 -9:00 pm

The first BFA thesis show, BFA 1, will be on display in the SoFA Gallery, from March 31 - April 4. Exhibiting BFA students include Derek Springston (Graphic Design), Daniel Weddle  (Sculpture), Sharon Beach (Textiles), Molly Poganski (Graphic Design).  An Opening Reception will be held on Friday, April 3, from 7: 00 - 9:00 pm. 


by Betsy Stirratt

at Packer Schopf Gallery
942 W Lake St.
Chicago, IL 60607

Artists Reception: Friday, April 3, 5-8pm
Art Chicago Reception: Saturday, May 2, 6-9pm
catalogue available
essay by James Yood

Afterimage, a new series of paintings by Betsy Stirratt, engages the relationship between image and the natural and cultural world. In her third exhibit at Packer Schopf Gallery, Stirratt's recent work draws upon the investigation of painting systems within these two worlds. The works in Afterimage distill a basic accessible form of abstraction to its essence. The colors that appear in the paintings, the result of a variety of experiences, symbolize the idea of a moment in time to be captured and recorded. Not wholly symbolic, the color systems are meaningful for their connotations. The hues interact, vibrating and creating a distinct "optical" result.

2 Responses to “Weekend Preview”

Anonymous said...
April 2, 2009 at 6:35 PM

booyea! Alchemy!

kyle ragsdale said...
April 3, 2009 at 4:57 PM

brian myers show is really amazing. I had never been to art box before and it is a great spot to show big art!

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