Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Much To Do, First Friday


mt.comfort (a space for champions) is very proud to present the work of San Francisco based photographer Lisa K. Blatt. Lisa was recently a participant in the National Science Foundation’s Artists and Writers Program in Antarctica, and was an artist-in-residence for NASA.

The opening is First Friday, June 5th from 6pm to midnight and Saturdays all month from 1 to 6pm.

[image, Emily Kennerk, MLS ID#900256, Courtesy of the artist]

cwp (a space above the space for champions) is proud to announce it's inaugural exhibition. Organized in eight days and with a budget of $14.27, e-xhibit 1 is a group exhibition of exciting young artists from across the country that will open on Friday, June 5th from 6 to 9 pm. Artists were challenged to create a work of art that could be emailed and printed on a standard 8 1/2" x 11" piece of paper. No other restrictions were imposed.

Artists included to date:
Jonn Herschend (San Francisco)
Marc Horowitz (Los Angeles)
Beth Howe (Vancouver)
Emily Kennerk (Las Vegas)
Fred Muram (Seattle)
Jamie Pawlus (Indianapolis)
Lee Walton (Greensboro, North Carolina)

The exhibition will take place in Christopher West's living room, located on the second floor at 1651 English Ave. cwp is directly above Mt. Comfort (a space for champions). cwp and Mt. Comfort (a space for champions) are located in the soon-to-be fashionable Irish Hill Gallery District and probably the two coolest art spaces in Indianapolis. Check it.

cwp is the brainchild of Christopher West, former curator at the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art. In addition to operating a gallery out of his living, Christopher West serves as a contemporary art consultant and is looking forward to having his vintage Bajaj scooter restored and ready to ride.

Opening Reception:
Friday, June 5, 2009
6:00pm - 9:00pm

1651 English Ave, 2nd Floor

For more information please email

Installation Nation

Primary Colours presents Installation Nation, a unique installation art event at 500 N. College Ave. Thirteen artists from around the Midwest were selected to create ten installation pieces within five large, metal shipping containers in a space measuring 8 ft. wide, 8 ft. high, and 20 ft. wide.

At the event, attendees can wander in and out of the containers that house the installation art. Audio Reconnaissance will supply the music, and food and beverages will be sold at the event. Admission is $5.

Exhibiting Artists:
Kathryn Armstrong & Jill Marie Mason (Indianapolis)
Michele Bosak (Grand Rapids, MI)
Julie Cifuentes & Brent Aldrich (Indianapolis)
Jeff Martin (Indianapolis)
Lori Miles (Indianapolis)
Derek Parker & Jason Chakravarty (Bloomington & Chicago via LA)
Brian Priest (Indianapolis)
Debbie Rosenfeld & Jonny Roller (Columbus, OH via NYC)
Scott Scarboro (New Albany, IN)
Jeff Schmuki (Lafayette, IN via Gulfport, MS)

Admission is just 5 bucks, and kids under 12 get in free.
Hours are 6-11 p.m. both Friday and Saturday.
We'll be selling food and beverages at the event.
Questions about the event? Contact us at or (317) 627-0068.

Brian Phillips at wUG LAKU'S STUDIO & gARAGE
What- Exhibition, 'EAT * DRINK * PAINT'- new paintings by Brian Phillips
When- Opening IDADA First Friday, June 5, 6-9 pm, continues Fridays and Saturdays, 12-4, through June 27.
Indianapolis IN 46202

"My motto is "Enjoy life".
I hope that doesn't need an explanation."
-Brian Phillips

Phillips imagery combines elements of Picasso, Basquiat, lowbrow, and primitive. Often painting on recycled materials such as floor boards, door frames, and moldings, his vivid colors, contrasts, and cropped compositions are imbued with a vibrancy and intensity all their own.
You’ve seen his work at Nicky Blaine’s, Arthouse 60, Allotropy, and ORANJE. Phillips also produced the poster for Indy Jazz Fest, 2004.
Brians’ work will be on exhibit from June 5 through June 27. Stop by on opening night or visit us during our regular hours, Fridays and Saturdays, 12 – 4 p.m.
(Excepting First Friday afternoons.)

"Reverie", Martina Nehrling, acrylic on canvas, 24" x 20" 2008

"Group Show"
Works by gallery artists: painting, sculpture, textile, photography
June 5 - June 27

Opening reception
Friday June 5, 2009
5:00 - 9:00 pm

The Shape of Things: Photography by Greg The Mayor

Big Car Gallery
1043 Virginia Ave. Suite 215
Indianapolis, IN 46203
(317) 450-6630
June 5, 6 p.m. to midnight
The show will be up through June 20 with hours by appointment

featuring DJs ASquared


About the show:

Greg The Mayor's photos reveal American culture's voyeuristic fascination with other people's fantasies, inner monologues and the artist's appreciation of women. "It's the shape I want to capture not just their physique but their idiosyncrasies," he said.

Getting his start shooting pictures as a poor punk-rock kid, Greg the Mayor worked his way into the photo industry by throwing raves and punk shows and documenting these events himself. Now he's in demand and takes photos for Trust Kill records, Suicide Girls, Food Network and others...

Photo Below by Greg The Mayor titled "Blue"

“Convergence” at Stutz Art Space Gallery opening June 5
“Convergence” brings together work by contemporary artists Susan Brewer, Janet Chilton, Susan Mauck and Carol Tabac-Shank. In their diverse paintings, drawings and steel sculptures, all share a love of gesture and open space.

An opening reception for the show is set for 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. June 5, in conjunction with the Indianapolis Downtown Artists & Dealers Association’s (IDADA) monthly First Friday gallery tour. The show continues through June 26, and the gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays or by appointment.

“Convergence” art exhibition
Stutz Art Space Gallery, 212 W. 10th St., B110 (Enter from 10th Street via alley)
Friday, June 5, at noon with an opening reception from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Exhibition open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. or by appointment through June 26 or (317) 503-6420

“There’s a Room in My Head”—canvas paintings by Mike Altman

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

WHEN: June 5 - June 27, 2009

SPECIAL EVENTS: Artist in the Gallery on Friday June 5, 2009, 5-9pm.

Let’s play a game! What do country and western stars, robots and recycled wallpaper have in common?

“There’s a Room in My Head”. Come on; you didn’t get that?

“There’s a Room in My Head”
canvas paintings by Mike Altman opens at AV Framing Gallery, Fountain Square on June 5, 2009.

This show takes a look at Altman's canvas paintings, exploring the world of music, some of which appear on recycled wallpaper.

"Mike Altman growing up never wanted to be anything but an artist... well, ok, maybe Batman for a while.” Altman uses simple line work and bold colors to illustrate a sometimes complex message. Altman's work can be laced with symbolism, satire, spirituality, and double-meanings. And then sometimes he just paints a picture of a blue cow that is... a blue cow…and of course some robots...

AV Framing Gallery
1139 Shelby Street
Indianapolis, IN 46203

An Exhibition at Heartland Printworks in collaboration with Ruschman Gallery
Prints by "Robert Eagerton" plus "Portfolio 1", a limited edition portfolio of prints by six prominent Indiana artists, published by Ruschman Gallery and printed at Heartland Printworks.
Heartland Printworks specializes in the finest large format scanning and printing for artists, galleries and museums.

June 5 thru June 26th, 2009

Gallery and studio located at 1028 N Capitol Ave.
Suite B-100
Stutz Building (entrance on Capitol Ave.)
317 544 8484

First Friday Opening: 5 - 9:00 pm.

Regular Gallery hours: Monday thru Friday 10am to 5pm or by appointment.

New works by Mark Pack and Max Stolkin

Opening Reception 5pm - Midnight

RIP - Alchemy Art + Salon, you will be missed.

1 Responses to “Much To Do, First Friday”

Nikki Sutton said...
June 5, 2009 at 12:08 AM

OH NO! Alchemy is gone? So sad.

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