Thursday, August 06, 2009

Weekend Preview

Mt. Comfort (a space for champions):

3 color paints whole world
new works by Jeffrey Cortland Jones

August 7th – 29th, 2009
Opening Reception August 7th, 6-11pm
Mt. Comfort (a space for champions) is pleased to present, 3 color paints whole world, an exhibition of new paintings by Ohio based artist Jeffrey Cortland Jones. Jones small scale, abstract paintings court both painterly and minimal aesthetic concerns, all the while keeping material and process at the center of his practice. The paintings resonate with dualities, “chance happenings and a fusion of formal opposites: geometric vs. organic, spontaneous vs. controlled.”
Jones paintings have been included in many national and international exhibitions. He is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Dayton. He received his MFA from the University of Cincinnati.
Come join us for the IDADA First Friday Art Tour.
For more information on the artist, visit the following:
Mt. Comfort (a space for champions)
1651 English Ave.
(corner of State and English)
Indianapolis, Indiana
Big Car Gallery:
Cindy Hinant: Heart Attack

Heart Attack will be an exhibition of recent heart work by Cindy Hinant and will include recent drawings and collaborative work. It explores themes of love, loss, obsession, and desire.

Heartland Insecurity is an installation made in collaboration with employees of Homeland Security. It parallels threats of national security with threats to emotional security by using paper hearts cut by Homeland Security employees and arranged by Hinant to create threat level spectrums.

Paper Cuts is a collaborative series with local artist Greg Ajamie. Paper Cuts explores the tension between violence and affection in large-scale wall installations made out of hand-cut paper hearts. These site-sensitive installations are brightly colored and are both menacing and playful, often using scissors or knife imagery.

Cindy Hinant is a mixed media visual artist living in Indianapolis whose work explores themes of nostalgia, distance and romance. She received her BFA in Sculpture and Ceramics from Herron School of Art and Design. Her work has been shown both locally and internationally. Hinant is a member of Big Car Collective.

This is her last exhibition in Indiana before moving to New York at the end of the year. More examples of her work can be viewed at

ARTBOX Gallery:

New paintings by Jason Myers and sculpture by Jean-Jacques Porret

Jason Myers recent figurative paintings explore the construction and
disintegration process of the human form in a space void of physical
tangibility. The paintings often include text and dialogue from the
encapsulating memory.

Jean-Jacques Porret recent investigations of the figure in granite
and bronze. Working within the boundaries of his imagination he blends
the familiar with the unknown. Each contour leading to the next, creating
a “rhythm in space.”

Exhibition dates: Aug 7th, 2009 – Aug 31th, 2009

Opening reception will be Friday, Aug 7th from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Exhibition location:
ARTBOX in the Stutz 2 building.
217 West 10th Street suite 125,
Indianapolis, IN 46202 317-955-2450,
gallery hours Tues.-Fri. 11-5 and by appt.
Entrance and parking on 900 block of Senate Ave.

Dean Johnson Gallery:

A contemporary graphic design exhibit

August 7—27, 2009
Opening reception: Friday, August 7th, 5pm—9pm

Dean Johnson Gallery
646 Massachusetts Avenue, Indianapolis IN 46204

Organized and curated by Jonathan McGlothin and Samuel E. Vazquez
with managing direction by vida Sacic.

From the first images featured on rock and roll record sleeves through contemporary music videos and magazines, graphic design has played an integral role in visualizing music. For instance, Andy Warhol’s artwork for the Velvet Underground and Peter Saville’s iconic Joy Division album covers are forever burned in our collective cultural memory as images synonymous with the music.

In An Expression of the Inexpressible features contemporary international designers whose work showcases the current interactions of music and design. Features art, graphic design and video work by Stefan Sagmeister, Non-Format, KarlssonWilker, Mike Mills, Trevor Jackson, Yokoland, Sara Haraigue, Mario Hugo, RD Granados, Stereotype Design, Standard Motion, Si Scott, Sonnenzimmer, Roger Bova, Shannon McGlothin, Jean Jullien, Hannah Waldron, Mike Little, Chris Rubino, and Géraldine Georges.

Specials thanks to Blonde Redhead, for kindly lending the title of their 1998 album, 'In An Expression of the Inexpressible.'

Made possible with the generous support of: The Art Institute of Indianapolis, Dean Johnson Gallery, AIGA Indianapolis

More info:

Harrison Center for the Arts:


Friday, August 7th from 6 to 9pm, the Harrison Center and the Herron Art Library of the IUPUI University Library present Bookish, featuring artists' books by local and regional artists including Karen Baldner, Elyce Elder, Jeffrey Morton, Nicholai Shaver, Elizabeth Tubergen, Dante Ventresca and Katherine Webb.

Gallery No. 2 will showcase the work of the Harrison Center's Summer Academe participants, summer interns and Herron High School students.

In Hank & Dolly's Gallery - Growing Spaces, new work by Maren Bell.
Contra Dancing in the gym and much more.

StutzArtSpace Gallery:


exhibit opening at StutzArtSpace benefitting Gleaners Food Bank

Opening reception with the artists: Friday, August 7, 5-9pm at StutzArtSpace Gallery, 212 W. 10th Street, B-110 (enter from Bearcat Alley).
Call 317.503.6420 (M-Th 9-5pm) for more info.
Two local artists are challenging common perceptions of poverty - and fighting poverty by stocking food bank shelves - with an exhibition of new work at Stutz Art Space Aug. 7 to Aug. 28.
In creating the new work for the exhibition, Derek Powell and Kevin Smola asked themselves what "poverty" truly means. Who are the poor among us? How is poverty different today than in the past? How can we as a community help those affected by poverty? Powell and Smola's abstract oil paintings and drawings play on concepts and stereotypes surrounding wealth and poverty.
"Power over Poverty" opens August 7 with a reception featuring a silent auction benefitting Gleaners Food Bank.
Many artists at the Stutz have open studios on the first Friday of every month from noon to 5 p.m., and Stutz Art Space is open as well. The "Power over Poverty" opening reception and silent auction will follow at 5 p.m. The event runs until 9 p.m., though the silent auction closes at 8 p.m. Guests are encouraged to bring donations of non-perishable canned food items for Gleaners on Aug. 7.

AV Framing Gallery:

Life Has Moments”
work by John Crowe & Joslyn Virgin Crowe
Celebrating the opening of Crowe's Eye Photography's new studio

Historic Fountain Square, AV Framing Gallery, 1139 Shelby St.
Artist Reception in the Gallery on Friday August 7, 2009, 5-9pm.
AV Framing Gallery welcomes our new neighbor…a really close neighbor. Crowe’s Eye Photography has moved in! We are sharing our lovely space together. As a celebration, the gallery walls will display the photography of John Crowe and Joslyn Virgin Crowe!
This exhibition will feature a mix of intimate and client based work,
and all within the vein of capturing that just-right, fleeting moment in life, when the photo was taken. It’s a 2-month open house, showcasing their artistry, both as individuals and as a business (photographing for others).
The Crowes share their unique vision with each of their clients. You will see the overwhelming constant between the work, personal and public.
Their favorites convey something special about life, about living, the moments within it…the sun, the spontaneous shots.
Join us in welcoming John and Joslyn to Fountain Square, and see how unique personal photography can be!

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