Wednesday, September 02, 2009
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Well folks, its that time of the year again. The September, Fall kick off to the art gallery season. While we may have lost one of the key galleries in the city this summer, this autumn looks to be moving forward. I have been busy this past few weeks preparing for a show of my own work that opens this Friday at MarX Gallery in Covington, KY so I unfortunately will not be out and about for the First Friday festivities and events. For those of you who are up for a short road trip and want to check out my show this Friday, I have posted the show and gallery information at the bottom of this post. I also helped to organize the show that opens at Mt. Comfort this Friday, so I would like to give that show a thumbs up. I have curated Chicago based artist, Adam Ekberg, in a show in the past and have long enjoyed his works. It should be a good show. Then again, there seems to be a number of good things lined up this weekend. Here are some of them. Hope all have a good time this weekend and at least make it out to one or more events. Enjoy.
Mt. Comfort (a space for champions):
September's show: your collages
Friday, Sept. 4 , 6-11 p.m. at Big Car
Big Car's First Friday opening features the products of our collaborate collage party on Aug. 28. Lots of people showed up at Big Car, made great collages and attached them to the gallery walls. Come check out their work and add your own as part of IDADA's First Friday gallery tour.
[Of note, Big Car Gallery has a number of events planned for this month, more on those events later.]
For more information visit, www.bigcar.org.
New paintings by
Andrew Winship, and
William Denton Ray.
This exhibit features three local narrative painters working
in a genre best described as “Fairy Tale gone Bizarro.”
Although these artists share this common theme, the show
examines their contrasting approaches to the format. The
works range from extemely large canvases, to miniatures,
and skewed picture planes.
Exhibition dates: Sept 4th, 2009 – Sept 30th, 2009
Opening reception will be Friday, Sept. 4th 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 Tues.-Fri. 11-5 and by appt.
Entrance and parking on 900 block of Senate Ave.
Two of the city’s most talented, emerging artists will be exhibiting some of the work they’ve produced during their year-long Stutz Residency. As the 2008-2009 Stutz Residents, Mark Pack and William Denton Ray were awarded free studio space and utilities in the Stutz Building for one year.
The exhibition, “Appropriating Nature,” opens Sept. 4 at Stutz Art Space at noon with a public reception at 5 p.m. It runs through Sept. 25.
Pack’s work is contemporary and abstract. He references nature in a more archeological way, building his paintings in layers, then incising and drilling out 'specimens' that allude to the fossils and rock displays that might be found in a natural history museum. Ray’s work is stylized and detailed. He takes natural forms and figures and gives them a sleek, urban look that’s often described as whimsical, energetic and primitive.
About Mark Pack
Pack, 31, is a contemporary painter who defines his artistic process as one of cultivation rather than manufacture. He received is BFA in Painting from Northern Illinois University in 2001 and his MFA in Painting from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2004, graduating with honors. Since then, Mark has been in numerous juried exhibitions, including a group show at the University of Mary Washington that was juried by Dr. Jonathon Binstock, curator of contemporary art at the Corcoran Gallery of Art.
About William Denton Ray
Ray, 35, is a mixed media artist and graphic designer who utilizes graphic and traditional methods to create unique visual experiences. He studied art at the Columbus College of Art and Design, the University of Indianapolis and Herron School of Art at IUPUI. His work was honored as Best in Show at Allotropy and he was commissioned by the Arts Council of Indianapolis to produce a picture window in the Chase Building. He is active in the local arts community, participating regularly in such events as Oranje, Masterpiece in a Day and Visual Fringe. He is the senior designer at ExpoDesign.
Harrison Center for the Arts:
September 4, 6-10pm - The Harrison Center and Emberwood Center present Mythellaneous. In Gallery No. 2 - the Myths of Addiction with work by Austin Dickson, Elyce Elder, Mike Mayer, Mark Alan Miller and Kipp Normand. In the Harrison Gallery, Medical Myths with work by Jeremy Efroymson, Austin Dickson and Erin K. Drew. In Hank & Dolly's Gallery - Growing Spaces, new work by Maren Bell. Open Studio Night.
AV Framing Gallery:
a retrospective of works by Darrell L. Anderson
It is work based on layers, alway
wUG LAKU Studio and Garage:
"A little Madness"
Opening Reception, September 4th, 6pm-9pm
OUT OF TOWN SHOWS:
SoFa Gallery (Bloomington, IN):
The Canary Project: Works on Climate Change 2006-2009
Opening! Friday, September 4
Lecture by Edward Morris and Susannah Sayler
"33 Provocations on Climate Change"
5:30pm Radio/TV 251
Performance by Joshua Kit Clayton
"Focus Softens Circles"
7:00 pm SoFA Gallery
Reception: 7:00 - 9:00 pm SoFA Gallery
recent works by :
Scott Grow . Indianapolis . Indiana
Jeffrey Cortland Jones . Cincinnati . Ohio
Joe Saunders . Nashville . Tennessee
Douglas Witmer . Philadelphia . Pennsylvania
i decree today is simply an exhibition about the current state of abstract painting.
September 4 – 25
520 Madison Avenue, Covington, KY 41011
Opening reception : Friday . September 4 from 6 to 10p