The Art Assignment Show

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August 5 - 26

Gallery 924 presents The Art Assignment Show, a group exhibition exploring the diverse responses to the popular online video series produced in partnership with PBS Digital Studios and hosted by curator Sarah Urist Green. Green travels around the U.S. to meet with artists in order to obtain assignments from them based on their own art practice, which viewers can then complete on their own and share online.

The exhibition will include work from Indianapolis based artists who have been featured in the series: Brian McCutcheon, Nathaniel Russell, and Lauren Zoll, along with multiple pieces made in response to their assignments by artists in Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Kentucky, and Michigan. Learn more about The Art Assignment at TheArtAssignment.com.

Town and Country: Indiana Stories by Kipp Normand & Kyle Ragsdale

EXTENDED THROUGH JULY 21!!!

June 3 - July 21
Opening Reception during IDADA First Friday Art Tour on June 3, 6 - 9 pm

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As the state of Indiana puts its best foot forward to celebrate all things Hoosier this year, Gallery 924 will put a unique twist on the Bicentennial commemoration with a two person show revealing Indiana’s more creative and colorful side. Town and Country: Indiana Stories by Kipp Normand & Kyle Ragsdale will feature the lesser known icons and tales from our history in only a way that Normand and Ragsdale can. 
 
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Kipp Normand has no formal training in art. His grandfather taught him to paint, and his father taught him to build things. Normand is a scavenger and an obsessive collector, searching streets and alleys, junk stores and abandoned buildings looking for clues to explain the mystery of our world. He finds stories in discarded things: stories about himself and stories about all of us; our cities and our shared history. He first began making assemblage, shadow boxes and collage images as a way to justify his relentless collecting. Read more about Kipp on the Harrison Center for the Arts' website.

Kyle Ragsdale grew up in Texas and New Mexico, witnessing from a young age a mix of vibrant cultures and large wild spaces. For 15 years since earning degrees at Baylor University (BFA) and Southern Methodist University (MFA), Kyle has been painting full time, working periodically as a decorative painter and stage set designer, and making fine art. He has served as curator for exhibits in Texas and Indiana and currently is curator for the Harrison Center for the Arts, Indianapolis. Read more about Kyle on the Harrison Center for the Arts' website.

LEARN MORE about the artists and this exhibition by watching their Indy Arts Studio Series interview.

Kristy Hughes: Seeing is Forgetting

May 6 - 27
Opening Reception during IDADA First Friday Art Tour, May 6, 6 - 9 pm

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This May, Gallery 924 presents new work by Kristy Hughes in Seeing is Forgetting. Kristy Hughes’ current body of work is about following curiosities, discovering the potential in limited materials, and bringing to the surface the underlying systems that organize and inform chaos.

Hughes starts each piece by laying down one simple mark, gesture, or color on paper. Using monotype, woodcut, and paint, she purposely makes a mess, something that does not aesthetically make sense, to create chaos. Once the disordered composition builds up, she slashes through the thick layers using an X-Acto knife and begins to reveal what lies underneath. She deconstructs, sometimes aggressively with a sander, and other times bymeditatively peeling small pieces of paper by hand. She starts the process over again–adding and taking away, hiding and revealing. She organizes and structures the composition that started from a simple, intuitive mark. She “fixes” the mess, and the composition is finished when the work lies somewhere between chaos and control.

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Kristy Hughes is an artist and printmaker, who received her MFA in Printmaking from Indiana University in 2015. Over the past few years, Hughes has exhibited in over 60 shows. She was an artist-in-residence at Vermont Studio Center in July 2015, where she was awarded a full fellowship. Hughes is currently an artist-in-residence at the Stutz Artists Association in Indianapolis, Adjunct Professor of Art & Culture I at Ivy Tech Community College in Terre Haute, and Part-time Assistant Professor of Drawing at DePauw University in Greencastle. She has a cactus named Cilantro and a gecko named Pepperoni.

LEARN MORE about the artist and this exhibition by watching her Indy Arts Studio Series interview.

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SHAWN CAUSEY & MARK DANIELL: SWEET SPOT

April 1 - 29

Opening Reception during IDADA First Friday Art Tour, April 1, 6 - 9 pm
Artist Talk: April 14, 6 pm

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Shawn Causey and Mark Daniell have collaborated on multiple projects including two large scale pieces in downtown Indianapolis–one constructed and one painted, both carrying the central color theory themes which are the basis of their public work. Sweet Spot continues this color investigation as the artist team constructs their most immersive piece to date. They will fill Gallery 924 with approximately 3,000 multicolor nylon cords hanging from ceiling to floor, creating a unified composition that brings color rhythms and patterns into three dimensions.

Visitors will be encouraged to discover a myriad of perspectives created by the installation by moving around and throughout the piece itself. The viewer will see shimmering rhythmic patterns as cords at different depths of field seem to float past each other. Observing new color harmonies from every vantage point enables the viewer to find their own “sweet spot”–a unique experience of resonating color relationships.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Both natives of Indianapolis, Shawn Causey and Mark Daniell grew up on the city’s north side. Causey, an Arts Council of Indianapolis Creative Renewal Arts Fellow, received degrees in art and music from Herron School of Art and Design and Butler University respectively. Daniell received a degree in philosophy and religious studies from Butler University. He has a background in carpentry, fine woodworking, and jewelry making.

LEARN MORE about the artists and this exhibition by watching their Indy Arts Studio Series interview.

Owens + Crawley

March 4 - 25, 2016
Closing reception: March 24, 6 - 8 pm

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Gallery 924 presents new collaborative work by the artist team Quincy Owens and Luke Crawley. The pair first explored working together while Owens taught art and Crawley taught science at local high schools a number of years ago. Their mutual passion for the connections between art and science eventually brought them together in a public art partnership that has led to installations across the United States. 

While their work is typically designed for large outdoor spaces, this new body of work was created for a more intimate gallery experience. Works in this exhibition will utilize allegory to engage the relationship between art and audience through installation, sculpture, sound, and light.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Quincy Owens, an Arts Council of Indianapolis Creative Renewal Arts Fellow, is a professional artist in Indianapolis who focuses on both 2D and 3D art, along with public installations.

Luke Crawley is an Indianapolis sound artist, fabricator, and concept developer who also teaches high school science and math. 

LEARN MORE about the artists and this exhibition by watching their Indy Arts Studio Series interview.