D. DelReverda-Jennings: Caught Between the Sun and Heaven

DelReverda-Jennings utilizes a variety of natural materials including fiber, paint, precious metals, and more to create figurative sculpture, paintings, and installation work. Her latest work celebrates women, depicting females who are in a state of self-discovery, insight, mystery, empowerment, and affirmation, while exploring the complexities of biracial/multi-ethnic cultural identity. 

Opening reception with the artist on IDADA First Friday Art Tour, Friday, August 1 from 6-9pm. 

The show runs through Thursday, August 28 at 6pm.

 


 

The Contemporary Landscape Show - June 2014

Given the indisputably strong history of landscape painting in Indiana, Gallery 924 seeks to explore the evolution of this admirable history by exploring and exposing the world of the contemporary Indiana landscape painter. How far have Hoosier artists pushed the idea of a landscape? What we found is that the resilient tradition continues, but the variety of materials, techniques, and styles seem to have no bounds. In our summer group show you will see contemporary artists paying homage to the pioneers of the traditional Indiana landscape, but you will also see new and unexpected artwork including audio and sculptural landscapes, poetry, and more. The show includes 37 central Indiana contemporary artists exploring the theme of the contemporary landscape.

In conjunction with IDADA, Gallery 924 is partnering with the Cole-Noble Gallery at Artistry for a special highlights show of the Contemporary Landscapes show that connects the two spaces and expands the show through the month of July.
 
Supplemental video interviews with the artists are available on our PiggyBack App Tour. The app is a free download for your Android or iPhone. Learn more at www.piggyback-app.com 
 
*Image: Cloud House by Gary Schmitt
 
PARTICIPATING ARTISTS:

Jeannine Allen
Dan Annarino
Rachel Bleil
Hector Del Campo
Jordan Cleland
Jane Corbin
Benaiah Cusack
Debra Delbecq
James Wille Faust
Wendy Franklin
Cassidy Frye
Todd Gingerich
Susan Watt Grade
Keith Hampton
Megan Jefferson
Melissa Kistler and Nathaniel Borch
Carla Knopp
M.W. LaFary
Michal Lile
Jan Martin
Bonnie Maurer
Katrina Murray
Phil O'Malley
Quincy Owens
Orlando Pelaez
Jennifer Pianki
Jerry Points
Gautam Rao
William Denton Ray
Gary Schmitt
Lukas Schooler
John Sherman
Marna Shopoff
Barb Stahl
Jac Tardie
Nhat Tran
Mary Lou Dooley Waller

May 2014: Linda Adele Goodine

MADE IN MEXICO, HER PLACE, ALMOST HER PLACE, NOT HER PLACE.
HECHO EN MEXICO, SU LUGAR, CASI SU LUGAR, NO SU LUGAR.

Please join us for an Artist Talk and Closing Reception this Thursday, May 29 from 5 - 7pm.

The Mexican and U.S. populations are indelibly bound through shared heritages, popular holidays, and entertainment, as well as through business. The war on drugs defines roles for production and roles for consumption, similar to the Disney Corporation indoctrinating Mexican children into American princess fantasies. This installation made of sound, image and text is dedicated to the true heroes. The journalists and photojournalist who lost their lives while exposing the covert activities of the drug cartels. It is our intent to show solidarity with these Mexican families who seem condemned to live their lives in fear of violence. We would also like to challenge the concept of borders that artificially separate and distinguish the entities and identities we are supposed to translate between. This is not only because Mexico’s war on drugs is humanity’s war, but also because the United States, since its conception, has always been composed of a great number of Mexicans. In today’s world, global events are no longer foreign. We make this work to champion tolerance and celebration of differences, stress the importance of multicultural and educational exchange programs between the U.S. and Mexico, and finally, address a history of inattention towards Mexico.
This bilingual, multi-sensory installation, includes audio, video, textiles, and photography.
 
Supplemental video interviews with the artist are available on our PiggyBack App Tour. The app is a free download for your Android or iPhone. Learn more at www.piggyback-app.com 
 

April 2014: Quicksand: Landscape of the Feminine: New Work by Anila Quayyum Agha

Agha's work includes collaged drawings and installations that explore how social and gender-based issues result from the concepts constructed by history, traditions, and contemporary society. The complicated social issues inherent in the history and production of fiber inspire her textile processes, in particular, embroidery. The addition of traditional drawing materials with dyes, wax, coffee or tea stains invoke the history and residual memory of the feminine and domestic, and add to the depth of meaning conveyed by the drawings. The use of embroidery as a drawing medium both interacts and bridges the gap between modern materials and the historical and traditional patterns of oppression and domestic servitude. This process results in artwork that is conceptually ambiguous, producing more complicated weaves of thought, artistic action, and social experience. 

Agha is a 2013 Arts Council of Indianapolis Creative Renewal Arts Fellow.

Learn more about Anila

 

March 2014: Stills: Recent Paintings by Phillip Lynam

Closing Reception and Artist Talk with Phillip Lynam: Thursday, March 27, 6-8pm

Lynam's new work seeks to explore the potential for a two-dimensional artwork to create an immersive, dislocating experience.  The artist describes his most powerful personal experience with artwork as the moment at which the viewer slows down, has effectively blocked out the rest of the room and any other distractions, the moment that one is not simply looking at the surface of a painting, but is looking into the work - completely immersed in the artwork itself. This experience is not dissimilar to the way one might interact with television screens or computer monitors. The physical reality of these screens seems to drop away as one becomes more focused on the image(s) they display, and forget about them as objects and instead look at the content that seems to exist behind the screens. A painting is an object, just as a television is, but it is also, at the same time, something immaterial, an image, like a projection on a screen.  It is simultaneously real and false; present and absent. In his work Lynam tries to emphasize elements of the paintings that create this sort of immersive experience -- vivid, glowing color, a sense of internal illumination, and complex layering of marks, patterns, and fragments of images that allude to space behind the physical surface of the work. 

 

Learn more about Phillip Lynam.

February 2014: Linda E. Anderson: Recurrences

Anderson's recent work reveals and erodes imagery through her process, evoking the acts of remembering and forgetting. Surfaces are embedded with histories that may not be immediately apparent, becoming a space where past and present share a permeable non-linear relationship. The work expresses the anxiety associated with transitional states and oppositional qualities, and is a reflection on the instability of identity itself. The fragmentation and repitition or imagery implies both a fixation and elusiveness in the search for a more comforting cohesion and narrative.