TINY IV: A Really Big Show

December 4, 2015 - January 8, 2016  
(View hours for holiday closings)

Gallery924 TinyIV eNewsTINY IV: A Really Big Show at Gallery 924 kicks off the holiday gift giving season with local art that is 6” x 6” x 6” or smaller, and prices ranging from $10 - $500. TINY is Gallery 924’s biggest show of the year and will feature over 80 artists and more than 300 pieces of TINY original artwork. TINY IV is the perfect opportunity to support local artists by sharing the gift of art that could inspire family and friends to begin their own collections. The artwork includes artists from past Gallery 924 exhibitions and other well-known Indianapolis artists. TINY IV opens on Friday, December 4, from 6 – 10 pm as part of the IDADA First Friday Art Tour. 

During TINY, the pieces of art move beyond the usual wall space and floor stanchions to occupy all the nooks and crannies of Gallery 924. Works include paintings, sculptures, drawings, textiles, and more. Some of the work is simply miniature versions of the artist’s standard offerings, and some artists were inspired by the gallery’s layout to create site-specific installations.

Mary Lou Dooley Waller: Paintings and Works on Paper

November 6 - 25, 2015  
(Gallery 924 will close at 12 pm on November 25)

Blue Ground marylou v01 cropDooley Waller is an abstract painter whose graceful, organic paintings can be found in private and public collections all over Indiana. Her quintessential non-objective paintings are expressive and colorful, yet subtle and soothing at the same time. Her latest body of work continues to focus on the more formalist aspects of color, light, and movement. She paints through an intuitive process and the resulting work offers a sense of effortless beauty. Unquestionably, the artist possesses an innate ability to produce what seems instinctual and spontaneous, although each painting has been reworked multiple times. Her new work includes works on canvas and paper, and will result in her first solo exhibition in Indianapolis since 2008 at the former Ruschman Gallery. 

Barb Stahl: Biocentric Landscapes

October 2 - 30, 2015 

Mind Garden edited HRStahl’s commercial and public art have been fixtures in Indianapolis for many years. Murals, community engagement projects, and the larger-than-life Pacer’s schedule wall she hand paints every year have been seen by thousands, however most do not associate this public work with her fine art that has been evolving over the past 20 years. In her latest body of work, Biocentric Landscapes, Stahl explores the boundaries between the abstract and non-objective; suggesting naturalistic objects such as landscapes, but not fully defining them. Through crosshatched drip patterns, Stahl symbolizes the cosmic thread, the connectivity that unites all matter in the universe, including us. The thread patterns form a grid that weave in and out of the paintings, bringing forth landscapes and other abstracted imagery. Each piece is created in a stream of consciousness process featuring both fine brush strokes and bold expressive use of color showing her technical and instinctual sides.Stahl’s work is inspired by concepts found in physics and often plays with the golden ratio in size relationships.

William Denton Ray: Shapeshifting

September 4 - 25, 2015

wdr glasseen 20x20Ray is well-known for his whimsical characters painted in bold, sometimes garish colors on everything from beer bottles to cardboard boxes and wood panels. In his new work, Ray has taken his recognizable characters and elevated them to another level through abstraction and a more subdued and neutral color palette. He has deconstructed the faces and reconstructed them into forms and shapes that have a decidedly more refined feel. He describes Shapeshifting as his new process of simplifying and abstracting his quintessential characters to the point of pareidolia - a psychological phenomenon involving a stimulus wherein the mind perceives a familiar pattern where none actually exists. Through this new work, he hopes to explore this transformation by which his familiar characters take on new life.

Learn more about William Denton Ray in Gallery 924's Studio Series.

Jerome Neal: Circle City 360°

August 7 - 28, 2015

Landing Page NealA Chicago native, Neal moved to Indianapolis in 1994 and has been painting the city ever since. His work relates to the iconic cityscapes of the early 20th century, showing the bright lights of downtown glistening with newness and alive with energy as cars hiss by pedestrians walking this way and that. His work often uses multiple vantage points to create an almost collage-like scene. You may see neighborhoods and landmarks that are not necessarily geographically connected, but work together to build the vibrancy of the heart of the city in each piece. It could be said that his subject matter is the personification of the city itself. Neal's work can be seen in many annual shows and exhibitions and is included in the permanent collection of the Indiana State Museum.