The Young Collectors Show

February 5 - February 26                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Young Collectors Postcard FrontGallery 924 presents The Young Collectors Show. Bring your little ones and join us as we celebrate the magical experience that can happen when young minds experience art for the first time. Expect to see beautiful, whimsical, intriguing, and thoughtful artwork by 32 central Indiana contemporary artists. This exhibition is curated and installed especially for the enjoyment and appreciation of 3 - 12 year old children. All artwork will be for sale including many pieces that will be offered as prints or reproductions as a way to encourage young art lovers to buy their first artwork. Each child who attends the opening reception will receive a special gift to help them learn more about the artists and artwork in the exhibition. 

Artists in The Young Collectors Show: Mike Allee, Marc Anderson, Courtland Blade, Peggy Breidenbach, Anna Lee Chalose-McAleese, Jane Corbin, Rene Crigler, Erica Cunningham, Josh Haines, Christina Hollering, Laura Levine, Michal Lile, Phillip Lynam, Andy McAleese, Todd McCutcheon, Steve Nyktas, Phil O'Malley, Emma Overman, Greg Potter, Gautam Rao, William Denton Ray, Katrin Robinson, Joe Rohrman, Kat Silver, Stuart Snoddy, Bonnie Stahlecker, Jac Tardie, Lois Main Templeton, Tori Weyers, Nicole Whitis, Cathleen Williams, and Beth Zyglowicz. 

Indy's Child Pop-Up Playdate on February 6, 10 am - 12 pm
Join Indy's Child Magazine and the Arts Council of Indianapolis at Gallery 924 for an exciting morning at The Young Collectors Show! Pop-up Playdate events are the perfect way to beat winter blues, enjoy family friendly fun, and get to know the spots that make Indianapolis the unique city it is. During this special event, families will discover: 

Professional art selected for young eyes - all hung at child level!
Art making activity inspired by the work of artist Anna Lee Chalose-McAleese
Story time with artist Phil O'Malley
Scavenger hunt
Giveaways
Snacks, and more! 

Every Day We Write a Dance with Dance Kaleidoscope on February 20, 11 - 11:45 am
An Arts for Learning dance workshop for dancers age 3 – 93! Warm-up, learn basic dance movements, and create a community dance with Dance Kaleidoscope’s Rehearsal Director Liberty Harris.

In Partnership with Gallery 924 and the Arts Council of Indianapolis. Program is free and open to the public in conjunction with Gallery 924’s The Young Collectors Show. Space is limited, so please RSVP soon to lynnw@dancekal.org or (317) 940-8459

TINY IV: A Really Big Show

December 4, 2015 - January 8, 2016  
Holiday hours: The gallery will be closed from December 23 at noon until Monday, January 4. Happy Holidays!

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.

 

 
2015 Participating Artists: 

TINY IV - Participating Artists
Aaron Thornburg
Abigail Miles
Amelia Rose
Amelia Morris
Amy Ward
Amy Rheinhardt
Anila Quayyumm Agha
Anton Oboukhov
Ashley Richardson
Barb Zech
Becky Wilson
Bethany Testa Avilla
Bianca Dudeck-Mandity
Bonnie Fillenwarth
Carla Knopp
Chris Bowman
CJ Martin
Copper
Courtland Blade
Cris Rivas
Daniel Hall
DeMaris Gaunt
Erica Cunningham
Erin Case
Gary Schmitt
Gautam Rao
Gayla Hodson
Hector Del Campo
Jack Monninger
Jeff Hoyt
Jennifer Hoard
Jessica Springman
Joe Rohrman
John Russell
Josh Betsey
Joy Hernandez
Jude Odell
Kat Silver
Katrina Murray
Katrina Kuntz
Kristy Hughes
Kyle Ragsdale
Laura Levine
Lesley Baker
Lois Templeton
Lydia Burris
Mark Daniell
Mary Lessing
Melissa Parrott
Melissa Nees Hauger
Merle Pace
Michal Lile
Michael Helsely
Molly Johnson
Nancy Lee
Neil Cain
Nick Smith
Nicole Pancini
Nicole Whitis
Peggy Breidenbach
Pete Brown
Phil O'Malley
Quincy Owens
Rachel Bleil
Rhonda Kearns
Ritch Hanna
Shamira Wilson
Sheila Sellinger
Sherry Long
Sofiya Inger
Stephanie Robertson
Steve Nyktas
Steve Paddack
Sylvia Strom
Thea Meussling
Thomas Kennedy
Topher Aodhsson
Tori Weyers
Vicky White
William Denton Ray

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.