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
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.