April 7-28, 2017 - M-F 9-5pm and until 6pm on Thursdays
Gallery 924 presents the latest series of mixed media figurative work by recent Creative Renewal Arts Fellow, Lobyn Hamilton. In this exhibition, the viewer will be surrounded by new work on Plexiglass with themes relating to religion, music, the black church experience, and social commentary connecting both past and present. Iconic imagery in this show will be minimized as Hamilton continues to explore original narratives and themes which put more emphasis on the vinyl record as a medium. Multiple source materials will be presented in his new work including Black Panther Newspapers, D.W. Griffith's Birth of Nation on 8mm film, Rolling Stone Magazines, VHS tapes, and The Bible.
Opening Reception: March 3
During the IDADA First Friday Art Tour
This March, Gallery 924 is pleased to present Emily Stergar’s Stack: A Layering of Elements. In her Gallery 924 exhibition, each individual sculpture will incorporate materials natural to our environment, such as wood or stone, as well as those fabricated by man, like Styrofoam and concrete. Each part is stacked or layered upon the next utilizing gravity alone.
Emily Stergar draws attention to change in our shared landscape. Her work alters the land beyond its original state, exploring our need to transform it and question what can and should exist. The stacks of each sculpture are an organization of disparate materials and objects turned into an understandable and orderly pile. The sculptural piles reference the layering of earth’s crust, as well as the materials obtained from it, whether found, natural, or man-made. These materials are the elements palpably seen and unseen in the spaces of earth we occupy. Stergar sees the physical and conceptual balancing of these components as a way to create a sense of grounding for her and the viewer.Sterger is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Herron School of Art and Design. She received her BFA in Sculpture at Herron School of Art and Design, and MFA in Sculpture from Arizona State University, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts.
The artist will donate 50% of each artwork's sale price to the National Parks Foundation.
IDADA First Friday Art Tour Reception: February 3, 6 - 9 pm
Having spent his formative years in New York City, Vázquez’s expressive, gestural style stems in part from his colorful past as part of the subway style writing scene in the 1970s and 1980s. His bold, organic work reflects his own social commentary on human resilience and the desire to keep one’s humanity from being dismissed. Vázquez’s inspirations are rooted in style writing, but have evolved into a highly polished studio practice. His expressive work plays out via vibrant colors, uninhibited gestures, and relentless energy.
Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 1970, Vázquez currently lives in Indianapolis. Beginning in 2017, Vázquez will maintain a studio practice in both Indianapolis and New York City. Along with style writing, his inspiration is rooted in the works of Ed Clark, Jackson Pollock, and Jean-Michel Basquiat. Vázquez's work has been exhibited in numerous galleries and cultural institutions. He has lectured on the history of style writing in venues such as the Arts Council of Indianapolis, New York City College of Technology-CUNY, Indianapolis Public Library Central Branch, Clowes Memorial Hall at Butler Arts Center, and Indianapolis Museum of Art. Vázquez is a 2017 Scholar In Residence at the IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute.
Closing Reception During the
IDADA First Friday Art Tour
January 6, 6 - 9 pm
TINY V: 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 120 artists and more than 400 pieces of TINY original artwork. TINY V 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 up-and-coming Indianapolis artists.
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.
Shifting Perspectives runs through November 23 at noon. The gallery will be closed on November 24 and 25.
This November Gallery 924 presents Marna Shopoff’s Shifting Perspectives, a solo exhibition featuring new works on canvas, linen, and paper. Shopoff creates bold, geometric abstractions that examine ideas relating to place identity and lived experiences within both the built and natural environments.
Through reflection and intuition, Shopoff explores the visual overlap of the places we visit, the homes we live in, and the countries we explore. She expresses these visually compiled memories with expressive color to capture a certain mood, and abstraction to move through and define a physical space. She uses geometry, saturation, and transparency as her voice to reveal personal experiences within these spaces. Each piece reflects actual forms and shapes, but also the intangible memories and perceptions each viewer carries with them about a particular place.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Marna Shopoff is an Indianapolis-based visual artist with an emphasis on abstract painting and intuitive drawing. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2012 and Master of Fine Arts degree in 2014 from Herron School of Art and Design, where she has taught as an adjunct professor in the Foundations and Drawing Programs.
She has led panel discussions on abstract learning and haptic drawing at the Foundations in Art Theory and Education Conference (US) and the International Drawing and Cognition Symposium (UK). Shopoff is the recipient of various honors and awards including an Individual Artist Award from the Indiana Arts Commission, the Mildred Darby Menz Award, and the 2014-2015 Stutz Resident Artist Award.
Shopoff’s work has been published in print circulations including Studio Visit Magazine, Manifest, and Blue Canvas. She has taken part in exhibitions both locally and internationally (solo, group, and collaborative), and has participated in art fairs including PULSE New York (NY), the Miami Project (FL) and VOLTA12 Basel (Switzerland). She is currently represented by Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, LA. Visit her website to learn more.