Feminine Bloodlines, Mexican Womanhood: Erasing Submissiveness, Beatriz Vasquez

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Indianapolis-based Beatriz Vásquez' Mexican heritage is firmly entrenched in her art practice. Her imagery of flowing colorfully patterned clothing and cultural symbols coupled with her use of the traditional Mexican technique of papel picado (cut paper) reflect the rich history of her family and her childhood growing up in the border town of Brownsville, Texas. Those memories and narratives converge with the current reality of oppressive traditions that still affect women wherever they live. In this new work, the artist has created larger than life figures to visualize and create space for an empowered and strong female presence in the 21st century.

Hear from Beatriz about her career and the inspiration behind her Gallery 924 exhibition during her artist talk taking place on Thursday, March 12. RSVP here.

Image: Mujeres de Maiz/Maize Women (detail), papel picado, 2020

Exhibition continues through March 27.

TINY VIII: A Really Big Show

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First Friday: December 6, 2019 | 6 - 10 pm
Doors Open at 6pm!

TINY VIII at Gallery 924 includes hundreds of small pieces of original art by central Indiana artists. All media, all styles, all 6” x 6” x 6” or smaller, and many for $100 or less. This is the perfect time for first-time art buyers to start a collection or for seasoned gallery goers to purchase holiday gifts and discover new artists.

Patrons who purchase artwork for holiday gifts may pick them up early on December 18 and 19 from 9am - 5pm and on December 20 from 9am - 12 noon.  Otherwise, all artwork may be picked up after the show closes January 3, 2020. 

Is Everyday Extraordinary? A Photography Show

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First Friday: November 1, 6 – 9 pm

November 1 - 22

Gallery 924, in partnership with guest curators Aurora PhotoCenter, is proud to present Is Everyday Extraordinary?. The group exhibition highlights photographic works of various processes that demonstrate photography’s unique ability to make common everyday objects and happenings seem extraordinary. Patrons will view artwork by some of central Indiana’s best contemporary photographers as well as learn more about Aurora and its mission to support a thriving photography scene in Indianapolis.

Founded in 2018, Aurora PhotoCenter is a new arts nonprofit dedicated to supporting creativity through photography. Aurora aims to elevate the photographic arts through exhibitions, workshops, and providing access to creative tools for practicing artists. Learn more at AuroraPhoto.org.

Image: Amelia Morris, Self Portrait as a Ghost, photography, 2019

Circles: The Renaissance, The Rebirth, The Remix

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First Friday: October 4, 6 - 9 pm

Gallery 924 is proud to present a group show featuring three very stylistically different, but deeply connected artists. Creative Renewal Arts Fellows Mason Archie, Jay Parnell, and Lobyn Hamilton have been meeting informally for years discussing art, politics, identity, life, and culture. From these conversations, a vision for a visual representation of their discussions has emerged. The resulting exhibition, Circles: the Renaissance, the Rebirth, the Remix represents them individually and their current approach to their artwork. The artists’ collective goal for this gathering of artwork is to come together as an artistic brotherhood with black culture and the black experience as the foundation of the work presented.

Join us on Thursday, October 24th from 6:30 - 8 p.m. for an artist talk featuring all three Circles artists! RSVP here

The Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship program is made possible through generous support from Lilly Endowment and is administered by the Arts Council of Indianapolis.

Images: Mason Archie, Mia #2, oil on canvas; Jay Parnell, Truth and Love, oil on board; Lobyn Hamilton, Decisions, mixed media

DeHaan Artist of Distinction Group Exhibition II


First Friday: September 6, 6 - 9 pm

In 2017, the Arts Council of Indianapolis partnered with the DeHaan Family Foundation to create the DeHaan Artist of Distinction Award for the purpose of honoring Indianapolis-based contemporary visual artists with grants of up to $10,000 each for aspirational projects.

This September, Gallery 924 presents a curated group exhibition of the second round of recipients: Anila Quayyum Agha, Kassim Norris, Artur Silva, Stefan Petranek, and Cory Robinson. Each artist received the award in 2018 for a specific project that pushed their careers in new dynamic ways, embodying the goals of the program which include a high tolerance for risk and exploration. The works presented in this show represent the outcomes of this new artistic investigation.

Image: Stefan Petranek, 200 Gallons of CO 2, #1 (from the series The Future is Broken), 24″ x 30,” Archival Inkjet Print, 2019

Marianne Glick: Inspired by Music

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First Friday: August 2, 6 - 9 pm

Like many artists, Marianne Glick often listens to music while she paints, allowing the flowing, organic, and expressive movement to inform her colorful abstractions. The energy from the music is clearly transferred into her acrylic on canvas neo-expressionist paintings as is apparent in the image opposite this text, Slip Sliding Away – which she created while listening to the Paul Simon tune. For her solo exhibition in Gallery 924, the new artwork will have yet another musical layer. Glick is a fan and supporter of the Cabaret, our neighbors just feet away, and often attends to hear her favorite Broadway stars perform. For this new body of work, she chose to focus on the Cabaret style music the venue champions, with a special emphasis on the Broadway actor/singer Caissie Levy who is set to perform at the Cabaret in August. Look to see new work from Glick as she visually explores the music of Broadway resulting in colorful abstractions created in Glick’s signature style.

The Button Show: Tiny Wearable Art


First Friday: June 7, 6 - 9 pm

Join us as more than one thousand, 1 ¼ inch, original artwork buttons take over the walls of Gallery 924 for a unique, two month extended exhibition.

Buttons have long been a way American culture has shared ideas, passions, self-expression, and political views. The practice of using buttons for political messaging goes back to the first presidential campaign for George Washington. Since then, buttons have become much more than campaign tools. Buttons were co-opted in the 70s by the Punk Rock and New Wave music scenes and emerged as their own subculture in the early 1980s.

In Gallery 924, we have been doing our part to reinvigorate button culture by creating custom buttons for all of our exhibitions. This summer we turn it up a notch and ask artists to create original artworks to fit on a button. Various media, both 2D and 3D, various artists and styles, all tiny wearable self-expressive art! Everyone should be able to own (and sometimes wear) beautiful, powerful, provocative, meaningful, original artwork.

*Note: There will not be a Thursday event for this exhibition. The opening will take place on First Friday, June 7, from 6 - 9 pm. Due to the 4th of July holiday, Gallery 924 will not be open for a July First Friday reception. Instead, the show will conclude with a closing reception on Friday, July 19, from 5 - 7 pm. Patrons are welcome to pick up their purchased buttons during this time.

View the complete list of participating artists here.

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