OCTOBER 2019 Postcard Archie Hamilton Parnell

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.

The Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship is a program of the Arts Council of Indianapolis and is funded by Lilly Endowment Inc.

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


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

Slip Sliding Away acrylic on canvas 2017

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.


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.



First Friday: May 3, 6 – 9 pm

The work of Anders Sandstrom investigates dualities of the human condition in layered, subtle ways that require viewer investigation. His inviting, colorful imagery pulls you in, then compels you to seek out the themes and subtexts held within. Sandstrom’s images feature characters that are flawed yet relatable, sweet yet caustic, and straightforward yet oblique. The works contain both veiled and not-so-veiled references to issues present in contemporary society: gun culture, our impact on the environment, political tribalism, and also to allusions of the maladies and weaknesses of ego that we all, on some level, share.

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Collectors' Night: Thursday, April 4, 5 - 8 pm

First Friday: Friday, April 5, 6 - 9 pm

Conceptual fiber artist Marco Querin’s current artistic research and work is dominated by multiculturalism, or, the coexistence of distinct cultures within the same society. In recent years, the world’s populations have uprooted their lives and resettled in new countries in order to leave instability behind and break the cycle of a persecuted existence. Querin creates works that attempt to evaluate where the migration journey ceases: the place where an existing culture and the cultures of those seeking refuge could mix, but more often than not, do not. Querin’s visual analysis is done through the use of a variety of colorful fiber materials stretched and threaded over canvas in ways that demonstrate fragility, resistance, elasticity, and tension.

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First Friday: Friday, March 1,  6 - 9 pm

For a two month extended exhibition, Gallery 924 is proud to present The Video Show, a group show featuring 15 central Indiana artists working in screen-based media. The work ranges from computer animation to video-mapped sculptural installations. You'll see intimate videos presented on iPods, viewer focused interactive touch screens, and beautifully filmed large-scale projections.

In a long line of material-specific shows, including The Wood Show and The Clay Show; The Video Show seeks to explore and bring to the forefront some of the most ambitious work being created by contemporary Indianapolis-based video and new media artists.

Participating artists:

  • Petronio Bendito + Atarilogic (Noah Mattern)
  • Zachary Davidson
  •  Rose Harding
  •  Bryn Jackson (limited showing)
  •  Sasan Kayyod
  •  Carla Knopp
  •  Katie Norman
  •  Jenny Ollikainen
  •  Stefan Petranek
  •  Constance Scopelitis
  •  Artur Silva (limited showing)
  •  Liz Wierzbicki

Gallery 924 at the Arts Council of Indianapolis highlights central Indiana contemporary artists in curated solo and group shows.

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