November 2020 | El Tendedero/The Clothesline Indiana: Homage & Celebration

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In partnership with Women4Change Indiana, Gallery 924 presented El Tendedero/The Clothesline Indiana: Homage & Celebration, an exhibition honoring the work of women and organizations all over central Indiana to bring awareness to the issue of violence against women and children. The project is inspired by internationally known Mexican feminist artist Mónica Mayer. 

The exhibition featured the works of three Indianapolis-based artists. Darlene Delbecq, Beatriz Vásquez, and Samantha Veach. Veach, a photographer at Newfields, documented a year of art and activism as Women4Change traveled the state to host events and inspire discussion and introspection into the pervasive issue of sexual harassment and violence against women and girls. Delbecq shared a series of portraits of artist Mónica Mayer and new conceptual work around women's bodily autonomy. Vásquez created a large-scale papel picado-inspired installation that explores the collective impact of multiple voices all sounding the alarm against the long history of violence against women along the border.

Sales of artwork in the show raised money for Women 4 Change Indiana and the Indiana Coalition to End Sexual Assault and Human Trafficking. 

View the virtual tour below.

Image: Beatriz Vásquez, "No Means No" (detail), cut paper

October 2020 | DeHaan Artists of Distinction Group Exhibition III

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A 426-foot quilted table runner that encourages the viewer to think about how transit expansion affects historically "redlined" neighborhoods and a powerful new imagery of life at the U.S.-Mexico border that helps us question our personal perspectives. Art meets activism at Gallery 924's October exhibition, featuring works by five central Indiana artists -  LaShawnda Crowe Storm, Lobyn Hamilton, Stuart Hyatt, Jacinda Russell, and Constance Scopelitis - who received 2019 DeHaan Artist of Distinction Awards.  (Click on artist's name to view video interview)

In this exhibition, we honored the legacy of Christel DeHaan, without whom this award and show would not be possible. To learn more about the program and Ms. DeHaan's role, please watch this brief video message.

View the exhibition virtually below or here.

March 2020: 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.

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

December 2019 | TINY VIII: A Really Big Show

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TINY VIII at Gallery 924 included 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. A visit to TINY 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.

November 2019 | Is Everyday Extraordinary? A Photography Show

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Gallery 924, in partnership with guest curators Aurora PhotoCenter, was proud to present Is Everyday Extraordinary?. The group exhibition highlighted photographic works of various processes that demonstrated photography’s unique ability to make common everyday objects and happenings seem extraordinary. Patrons viewed artwork by some of central Indiana’s best contemporary photographers as well as learned 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

October 2019 | Circles: The Renaissance, The Rebirth, The Remix

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Gallery 924 was 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 represented each individual and their current approach to their artwork. The artists’ collective goal for this gathering of artwork was 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 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

September 2019 | DeHaan Artist of Distinction Group Exhibition II

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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.

In September 2019, Gallery 924 presented 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

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