Michael Helsley: Do you remember, the Fish? No, I remember the ice cream.

WEB IMAGE"The Fish: Me! Remember, the Fish? Came home in a baggy, loved me for two weeks, and then *nothing*!" - Dr. Seuss

Helsley is known for his fun, whimsical, graphic characters who often float in the air or cling to a window. The artist uses recycled vinyl from billboards and other found objects to create these often larger-than-life figures. With this installation, Helsley hopes to create an environment where the audience is both viewing and being viewed, turning the floor to ceiling windows of Gallery 924 into a "fish bowl." Making use of the extensive amount of window space at the gallery, the viewer is obligated to observe the installation from both inside and outside. In essence, creating an interactive visual where patrons move in and out of the installation and become a part of the "fish bowl" experience. The installation will trnasform the gallery space into a spectacle, a kind of living, fluid memory.

The show opens during the IDADA First Friday Art Tour on Friday, November 7 and hangs through November 26.
The gallery will be closed November 27 and 28.


Peggy Breidenbach & Barbara Hosein: Human/Nature

The two-person exhibition Human/Nature reflects the often personal yet universal observations of the artists, manifested through their ceramic works, sculptures and altered objects. Themes include the human personality, animal instinct, whimsy, change, personal growth, and the fragile beauty of now. Both artists are strongly influenced by forms found in nature and by nature as a metaphor. The two-person show is a celebration of the human condition and how we understand our lives.

Hear the artists talk about their process and the artwork in this show. Download the FREE mobile gallery tour app Piggyback for iPhone or Adroid.

For photos of the exhibition and opening reception, visit our Facebook page. 

D. DelReverda-Jennings: Caught Between the Sun and Heaven

DelReverda-Jennings utilizes a variety of natural materials including fiber, paint, precious metals, and more to create figurative sculpture, paintings, and installation work. Her latest work celebrates women, depicting females who are in a state of self-discovery, insight, mystery, empowerment, and affirmation, while exploring the complexities of biracial/multi-ethnic cultural identity. 

Opening reception with the artist on IDADA First Friday Art Tour, Friday, August 1 from 6-9pm. 

The show runs through Thursday, August 28 at 6pm.



The Contemporary Landscape Show - June 2014

Given the indisputably strong history of landscape painting in Indiana, Gallery 924 seeks to explore the evolution of this admirable history by exploring and exposing the world of the contemporary Indiana landscape painter. How far have Hoosier artists pushed the idea of a landscape? What we found is that the resilient tradition continues, but the variety of materials, techniques, and styles seem to have no bounds. In our summer group show you will see contemporary artists paying homage to the pioneers of the traditional Indiana landscape, but you will also see new and unexpected artwork including audio and sculptural landscapes, poetry, and more. The show includes 37 central Indiana contemporary artists exploring the theme of the contemporary landscape.

In conjunction with IDADA, Gallery 924 is partnering with the Cole-Noble Gallery at Artistry for a special highlights show of the Contemporary Landscapes show that connects the two spaces and expands the show through the month of July.
Supplemental video interviews with the artists are available on our PiggyBack App Tour. The app is a free download for your Android or iPhone. Learn more at www.piggyback-app.com 
*Image: Cloud House by Gary Schmitt

Jeannine Allen
Dan Annarino
Rachel Bleil
Hector Del Campo
Jordan Cleland
Jane Corbin
Benaiah Cusack
Debra Delbecq
James Wille Faust
Wendy Franklin
Cassidy Frye
Todd Gingerich
Susan Watt Grade
Keith Hampton
Megan Jefferson
Melissa Kistler and Nathaniel Borch
Carla Knopp
M.W. LaFary
Michal Lile
Jan Martin
Bonnie Maurer
Katrina Murray
Phil O'Malley
Quincy Owens
Orlando Pelaez
Jennifer Pianki
Jerry Points
Gautam Rao
William Denton Ray
Gary Schmitt
Lukas Schooler
John Sherman
Marna Shopoff
Barb Stahl
Jac Tardie
Nhat Tran
Mary Lou Dooley Waller

May 2014: Linda Adele Goodine


Please join us for an Artist Talk and Closing Reception this Thursday, May 29 from 5 - 7pm.

The Mexican and U.S. populations are indelibly bound through shared heritages, popular holidays, and entertainment, as well as through business. The war on drugs defines roles for production and roles for consumption, similar to the Disney Corporation indoctrinating Mexican children into American princess fantasies. This installation made of sound, image and text is dedicated to the true heroes. The journalists and photojournalist who lost their lives while exposing the covert activities of the drug cartels. It is our intent to show solidarity with these Mexican families who seem condemned to live their lives in fear of violence. We would also like to challenge the concept of borders that artificially separate and distinguish the entities and identities we are supposed to translate between. This is not only because Mexico’s war on drugs is humanity’s war, but also because the United States, since its conception, has always been composed of a great number of Mexicans. In today’s world, global events are no longer foreign. We make this work to champion tolerance and celebration of differences, stress the importance of multicultural and educational exchange programs between the U.S. and Mexico, and finally, address a history of inattention towards Mexico.
This bilingual, multi-sensory installation, includes audio, video, textiles, and photography.
Supplemental video interviews with the artist are available on our PiggyBack App Tour. The app is a free download for your Android or iPhone. Learn more at www.piggyback-app.com 

April 2014: Quicksand: Landscape of the Feminine: New Work by Anila Quayyum Agha

Agha's work includes collaged drawings and installations that explore how social and gender-based issues result from the concepts constructed by history, traditions, and contemporary society. The complicated social issues inherent in the history and production of fiber inspire her textile processes, in particular, embroidery. The addition of traditional drawing materials with dyes, wax, coffee or tea stains invoke the history and residual memory of the feminine and domestic, and add to the depth of meaning conveyed by the drawings. The use of embroidery as a drawing medium both interacts and bridges the gap between modern materials and the historical and traditional patterns of oppression and domestic servitude. This process results in artwork that is conceptually ambiguous, producing more complicated weaves of thought, artistic action, and social experience. 

Agha is a 2013 Arts Council of Indianapolis Creative Renewal Arts Fellow.

Learn more about Anila


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