May 2012: Jan R. Martin


Martin’s lifelong fascination with the beauty of decaying surfaces found on discarded, manmade objects like old cans, trucks and industrial debris is his inspiration for much of his new work.  Not only do they reveal beauty in their textures, shapes and colors, they allow for allegorical references, implying alternate realities and alluding to human existence.  Like a mirage, Martin distorts reality using oil, acrylic and canvas to provoke the viewer’s imagination.


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June 2012: Dan Cooper

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Cooper’s work has a strong Midwestern sensibility, but his expression derives from a combination of science and art. His fascination with astronomy and physics is the basis for his new work. Seasons incorporates painting, drawing, photography and video to explore the visual expressions of nature’s annual phases.

June 1 | 6 - 9 p.m.

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July 2012: The Clay Show

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The practice of using clay as a material to build functional and ritualistic objects is thousands of years old. By its very nature, clay is rooted in our beginnings and has evolved over the centuries to move beyond function and into the realm of fine art. In July, Gallery 924 brings together the best of central Indiana contemporary clay artists. The Clay Show features 15 artists and more than 30 pieces of art that range from sculpture, vessels, figurative work, painting and more.

July 6 | 6 - 9 p.m. 

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August 2012: Supermodernity

Courtland webSPECIAL HOURS | Gallery 924 will be closed from 10-2 on Thursday, August 30 for Start with Art. We will reopen at 2.

Blade’s work deals with ideas of supermodernity – the concept of society existing in a hyper-realized modernity, detached from the past. His images of empty subways, motorways and airport terminals invoke a sense of isolation and non-place. These images reflect the lack of personal connection in our rapidly changing society, accentuated by the absence of any human figures. Blade’s new work creates a sense of unease, dislocation and foreboding, but one that is certainly familiar in our contemporary urban landscape.

August 3 | 6 - 9 p.m. 

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September 2012: Transitions & Possibilities

Disappearing CloudEnergized by a recent Arts Council of Indianapolis Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship, Lile finds his work in a transitional period that challenges his own perceptions and likely those of his audience. His new work engages space beyond the physical piece itself, denying the viewer visual access to a work that is right in front of them, and creating work that requires the viewer to hold one view in mind while moving to another location to get another view.  The possibilities inherent in this type of transition are truly endless. In Transitions & Possibilities, visitors to Gallery 924 will experience a show that physically extends beyond the four walls of the gallery. 

September 7 | 6 - 9 p.m.

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October 2012: Pete Brown

Daredevil webBLIND. is a participatory exhibition which adds a new dimension to visual art, aiming to encourage people of varying visual abilities to interact with the art, via audio, video, touch, and sight. Brown, coming off of a two year Creative Renewal Fellowship, has partnered with Bosma Enterprises to create a gallery experience that challenges the preconceptions of how people relate and interact with visual art. Brown’s work uses the aesthetic of street art and graffiti to create an urban and contemporary, yet accessible narrative. Throughout the visit, many common perceptions, regarding how people with visual disabilities experience the visual world, will be broken and redefined.

Special Saturday Closing
Saturday, October 27 | 10 a.m. to 2 

November 2012: Elise Schweitzer

3GardenPartyDetail1Schweitzer makes exuberantly large oil paintings of people dancing, playing music, fighting and fleeing from metaphorical and actual upheaval. She stages a series of actions and reactions to capture a peak dramatic moment. Her painting technique, coupled with her specificity in color and form help create bold and expressive experiences. Her paintings embrace an historic tradition of grand-scale figurative painters referencing some of the timeless and iconic works of art history while exploring more contemporary themes such as anxiety and autobiography.

View opening photos here.

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