EXHIBITIONS: The Art Center galleries connect the community with nationally-recognized exhibitions featuring the artwork of local, regional and national artists. Rotating exhibitions run throughout the year and are always free and open to the public.


 

 

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS


Summer Exhibition Series

June 21-August 7, 2019

Opening Reception: Friday, June 21 from 6-9 pm


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Images: Chris Bakay, Sophie Treppendahl, and Megan Ford Willingham


Chris Bakay

Chris Bakay’s translucent sculptures work as a "metaphor for the impermanence of memory.” As Bakay researched vintage t-shirts designs and started translating them into resin sculpture, he found that viewers are able to give their own meaning to the work based on their own memories or pasts. Bakay says, “To me, the gold and silver [shirts] pay homage to an object of the past, in the same way the clear or translucent does."


Sophie Treppendahl

Sophie Treppendahl’s paintings explore the idea of portraiture while straying tradition into a new contemporary take. While historically portraits are straightforward images depicting people (sometimes surrounded by objects that might define them), Treppendahl flips the dialogue – choosing to instead portray people through depictions of their clothing, as well as objects or locations that have particular significance to those individuals.


Clotheshorse

This group exhibition will feature the work of artists across the country investigating how clothing, accessories, and fashion play a role in identity, commercialism, and social media in today’s world. Multiple mediums, perspectives, and techniques will collide in this survey of all things sartorial.


SMART EXHIBITION

NAVIGATION


JUNE 21-AUGUST 7, 2019

OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY, JUNE 21 from 6-9 PM

PROGRAM AND AWARDS CEREMONY: 7 PM


Each year, a theme or concept guides the projects and discussions that take place in the SMART studio and this year that theme was "Navigation." Please join us in celebrating the journey of these diverse artists. Students selected for SMARTplus and the Teen Internship Program will be announced during the Awards Ceremony.


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SMART+ EXHIBITION

FRACTURE


JUNE 21-AUGUST 7, 2019

OPENING RECEPTION: JUNE 21 from 6-9 PM

PROGRAM AND AWARDS CEREMONY: 7 PM


"Fracture" is an exhibition of artwork created, curated, and installed by the students in the Indianapolis Art Center's SMART+ Program. Participating teen artists and graduates from the SMART program are supported by a professional artists and their individual adult mentors in their experimentation with new art forms, exploration of careers, and the preparation of their own art show in the short span of a year!


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FACULTY GALLERY


The Indianapolis Art Center’s Faculty Gallery in the Basile Studio Shop is an exhibition space dedicated exclusively to our current faculty members as an opportunity to showcase their talents and sell work directly to the public. Featuring work made by the very teaching artists that lead our educational and outreach programs, the Faculty Gallery features a wide array of mediums and price points.

 

GALLERY HOURS


Monday-Friday 9 am-10 pm
Saturday 9 am-6 pm
Sunday Noon-6 pm