Out of Easy Reach contains works by twenty-four U.S. based, female-identifying contemporary artists from the Black and Latinx Diasporas. Working across a variety of media, these artists counter conventional accounts of abstraction in art history that have often overlooked the artistic contributions of women of color. Including over 40 artworks created between 1980 and 2018, Out of Easy Reach proposes that artists employ abstraction as a tool to explore histories both personal and universal, as well as to expose institutionalized modes of knowledge and power.
On Structure features contemporary artists utilizing or employing structure in their practice, ideation and visual language. Works in painting, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, and digital media will be included. Artists in the exhibition are Hannah Barnes, Jessica Calderwood, Tiffany Carbonneau, Carnonneau + Crum, etc, Brian Harper, Katie Hudnall, Mie Kongo and Brooke Marks-Swanson, all hailing from the Midwest.
The M.F.A. and B.F.A. Thesis Shows feature work created by graduating Master of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts students in the School of Art, Architecture + Design at Indiana University. Each exhibition features student work from one or all of our nine studio areas: ceramics, digital art, graphic design, metalsmithing and jewelry design, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and textiles.
Messengers is an exhibition of paintings, sculpture and works on paper by internationally known artist Bharti Kher. One of India’s most prominent contemporary artists, she uses the “medium” of traditional and sperm-shaped bindis in her practice, whether employed in swirling gestures on works on paper and paintings or employed in her large sculptural works. Messengers will include several large-scale paintings, in which bindis of different shapes and colors are incorporated into and onto a painted surface. Her visit to the Indiana University campus is part of India Remixed: A Global Arts and Humanities Festival.
The MFA / BFA Group Show includes works created by first and second year MFA students and non-graduating BFA students from the School of Art, Architecture + Design. This exhibition features student works that utilize traditional and non-traditional styles and techniques in a variety of media from all studio areas: ceramics, digital art, graphic design, metalsmithing and jewelry design, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and textiles.
The School of Art, Architecture + Design Faculty Exhibition will contain artworks created by more than forty faculty artists representing different areas within the School of Art, Architecture + Design. Works in a variety of media including textiles, printmaking, ceramics, graphic design, sculpture, digital art, video, photography, painting, metalsmithing, and design will be shown. Exhibiting artists include tenured, tenure-track, and emeritus faculty, as well as adjuncts.