Open year round, the Galleries at Herron showcase the artwork of emerging and established contemporary artists and designers, as well as the work of Herron’s acclaimed faculty, distinguished alumni and students. All exhibitions and artist talks are free and open to the public.
National Sculpture Society Exhibition
November 8, 2023 – January 20, 2024
Join us for an exciting showcase of the work of fifteen regional sculptors at the National Sculpture Society Exhibition. Organized and curated by the National Sculpture Society’s Indiana’s ambassador Gregory Glasson and IU Indianapolis’ own Jacob Dobson, the show highlights a variety of techniques and technologies in contemporary figurative sculpture.
LECTURE + RECEPTION
Wednesday, November 8, 2023, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Join artist Petah Coyne for The Jane Fortune Outstanding Women Visiting Artist Lecture about her work, whereby she has been unafraid to confront a range of subjects or tackle contemporary themes from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. The National Sculpture Society Exhibition opening and reception following until 9 p.m.
Andrea Myers: Materialize
September 20, 2023 – January 13, 2024
Berkshire, Reese and Paul Galleries
Andrea Myers’ work explores the space between two and three dimensionality, hybridizing painting, sculpture and fiber arts. Materialize will feature several large-scale works, including a new major installation formed of repurposed t-shirts that will transform the gallery into a pixilated quilt of bold colors.
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Quotidian Artifacts: Kara Janx and Karen Shapiro
October 25 – November 18, 2023
This exhibition celebrates the work of Kara Janx and Karen Shapiro, both who elevate everyday objects into fine ceramic art. Shaprio’s oversized items include iconic foods, popular drugs, and common items that are at once nostalgic and overlooked. On the other hand, Janx’s diminutive forms also celebrate similar consumables with a nod to the subversive. Drugs, cigarettes, and junk food are frequent subjects, instantly recognizable on a miniature scale.
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Danielle Riede: An Ocean of Sky
November 29 – December 23, 2023
Rooted in mythology and fiction, An Ocean of Sky is the second installation of its kind by Randolph H. Deer Professor Danielle Felice Riede. She sees it as an expansion of her 2022 work, Venus Walks on Pearls. To create this work Riede laid pearls from her mother on a tiny section of a print of Peter Paul Rubens’s 1622 painting, Portrait of Marie de Medici. For her this section of this unfinished painting suggested something immense and celestial, not unlike the power and space that goddesses and queens have held in the imaginations of girls, women and everyone fascinated by them throughout time. For An Ocean of Sky Riede intermingles photography, painting, print and craft methodologies. Do the crystals and faux pearls reference adornment or stars? The title, An Ocean of Sky, suggests the limitlessness of the human spirit.
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