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.

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Torry Brown

If I Stay
Before I Leave
Images by Torry Brown
June 15 – August 31, 2022
Marsh Gallery
Eskenazi Hall

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Torry Brown is a photographer and image-maker whose primary focus has been exploring the complicated relationship between feeling a part of and apart from a landscape. His work is centered on emotion and perception, with images conveying the feelings of an experience and emphasizing the pliability of memory that inevitably follows those fleeting moments.

Brown graduated from Herron School of Art and Design in 2022 and will attend Yale University this fall to begin a Master of Fine Arts in photography at the Yale School of Art.

Past is Present

Past is Present: Black Artists Respond to the Complicated Histories of Slavery
September 28, 2022 – January 15, 2023
Berkshire, Reese and Paul Galleries
Marsh Gallery
Basile Gallery
Eskenazi Hall

Through contemporary African American art, Past is Present explores the legacy of slavery in Indiana and beyond. The exhibition includes contributions from Indianapolis-based and nationally renowned artists, displayed in dialogue alongside historical objects and documents. Paintings, sculpture, prints, digital projections, textile art, and several mixed media works will be displayed.

Past is Present: Black Artists Respond to the Complicated Histories of Slavery is curated by Jonathan Square, assistant professor of Black visual culture at Parsons School of Design.

The exhibition is made possible by a generous grant from the Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation and The Indianapolis Foundation, a CICF affiliate.

On Sept. 28, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., featured artist Sonya Clark will deliver a talk. The event will be followed by an opening reception. Support for Clark's talk is provided by ESL-Spectrum in Indianapolis.

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