Anne Harris: The Mind's I
April 4 – 26, 2022
The Mind's I is a traveling and expanding drawing project led by nationally recognized artist Anne Harris that aims to spark discussion and questions about perception, self-perception, and drawing. This exhibition was the culmination of a series of self-portrait exercises by Herron and Indianapolis artists.The Mind's I was supported by a grant from the Welcoming Campus Innovation (Re)Building Community through Engagement Fund. The exhibition and programs were presented in partnership with the IUPUI Office of Community Engagement, the IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute, and the IUPUI Senior Academy.
Tarik Carroll–EveryBODY IS A GOOD BODY: The RE-formation of Beauty Standards
March 23 – April 26, 2022
The Michael A. and Laurie Burns McRobbie Emerging Artist Series at Herron is designed to support national and international emerging artists from diverse backgrounds through a variety of public lectures, residencies, and exhibitions, while also advancing learning experiences for students, faculty, and community members across campus. The first exhibition in this annual series featured Tarik Carroll, a New York-based photographer, body positivity activist, and visual artist.
Carroll's commercial work has appeared in several major publications and media outlets, including Teen Vogue, People Magazine, and The New York Times. This exhibition will expand his artistic practice into a gallery setting while broadening our notion of accepted body types, particularly those of people of color.
John Buck: Prints and Sculpture from the Collections of the Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation
January 26 – April 26, 2022
Berkshire, Reese and Paul Galleries
Over the past four decades, John Buck, a nationally recognized Montana artist, has created a large and powerful body of woodblock prints and wood sculptures. Buck has been fascinated by the cultural imagery surrounding his homes in Montana and Hawaii, as well as current events, popular culture, and the irony and humor found in world history, throughout his career. This accumulated visual vocabulary pervades his printed and sculptural work, as well as the exhibition itself.
David Hicks–Figure Narratives
February 9 – March 23, 2022
David Hicks' work is heavily influenced by the old masters and contemporary figure painting, with themes ranging from introspective narratives to resurrecting the monomyth of the hero's journey. Figure Narratives included several large-scale figure drawings as well as 3-D printed portraits.
American Abstract Artists: Digital Prints, 2012-2019
January 26 – March 11, 2022
The New York City-based American Abstract Artists group, a forerunner to the New York School and Abstract Expressionism, contributed to the development and acceptance of abstract art in the United States. This exhibition will feature two distinct portfolios of digital prints that reflect American Abstract Artists' ongoing willingness to support innovative technologies, which has been a hallmark of this progressive organization since its inception in 1936.
This exhibition was organized by the Ewing Gallery of Art and Architecture at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. It was supported by the Creative Motif Fund in New York.
Imagine Me Beyond What You See
Imagine Me Beyond What You See
November 3, 2021 – January 27, 2022
The International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (iaedp™) Foundation established the Imagine Me Beyond What You See Mannequin Art Competition in 2010 to promote healthy body image awareness and acceptance through art. Imagine Me Beyond What You See highlighted a series of posters and other works drawn from the 2017-18 contest.
This exhibition was organized by Herron School of Art and Design's art therapy graduate degree program. It was partially funded by the Alice and Robert Schloss Faculty Support Award, with additional funding from the Healthcare Initiatives, Inc.