Herron presents the 2017 Undergraduate Student Exhibition, plus new works by Professor Robert Horvath

The Galleries at Herron School of Art and Design is pleased to present the 2017 Undergraduate Student Exhibition, located in Eskenazi Hall on the IUPUI campus.

The exhibition is an annual tradition featuring exceptional works produced by Herron students across a variety of artistic disciplines. Chris Reitz, gallery director of the Hite Art Institute, will serve as a guest juror and will award prizes for the top student entries.

Coinciding with the student exhibition is “Petit Mort,” a selection of oil paintings and digital compositions created by Associate Professor Robert Horvath during a recent sabbatical. Inspired by the complex nature of 18th-century figurative porcelain, Horvath’s newest body of work juxtaposes homoerotic imagery and Rococo style to raise questions of censorship in relation to present-day social issues for the LGBTQ community.

The exhibitions open with a public reception at Eskenazi Hall, 735 W. New York St., on November 29 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The Undergraduate Student Exhibition will take place in the Berkshire, Reese, Paul, and Marsh Galleries with “Petit Mort” showing in the Basile Gallery. During the reception, visitors can shop local from a selection of affordable prints and ceramic wares made by Herron artists while supporting student clubs. The student sale will take place in the grand hallway of Eskenazi Hall from 4 to 8:30 p.m.

The Galleries at Herron are free and open to the public Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Wednesdays until 8 p.m. For more information, visit HerronGalleries.org.

Parking is available courtesy of The Great Frame Up Indianapolis in the visitor section of the Sports Complex Garage (west of Herron’s Eskenazi Hall), or on the upper floors of the Riverwalk Garage (south of the Sports Complex Garage) until 6 p.m. Park on any floor after 6 p.m. Bring your parking ticket to the Herron galleries for validation.

Undergraduate Student Exhibition
November 29–December 13, 2017
Berkshire, Reese, Paul, and Marsh Galleries

Robert Horvath: “Petit Mort”
November 29–December 20, 2017
Basile Gallery

Opening Reception: November 29, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

About the Juror

Chris Reitz is gallery director of the Hite Art Institute and assistant professor of critical and curatorial studies at the University of Louisville. He has curated exhibitions at University of Louisville including the first U.S. solo exhibition for Sislej Xhafa, a Sanford Biggers solo show, and the group exhibition “Painting in the Network” featuring work by Gabriel Orozco, Cory Arcangel, and Tabor Robak, among others. Recent writing includes a forthcoming essay for Martin Kippenberger’s catalogue raisonné and various entries for de Gruyter’s Art Market Dictionary.

Reitz holds a doctorate in Modern and Contemporary Art from Princeton University and a bachelor’s degree from Vassar College. Prior to joining the University of Louisville in August 2015, Reitz worked as a project manager at Public Art Fund in New York and as an independent curator.

About Robert Horvath

Originally from Slovakia, Robert Horvath joined Herron’s faculty roster in 2010 and teaches painting and drawing. He holds a B.F.A. from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas and an M.F.A. from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. He is a recipient of Indiana University’s 2016-17 New Frontiers of Creativity and Scholarship Grant and has exhibited his work in Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and New York, among others.

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