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Becky Alley, Brett Anderson, Marty Azevedo, John Begley, Stephen Black, Jim Bryant, Anne Burton, Justin Cecil, Susanna Crum, Benjy Davies, Kenny DeMoss, Laura Drapac, Jon Goebel, Nicole Hand, Garry Holstein, Wesley Kramer, Beauvais Lyons, Michael McGovern, Andrew Mullally, Ashley Nason, Erika Navarrete, Chad Nelson, Howard Paine, Joel Peck, Nathan Pietrykowski, Endi Poskovic, Rudy Salgado, Blake Sanders, Hannah Sanders, Tessa Shackleford, Christopher Wallace, Valerie Wallace, and Dillon Wire.
Juror, Simon Levin, selected 20 groupings from over 100 submissions by local, regional, and national artists. Artists selected for the exhibition include: Lakyn Bowman, Douglas Browe, Ian Connors, Adrienne Eliades, Lynne Hobaica, Alisa (AL) Holen, Lucien M. Koonce, Norleen Nosri, Brent Pafford, Joshua Primmer, Ali Saunders, Stephanie Seguin, Chance Taylor, Iren Tete, Matthew Wargel, and Zachary Wollert.
Chimel Ford, Susanna Crum, and Rodolfo Salgado from the Louisville. Chimel is a painter whose work focuses on popular culture products and icons. Susanna and Rodolfo are the owners of Calliope Arts studio and gallery which provides learning opportunities and artist sales space for the Louisville community. Megan Kelley is a “A Maker, Do-er, Thinker, Writer, Curator, Happier, Living in Nashville.” who operates under the name Studio Omnivorus. From Cape Girardeau, Blake and Hannah March Sanders are owners of Orange Barrell Industries, which is a collaborative multi-media art production and event organization. Ruth Reese and Kerry Smith are from the St Louis area. Ruth Reese is a ceramic artist and owner of the Reese Gallery in St Louis. Kerry Smith specializes in paintings of record albums and is owner of the graphic design company, Blackdog Creative.
The exhibition was curated by New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art board member, Jeremy Efroymson. In the curatorial statement for the show, Efroymson had the following to say about the selected artists and theme.
“When I think of the Hinterlands, I think of far-away places, places very different from where I live. The artists in this exhibit, Judy Natal, Christos Koutsouras, Allyson Comstock, and Lori Miles all approach the idea of Hinterlands from different perspectives.
Judy Natal, Professor of Photography at Columbia College Chicago, presents us with images of the Gulf Coast which depict the resilience of the people who live in a hurricane-prone, highly-industrialized area. The difficulties of living in such a challenging environment are apparent in her photos and video work, and also apparent is the connection to home which makes the people stay despite those difficulties.
Christos Koutsouras, originally from the island of Samos in Greece, now resides in Astoria, Oregon. His usual artistic medium is painting on canvas. Shifting to installation, video, and photography, he takes to the scorched woods of Samos, the result of a devastating fire in the summer of 2016, to deliver a message of hope for renewal and also a warning against the destructive nature of humans toward the environment.
Allyson Comstock, the Chair of the Art Department at Auburn University, traveled to Antarctica on a National Science Foundation Fellowship at the Palmer Research Station. Her drawings of Antarctica depict a beautiful and sparse land from three different perspectives- far-away, close-up, and intermediate views of a fascinating landscape, reminding us to always examine the perspective we take when viewing far-away lands.
Lori Miles, Professor of Art at DePauw University, (and originally from the Hinterlands of Eastern Washington state) takes a whimsical approach to the Hinterlands and provides a sense of humor to serious issues. Her work brings to mind the hope that while things at home may not be perfect, there is always the possibility of exotic places and locales where things could be different.”
June 11 – July 22
Caroline Bottom Anderson, Daniel Anderson. Steve Armstrong. Diane Kahlo. Tiffany Carbonneau. Brian Harper, Lauren Levato Coyne, Rory Coyne, Valerie Eickmeier, Philip Lamie, Jeannie Hulen, Adam Posnak, Tom Kalin, Craig Paul
A Changing Landscape by Indiana Artist Tom Keesee is the first of a two part series meant to highlight the diversity and talent of Indiana Artists during the Bicentennial year. For this series, two important figures in the Indiana Art Community were invited to choose an exhibition for the gallery space during the time leading up to and immediately following the torch relay passing through New Harmony. Mark Ruschman, Chief Curator of Fine Arts for the Indiana State Museum, selected the landscape paintings of Tom Keesee.
The exhibition is the second of a two part series meant to highlight the diversity and talent of Indiana artists during the Bicentennial year. For this series, two important figures in the Indiana Arts Community were invited to choose an exhibition for the gallery space during the time leading up to and immediately following the torch relay passing through New Harmony.
New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art board member, Jeremy Efroymson, selected the work of Indianapolis based artist, Casey Roberts. The works are created with a civil war era photo-chemical process known as cyanotype, that when exposed to sunlight gives a vibrant blue image. Roberts experiments with different materials in the process and finishes with added collage and painted elements. This exhibition was possible through the generous support of the Efroymson Family Fund.
The exhibition was the result of a collaboration with Tin Man Brewery of Evansville. The show featured works in a variety of media including painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture and video. The exhibition showcased a wide range of artists from student to professional, including several USI students and alumni.
This exhibition featured local, regional, national, and international artists:
Kelsey Allison & Clay Allison, Kyle Darnell, Davis & Davis, Tylar Dean, Megan Elleser, Melissa Erwin, Whitney Goller, Tara Tierney-Goodson, Randall Griggs, Blythe Noble Hager and Bradley Keen, Mr. Hooper, Lauren Koch, Heather Landry, Noah Laroia-Nguyen, Ryan McKain, Rob Millard-Mendez, Christina Robinson, Kate Ryder, Brian Simpson, Scott Streets, Travis Streutker, Paul Wiersbinski, Christopher Wilke
Jennifer Knowles was introduced to bookbinding in 2000, when she took a special topic course in Book Arts. The combination of writing, painting, sewing and tactile materials was seductive, re-awakening a childhood filled with cross-stitch, crochet, reading and watercolor. She has since studied with and assisted book artists from all over the United States.
She is a member of the American Craft Council; the College Book Arts Association; the Tennessee Book Arts Guild and the Tennessee Association of Craft Artists. Jennifer serves as Vice President of Platetone Printmaking, Paper & Book Arts. She was awarded the Tennessee Arts Commission and Tennessee Association of Craft Artists Master Artist and Apprentice Grant for 2012 as well as the Samuel Watkins Award for Excellence in 2009.
She is a community planner; conceiving of and organizing events such as the Handmade & Bound Festival, the Nashville Print Crawl, and other collaborative events between local arts organizations. She teaches Book Arts and Photography at colleges and universities, leads workshops and guest lectures throughout the southeastern United States. Her work is exhibited and collected internationally. Jennifer founded Brown Dog Bindery, named for her Australian Shepherd Nollie, in 2010.
Brian Larimer is a self-taught wood worker and sculptor from Nashville, Tennessee. He has assisted internationally recognized sculptors with builds and his own works are commissioned by some of Nashville’s biggest names in art and music. Larimer is the Preparator for The Arts Company, one of Nashville’s largest galleries, as well as a musician and songwriter in his own right.
Apr. 18 – May 29 Faculty Flashback
Michael Aakhus, Lenny Dowie, William Leth, John McNaughton, Carolyn Roth, Kathryn Waters
Jun. 6 – Jul. 17 Supernatural
Brett Anderson, Lesley Baker, Max Boschini, Emily Budd, Josiah Cazares, Richard Cutshall, Dominc Guarnaschelli, Gary Logan Hobdy, Sean Hoisington, Robert Horvath, Arpád Horváth, Christy Jochum, Sarah Kasch, Heather Landry, Laura Levine, Erich Neitzke, Quincy Owens & Luke Crawley, Andrew Davis, Stefan Petranek, Aaron Pierce, Steven Sickles, Kalli Stylianides, Ingrid Ung, Simon Welch, Kristen Wilkins
Curator: Paula Katz
Jan. 11 – Feb. 22 Infodumps and Datafills
Mar. 1 – Apr. 12 the gazr in U
Maidens of the Cosmic Running
Apr. 19 – May 30 Displaccement part two: Of Internal Affairs
Ashley Brossart, Gregory Scott Cook, Andrew Cozzens, Ryan Feeney, Mark Keffer, Megan Kociscak, Keith Linton, Matthew Loeser, Shawn Marshall, Adrienne Miller, Rebecca Norton, Ian Shelly, Tommy Taylor, Alli Wiles, Alice Pixley Young, Maria Zaikina
Curator: Stacey Reason
Jun. 7 – Jul. 19
The Collected Past
Jul. 26 – Sept. 2
Oct. 4 – Nov. 14 Semiosphere
Kurt Anderson, Joan deJong, Beauvais Lyons, Rob Millard-Mendez, Ashley Nason, Adam Posnak, Casey Roberts, Andrew Scott Ross
Nov. 22 – Dec. 24 Bicentennial Print Invitational
Michael Aakus, Brett Anderson, Marwin Bagaye, Kevin Bowman, Ana Cortes, Laura Drapac, Catherine Dreiss, James Elhers, Eleanor Erskine, Neal Harrington, Tammy Harrington, Garry Holstein, Matt Hopson, Brian Kelly, Ashton Ludden, Michelle Martin, Becca McConnell, Mike McGovern, Erich Neitzke, Nuno Nunez, Meghan O’Conner, Tracy Otten, John Timothy Pizzuto, Brandon Sanderson, Blake Sanders, Amanda Sibrel, Brian Shannon, Rob Stephens, Valerie Wallace, David Warren, Erik Waterkotte, Richard Wenrich
Feb. 9 – Mar. 10
Mar. 16 – May 8 Roliqueries
May 18 – Jun. 23 Andrew Cozzens
Jun. 29 – Aug. 18 The Grand Armada
Smith Townsend Collaborative
Aug. 24 – Sept. 30 Retrospective
Oct. 5 – Nov. 18 Sara J. Northerner Vesna Jovanovic
Sara J. Northerner, Vesna Jovanovic
Nov. 23 – Dec. 27 The Functional Metaphor
Alisa (Al) Holen
Jan. 7 – Feb. 11 Indiana Days Kentucky Nights
Feb. 18 – Mar. 17 Forms of I.D.
Gray Lyons, Morgan Ford, Ben Duke, Steven Labadessa, Christopher Olszewski
Apr. 14 – May 27 Scraping the Bowl
Juan Angel Chávez
Jun. 2 – Jul. 8 Accumulations
Jul. 14 – Aug. 19 Ray Chen
Aug. 25 – Sept. 30 Solace in the Commonplace
Jennifer Halvorson, Cortney Boyd
Oct. 6 – Nov. 11 Intervention Landscapes
Nov. 17 – Dec. 24 Threaded Interface
Jan. 8 – Feb. 5 BLING (Art Jewelry from the Collection of Doris Murdoch)
Feb. 12 – Mar. 19 Harvesting Our Sun…and the Milky Way Galaxy Sculpture
John David Mooney
Mar. 26 – May 7 And Red is the Earth…
May 14 – Jun. 18 EA$T/WE$T: A Global Look at Capitalism
Priscilla Briggs, Jennifer Lock, Mary Ann Michna, Dylan Miner
Jun. 25 – Aug. 14 Curt Schmitt and John Spurgin
Curt Schmitt, John Spurgin
Aug. 20 – Sept. 24 Bicentennial House Design Competition
Oct. 1 – Nov. 12 PullSpeedCrashPunch: an exhibition about violence
Doreen Maloney, Regina Mamore, Antonio Martinez
Curator: Alison Erazmus
Nov. 19 – Dec. 24 All in the Family
Lenny Dowie, Dowie’s former students
Jan. 9 – Feb. 20 USI Emerging Artist Alumni: BRAVE NEW WORLD
Clint Bosler, Christian Ethridge, Amy Moore, David Rigdon
Feb. 27 – Apr. 3 Feminist Art of Indiana
Juror: Esther Adler
Apr. 10 – May 16 The New Birds of New Harmony
May 22 – Jul. 3 Objective Memories
Joseph D-Uva, Jacinda Russell
Jul. 10 – Aug. 15 Liberties of Construction: Form, Content & Color
Katherine Taylor, Billy Hertz
Aug. 21 – Sept. 26 Contemporary Glass
Jiyong Lee, Carmen Lozar, Amy Rueffert, Matt Urban
Oct. 1 – Nov. 14 Continuum
Nov. 20 – Dec. 24 Jim Buchanan: Land Artist, Installation and Exhibition