June 20th, 2017

The Local, by Jack Wickes

by Nikki Owens

Capitol at Sunset For the month of June the City Gallery is featuring a show of place-based photography titled The Local, by Jack Wickes. Jack Wickes and his wife Julia lived in Indianapolis in the early years of their marriage, leaving for a few years for Washington DC. Jack, a Vietnam veteran, attended Indiana University and […]

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May 1st, 2017

Places

by Kate Oberreich

In 2011 Courtland Blade moved to Indianapolis. At the time his work focused on places of transience – spaces he viewed as “places that are not concerned with identity.” – stark, empty store aisles and cubicle filled offices, for example. These “non-spaces” as Blade referred to them, held no historical context and could exist anywhere. […]

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April 4th, 2017

Verdure in the City Gallery

by cgindy

verdure[vur-jer] noun 1. greenness, especially of fresh, flourishing vegetation. 2. green vegetation, especially grass or herbage. 3. freshness in general; flourishing condition; vigor. This month in the City Gallery you can see new work by Alicia Zanoni and Brendan Day, and you’ll be green with envy over these paintings! Following the lead of our annual FoodCon convention, Alicia […]

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February 27th, 2017

I Am Here. Am I Here?, Forrest Formsma

by Nathan Foxton

February’s unseasonal weather made for plenty of unplanned exploratory outings. Oliver Colt and I had lunch at Locally Grown Gardens and decided to walk the Monon a little and explore the neighborhood. By complete coincidence, without knowing who Forrest Formsma was or that his show “I Am Here. Am I Here?” would be in the […]

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January 31st, 2017

Structures Future Past

by Nikki Owens

This month in the City Gallery you can find new work by HCA artist Quincy Owens. Owens is taking a different approach to place-based art, inspired by the upcoming Pre-Enactment Theater project taking place on 16th St. later this year. He has been inspired to explore the concept of creating the perfect neighborhood. “Utopia is […]

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January 5th, 2017

Indy Cartography

by Isabelle Matthies, High School intern

Mass Ave This January, City Gallery exhibits “Indy Cartography,” a series of maps recalling the long-time home of Indy-native Kate Oberreich. Indianapolis has experienced rapid change in the past decade, and Oberreich has witnessed this first hand. Growing up as the third generation in her family’s old, white Herron-Morton Place home, then moving to Old […]

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November 29th, 2016

Nde’bwe’twa – Place, Relationships, and Ceremony

by Brie Stoltzfus

In December, the City Gallery, in partnership with the Eiteljorg Museum and Sagamore Institute, will celebrate Indiana’s Bicentennial year with a show entitled “Nde’bwe’twa – Place, Relationships, and Ceremony.” On display will be works on paper by Potawatomi tribe member and artist Jason Wesaw. As part of the Pokagon Band, he is a member of […]

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November 3rd, 2016

The Spirit of Place

by cgindy

detail, Comfort Creatures, Susan Fletcher Conaway This month, in partnership with the Spirit & Place Festival, we asked artists to ponder the question: “What is ‘home’ and what does it mean to us?” We often think of home as the building that offers us refuge from the world, or as the people who call us […]

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October 6th, 2016

Soldiers and Sailors

by Pam Allee

Indy Evening, Jessica Green As part of our celebration of the Indiana Bicentennial, the City Gallery presents Soldiers and Sailors, a group show of work inspired by the Circle City’s iconic monument. Since its public dedication in 1902, Monument Circle has been an important gathering spot for celebrations, rallies, protests and more. As the work in […]

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August 29th, 2016

Natural Among the Urban: Amy Falstrom’s City Prairie

by Kate Oberreich

  Once a neglected industrial block along South Street in downtown Indianapolis, the Eli Lilly sustainable garden is now teeming with native plants, recycled bricks, solar lighting, and reclaimed soils. It also serves as inspiration for Amy Falstrom’s City Prairie, an exhibit of new paintings in the City Gallery this month. Long observant of natural […]

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