2018 Exhibitions

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January 11 - June 23, 2018
Carly Glovinski: Tread Lightly

Tread Lightly is the first solo exhibition of artist Carly Glovinski’s work in the Midwest. Rooted in observation, her mixed media practice investigates objects, patterns, and organizing systems found in daily life.

This exhibition brings together work on paper, small object sculpture and painting, and focuses on landscapes, textiles, and reference books as its main subject matter.

In works like the Time Life Nature Series and Pawtuckaway, Glovinski breaks with conventional approaches to landscape painting – instead of painting plein air vistas, she locates landscape “once removed” (i.e, the topography and design of trail maps, and landscape images printed on book covers) and re-creates these objects to mimic the original.

Glovinski’s drawings of textiles, inspired by rag rugs and beach chair seat webbing, show a reverence to repetitive mark making, where the act of drawing explores textile weaving and sewing without the traditional means of loom and thread.

Other works on paper such as The Book of Popular Science, give a nostalgic nod analog reference books. Drawing them in ordered stacks allows the viewer to see them also as pure pattern.

Glovinski believes that there is wonder to be found in the everyday, if only we just slightly shift our view, keep our eyes open, and are willing to see the connection between things. By mimicking these objects, the artist’s aim is not trickery, but rather to slow down the experience of seeing, creating deeper awareness and bending our perceptions of what can be considered worthy of our attention.

Glovinski received her BFA from Boston University and has exhibited at deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park (Lincoln, MA), Center for Maine Contemporary Art (Rockland, ME), Boston Center for the Arts (Boston, MA), Portland Museum of Art (Portland, ME), Museum of Contemporary Art (Jacksonville, FL), Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (Salt Lake City, UT), and the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey.  She has been awarded residencies at the Studios at MASS MoCA (North Adams, MA), Teton ArtLab (Jackson, WY), and the Vermont Studio Center (Johnson, VT). In 2016, she was the recipient of the Piscataqua Region Artist Advancement Grant from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, and an Artist’s Resource Trust (A.R.T.) grant from the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation. This is the first of three solo exhibitions in 2018 including Morgan Lehman Gallery (New York, NY) and Colby Museum of Art (Waterville, ME).  She currently lives in Dover and works in Rollinsford, New Hampshire.

This exhibition is presented in partnership with iMOCA, Buckingham Companies and CityWay.

iMOCA is supported from grants and funding from the Efroymson Family Fund, The Indianapolis Foundation, Herbert Simon Family Foundation, Lilly Endowment, Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation, Christel DeHaan Family Foundation, Halstead Architects, ESL-Spectrum, R&M Electric, Buckingham Companies, National Performance Network, Visual Artists Network, Arthur Jordan Foundation, ArtsAlliance for Contemporary Glass, Centaur Gaming, 20×200, Bluebeard and Edington Gallery.

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April 20, 2018
Axis Open House

Axis Architecture + Interiors and Rundell Ernstberger Associates, with an exhibition curated by the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art.

Featuring artwork by:
Andrew Perry Davis
Reagan Furqueron
Gary Gee
Chris Hill
Katie Hudnall
Sarah Kasch
Laura Lemna
Eric Lubrick
Anna Martinez
Jamie Pawlus
Marco Querin
Adam Reynolds
Danielle Riede
Benny Sanders
Gary Schmitt
Marna Shopoff
Gary Sczerbaniewicz
Caroline Tabac Shank
Scott R Westphal
Liz Wierzbicki
Priya Wittman

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August 11, 2018
Holy Cross Mural Unveiling and Pop-Up Exhibition

Join iMOCA for the unveiling of the new mural in the Holy Cross neighborhood, located at Downtown Doggie. Designed and created by students from Paramount Schools of Excellence, with designers Jeffery Teuton and Yu Zhang, this mural features positive messages and lots of dogs! Plus, site-specific installations on Vermont between Downtown Doggie and the Dorman Street Block Party.

Saturday August 11 • 12-4pm • 925 E Vermont Street
Mask and button-making with Cat Head Press.
Unveiling with brief remarks at 2pm.
Outdoor installations featuring: Judie Sloan, Danielle Graves, Meredith Setser, Cory Constantine
W/Purpose (Will Marquez and Alejandra Lagunas).
Dorman Street Block Party for food, drinks, vendors, and more activities, open 12-6pm.

Projects are a partnership of iMOCA, Holy Cross Neighborhood Association, Paramount Schools of Excellence, and Downtown Doggie, with support from the Arts Council of Indianapolis and the City of Indianapolis.

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July 4 - December 31, 2018
Rachel Hayes: Infusing the Scene

Hayes’s fabric structures explore color theory, quilting, pattern making and modern design. They often respond to specific sites ranging from outdoor settings to interior architectural spaces. She has been collaborating with Italian fashion house Missoni for a series of installations since 2017.

Hayes will take over The CityWay Gallery curated by iMOCA with a floor to ceiling installation similar to current installations at 108 Contemporary and the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa (OK).

“I have created textile panels that reveal and conceal one other, beckoning viewers to walk through the unfolding landscape of textiles, and notice new perspectives through the layers of fabrics,” says Hayes. She hopes to create an intimate moment of personal space within the gallery. Her monolithic works are vibrant with color, supple and looming, yet they yield to touch, and are not meant to intimidate, but embolden.

Hayes recently received the Joan Mitchell Foundation Award for Painters and Sculptors. She has held residencies at the Marie Walsh Sharpe Space Program (NY) and the Art Omi International Artists’ Residency program (NY). She has been a fellow at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the Virginia Commission for the Arts, and the Augustus Saint-Gaudens Memorial Historical Site (NH). She and her husband are currently residents at the Tulsa Artist Fellowship.

She has been a visiting artist at the Universities of Iowa, Vermont and Arkansas, and Tyler School of Art. She has had installations at the Nerman Museum (KS) and at the Sculpture Center (Brooklyn, NY). Her work is has been installed in the Bloomberg corporate headquarters and is permanently installed at Facebook (CA).

Additional information can be found at:

http://Rachelbhayes.com

https://www.instagram.com/rachelbhayes/

This exhibition is presented in partnership with iMOCA, Buckingham Companies and CityWay.

iMOCA is supported from grants and funding from the Efroymson Family Fund, The Indianapolis Foundation, Herbert Simon Family Foundation, Lilly Endowment, Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation, Christel DeHaan Family Foundation, Halstead Architects, ESL-Spectrum, R&M Electric, Buckingham Companies, National Performance Network, Visual Artists Network, Arthur Jordan Foundation, ArtsAlliance for Contemporary Glass, Centaur Gaming, 20×200, Bluebeard and Edington Gallery.

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September 27 - November 7, 2018
Behind a Closed Book: Untold stories of Simon Youth Academy’s future graduates

A pop up exhibition featuring photographs by Simon Youth Academy students Wilman (Daniel) Ayala, Alejandro Flores, Getzemani Gomez, Christian Gonzalez, Tania Gutierrez, Hector Hinojosa, Estefany Macias, Gustavo Munoz, Adam Reyes and Kaleah Spears.

This exhibition is a partnership of the Simon Youth Foundation, Simon Youth Academy, Circle Center Mall and the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, iMOCA.

iMOCA is supported from grants and funding from the Efroymson Family Fund, The Indianapolis Foundation, Herbert Simon Family Foundation, Lilly Endowment, Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation, Christel DeHaan Family Foundation, Halstead Architects, ESL-Spectrum, R&M Electric, Buckingham Companies, National Performance Network, Visual Artists Network, Arthur Jordan Foundation, ArtsAlliance for Contemporary Glass, Centaur Gaming, 20×200, Bluebeard and Edington Gallery.