Exhibitions

Current Exhibition

Dimensions_Gallery_October

Victoria Ridgway & Kelly Webeck: “Broadcast”

October 5 – 28, 2018
Opening reception: September 7, 5:00 PM
Closing reception: October 26, 2018 5–8pm

Gallery Hours
Mon-Sat 12:00pm–8:00pm
Sun 12:00pm–5:00pm

Artist Statement:

Broadcast is a collaborative body of work exploring the idea of mechanical surveillance. The work illustrates what portraiture would look like if made by a machine.  As consumer culture progresses, the demand for cheap and quick photography continues to evolve. Cameras can be found everywhere, even in mobile phones and laptops. The accessibility to create an image is constant. What if these camera eyes were looking back ?

To quote Friedrich Nietzsche, “….When you stare long into the abyss, The abyss gazes also into you.”

Artist Bios:

Victoria J. Ridgway is a graduate student and associate instructor at Indiana University – Bloomington.  She earned her Bachelors of Visual Arts in 2015 from McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Her work emphasizes on the questioning of human character and the illusion of photographic truth. Victoria’s work has been featured by The Center of Fine Art Photography, The Tokyo International Foto Awards, and The McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition.

Kelly Lee Webeck is a photographer, bookartist and visual arts educator. She has taught for Houston Center for Photography and Fotofest International. Her photographs have been exhibited nationally. Her solo exhibition “Life: Survivor Portraits” opened at Holocaust Museum Houston in 2014. She currently studies for her MFA in photography at Indiana University.

 

Upcoming Exhibition

NOVEMBER- John Vosel

November 2nd – December 2nd –  2018
Opening reception: November 2nd, 5:00-9:00 PM

Gallery Hours
Mon-Sat 12:00pm–8:00pm
Sun 12:00pm–5:00pm

More information will be provided soon.

 

Past Exhibitions

SEPTEMBER- Refuse to Sea

Refuse to Sea
Refuse to Sea

Refuse to Sea: Light Reactive World

September 7 – September  30 –  2018
Opening reception: September 7, 5:00 PM

Gallery Hours
Mon-Sat 12:00pm–8:00pm
Sun 12:00pm–5:00pm

Refuse to Sea is a light reactive exhibition that aims to bring to the foreground environmental concerns. Every year, 8 million metric tons of plastic end up in our oceans. It’s equivalent to five grocery bags filled with plastic for every foot of coastline in the world. In 2025, the annual input is estimated to be about twice greater, or 10 bags full of plastic per foot of coastline. Area artists have been prompted to create original art works composed of recycled and found materials that might otherwise end in our beautiful oceans. Artists include Eric Brock, Kelvin Burzon, Jade Council , and Larissa Daniel Wingate.

AUGUST – Brick Daniels: Portraits in Color

Brick Daniels: Portraits in Color
Brick Daniels: Portraits in Color

August 3 – September 1, 2018
Opening reception: August 3, 5:00 PM

Gallery Hours
Mon-Sat 12:00pm–8:00pm
Sun 12:00pm–5:00pm

Portraits in Color is an evolving body of work that focuses on capturing the color and character of artists and performers in the queer community. Using drag as a vehicle to capture hidden personas, these intimate portraits are a result of collaborative and playful studio sessions involving loud music, constant costume changes and lots of wigs.

Together, we create a narrative that brings out the surreal, unique and fantastic characters that lurk beneath the surface of our daily Bloomington lives.

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Brick Daniel Kyle is a graphic designer, photographer and digital artist based in Bloomington, Indiana. Since completing his degree in Fine Arts from Indiana University in 2012, he has been working as the graphic designer for The Back Door.  The constant influx of performers and artists has inspired him to pursue photography as a means to explore and reveal the queer community of Bloomington, and the infinitely varied ways in which they perform and present their identities.

JULY – Sara Fahling: Unmended

Sara Fahling- Unmended
Sara Fahling- Unmended

July 6 – July 29, 2018
Opening Reception: July 6, 5:00 PM

Gallery Hours
Mon-Sat 12:00pm–8:00pm
Sun 12:00pm–5:00pm

Unmended is an exploration of familial legacy in the aftermath of loss. The
pieces in this series, photographs of my deceased grandparents’
farmhouse in the years before and after their passing, represent a home in
transition through the stages of grief and acceptance. Unmended merges
photographs, textiles, and hand embroidery to express a looming fear of
memory loss. In an attempt to hold close the memories associated with this
place, photographs are layered and mended together in an effort to repair
what is easily forgotten.

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Sara Fahling is an artist from Grand Rapids, Michigan who explores ideas of familial legacy, loss, mending and memory. In 2014, Sara received her BFA in photography from Kendall College of Art and Design with Honors and in 2018 she completed her MFA in photography from Indiana University. She received a Student Award for Innovations in Imaging from the Society of Photographic Education and was recognized for her achievements at the 2018 national conference in Philadelphia.

 

JUNE 2018- Artisan Alley Member’s Exhibition “Greyscale”

Greyscale Exhibition
Greyscale Exhibition

June 1 – July 1, 2018
Opening Reception: June 1, 5:00 PM

Gallery Hours
Mon-Sat 12:00pm–8:00pm
Sun 12:00pm–5:00pm

Resident artists of Artisan Alley curates together a show deprived of color. “Greyscale” is an exhibition of expressions reliant on values and contrast. The artists presents art destitute of all connotations and weight color provides. Artists include: Mark Riggins, Barb Bonchek, Kelvin Burzon, Karen Owens, Cheryl Anne Lorance, and Adam Nahas.

 

MAY 2018- Grace Schafstall

Schafstall Exhibition
Schafstall Exhibition

May 4 – May 27, 2018
Opening Reception: May 4, 5:00 PM

Gallery Hours
Mon-Sat 12:00pm–8:00pm
Sun 12:00pm–5:00pm

Bloomington photographer Grace Schafstall explores representations of feminine beauty through her boudoir photography. She examines the subtleties of the female form allowing the audience to experience intimate moments reserved for the camera.

APRIL 2018 – Amy and Adam Dunn

Dunn Exhibition
Dunn Exhibition

April 6 – May 29, 2018
Opening Reception: April 6, 5:00 PM

Gallery Hours
Mon-Sat 12:00pm–8:00pm
Sun 12:00pm–5:00pm

Husband and wife creative duo, Amy and Adam Dunn, creates chemistry and magic on paper. Their use of water color, ink and pigments will surely blow you away. Come and enjoy the contrasting yet harmonious styles unique to each artist as they share Dimensions Gallery.

 

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