Opening reception: Friday, May 12, 6-8pm
STATIONTOSTATION features fresh work by new and visiting faculty in Studio Art, in the School of Art and Design who are transitioning to or from life at Indiana University. Works in the show represent a wide range of schemes and methods in media including film, kinetic installation, painting, printmaking, design, and sculpture. STATIONTOSTATION’s title is borrowed from the 1976 album by music icon, David Bowie. The album marked a major shift in musical style, mood, and persona for Bowie, a musician already known to be chameleonic. In this album, Bowie experimented with different kinds of atmospheric instrumentation and sound in a way that bridged his seemingly disparate work pre-dating and following the release of this record. This exhibition is not a thematic show, but STATIONTOSTATION provides a logic of organization, loosely tying together works of very different artists and designers. Coinciding with their change of venue, the artists in this show are undertaking shifts in their work, experimenting with materials, perspectives, ideas and modes of production. The title of the exhibit evokes each individual artist’s act of traversing a new environment and describes the experience of moving through the gallery to discover commonalities between the works. Some pieces in the show describe transformation overtly and explicitly. In others, mutation becomes part of a narrative or plays out in the way work is made or conceived. STATIONTOSTATION examines the idea of creative flux as a marker in the artists’ practice to celebrate distillation and experimentation in preparation for what comes next.
E.E. Ikeler Dakota Konicek
Organized by Amanda Lechner
Amanda Lechner is a Visiting Faculty member in SoAD Creative Core whose studio practice primarily revolves around drawing and painting. Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States. In 2012-13 she co-organized a traveling visual art exhibition featuring the work of 21 artists entitled “In Search Of…” that traveled to Rhodes College, University of Kansas and TSA Gallery, Brooklyn. Lechner has also organized pop-up exhibits in New York, Santa Fe and Iowa City as well as recurring studio visit groups in NYC and at the Wassaic Project in New York State.