The big new is… I am opening an expanded gallery at the Circle City Industrial Complex. The new gallery is named, Satch Art Space. I am planning a series of exhibitions and music events for 2017. The first big event is March First Friday which will present the exhibition, The History of Indianapolis Punk Rock! The exhibition presents photographs, flyers and historical information from the Indianapolis punk rock scene in the late 1970s through the 1980s in Satch Art Space and the adjacent Stokol Gallery. The exhibition’s opening night is First Friday, March 3. Indianapolis band, Cheetah Priest, will perform a special show. And, a display of historic punk records and ephemera will be shown by Indiana Music and Entertainment Museum.
Making a handmade flyer to promote a punk rock band and its show was an art unto itself. Typically, the flyers were confined to an 8 1/2″ x 11″ piece of paper to accommodate a xerox machine, which was the printer used to make copies that were pasted and stapled up all over the city. The flyers not only included the information for the show, but also put forward the image and branding of the bands and the vibe of the punk rock movement itself. This exhibition sets forth the unique art of the punk rock flyer and the corresponding history of Indianapolis punk rock.
The exhibition in the Stokol Gallery will be open weekdays, 9 am to 5 pm, from March 3 through March 31, 2017. The exhibition is sponsored by Satch Art Space and Irvington Vinyl.