NUVO Profile and Preview Article

Recently, visual arts writer, Dan Grossman, visited my studio to preview the work for Body Parts and to talk about my path to being an artist, as well as art in general.  We had a nice long talk and his visit resulted in an excellent piece in NUVO‘s June 1, 2016 issue.

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Dan Grossman in my studio

I appreciated the opportunity to tell my story and share my art in depth with someone as perceptive and appreciative as Dan.  Indianapolis is fortunate to have a writer that is as dedicated and works as hard as Dan does covering our local scene.  It is easy to see that he truly cares about Indianapolis’ artists and their work by not only reading his features and reviews, but by regularly talking with him to find out what shows are happening, as well as gaining Dan’s insight into the art that is exhibited.  And, his enthusiasm always shows through when discussing art, music and life in general.  Big and huge thanks to Dan for the wonderful article. I truly appreciate it!

Here is a digital clipping of Dan’s article that is linked to above as well as here.

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NUVO article, June 1, 2016

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Body Parts – An Installation of New Art Work

Here is information about my upcoming exhibition:

I am very excited about my new work that comprises this exhibition, Body Parts.  I continue to grow as an artist and believe that the aggregate of this work is some of my most accomplished.

Body Parts is an exhibition of new art work by Satch in which she continues to explore the themes of cultural symbolism, contradiction, defiance and social commentary.

The art work is both autobiographical and a commentary on issues that Satch sees as important in today’s world.

Body Parts is an installation of separate elements, that when brought together, converge into an interdependent whole.

Satch constructed her assemblages for Body Parts from repurposed materials, incorporating a wide variety of media and personal transformations into each composition to form a collection of evocative work.

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Click here for a map to the gallery.
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Open Studio/Gallery – May First Friday

My studio/gallery at the Circle City Industrial Complex will be open for May’s IDADA First Friday Gallery Tour from 6 to 9 p.m.

I continue to finish up pieces for my solo show, Body Parts, on First Friday, June 3, 2016.  This show at the Circle City Industrial Complex promises to present some of my best work yet.  Please put that evening on your calendar, and I look forward to seeing you at the exhibition.
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One Year Anniversary! April 2016 First Friday

This April, 2016 First Friday, I celebrated my studio/gallery’s first anniversary with a celebration including, “paint the town red,” a mini public art project.  Thank you to everyone that came to the celebration and has helped make the first year of my gallery a fantastic success.

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Wow!  It is hard to believe that it has been one year since I opened SATCH LOST AND FOUND ART STUDIO/GALLERY at the Circle City Industrial Complex (CCIC).  This has been a year of change.  I opened my own space after the gallery that had represented me for five years suddenly closed in December of 2014.

I decided to jump in with both feet and make the best of a new gallery within a newly evolving venture.  Larry Jones was in the process of purchasing the Circle City Industrial Complex, a 541,000 square foot building, just northeast of downtown, that runs between Massachusetts Avenue and East Brookside Avenue for nearly three and one-half blocks.  One of Larry’s first steps was to make affordable studio/gallery space available to artists.  My husband, Ron, got wind of this and I immediately seized upon the opportunity, contacted Rachel Ferguson of Teagen Development and signed the lease for my gallery in February, 2015.

It took a couple of months to get the space ready and filled with art.  I opened SATCH LOST AND FOUND ART STUDIO/GALLERY to the public on April 3, 2015.  It was important to me to immediately become an IDADA member gallery to support and participate within the downtown Indianapolis community of galleries, artists and art organizations.

To say that the gallery had a busy first year is an understatement.  I produced, curated and hosted nine exhibitions including my assemblages and paintings along with photography exhibitions, and a “mini-museum” exhibition of pages from Das Plakat.  Here is a list of the exhibitions:

Satch – Grand Opening Exhibition

Satch – Five Year Retrospective

Satch – New Work

Ron Kern – A Little Exhibition of Small Photographs

Das Plakat

Ron Kern – Indiana Small Towns Project

Satch – Shooting Targets

Various Artists – A Collection of Photographs

James Spencer Russell – Restoring Russell, Part I

In December, I received second place in the annual IDADA members’ exhibition for my piece, Blank Me, which was truly special.

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Blank Me

This year promises to be another exciting time.  In June, I will present a solo exhibition in CCIC’s Schwitzer Gallery entitled, Body Parts.  And, in October, in a new gallery at the CCIC, I will present, Restoring Russell, Part II, an exhibition of the art of the late Hoosier artist, James Spencer Russell.  Part of the ongoing process of this exhibition is that my brother, Ed, and I will be restoring several pieces of Russell’s artwork which will be chronicled via writing, videos and photographs presented on this website.

A big thank you to Dan Grossman, art writer for NUVO, for covering our exhibitions and expressing his interest in my art and supporting what I am endeavoring to accomplish with my studio/gallery.  Below are three clippings from Dan’s writing.

Here is a gallery of the posters from all of the exhibitions thatproduced, curated and hosted in my gallery and in conjunction with CCIC during the first year of SATCH LOST AND FOUND ART STUDIO/GALLERY.

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Restoring Russell, Part I

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IDADA First Friday, March 4, 2016, SATCH LOST AND FOUND ART STUDIO/GALLERY presents the first part of an ongoing art restoration project that will end with an exhibition in October featuring art by the late artist, James Spencer Russell at the Circle City Industrial Complex.

Recently, my husband, Ron, and I acquired two additional pieces of art by James Spencer Russell.  Unfortunately, these pieces are in need of repair and restoration.

The first piece is H from a three part series, H.C.E., who is the main character in James Joyce’s infamous novel, Finnegans Wake.  This piece was exhibited at the Ruth White Gallery in New York City in 1965 and in the 5th Biennial National Religious Art Exhibition in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan in 1966.

The second piece is seven parts of a “quilt” that Russell constructed in the late 1970s and early 1980s.  Russell’s Quilt was one of the major pieces that he created after moving to Kewanna, Indiana in 1975.

Both works will be restored by my brother, Edward Satchwill II and me.  The quilt is missing some of its original pieces.  To complete the quilt, I will incorporate unused components made by James Spencer Russell given to me by Russell’s friend, Wade Bussert.

The works, in their unrestored condition, will be exhibited at SATCH LOST AND FOUND ART STUDIO/GALLERY on Friday, March 4, 2016.

After restoration, the works will be featured within an exhibition of James Spencer Russell’s art from the collection of Julie and Ron Kern at the Circle City Industrial Complex.  Several of the works to exhibited were featured in the Indiana State Museum’s retrospective exhibition, and many will be shown for the first time.  The exhibition opens on October 7, 2016 and will run through October 30.

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Restoring Russell, Part I

IDADA First Friday
March 4, 2016 
6 to 9 p.m.

SATCH LOST AND FOUND ART STUDIO/GALLERY


Circle City Industrial Complex, Studio 2L
1125 East Brookside Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202


Restoring Russell, Part II


Exhibition of art by James Spencer Russell from the
collection of
 Julie and Ron Kern, including restored works

Exhibition Opening
IDADA First Friday
October 7, 2016
6 to 9 p.m.
Exhibition runs through October 30, 2016

The Gallery at Circle City Industrial Complex
1011 Massachusetts Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202

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A Collection of Photographs

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Shooting Targets – New Work

Inspired by an unopened pack of vintage shooting target paper, I saw harmony and balance in the black concentric circles surrounding a bulls eye’s center. But, others may see it as a tool, a hit zone to be ripped, torn and shot apart. Using this perfectly designed graphic form, I designed positive target messages and antithesis negative targets, created with both assemblage and painting.

I am showing a preview of this new work at my SATCH LOST AND FOUND STUDIO/GALLERY which will be open this coming First Friday, February 5, 2016.

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New work in the studio/gallery!

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Das Plakat: The Art of the Poster, 1910 – 1921, Berlin

I am very happy to be curating and hosting a very special exhibition.  Culled from my collection of Das Plakat, SATCH LOST AND FOUND ART STUDIO/GALLERY presents a series of prints and pages from the journal along with a catalog of the exhibition that includes a historical essay, photographs from the exhibition as well as additional examples.

What I find exciting about the early 1900s period of modern poster and graphic art is the melding of communication and creativity.  Working in tandem, Berlin’s artists, designers, industry and advertising houses brought the art of the poster into the modern era.  Thanks to Dr. Hans Sachs publishing Das Plakat, the poster became an accepted art form and its possibilities were communicated not only in Berlin, but across the globe.

The exhibition is being presented by the Circle City Industrial Complex.  Thanks to Larry Jones and Rachel Morrow for presenting the exhibition.  I truly appreciate their assistance and dedication to the arts.

Below are the particulars for the exhibition.  I hope to see you there.  It is going to be a special event.  My studio/gallery will also be open.

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Thanks for the support from the following organizations!

Sky Blue Window

Indy Arts Council

Urban Times

IDADA

Circle City Industrial Complex Artists

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Das Plakat:  Art of the Poster, 1910 – 1921, Berlin

Presented by:  Satch Lost and Found Art Studio, an IDADA Gallery

Hosted by:  Circle City Industrial Complex, Second Floor Grand Hall
1125 East Brookside Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202

Exhibition:  IDADA First Friday, October 2, 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Free admission

The exhibition displays original pages and prints from the iconic journal, Das Plakat (The Poster) showcasing significant and innovative art posters by graphic artists and industrial designers in what is known as the Plakatstil (Poster Style) period of modern art.

In the early 1900s, Berlin was the world’s leader for the aesthetic movement of the art poster.  Dr. Hans Josef Sachs, a German dentist, was the preemeinent art poster collector of the time.  From 1910 to 1921, to advocate the art of the poster, Sachs published Das Plakat, a lavishly illustrated journal containing facsimiles and original prints.  Das Plakat is a remarkable historical record of early European industrialization, commerce, events and politics as reflected in the graphic design of poster art.

Hans Sachs’ story did not end with the publishing of Das Plakat.  Sachs’ collection of 12,500 posters was confiscated by the Nazis and he was put into a concentration camp.  Thanks to his wife’s efforts, he was released and Sachs and family fled to London and then New York City.  He never would see his collection again.

An exhibition catalog featuring a historical essay, photographs of the prints in the exhibition and additional examples from Das Plakat will be available.

Contact Ron Kern for additional information
317-507-7888
rkern@indy.net

Das Plakat: The Art of the Poster, 1910 - 1921, Berlin

Das Plakat: The Art of the Poster, 1910 – 1921, Berlin

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A Little Exhibition of Small Photographs (Exhibition Extended!)

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Exhibition extended through First Friday, September 4, 2015, 6 pm to 9 pm!  SATCH LOST AND FOUND ART STUDIO/GALLERY is hosting an exhibition by the photographer, Ron Kern.  Presenting a suite of eleven photographs, Ron is sharing his most personal work.  Here are his thoughts on the exhibition:

Over three years ago, I “retired” from photography. Since then, I have exclusively photographed for myself, with no thoughts of a particular project or exhibition. I have stayed loyal to my art, but with a different perspective that is strictly personal.

With no intention of ever showing this work, except possibly in a casual way with friends, the idea of exhibiting this work did not sit well with me. However, the unique ability to exhibit this work in a friendly environment, with no pressure, thanks to Satch and her studio/gallery, was an opportunity that I decided should be embraced.

The suite of eleven photographs in this exhibition is a small sample of my recent photography. It is assembled in such a way that each photograph is a part of a body of work that is comprised only of my reactions to my day to day life and environment.

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Ron Kern’s Website

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June First Friday

I was very pleased to meet so many new folks and see great friends during June’s First Friday open studio.  Featured were several new pieces of artwork along with a couple of pieces of assemblage furniture, a new project that I am working on.
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