It was wonderful to host two Blues Masters in Satch Art Space for an exceptional performance that will always be remembered and was enjoyed by all. One special guest, documentary film maker Robert Mugge summed up the evening with this Facebook post.
Thanks to Johnny and Quiqué for sharing their art with everyone that gathered at Satch Art Space.
The exhibition that accompanied the performance was new work that was inspired by music. This included a large painting made with acrylic and oils using text from the Johnny Burgin song, Love Me Like I Want It, from his Greetings from Greaseland album.
For additional information on Johnny and Quique, check out their websites:
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.
My exhibition, Body Parts, will be reinstalled and exhibited at the Schwitzer Gallery at the Circle City Industrial Complex on IDADA First Friday, September 2, 2016 from 6 to 9 p.m.
I will have my studio/gallery open from 6 to 9 p.m. on August 5th, 2016 for the IDADA First Friday tour.
This two minute video is a part of “Leg” from the Body Parts exhibition:
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.
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.
NUVO article, June 1, 2016
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.
Click here for the Facebook Event page.
Click here for a map to the gallery.
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.