Indy Windy: A Love Story will feature artists from Indiana and Chicago who execute large public artworks to create new environments in aging urban and manufacturing areas, while also documenting their experiences and creating new work in their private studios. The exhibit is curated by Ish Muhammad, a self-taught artist from Indiana who maintains a studio at the Zhou B Art Center in Chicago’s Bridgeport community on the south side. The exhibit will present an overview of creative activity currently underway by a community of Midwest artists, some of whom have been working together for nearly 30 years.
Indy Windy is the first in the two-part Urban Legends series of exhibits that showcase artists whose work is sparking new life in old places. The second installment in the series is Haunts, curated by John Cain, an exhibit featuring the work of guerilla photographers who have been lured to Gary and other cities to capture the haunting beauty of architectural ruins on the verge of being repurposed as gardens and other public spaces.
The exhibits will be presented at the Center for Visual and Performing Arts over a six-month period beginning this fall and in multiple venues in Gary next spring. Lead underwriting for the series has been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Legacy Foundation and Peoples Bank.
Indy Windy is on view through January 29, 2019, with an Artist Reception on Friday, November 16, 6-9pm.
Haunts will run February 8 through April 21, 2019, with an Artist Reception on Sunday, March 3, 2019, from 1-3pm.
Gallery Hours: M-F 10am-5pm, Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 12-4pm
Admission Fee: FREE