Current Exhibits


Twinrocker: 48 Years of Hand Papermaking

SEPTEMBER 21 – NOVEMBER 25, 2018

EAST GALLERY

Founded in 1971, by Kathryn and Howard Clark, Twinrocker Handmade Paper was the first American handmade paper studio since 1929. Through the years, in their Brookston, Indiana studio, the Clarks have shown a steadfast commitment to their craft and paid scrupulous attention to the highest aesthetic and technical standards. Therefore, the name Twinrocker has become synonymous with excellence, integrity and, most of all, exquisitely beautiful handmade paper. This exhibition will feature artwork by celebrated artists that have worked with Twinrocker from the Clarks’ collection.

Over the years, Twinrocker papers have appeared in the portfolios of some of American’s most important artists and fine limited-edition book publishers. This exhibit will include a number of these livre deluxe fine art books, each a work of art in itself. Among the artists represented in the exhibit are Robert Rauschenberg, Sally Mann, Louise Bourgeois, Jasper Johns, Jim Dine, Chuck Close, Willem de Kooning and Larry Rivers and others. A number of photos of the papermakers at work throughout the history of Twinrocker will also be included.

Twinrocker: Forty-Eight Years of Hand Papermaking will trace the evolution of Twinrocker from the early years to the present. It’s the story of rediscovering an almost-lost American craft, as well as the story of an enduring partnership and a small Midwestern business that triumphed through the Clark’s hard work, tenacity and talent.

Platinum Sponsor: Fountain Trust Co.  Silver Sponsor: Floyd and Patricia Garrott

 

Legacies: works by Bonnie Zimmer

SEPTEMBER 21 – NOVEMBER 25, 2018

MCDONALD GALLERY

 
 Artist: Bonnie Zimmer  Title:  Little Guardian Sister   Medium: Mulberry & black walnut barks, corkscrew willow, pebbles, reclaimed objects, feathers, eucalyptus leaf, waxed linen thread  Year: 2018

Artist: Bonnie Zimmer

Title: Little Guardian Sister

Medium: Mulberry & black walnut barks, corkscrew willow, pebbles, reclaimed objects, feathers, eucalyptus leaf, waxed linen thread

Year: 2018

 Artist: Bonnie Zimmer  Title: " Farm Goddess Vessel ”  Medium: natural & found materials

Artist: Bonnie Zimmer

Title: "Farm Goddess Vessel

Medium: natural & found materials

 

Bonnie Zimmer is a lifelong artist, arts activist and resident of Rensselaer, Indiana.  A Professor Emeritus of Art, she is retired from Saint Joseph’s College where she was Associate Professor of Art and Chair of the Art Department.  She is a committed artist and has exhibited nationally.  Nearly all of her works are created from found materials harvested from the fields, woods and roadsides near her rural home. In the exhibition "Legacies," Bonnie Zimmer presents vessels, sculptures, and installations created through improvisation and artistic intuition from objects and materials “inherited” from her family, friends, and nature. 

Click the button below to listen to the ART TAP podcast featuring Bonnie Zimmer talking about this exhibit.

 

Pozzatti: People, Prints, and Places

JUNE 22 – NOVEMBER 4, 2018

WEIL GALLERY

Indiana University Professor Emeritus, Rudy Pozzatti, is skilled in many artistic mediums, but he is known primarily as a master printmaker.  Born in Telluride, CO in 1925, Rudy received both his BFA and MFA degrees from the University of Colorado.  He traveled to Italy twice with Fulbright grants in 1952-53 and again in 1963-64, where he worked in Cortona.  He received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 63-64, and Ford grant to attend the Tamarind Lithography Workshop in Los Angeles.  The Art Museum of Greater Lafayette has a comprehensive collection of Mr. Pozzatti’s work, spanning his entire career and one of his lithographs, titled ”Apollo,” is featured in the ArtSmart: Indiana educational program.  The ArtSmart: Indiana team is guest curating this exhibit with selections of his works from our permanent collection.  


The Body Beautiful:

Carvings by Carol Farber-Carrington

JUNE 22 - SEPTEMBER 23, 2018

SHOOK GALLERY

Carol Farber-Carrington maintains a studio in West Lafayette, Indiana having moved from New York four years ago. Her sculptures range from abstract designs to modern representational ones, mainly focusing on the male and female figures.  “The Body Beautiful” exhibition is an excellent cross-section of her work. The soft curves and variations in postures reflect the full gamut of human emotions.  Farber-Carrington carves in marble, a variety of alabaster and soapstone, Black African wonderstone, and limestone.  Other materials used include copper pennies, seashells, Plexiglas, and plaster. The artist’s sculptures have been shown in both solo and group exhibitions in Manhasset, Roslyn, Great Neck, Westbury, Syosset and New York City.  Farber-Carrington’s sculptures are also included in private collections in New York and Indiana.

A graduate of the City College of New York, she completed her graduate degrees at Purdue University and accumulated postgraduate credits from St. John’s University, the New School for Social Research and Oxford University.  She is also a certified Interior Designer. A retired Professor of English, she held the rank of Full Professor on faculty at one of the State University of New York campuses for over four decades where she also served as Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs for nine of those years.