The New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art will host the group exhibition Visualizing Spaces Saturday, March 12 through Saturday, April 23. The exhibition features works by Robert Burnier, Su A Chae, Nasreen Kahn, Diego Morales-Portillo, Brenda Mallory, Deb Sokolow and Janie Stamm.
Building on New Harmony, Indiana, history as the location of multiple utopian experiments, Visualizing Spaces examines themes around the search for utopia. The exhibition anticipates and engages the hopes, myths, failures and fallout which occur in pursuing an ideal reality. Abstracted landscapes, impossible architecture and resourced materials serve as both critique and creation of an idea of place. Centering around the question of who utopia benefits, the exhibition recognizes the past as what was lost, the present as what could have been and the future as an imagined world for all.
Visualizing Spaces builds upon the Social Alchemy exhibition series and supports the Social Alchemy Symposium to be held in person and online on April 11-13.
In conjunction with New Harmony’s Second Saturdays, public receptions honoring the exhibition and its artists will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 12 and 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 9. A special public reception will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, April 11 in conjunction with the Social Alchemy Symposium.
This exhibition is made possible in part by the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana and the Indiana Arts Commission, which receives support from the State of Indiana and the National Endowment for the Arts.
The New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art promotes discourse about and access to contemporary art in the southern Indiana region and is an outreach partner of the University of Southern Indiana. The gallery is located at 506 Main Street in New Harmony, Indiana. Regular hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, call 812-682-3156.