Mark Ratzlaff has made paintings of possums and pizza boxes, but he's being hailed by the most staid arts organizations in Indiana. Does subject matter?
Painter Maureen Forman has used the immediacy of her surroundings and directness of graphite to discover her own voice.
A strong painting communicates regardless of genre or subject, but there's something else involved in determining "tomorrow's historic artists".
Ten Bloomington poets took a cue from ten paintings by local artists to create new poems "just loosely tied to the original, that take on a life of their own."
For Ben Pines, painting unremarkable scenery in a simplified way is not as much about representing the world out there, as it is about discovering himself.
The invitation to the Phoenix Bonfire said to bring a failed creation, broken tool, unfinished poem, or similar disappointment to throw into the flames.
Defying the prevailing narrative, domestic bliss inspired Pierre Daura to paint. Works by the modern master are currently on view at the IU Art Museum.
Caleb Weintraub's work is narratively suggestive; but it might just suggest "the chaos and despair of not having a narrative."
MFA painters at IU got a nuts-and-bolts education about the job of being an artist when they mounted an exhibition at a New York gallery this summer.
Even in his purely abstract paintings, Etienne engages the mystery and longing of looking into the distance without being able to physically travel there.