The Waldron Arts Center announces new January exhibitions: Resonance, Saccharine Gestures, and Suspended Animation: Narratives on Pause
The Waldron Arts Center opens its doors in 2024 with three new exhibitions in the galleries. In the Miller Gallery, Laura Greenwood presents Resonance, a large-scale, interactive art installation. Through the medium of photography, Greenwood attempts to connect humans to nature and their surroundings, using sheer, floor-length fabric panels to display her images. Her work responds to the movements of its viewers, inspiring awe, and reminding us all of the delicate relationship between people and nature. Video and audio components share the sense of awe Greenwood experiences in her interactions with nature and attempts to evoke the same in viewers.
In the Educational Gallery, Danny Bolton presents his show, Saccharine Gestures. A series of works in various sizes, mediums, and depths fill the space with interest while Bolton explores mark-making, texture, color, and shape. Through his nonobjective art, Bolton attempts to blur the lines between art and reality, incorporating everyday objects in an effort to question where the line between art and reality might begin to be drawn.
Suspended Animation: Narratives on Pause opened in December 2023. In this exhibit, Jennifer Herrold showcases a collection of paintings influenced by her background in graphic design and her family of artists. Each work strives to display the contrast, innate in all created things, between idea and technique, flat and 3D forms, and mood and logic, while also giving a nod to the still life tradition with her use of negative space as a pause.
Laura Greenwood utilizes a variety of media to investigate the relationships between humans and the natural environments they inhabit, modify and adapt to. Laura received her BFA in studio art from Texas State University in 2005 and her MFA in studio art from Indiana University Bloomington in 2023. Prior to attending IU, she managed a nonprofit art gallery in rural West Texas and co-founded the Scurry County Arts Collective to bring cultural activities to local communities. Laura has also been actively involved in sustainability endeavors for many years. She is currently a National Fellow for the Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium and is a Board Member for the U.S. Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development. Laura is a 2023 Windgate University Fellow at the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, a summer 2023 Pines Scholarship recipient to the Penland School of Craft and is currently working towards her Indiana Master Naturalist certification.
Danny Bolton is a local artist and curator currently enrolled at Indiana University for a Master's in Fine Arts, within the Sculpture department. He received his BFA in Studio Art from the University of North Texas (Drawing and Painting) in 2015 and his MEd in 2018, and after teaching for a few years moved to Indiana in 2020 seeking new artistic horizons. Danny has embraced the Bloomington arts community through participating in local gallery exhibitions and assisting with community projects, as well as orchestrating and hosting 9 pop-up exhibitions at various locations around town over the past 2 years through his pop-up art gallery: Accrete Art Collective. Danny's vision for art puts forth a revitalization of the artist's aesthetic as paramount, and he consistently seeks to provide no-cost opportunities for artists to share their work and dreams.
Jennifer Herrold explores the power of narrative, the interplay between decorative art, fine art, and graffiti by drawing upon her background as part of an artist family with expertise in fiber, ceramics, visual communication, and painting. She attended Interlochen Arts Academy, has a BFA in painting, and started an MFA in graphic design. She has resided in Indiana, Michigan, and New York. Currently she lives in Bloomington with her husband, a chihuahua, beagle, and cat
Hours for January 2024
Wednesday and Thursday 12-5
Saturday and Sunday by appointment only.
Galleries will be closed January 25 – February 2.
Galleries are also open during all Constellation performances
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