I have a new show opening July 1 in the Harrison Gallery at the Harrison Center for the Arts - 1505 N. Delaware, Indianapolis.
Opening Reception: July 1, 6-10 pm.
Are we living in a new dark age? Is this the dawn of another Renaissance - are we experiencing a new re-birth of classical culture?
Classical culture, while it never really dies, is constantly being “reborn.” Occasionally we mark these re-births in history as a “Renaissance.” Teaching just across 16th street from the Harrison Center at Herron High School – a classical liberal arts high school – has given me occasion to reflect on whether we are at the beginning of a new “Renaissance.” If we are, I believe it is urgent to ask two questions: To what are we returning? How shall we make it our own?
"Renaissances" is a provocation to consider these questions and a manifestation of my own (provisional) answers. The installation is loosely based on Michelangelo’s design for the Laurentian Library foyer and reading room in Florence, a design which in turn influenced Mark Rothko’s Seagram murals and his later chapel paintings, which have been influential in my own thinking about painting.