Hoosier artists, Kyle Ragsdale, opens a solo exhibition at the Harrison Center for the Arts, this Friday, November 6; a FREE opening reception will be held.The festivities get underway at 6:00 pm at this Indianapolis art gallery. All Indianapolis people are invited to enjoy the work of this Harrison Center curator and artist.
The exhibit, called Historical Fiction, delves into the ideas of past, time, fads, and fashion. Ragsdale examines how one time period reinterprets and redefines another based on values and fashion. In his work, Ragsdale plays with optical illusion, painting the idea of one part of history and coloring it with another. At first glance, these paintings appear to be time specific, but on closer inspection, Ragsdale is actually blending eras.
In his exhibit Historical Fiction, Ragsdale plays with cultural expectations, customs and norms from one period to another. His work is beautiful, clever, ethereal, romantic and celebratory; yet manages to illicit a brush of melancoly. This Indianapolis artist is making a name for himself in the Circle City. His work hangs at the Harrison Center for the Arts through November 28th.
This exhibit would not be possible without the generous support of the Arts Council of Indianapolis, the City of Indianapolis, the Indiana Arts Commission, the Christel DeHaan Family Foundation, the Indianapolis Downtown Artists and Dealers Association, Amy McAdams Graphic Design and Indy’s Music Channel.
For more information about the Indianapolis event, Historical Fiction, visit the Harrison Center for the Arts website or Kyle Ragsdale’s personal website. Indianapolis culture comes alive this Friday with the First Friday Artwalk sponsored by IDADA. With free receptions and exhibits across Indy, there is no better time experience Indianapolis art.
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Harrison Center for the Arts
1505 N Delaware St
Indianapolis, IN 46202