RADIANT CITY PAINTINGS: 2006 - 2016
January 11 - February 18, 2017
INDIANAPOLIS -- Tom Sachs' "Radiant City: Paintings 2006-2016" opens at the Herron School of Art and Design on Jan. 11.
The exhibition encompasses nearly two decades of works by the internationally renowned artist. Comprising the first-ever survey exhibition of his paintings, "Radiant City" brings together more than 25 works that showcase the central themes of his art: consumerism, space exploration and cultural progress.
The free exhibition, in the Berkshire, Reese and Paul galleries at Eskenazi Hall, 735 W. New York St., opens with a reception from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 11 and runs through Feb. 18.
Sachs is known for objects and expansive installations that playfully reimagine -- and provocatively riff on -- modern life. This unprecedented exhibition traces his interest in combining pop icons and corporate logos with a handcrafted aesthetic. Herron gallery director Max Weintraub describes Sachs' mining of pop culture as "navigating the fault lines between the handmade and the mass-produced."
The exhibition is made possible in part by the generous support of Julie and David Eskenazi.