What Caught Abby's Eye

I have lived in Indiana for approximately six months and have heard little of the Harrison Center, until today. I was so pleased to see the incorporation of so many different artists and various mediums within the building. The space at 15th and Delaware seems as though it was built exactly for the way it is being utilized now. At first glance, there are so many studios and various pieces within them. As I explored each of these I found, of course, certain artists that stood out to me, and certain pieces as well.

The first piece I found notable was a painting named, “There, Not There” by Kyle Ragsdale.

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This piece is so intriguing to me. The pinks and greens work so beautifully together and depict such different aspects of the scene. I am drawn to the man’s shirt in particular. I see his shirt as striped but also as sort of the ribs to the backbone that separates the two figures. All in all, I am inspired by the techniques and layering done here and I think it all just works so well.

An honorable mention, this piece was too high for me to see the title but it is by artist Quincy Owens. Its colors and use of typography made it such an interesting graphic piece that I had to mention.

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This next piece by Johnny McKee is named “golden silence” and is just poetry for the eyes. There is such symmetry at work here while at the same time, I see freedom at its best. I am drawn to this for the simplest of reasons. I wonder what it would look like if there were a main focal point but it just wouldn’t have the same impact as I feel it does as it is.

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The last piece I stumbled upon is by Emma Overman. I had seen something similar by the same artist but the story being told here is much more distinctive. I think it’s up for interpretation. It’s so dark and moody. It is very similar to my personal style, so this piece seems familiar to me. The brush strokes are so clean and all of the blending is so well done. It really is such a beautiful piece.

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