UPtown Girl at the Harrison Center


Scout, polyflex photographic print, Linda Adele Goodine

When we began talking to March show sponsor, King Park Area Development Corporation about a show that would celebrate the newly branded UPtown district, we thought, "What better way to celebrate than to highlight "Uptown Girls."  That is, women who live, work and play in the neighborhoods that make up the UPtown district.  And the district boasts an impressive array of amazing artists, community leaders, entrepreneurs and more.  We needed to look no further than our own Old Northside backyard to find our featured artist, accomplished photographer and Herron School of Art + Design professor, Linda Adele Goodine.  Her large-scale photography is in the Harrison Gallery through March 29th.  Goodine, who moved to Indy from New Orleans in 1989, grew up around photography.  Her grandfather, a photojournalist, worked for Reuters and Gannett news services for 45 years and her mother was editor of the local newspaper.  The work for her exhibit, Winter Tales (After Mark Pescovitz) is deeply personal and began as her response to the death of Mark Pescovitz (a surgeon, fine artist, philanthropist and friend and supporter of the local art scene) in 2010 in an automobile accident.  Through the work, Goodine addresses the "intense narratives that exist about being young that exclude adults, and about finding a continuity in living, a reason to continue a creative practice when maybe no one cares."


Diagram of a Verbal Pause, sharpie on tracing paper, Kyle Channing Smith

In addition to showing her own work, Goodine, who has taught at Herron School of Art + Design for over 20 years, took this opportunity to share the gallery space with her student and Indy native, Kyle Channing Smith, who recently received her MFA from the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland.  Smith's 2D, 3D and video work explores the awkwardness of everyday human interactions.


Women at Salon, photography, Jonathan Daniel Frey

In the Gallery Annex, Jonathan Daniel Frey embraces the theme with black and white photographs that recreate a timeless approach to city life documentation.  Frey photographed women (and children) who live, work and play in the Uptown area, staging them how he envisioned he would encounter them on the street.

The Uptown Girl exhibits can be seen Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm through March 29th.  Opening April 5th:  Year 2 of the Harrison Center's Global Art Exchange brings Australian installation artist, Berenice Rarig and her show, Contents May Have Shifted.