Identity / Identify: 2011 Stutz Residency Exhibit

Identity / Identify


After almost a full year as Stutz Residents, two of the city's most talented, emerging artists say their work has evolved and expanded as a result of the experience. The public will have the opportunity to see the results of this growth during the month of September, when the artists' works are featured in an exhibition.

Valued at $6,000 per artist, the residency is one of the largest grants to an individual artist in the state. Through a competitive process, two artists are chosen and awarded free studio space and paid utilities in the Stutz Building for one year.

"I look forward to the Resident's show every year. I'm excited to see what progress each Resident has made through the year, both artistically and professionally." Kate Oberreich, Residency Director.

The exhibition, "Identity / Identify: Mallory Marty and Brian Myers," opens Sept. 2 at STUTZARTSPACE at noon with a public reception at 5 p.m. It runs through Sept. 29. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and by appointment.

About Mallory Marty: Marty was born and raised in Fishers, Ind., and is a graduate of Purdue University with a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts and Art History. She received the Outstanding Senior in Fine Arts Award. Marty's concentration is in painting and printmaking, specifically lithography and intaglio. Marty's current focus is on expanding her interactive mixed-media sculpture that incorporates her prints and paintings.

About Brian Myers: Brian Myers earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting from Herron School of Art in 2002. In 2007 and 2008, respectively, the Arts Council of Indianapolis commissioned Myers to paint two large-scale public murals. More recently the Chicago O'Hare branch of the Intercontinental Hotel chain commissioned Myers to paint two large-scale works for their facility. Since 2007 Myers has been employed by the Herron School of Art and Design as a studio/shop technician, and he teaches foundation courses in drawing and painting at Herron.

About the Stutz Residency Program Since its inaugural year in 1996, the residency program has provided in-kind contributions of more than $114,000 to 19 local artists. Previous residents include Lydia Burris, Patrick Flaherty, Mark Pack, William Denton Ray, Jay Parnell, Kate Oberreich, Kevin Smola, Stephanie Lewis Robertson, Larry Endicott, Ginny Taylor Rosner, David Kleeman, Kyle Ragsdale, Susan Watt Grade, Emily Kennerk and Greg Hull.

Approximately 25 artists at the Stutz have open studios on the first Friday of every month from noon to 5 p.m., and STUTZARTSPACE is open as well. The exhibition opening reception is from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at STUTZARTSPACE, a nonprofit visual art center on the first floor of the Stutz Business Center.

WHAT:  "Identity / Identify: Mallory Marty and Brian Myers"
WHERE: STUTZARTSPACE, 212 W. 10th St., Indianapolis Please enter from 10th street via Bearcat Alley.
WHEN:Friday, Sept. 2, at noon with an opening reception from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Exhibition open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. or by appointment through Sept. 29
COST: Free
ADDITIONAL INFO: (317) 503-6420
MEDIA CONTACT: Jen Schmits Thomas, JTPR, (317) 441-2487, jen [at] jtprinc [dot] com

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