"Courtland Blade: Places We Travel Through"
Gallery Exhibition in the Raymond James Stutz Art Gallery
Opening reception is Friday, August 1 from 5 - 9 pm.
We are pleased to share Courtland Blade's large scale paintings translating the ideas of non-place, modernity and isolation.
Blade incorporates crisp, high-definition, contrasting colors and the strong presence of light to interior and exterior spaces. Courtland references cinematic elements to embody ideas of the stark, impersonal spaces we travel through while experiencing life.
Courland describes his body of work by saying, “In this current age of consumerism and corporation, there exist places that are not concerned with identity. They are neither relational nor historical in the same traditional sense that they have been in the past. These 'non-places' are areas of transience that are not significant enough to be regarded as a place."
He continues, "My current body of work dwells within these benign areas of non-place. This series of paintings captures specific moments of isolation within airports, supermarkets, new housing developments, subways, and hotels. They exhibit the presence of modernity and the absence of humanity during periods when commercial activity has ceased and places are now vacant.”
Visit www.courtlandblade.com for more information about the artist.
WHAT: "Courtland Blade: Places We Travel Through" Art Exhibition
WHERE: The Raymond James Stutz Art Gallery, 212 E 10th Street, Indianapolis
WHEN: Opening reception - Friday, August 1, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Exhibition open August 1-29, Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 11:00 to 2:00 p.m. or by appointment
ADDITIONAL INFO: Contact Leigh Dunnington-Jones, Co-Director of the Gallery