"Opposites Attract" - Gallery Exhibition in the Raymond James Stutz Art Gallery

Work by Lauren Kussro
Work by Lauren Kussro


The Raymond James Stutz Art Gallery presents "Opposites Attract", an exhibition of art from current Stutz Residency Artists Heather Stamenov and Lauren Kussro. The exhibition is a showcase of their work and contributions from a year in residence.

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. 

Heather Stamenov received an MFA in painting from the University of Connecticut in 2012 and is currently adjunct professor at the Herron School of Art and Design. She works to create large-scale narrative paintings often depicting absurd scenarios. 

Lauren Kussro received an MFA with a concentration in printmaking from the University of Tennessee in 2006 and is currently employed as both faculty and printmaking technician at the Herron School of Art and Design. Kussro works with printmaking and sculpture to create intricate installations and sculptural forms that echo nature, using beauty as a vehicle to communicate.

While Stamenov and Kussro each utilize a very different approach and aesthetic sensibility, both create work that is visually striking. Their work requires the attention of a viewer to listen to what is being said, whether it loudly spoken or softly whispered. 

Image by Heather Stamenov
Image by Heather Stamenov



About the Stutz Residency Program

Since its inaugural year in 1996, the residency program has provided in-kind contributions of more than $138,000 to 23 local artists.  Previous residents include Joseph Crone, Emily Budd, Mallory Marty, Brian Myers, 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.  

The exhibition opens on Friday, September 6th with a reception from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and continues through September 27th. The Raymond James Stutz Art Gallery, a nonprofit visual art center on the first floor of the Stutz Business Center. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. or by appointment.



WHAT: "Opposites Attract" Art Exhibition
WHERE: The Raymond James Stutz Art Gallery, 212 E 10th Street, Indianapolis
WHEN: Opening reception - Friday, September 6, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Exhibition open September 6-27Monday through Friday from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. or by appointment
COST: Free
ADDITIONAL INFO: (317) 503-6420