Index Art Center is hosting a group exhibition entitled Into the Void. The show, curated by Jeanne Brasile, Director of the Walsh Gallery at Seton Hall University, will feature artwork that explores the concept of negative space.
Featured artists include: Gianluca Bianchino Jen Blazina William Cromar Marc D’Agusto Kristofer Harzinski Vandana Jain Darren Jones Alex Lockwood David Meyer Cody Trepte
Artwork selected for inclusion in the show explores the nature of objects in which the absence of materials is a key component in the art-making process. By focusing on a lack or subtraction of materials, viewers are called to question the nature of art that derives its meaning from absent forms rather than those that are present. In addition, all artworks are monochromatic. This neutral palette will enhance the interplay between the artwork and the physical space of the gallery itself – blurring the line between perceived and tangible spaces.
Notes Jeanne Brasile, “As a curator, I am especially interested in questioning how the architecture and layout of the gallery contributes to audience perception of the artwork. I have wanted to produce an exhibition based this theme of negative space for some time and I am grateful to Index Art Center for providing me with this opportunity.” Artwork included in the show will address any number of formal and conceptual elements but will be unified by the color white and a predominance of empty space.