Wednesday, April 21, 2004

New Works By Indiana Artists - Editions Limited - April 21, 2004 - 3 1/2 stars

Thirty-two local artists working in 32 different genres comprise the first show at the new Broad Ripple location of this 35-year-old local gallery institution. A fresh red front door, natural light, the location and an intimate gallery space are definite improvements. Notable local favorite Lois Templeton gets ample wall space with one large washed abstraction that employs a decidedly brighter than usual palette executed on paper. The gestural quality of her work is emphasized on this surface and appears brasher as well. This is a welcome, energized evolution. On the other end of the scale, a tactile and chalky landscape on panel by Amanda Presnell, an EL art consultant, is calming and deceptively controlled with dark, cool colors. Everything is lovely, of note and worth a visit. Through May 7, 2004; 317-466-9940. -Mary Lee Pappas

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