Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Forrest Solis "A Celebration of Women in the Arts" - Bodner Studio - Dec. 15, 2004 - 3 1/2 stars


Indianapolis has seen an abundance of women-themed art shows in the last three years that have mostly fallen short on purpose and, in one instance, was simply an excuse to have a party according to the event organizer. Those errors in purport and substance by default help shape this group of large paintings about "women artists in underrepresented art forms" as comparatively original and honest. A costume designer, quilters and even a self-portrait of Solis herself are seen in these vibrant, somewhat painterly, compositions. A drawing, collage and painting faculty member at DePauw University having received her MPA from IU Bloomington, Solis' series is somber despite the warm jewel tones and though the women are depicted engaged in their art. Through Dec. 15, 2004; 679-4062. –Mary Lee Pappas

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