Indianapolis Museum of Art opens Graphite exhibition
Indianapolis Museum of Art presents Graphite, an exhibition on view December 7, 2012-April 7, 2013.
This exhibition presents a glimpse into recent and innovative uses of graphite. A form of crystallized carbon, graphite is a naturally occurring mineral as well as a synthetic, industrial product that can be processed and in multiple ways. It can be machined or carved, used as a powder or liquid, or handled as a lump, stick, or pencil. Graphite gathers together works that reveal the material’s potential to take a variety of forms and yield a wide range of visual effects.
The first major museum exhibition to explore graphite as a medium in works beyond drawings, Graphite includes sculpture, drawing, and installations created over the past decade—including several newly commissioned works—by emerging and established artists.
Artists in the exhibition include: Carl Andre (American, b. 1935); Judith Braun (American, b. 1947); TR Ericsson (American, b. 1972); Dan Fischer (American, b. 1977); Roland Flexner (French, b. 1944); Michaela Früwirth (Austrian, b. 1972); Karl Haendel (American, b. 1976); Joyce Hinterding (Australian, b. 1958); Christian Holstad (American, b. 1972); Kim Jones (American, b. 1944); Robert Longo (American, b. 1953); Adam McEwen (British, b. 1965); Geof Oppenheimer (American, b. 1973); Dan Shaw-Town (British, b. 1983); and Molly Springfield (American, b. 1977).