Artist Talk: Brian Harper
Thursday, September 28 at 3 p.m. in Kleymeyer Hall (LA0101)
Brian Harper is an Associate Professor of Fine Art and Head of the Ceramics Area at Indiana University Southeast. He holds a BFA from Northern Arizona University and an MA and MFA from the University of Iowa. His work has been exhibited in over 100 national and international exhibitions, including 7 solo exhibitions. In addition to his studio practice, he is the Founder and Executive Director of Artaxis Organization Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization with over 900 members in over 50 countries worldwide. Widely used as a resource by the general public, gallerists and curators, art centers, universities, students, and professional artists, Artaxis.org promotes the professional pursuits of artists, while providing visitors to the website a wide array of peer-reviewed artwork relevant to the critical discourse in contemporary ceramic art. He was awarded tenure and promotion to Associate Professor at IU Southeast in 2014, and has been the recipient of two IU Trustees Teaching Awards, as well as four Summer Faculty Fellowships to pursue his creative research. Currently, he is living in New Albany, Indiana with his wife Tiffany and their daughter June, their dog, Oliver.
Fall Exhibitions: Barber - Baskin - Harper
August 21 - Ocrober 13
4:30 p.m. | September 28, 2023
The Kenneth P. McCutchan Art Center/Palmina F. and Stephen S. Pace Galleries is thrilled to present three exhibitions to start the fall semester.
Where Angels Go features paintings and prints by Atlanta-based artist, Jamaal Barber. Jamaal holds a BA from East Carolina University and an MFA from Georgia State University. Barber presented USI’s College of Liberal Arts 2023 Sydney Berger Lecture and was a visiting artist in the Art & Design department last spring. He was a contestant on the first season of The Exhibit: Finding the Next Great Artist, a fine art competition tv series from MTV and The Smithsonian Channel. He also hosts the Studio Noize podcast, which focuses on cotemporary black art. More information about Jamaal can be found at www.jbarberstudio.com.
Multiformity: The Art of Leonard Baskin highlights artworks by the great printmaker that have become part of USI’s permanent collection thanks to the generosity of emeritus professor and former dean of the College of Liberal Arts, Michael Aakhus. Organized and annotated by collections director Susan Sauls, the exhibition places the Leonard Baskin prints owned by USI within the artist’s broad career as a printmaker, sculptor, and illustrator.
Precarious Change is a collection of recent sculpture by Brian Harper. Harper is an Associate Professor of Fine Art and Head of the Ceramics Area at Indiana University Southeast. He holds a BFA from Northern Arizona University and an MA and MFA from the University of Iowa. He is also the Founder and Executive Director of Artaxis.org, a non-profit arts organization with over 900 members in over 50 countries worldwide and promotes professional artists, while providing a wide array of peer-reviewed artwork relevant to the critical discourse of contemporary ceramic art. More information about Brain can be found at www.brianharperstudio.com
These exhibitions will be displayed in the galleries from August 21 through October 13. A reception for the show will be held on Thursday, September 28 at 4:30 pm. The MAC/PACE, located in the lower level of the Liberal Arts Center, is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and open on Sundays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
54th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition
October 30 - December 8
TBA | November 3, 2023
Reception and Awards Ceremony
1-4 p.m. | November 12, 2023
Gallery Hours & Admission
Fall and Spring Semesters
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Monday through Friday
1 - 4 p.m. | Sunday
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Monday through Friday
Admission to the Art Center and Galleries is free and open to the public.
If you plan to bring a group of ten or more people to the galleries, please consider contacting the gallery in advance at 812-228-5006.
Pedestrians may enter the McCutchan Art Center and Pace Galleries from the main level or the lower level of the Liberal Arts Center. Find parking locations using our interactive map!
From the main campus:
Enter the Liberal Arts Center through the main or side entrance. Go down the main stairwell in the center of the building. Continue ahead, veering right past the elevators. Turn right around the corner. The Art Center and Galleries entrance should be straight ahead.
From Parking Lot J:
Pedestrians coming from Lot J have two options for entering the Art Center and Galleries:
- Option A: Enter through the main gallery entrance off of Bent Twig Lane on the west side of the building.
- Option B: Enter through the lower level of the Liberal Arts Center on the south side of the building, opposite the Business and Engineering Center. Once inside the building, continue to the lower level lobby. Turn left towards Kleymeyer Hall and left again past the elevators. Turn right around the corner. The Art Center and Galleries entrance should be straight ahead.
A driveway off of Bent Twig Lane allows visitors to be dropped off directly at the door of the Art Center. After taking the exit to USI, approach the roundabout at the campus entrance and take the first road to the right. Curve around the back of the Health Professions Center and Education and Science Center buildings, and you will see the Liberal Arts Center on your left, opposite Reflection Lake. The McCutchan Art Center and Pace Galleries is located in the central wing on the back of the Liberal Arts Center. The driveway entrance is on the south side.
The mission of the Kenneth P. McCutchan Art Center/Palmina F. and Stephen S. Pace Galleries is to provide educational experiences in the visual arts to the University of Southern Indiana community and the general public.
The gallery further contributes to the education experiences at USI by providing a professional exhibition space to present the work of art majors, alumni, faculty, visiting artists and the University's permanent collection.
The gallery's mission of serving and educating the University and surrounding community in the visual arts are consistently supported by the events hosted in the space.