University of Southern Indiana

New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art

New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art Record of Memory May 10 – June 22, 2019 Reception June 1, 2019 from 4 – 6 p.m.  Record of Memory:  Conner Green, Elisa Harkins, Yvette Mayorga, James Osamu Nakagawa, Carl Pope  Record of Memory is a survey of artists who are reflecting on existing monuments and fashioning new monuments. At the time a public monument is conceived, it is a tribute to our cities built by their citizens and dedicated to social progress, industrial achievement, civic interest, patriotism and culture. Works were selected with this idea of monuments in mind by curators Shauta Marsh, Garry Holstein and Jeremy Efroymson as part of Social Alchemy, a series of exhibitions and events in partnership with Big Car Collaborative.  Monuments are symbols of hope, of warning, of honor, encountered daily. We often think of them as sculpture or statues, but increasingly we are all creating them on the internet in the form of videos, websites, even Facebook profiles. Our monuments remind present and future people of what we should be striving for. They reference our current goals of utopia.  Other times they serve as reminders of tragedy/of dystopia, and what happens when we deviate from our utopic goals, to help us avoid re-occurrence.

This exhibition is made possible through the generous support of the Efroymson Family Fund, the Indiana Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts. 

The New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art is an outreach partner of the University of Southern Indiana. The gallery is located at 506 Main Street in New Harmony, Indiana. Regular hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, contact Garry Holstein, director, at 812-682-3156 or go to

This exhibition reflects the curatorial strategies of the New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art in that all shows are selected based on the three primary goals of providing opportunity, the creation of dialogue, and building connectivity within the region.

The exhibition is free and open to the public.


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