"Shared Spaces" is an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Eve Mansdorf and Tim Kennedy, long-standing members of the studio art faculty in the Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design at Indiana University in Bloomington. Having taught at IU for a combined total of 52 years, the pair have made significant contributions to the field of contemporary, observational painting and the national reputation of Eskenazi’s painting area, and mentored thousands of emerging artists.
“Shared Spaces” offers an unusual opportunity to explore common ground and divergences between artists whose creative and personal lives have been closely interwoven for three decades. The exhibition will showcase drawings and paintings by both artists, comprising still-life, landscape, and interior subjects, with and without figural elements, based on direct observation. Bloomington’s bungalows and Victorian houses, silver maple trees, a local pool, and state parks have been sources for many of both artists’ paintings. Lately, both artists have sought out public locations farther afield by reconstructing and synthesizing studies done onsite into studio paintings. A continual tension in these works emerges in balancing the lure of perceptual reality with the desire for invention.
This exhibition will be on view at the Grunwald Gallery from Jan 12-Mar 2. Our regular open hours are Tue-Sat, 12-4 PM
- Grunwald Gallery of Art