Loose Canon

Exhibition Dates: July 19, 2016 - August 13, 2016

Reception: Thursday, July 21, 6 - 8 pm

 IK Kim

IK Kim

 Kaitlin Dodds

Kaitlin Dodds

The Painting Center is pleased to present Loose Canon, which references the ways in which students at Indiana University Bloomington study and work within art historical precedents, while simultaneously trying to loosen the parameters of said precedents. In their efforts to stretch canonical boundaries, a certain amount of risk-taking is required. Indeed, there are more than a few loose cannons among us! Artists include: Anna Buckner, Jen Clausen, Genevieve Cohn, Kaitlin Dodds, Lindsay Hall, IK Kim, Caleb Knoedell, Jordan Kornreich, Corey Lamb, Benjamin Lowry, Mitch Raney, Sul-Jee Scully, Julio Juarez and Madeline Winter.

Art history undergoes constant re-evaluation and restructuring, with each generation of artists focusing the conversation on different aspects of the past. Some painters embrace concerns rooted in centuries long past, while others seek to explore and dialogue with contemporary art movements. Questions regarding the shifting nature of the canon and its impact on the contemporary painters are of concern to all the MFA candidates herein. They are interested in exhibiting a variety of painting approaches and their grounding in a loose, but collective, painting history.