Since you don’t always have the ability to get to Nickel Plate Arts gallery locations physically, we thought we’d bring our current works on display to you!
If art’s purpose is to challenge viewers—to make a statement or alter perception—then can’t a tattoo be considered art, too? Like most hotly debated issues, the answer is subjective. However, as the stigma surrounding tattoos fades (studies shows that one in five American adults has one), tattoo lovers approach their tattoos like fine art, collecting from a variety of artists much in the same way that art collectors amass canvases and sculptures. In the last century, tattooing has made its debut in galleries, museums, auctions, and conventions. July marks its exhibition at Nickel Plate Arts.
Click on an individual photo to go to the artist’s portfolio page.
For the month of July 2020, we’re proud to present Sheldon Shalley’s “Reflections on Nature and the World Soul.” The show explores the animating spirit that inhabits all nature, connecting it into one organism of divine intelligence. Shalley explains that “The World Soul” can be understood as an energetic web that connects all of life and the spirit that lives in all things whether that be a stone, a tree, a river, a blade of grass, a butterfly, an animal, an organ in the body or the Earth herself. The pieces in this exhibit are chosen from a group of paintings Sheldon did in the past year in response to dreams and images met in meditation and in shamanic journeys that reflect images of Nature and the World Soul. Read about the exhibit here.
Click on an individual painting to go to our Square page to purchase the artwork.
John Dierdorf will be showcasing his exhibit “Thoughts of Spring” in the Meyer Najem Gallery in Fishers this spring for April and May 2020. Please join him for his opening reception on Friday, May 8, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., on the second floor.
Craig Mullins and Sherry Haines will be showcasing their exhibit “Neighbors” in the Meyer Najem Gallery in Fishers this spring for May and June 2020. Their opening reception will be on the second floor of 11787 Lantern Rd Suite 100, Fishers, IN 46038 on Friday, May 22 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.