Indiana University Research & Creative Activity

Visual Arts

Volume XXVII Number 2
Spring 2005

Table of Contents

Editor's Notes



The Last Page

by Ryan Piurek

Two figure painters make the leap to landscapes and still lifes as they explore new meanings in their art.

by Lauren J. Bryant

The surrealists, the Gnostics, and automotive paints are among this artist's inspirations.

by Debra Kent

A sculptor echoes the rustbelt topography of northern Indiana in fiberglass and bronze.

by Erika Knudson

What is sculpture? PEZ dispensers, clay heads on chairs, and shipping containers provide some answers.

by Leora Baude

The pulses of jazz, hip-hop, and poetry move Malcolm Mobutu Smith as he creates new compositions in ceramic.

by Karen Grooms

In his southern Indiana studio, Brian Jones uses his art to transfigure despair.

by Eric Pfeffinger

A printmaker's unusual series using chiaroscuro evokes violence, hope, and memory in a post-9/11 world.

by Ryan Whirty

In film, photograph, and video, two artists bear emotional witness to the power of family.

by Deborah Galyan

Both artist and research scientist, Margaret Dolinsky builds worlds within worlds in the virtual reality of a CAVE.

by Lauren J. Bryant

In art for the smallest of screens, a digital artist explores the "ghosts" in our mobile digital devices.

by Jeremy Shere

He doesn't paint, sculpt, or draw, but biologist Roger Hangarter has found a way to share the aesthetic wonders of of plants as living things.

by Lauren J. Bryant

What about the "visual" in visual arts? How do we learn to look at what we see?

by Lauren J. Bryant

by Deborah Galyan

Around the state, Indiana University galleries host hundreds of exhibits and events. Take a peek at some of what's been showing.