Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Freak Parade Marches into Herron

"Freak Parade," 32 works of art by Thomas Woodruff, are on exhibit at the Herron School of Art and Design at Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis through 4 October.

Woodruff brings "peculiarity, oddity, and absurdity to life" with his rhinestone embellished mixed media images. Exploring what it means to be a freak in an age of conformity, "Freak Parade" draws the viewer into Woodruff's anthropomorphic world (for a preview, click here).

Born in 1957, Thomas Woodruff has exhibited his work throughout the United States and Australia. He is included in the collections of the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, and the Contemporary Museum, Honolulu. Woodruff has a BFA from The Cooper Union for the Advancement and Science of Art and lives in Manhattan.

A public reception for this exhibit and "Clayfest," a biennial juried exhibition of ceramic art produced by current and former Indiana residents, will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. 5 September (free parking on Herron's surface lot, courtesy of The Great Frame Up).

Thomas Woodruff will give a lecture at 6:30 p.m. 18 September in the Herron auditorium. An artist reception will take place that evening from 5 to 8 p.m.
Free parking is provided on Sept. 5 in Herron's surface lot, courtesy of The Great Frame Up.

All exhibitions are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; and Thursdays, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.; or by appointment. Closed Sundays.

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