The Story behind INDIANA GREEN
In 2010 I curated a show that featured artists that I believed have supported me as an artist over the past 10 years. This was, of course, before I opened my very own art gallery and have not had a lot of opportunities for curating since my Barrow + Juarez Gallery days in Milwaukee (2006-2007). Everything that you could picture at a reception happened. Artists met artists, art sold, a great turnout, a social afterwards, and so on.
Before the end of the night an artist asked if I was going to do this again in 2011. This was more of a one time show. Shortly afterwards more artists started to approach me with the same question. They even started to recommend artists. One of the pleasures that I get from any exhibition that I put together is sitting back and seeing everything fall into place.
What makes INDIANA GREEN special is that it started as something personal. This exhibition slowly became personal for the them. Although the artists did not know each other personally, it was through this exhibition that they were able to put a name with a face and vice-versa. It was through this exhibition that I believe made them feel part of something very unique.
Over the past few years, I still work with many of the featured artists (2010-2016) in one way or another. I even met new artists through Melissa Dorn Richards, co-curator. – Frank Juarez
About INDIANA GREEN
Indiana Green is a regional group exhibition featuring 2D and 3D works by artists living and working in Wisconsin. This exhibition introduces a diverse body of work by artists ranging from such as but not limited to: paintings to mixed media, sculpture to printmaking, and installation to photography. This exhibition represents personal exploration of materials, media and ideas in a contemporary practice.
Past INDIANA GREEN Exhibitions
INDIANA GREEN 2016, UW-Sheboygan Fine Arts Gallery, Sheboygan, Wisconsin