Arrive a guest. Leave a connoisseur.

There are numerous ways to explore fine art at Conrad Indianapolis, curated by Long-Sharp Gallery.

Long-Sharp Gallery

Long-Sharp Gallery is accessed through Conrad Indianapolis or its entrance on Illinois Street. The Gallery’s roots rest in works by important artists such as Warhol and Picasso. In recent years its roster expanded to include internationally and regionally celebrated contemporary artists. The Gallery has been selected as one of the world’s best and it exhibits at world class art fairs including Masterpiece London and EXPO Chicago. Long-Sharp Gallery’s New York Project Space opened in 2016.

Lobby Exhibit

Twice every year the lobby is transformed into a celebration of works by an internationally recognized artist. Past art features curated by Long-Sharp Gallery have included works by Joan Miró (Spain, 1893-1983), Sam Gilliam (US, 1933), Sabina Klein (US, 1949), David Spiller (UK, 1942-2018), Kenneth Webb (Ireland, 1927), Gino Miles (US, 1952), Russell Young (UK, 1959), and Nelson Mandela (1918-2013).

Indiana Art Feature

All of the public space on the hotel’s second floor is devoted to the exhibition of works by local artists who have studios in the state of Indiana. Works by the following Indiana-based artists are available for view and purchase: Amy Kirchner (painter, Indianapolis), Mary Pat Wallen (sculptor, Warsaw), Dale Enochs (sculptor, Bloomington), Constance Edward Scopelitis (painter and digital artist, Indianapolis), Tamar Kander (painter, Nashville), and Jason Myers (painter, sculptor, digital artist, Logansport).

Art Ambassadors

Once dubbed the “best kept secret in Indianapolis” by Indianapolis Monthly Magazine, meet our Art Ambassadors and get to know our current art installations with a guided tour. Our in-house connoisseurs trained by Long Sharp Gallery are here to share their knowledge and answer any questions about the art displayed at Conrad Indy and the Long-Sharp Gallery. Spot an Art Ambassador by their gold artist’s palate pin. Dial ‘0’ or visit the concierge desk for more information.

Current Exhibits

CHA JONG RYE: SCULPTURAL LANDSCAPES

Long-Sharp Gallery announces the first US solo exhibition for South Korean sculptor Cha Jong Rye. The exhibit celebrates new work by the artist and the announcement of her exclusive U.S. representation by Long-Sharp Gallery.

The opening will take place from Friday, September 6 to Saturday, October 26.

Lobby Exhibit: Andy Warhol Working

Andy Warhol was a defining figure in the American Pop art movement. Warhol’s work impacted the art world in many ways, only one of which was his role in the creation of Pop art. Warhol also played a seminal role in how art is made and, in particular, is properly credited with bringing screenprinting into the fine art realm. The micro exhibit “Andy Warhol Working” provides a glimpse into the artist’s creative process. It illustrates how he began with a photograph or drawing, used the screenprint process to create various proofs until he found what image/colors were right for the project, and then used screenprinting to obtain the final result. Also included in the exhibit is British artist Russell Young’s diamond dusted screenprint of Andy Warhol.

Image: © Ugo Mulas Estate

Must-See Art Feature

Special smaller-scale fine art installations may be found throughout the Conrad’s public spaces. The work above is by Indiana native Jason Myers. Celebrating the artist’s second solo museum exhibition, this installation is the second viewing of the deluxe edition of the Soldiers of Life portfolio. The first portfolio was donated to the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette upon the opening of STATUS: fluid/dynamic on May 10, 2019. That exhibit opened at Florida’s Polk Museum of Art (2017) and traveled here to the artist’s home state. This installation is located at the bottom of the main staircase on the first floor of the hotel.

Image: Soldiers of Life (Deluxe) © Jason Myers

Past Exhibits

Modern + Contemporary Prints

The exhibit included fine art prints by iconic figures in the modern and contemporary art world including Pablo Picasso, Helen Frankenthaler, Salvador Dali and more. The contemporary portion of the exhibit focused equally on two contemporary printmakers, specifically those of New York-based Sabina Klein and Indiana’s own Jason Myers. Indeed, the exhibit debuted a new series of prints by Jason Myers printed at Gary Lichtenstein’s studio and published by Long-Sharp Gallery. This exhibit was presented by Long-Sharp Gallery from June 5 – July 17, 2019.

Image: The Bather © Jim Dine

Ann Hamilton

An internationally acclaimed artist, recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship who represented the United States in three biennales and whose works are in the permanent collections of dozens of important museums (including the Indianapolis Museum of Art), Ann Hamilton is a Midwest native born and raised in Ohio. Her solo
exhibit at Long-Sharp Gallery took place March 1 though March 30.

Image: Gauge (blue) © Ann Hamilton 

David Hockney Prints

Long-Sharp Gallery exhibits David Hockney Prints which consists of prints created in various media in association with various print workshops, including his first, Gemini G.E.L.  British-born artist David Hockney, who has thus far held over 400 solo exhibitions during his career, now has one in Indianapolis.  The exhibit contains images for which the artist is known: interior scenes, portraits of friends, landscapes, and California pools. David Hockney’s name splashed across the art news in November 2018, when his 1972 painting sold at public auction for $90.8 million, surpassing the previous auction record for a living artist held by Jeff Koons (for $58.4 million).  Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) first sold in 1972 for $20,000.

Image: The Student © David Hockney 

Shiny & Bright

Including dazzling and bedazzled artworks by eight internationally exhibited artists,“Shiny & Bright” will feature a few artists whose works are familiar to the gallery’s exhibits such as Andy Warhol, Robert Indiana, and Russell Young. Also featured are Britain’s Wayne Warren and Chris Bracey, Dutch silversmiths Thalen & Thalen, German-American sculptor Metis Atash, and Indian-American artist and architect Tarik Currimbhoy, whose mesmerizing kinetic sculptures have garnered much attention at the gallery’s New York Project Space. The exhibit is sponsored by Conrad Indianapolis.

Image:  Audrey Hepburn (Tiffany Blue) © Russell Young

 

Piers Secunda

Piers Secunda is a British painter and sculptor who travels to war-ravaged parts of the the Middle East to “capture the texture of geopolitical violence, with a focus on the destruction of culture”. In this exhibit, Secunda superimposes damage from ISIS bullet holes on casts of ancient objects – creating an unsettling impression that the ancient works have been shot and destroyed. Secunda’s process has been called a “carefully crafted record of cultural violence” which “opens a chilling window into the widespread destruction of historical and cultural artwork.”

Image: Four Horses © Piers Secunda

New Works

 

“New Works” opens in Long-Sharp Gallery Indianapolis June 15th.  The exhibit includes new works by eight contemporary artists, six of whom have studios in Indiana. Artists exhibiting in this group show include: Amy Kirchner (IN), Sabina Klein (NY), Dale Enochs (IN), Cha Jong-Rye (South Korea), Tamar Kander (IN), David Michael Slonim (IN), Mary Pat Wallen (IN) and Jason Myers (IN). “New Works” runs through September 1st.

Please join us for the opening reception on Friday, June 15th from 6:30-9:00pm, sponsored by Conrad Indianapolis.

Image: Step Boldly © Mary Pat Wallen

Gino Miles

 

Gino Miles has been sculpting for over 45 years.  Despite the fact that he was classically trained in Italy, was co-founder of Italart (a sculpture school in Italy), and lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico, he has some surprising ties to Indiana. In his early years, Miles trained with several important sculptors, including Allan Houser, who created “Morning Prayer”, the sculpture in front of the Eiteljorg Museum in downtown Indianapolis. This exhibit featured several bronze and stainless steel works by Santa-Fe based sculptor Gino Miles.

Image: Felicity © Gino Miles

AMY KIRCHNER: LETTING GO

Long-Sharp Gallery is pleased to announce its first solo exhibition of works by Amy Kirchner since it began its exclusive representation of the artist in 2017.  “Amy Kirchner: Letting Go” consists of 15 paintings of various palettes—each features characteristics of Kirchner’s signature abstract expressionist style, which is influenced by artists such as Agnes Martin, Wassily Kandinsky, and Helen Frankenthaler.

The exhibit took place from August 2 – September 1 and was sponsored by Conrad Indianapolis and Evan Todd Salon.

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