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), Pablo Picasso (Spain, 1881-1973) and Andy Warhol (US, 1928-1987).

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

David Spiller: Small Works. Big Magic.

Long-Sharp Gallery announces a solo exhibit of small-scale paintings by British Pop artist David Spiller (1942-2018). Each piece (measuring 40 x 40 centimeters / 15.75 x 15.75 inches) has a provenance of the artist’s Estate in the United Kingdom; none has been shown in the United States before this exhibit.

The exhibit – “David Spiller: Small Works. Big Magic.” – contains some twenty works that span three decades of the artist’s career. Each provides insight into a different facet of the artist’s process and unique style. In these works, Spiller explores and combines floating color dots, (cartoon) portraiture, and scribbled song lyrics and text – some of the techniques that would later become synonymous with the name David Spiller.

The exhibit opens April 8, 2022 in two very different locations. The physical exhibition may be visited at Long-Sharp Gallery Indianapolis, (1 North Illinois Street, Suite A, Indianapolis IN 46204). The virtual exhibition opens simultaneously in Long-Sharp Gallery | Virtual (accessible 24/7 on the gallery’s website).

An exhibition reception will be held in Long-Sharp Gallery Indianapolis on Friday, May 6th from 6-9 pm (during the city’s First Friday art event). That reception will be sponsored by Conrad Indianapolis.

Crazy World © David Spiller, 2006, Acrylic and pencil on canvas, 15.75 x 15.75 in.

Lobby Exhibit: Cha Jong Rye

Born in Daejeon, Korea and the recipient of an MFA in Sculpture from Ewha Women’s University in 1996, sculptor Cha Jong Rye (b. 1968) meticulously crafts works which have been featured in exhibits and collections worldwide.

Using wood as her chosen medium, Ms. Cha constructs seamlessly intricate wooden landscapes through her often wall-mounted sculptures. Sanding and layering hundreds of delicate wood boards, her process is intentionally unintentional; rather than executing a predetermined design, she allows herself to discover images in the fluidity of arranging and rearranging the uniquely hand-shaped blocks. The result is a richly textured three-dimensional canvas upon which light and shadow dance, transforming the once-recognizable wood material into entirely abstracted landscapes reminiscent of wrinkled linen or rippling water.

Cha Jong Rye currently works and resides just outside of Seoul, South Korea.

Must-See Art Feature

Special smaller-scale fine art installations may be found throughout the Conrad’s public spaces. The work above is by New York-based Nigerian artist Moyosore Martins. Ashe Po in the Yoruba language means “together”. The interlaced patterns embroidered and painted into the thrones reference the artist’s background through Yoruba culture and craft. The symbolize the past, the future, the present, and respect for ancestors and descendants.

Image: Ashe Po © Moyosore Martins, 2019, Oil on canvas, 65 x 72 inches

Past Exhibits

My Soul Has Got To Move

Long-Sharp Gallery Indianapolis kicked off its 2022 gallery season with a solo exhibition for mixed-media artist Lavett Ballard. The exhibit, My Soul Has Got To Move, opened on February 4th  and closed March 26th. It featured more than a dozen works by Ballard, with over half created specifically for this exhibition.

The Indianapolis exhibition title referenced a “1978 gospel-funk-soul song of the same name, a tune about change and transformation… many of the artworks and their titles express such themes as presence, personal evolution, gender empowerment, racial solidarity, and collective uplift,” said Dr. Tiffany E. Barber, scholar, curator, and critic who wrote the essay about Ballard and her works in this exhibit.

Ballard’s works have been exhibited in numerous museums, are in important collections, and her portrait of Rosa Parks was featured on the 2020 cover of TIME Magazine.  She was recently named by Black Art in America as one of the top 10 emerging Black female artists.

The Queen in She © Lavett Ballard, 2021, Mixed media on birchwood panel, 48×72

Spiller + Cameron: Alchemy

Long-Sharp Gallery’s solo exhibition of works by Moira Cameron and Xavier Spiller-Cameron, the UK-based dynamic mother-and-son-duo better known as Spiller + Cameron. This exhibit marked their first solo exhibition in the United States. The exhibit consisted of eighteen mixed media paintings from six series of works, each of which have a central and important quality: they are constructed from recycled materials.

Michael © Spiller + Cameron, Mixed media painting, 75 x 56 inches. Image courtesy of Long-Sharp Gallery

On the Brighter Side

Long-Sharp Gallery’s Spring 2021 exhibition celebrates millions of vaccinations in first-world nations. On the Brighter Side featured works by 11 artists from as far away as Colombia and South Korea and as close as the gallery’s Indianapolis backyard. The exhibit, full of color and texture, shined bright and hopeful but also reserved a moment to honor enduring pain and lives lost (through works such as Miriam Londoño‘s installation, Silent Prayer).

Sculpture of Scale

Long-Sharp Gallery announced its first major large scale sculpture exhibition in Indianapolis. Sculpture of Scale was apart of the gallery’s SCULPT program.

The exhibit included works by 12 contemporary sculptors from across the globe as follows: From the United States: Steven Durow (Maryland), Charlie Kaplan (California), Rob Lorenson (Massachusetts), Dale Enochs, Jason Myers, Mary Pat Wallen (Indiana); From the United Kingdom: Wendy Taylor, Patrick Hurst; From Europe: Sylvestre Gauvrit (France/Netherlands) and Santiago Villanueva (Spain); From Asia: Tarik Currimbhoy (India/New York) and Cha Jong Rye (South Korea).

Tamar Kander: Scratch the Surface

Long-Sharp Gallery announced its first solo exhibition, Scratch the Surface, for Israeli-born, South Africa- and UK-trained abstract painter Tamar Kander. Kander, an Indiana resident for the past thirty plus years, lives and works in Brown County.  Her distinctive style has won her recognition and landed her work in important collections here and abroad, including the permanent collection of the Indiana State Museum.

Image above: Resonance © Tamar Kander, Mixed media on canvas, 48 x 96 inches (diptych).



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