Arrive a guest. Leave a connoisseur.
There are numerous ways to explore fine art at Conrad Indianapolis.
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.
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).
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.
Exhibits at Long-Sharpe Gallery
© Step Boldly, Mary Pat Wallen
15 June – 1 September 2018
Visit our second floor to see the best of the burgeoning Indy art scene. Our “New Works” exhibit includes eight pieces by contemporary artists, six of whom have studios in Indiana.
- Amy Kirchner (Indianapolis)
- Dale Enochs ((Indianapolis)
- Tamar Kander (Indianapolis)
- David Michael Slonim (Indianapolis)
- Mary Pat Wallen (Indianapolis)
- Jason Myers (Indianapolis)
- Sabina Klein (New York)
- Cha Jong-Rye (South Korea)
© Sweet Fragrance, Kenneth Webb
15 June – 26 October 2018
The Long-Sharp Gallery and London’s Gladwell & Patterson have partnered to bring works by Kenneth Webb, founder of the Irish School of Landscape Painting, to the US.
Webb’s work is deeply personal and inspired by natural landscapes, including his private garden and Connemara, Ireland. His paintings are a technicolor exploration and celebration of the natural world.
“Kenneth Webb’s work is an homage to the secret life of color.” – James O’Donohue, poet
© Four Horses, Piers Secunda
7 September – 26 October 2018
Secunda, a British painter and sculptor, traveled around ISIS-ravaged parts of Iraq in order to capture the texture of geopolitical violence, with a focus on the destruction of culture. He superimposes the ISIS damage on casts of ancient objects – creating an unsettling impression that the ancient works have been shot and smashed.
His ‘ISIS Bullet Hole Paintings’ exhibit is made entirely of paint – no canvas, no boards. Also included are drawings made with indigo or ink made from the burned wood from a church used by ISIS as regional headquarters.
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