Mix, mingle, and marvel. Our ArtSpace gallery (located in the lobby of the Basile Theatre) features a rotating exhibit calendar showcasing the work of emerging and established artists of all disciplines.
Today is a Retrospect
Artist: Andrea Townsend
Portraits of high fashion ads from the late 80s/early 90s & portraits of hip-hop and graffiti pioneers from the 80s
I wanted to paint things I remember from my childhood that helped form my views of culture and develop my aesthetic and interests. It’s both nostalgic and relevant because all these trends have thrived over the past 30+ years and are also re-trending. I wanted to make work that pokes fun/conceptualizes content that shows “influencers” aren’t a new thing. They’re just referred to that way now.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Andrea Townsend is a contemporary freelance painter specializing in custom artwork and murals. She is a graduate of Herron School of Art and Design with a BFA in painting. Outside of commissioned projects, her most recent work includes mixed media and oil portraits and abstracts that depict urban landscapes along with interactive pieces that alter image perception with movement and reflection. She works out of her studio in downtown Indianapolis, IN where she resides.