Exhibition: September 6–October 17, 2021
Film Screening: TBA
Gallery hours: Tuesday–Saturday, 12–4PM. Closed Sunday & Monday.
The Grunwald Gallery is pleased to present Shaping Resilience, an outdoor exhibition and public art project that will address the theme of resilience in many forms. Several emerging artists were invited to create images depicting themes about resilience that will be featured on billboards around Bloomington. For the last two years of the pandemic, everyone has been looking for ways to be resilient in these difficult and confusing times, and resilience is more important than ever in the face of extreme climate change, the pandemic and other threats. This project is a way to communicate through young voices a resilient path forward. The project is part of the College of Arts and Sciences Themester on Resilience.
Invited artists are Wells Douglas, photographer; Daisy May, fashion designer; Annabelle Schafer, painter and Christine Wang, graphic designer. The artists are recent graduates or current students in the Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design. Each artist is approaching the idea of resilience differently, with images touching upon the importance of human relationships, appreciation of our natural environment, ideas of physical resilience, and recognition of scientific breakthroughs.
A short film will be created that captures the images installed in the city and will be screened at the Grunwald Gallery and available online. A map and information about the works will be produced and made available online and to visitors to the Grunwald Gallery.