iMOCA (the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art) will open their doors this Friday to the city’s art lovers with a highly anticipated showing from native artist Paul Harris.
Harris’ exhibition, titled Wanderlust, is the artists first opening in nine years.
Watch our exclusive video from iMOCA at CityWay’s opening night
iMOCA executive director Shauta Marsh is excited to be hosting Harris’s exhibition. “He’s one of Indianapolis’s most important artists,” she said. “Not only did he help lay the foundation for the art scene we have today. But, through his work, he offers an experience like no other.”
Harris, an Indianapolis native, tends to use religious imagery in his works. In the past, some considered his work to be anti-religion which attracted protesters outside his show One Night Stand. However he explains,“Religious imagery is comforting. I don’t know that I am religious but what I like about using it in my work is that everyone brings his/her own baggage or interpretation. It invokes an immediate response.”
This exhibit, which will be housed in iMOCA’s Murphy Art Center, in Fountain Square is the museum’s latest offering. Last month, they opened their second gallery space, known as iMOCA at CityWay, inside the chic Alexander Hotel in downtown Indianapolis.
Wanderlust opens at iMOCA Murphy Art’s Center location at 1043 Virginia Avenue on Nov.7 from 6 to 11 p.m. and will run through Jan. 17 with the hours of Thursday to Saturday 12 to 7 p.m. The exhibition is free and open to the public.