The By Hand Gallery is currently displaying its “Rites of Spring” art exhibit until May 27. A reception for the exhibit will take place from 5-8 p.m. on May 5 at the gallery inside Suite 109 at Fountain Square Mall.
By Hand Gallery is a locally owned, cooperative gallery that currently has 12 artisan members. Its “Rites of Spring” exhibit showcases artists Paul Smedberg and Sarah Pearce.
Each artists’ work has been translated from their exploratory spring treks. The artwork produced includes photographs and drawings of vibrating color and form.
Smedberg’s artwork includes digitally transmuted photographs — as well as animated work made specifically for digital viewing — ranging in scale from monumental to small.
Pearce, who obtained her MFA in painting from IU in 2008, paints with oil on canvas. A press release from By Hand said she uses transparency and resistance in shaped layers of color that convey experiences.
“Rites of Spring” opened on April 7 and will be on display until May 27. The exhibit is free and open to the public.