Lauren Zoll: Something is

November 16, 2012-April 14, 2013

This exhibition portrays Indianapolis-based artist Lauren Zoll’s ongoing investigations into the intersections of painting, video, performance, and installation. Something is presents the gallery as an extension of Zoll’s studio and a site for open-ended exploration of these converging artistic disciplines.

The paintings in Something is were created by pouring multiple applications of black latex paint onto sheets of drywall or board. The paint dried slowly and developed different textures and levels of reflectivity in reaction to the fluctuating climate of Zoll’s studio. The artist became intrigued by the possibilities of the paintings’ contrasting glossy and mottled surfaces. She began creating fleeting compositions that explored shape and color using the dynamic reflections bouncing off the paint. The accompanying videos act simultaneously as documentation of these ephemeral images and performative activities as well as abstract paintings in motion.

An installation of paper, vinyl, fabric, and other experimental paintings gives insight into the types of objects Zoll used in making her videos. The careful arrangement of these materials in relation to the black paintings and videos allows the works to continue interacting within the gallery.

About the Artist

Lauren Zoll’s works have been included in exhibitions at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis; School of Fine Arts Gallery at Indiana University; Ise Cultural Center in New York, N.Y.; Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art; DaimlerChrysler offices in Farmington Hills, Mich.; Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit; and the Center for Contemporary Art in Santa Fe, N.M. Zoll is a recipient of the Indiana Individual Artist Grant from the Indiana Arts Commission, the Bertha Anolic Fine Art Travel Award and a Merit scholarship for Ox-Bow workshops from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Zoll is an adjunct professor at the Herron School of Art and Design in Indianapolis. She received an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art after earning a BFA from The College of Santa Fe. Zoll lives and works in Indianapolis.

Lauren Zoll: Something is Indianapolis Museum of Art 4000 Michigan Rd., Indianapolis, IN

In the News

"Black, glossy surfaces provide a window to the world in an upcoming Indianapolis Museum of Art exhibition featuring the work of Lauren Zoll, an adjunct professor at the Herron School of Art and Design." Read more."

- IndyStar