Off the Wall: Adrian Schiess

October 19, 2007-May 4, 2008

The artist Adrian Schiess has been exhibiting his trademark "flat" paintings internationally since 1987. These large aluminum panels are rendered in enamel or digital prints covered with lacquer. The paintings are not conventionally hung on the wall. Rather, the artist places the works on the floor or upright against a wall. Their glossy surfaces are intended to reflect the passage of time, light, and people in the environment.

For his project at the IMA, Adrian Schiess has created a site-sensitive exhibition throughout the entire campus, using an arrangement of the flat panels and other multi-media devices.

Adrian Schiess was born in Zurich in 1959, and currently lives in Mouans Sartoux/Southern France.

Off the Wall features work by emerging or experimental artists in the third-floor atrium.

This exhibition is supported, in part, by a grant from:

Indianapolis Museum of Art 4000 Michigan Rd., Indianapolis, IN