#IUPUI Herron School of Art and Design Interim Dean shares a message in response to the killing of George Floyd and the nationwide protests that followed. . ——— Eleven days ago, at the hands of those sworn to protect and serve, we witnessed the killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, on the heels of the senseless killings of Dreasjon Reed, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and many others. This violence is an embodiment of institutional and systemic racism that perpetuates violence and injustice against black, indigenous, and people of color across the nation and within our local communities. . As the country grieves, protests, and demands that real and lasting change be made, I believe it is equally important to look to each other, ask the uncomfortable questions, and ensure that we address collectively the greater need for diversity, equity, and inclusion within our own institution. Herron will prioritize these conversations as we advance and strengthen our commitment to social justice and institutional change. . Herron School of Art and Design actively denounces racism, racial injustice, and violent manifestations of hatred based on skin color. We stand with those protesting police brutality. We grieve for the black lives that have been lost or victimized in our country’s long history. As a school, we are dedicated to fostering an environment in which the rights, dignity, and lives of all members of our community are valued and respected. Black lives matter, and we reject ideas and actions that promote white supremacy and a militarized police force. . I encourage you, as you respond to these acts and engage with others, to be kind, and above all, to be safe. This community needs you. This movement needs you — and needs all of us. . We stand united with our black students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends. Herron sees you. We’re listening to you. You matter greatly to us all. . With hope, . Greg Hull Interim Dean . Image: This is an incomplete list of killings of black people in the United States since the death of Eric Garner in July 2014.
Will is an 11-by-14-inch portrait by Christopher Newell. Using mobile camera technology, Newell is pushing the limits of what is now considered fine art. He earned a B.F.A. in #Photography this spring. . For more #HerronWorks, go to @herrongalleries and visit herron.iupui.edu/look-see. #IUPUI . Image: Portrait of a stylishly dressed black man wearing a fedora, with a jacket over a black-and-white patterned shirt.
IUPUI has announced its plans for the 2020-2021 academic year. The health and safety of our community is our top priority, and important changes are required for the year ahead. Visit fall2020.iu.edu or view our Instagram Story to read the update.
Today, we're featuring the work of Denise Rolland Troyer, who just earned an M.F.A. in #VisualArt. Here's a detail of one of her installation pieces titled Drain-Age. She explains, My thesis work presents found objects from human life intermingled with my own ceramic pieces that are inspired by nature but have elements of peculiarity. . For more #HerronWorks, go to @herrongalleries and visit herron.iupui.edu/look-see. #IUPUI #mfa #visualarts #ceramics . Image: White ceramic stoneware vessels are sporadically placed like puffball mushrooms on an aged, rusty drainage pipe in a field of browned grasses.