Patrick Flaherty: Inside/Outside 

Indianapolis Art Center instructor Patrick Flaherty teaches woodcut and other printmaking techniques that predate the photographic era by hundreds of years. So you could get the sense, in looking at his woodcut print depictions of home exteriors, that you're encountering pre-20th century artifacts. But Flaherty isn't necessarily stuck in the past. In the woodcut "Speed Limit," a street sign and a car pull you into the modern era while the intaglio print "They Came Across the River Styx" depicts TVs on the march, hinting at the artist's conflicted relationship with modernity. Flaherty explores this relationship further in the mixed media painting "Internet Feeders." Though somewhat abstract, the painting depicts recognizable technological elements. He also uses painting to explore an internal process that can't easily be captured in printmaking. But Flaherty can't go too far into this internal world without being pulled back, as if by his training, into the external world of representation. When such dichotomies are on display his work is at its most vital. Through April 19; 317-255-2464,

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