Three and a half stars
Harrison Center for the Arts, 1505 N. Delaware St.
Two intellectually charged exhibits challenge from distinctive perspectives and pallets. Tyler Meuninck’s is a subdued, seemingly monochromatic approach that draws you in with subtle hints of ‘there’s more than what meets the eye.’ What at first glance looks like an old desk with stuff, on further inspection reveals a landscape with hues that change with the viewer moving about and lighting affecting the surface and under layering brushstrokes. With “Bristled” Meuninck takes the ordinary into exploratory depths. In your face is Kyle A. Herrington’s approach in “Self Help,” the culmination of a year of work produced in conjunction with the Arts Council of Indianapolis Robert D. Beckmann Jr. Emerging Artist Fellowship. Bold brashness, out-of-whack shadows, skewed perspective, pop-up messages on large mixed media canvasses make us think and look and think again. This is not a walk-by pair of exhibits. Plan to take time to allow both artists to communicate their deeper, broader intentions.