Review: UIndy's 'INvision'

Ginny Taylor Rosner's "In Motion."

3.5 stars

Ransburg Gallery, Good Hall,

University of Indianapolis; through Oct. 14.

This show features the work of seven

Alliance photographers who focused their lenses on rural and small-town


Andy Chen says of his work here, "You can get

the outline of a thing by finding the edges." Accordingly, one of his

photographs focuses on the empty frame of a wooden roadside sign through which

you can see the words "Welcome to Thorntown" painted on a downtown building


From the edges, Thorntown looks like it has

seen better days. But in the 20-odd photos of Rich Phelan, attached to

strings with clothespins like bric-a-brac in a souvenir shop, you see the

citizens of Thorntown, Ind. enjoying life like anyone else. You see

motorcyclists revving up, plates of food from a local café - the kind of things

you might see in a publication by the local chamber of commerce.

These are professional quality photos,

but not really mind-blowing.

If you want mind-blowing, check out

Ginny Taylor Rosner's series of photographs entitled

"In Motion." In these photos, you see electricity-generating windmills studding

pancake-flat fields like New Age religious emblems. One photo, taken while the

sky was milky white, shows the white blades melting into the sky that turns



Dan Grossman is NUVO's arts editor.

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