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

Indiana.

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

façade

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

them.

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Arts Editor

Dan Grossman is NUVO's arts editor.