PEOPLE + PROPERTY: Artists

Artist: Chris Hill

Bio: Chris Hill’s art responds to the social projections by, for, or about marginalized people that appear on architectural surfaces. His work addresses viewers in ways that are personal, political, and poetic. Hill was born in Oklahoma and currently lives in Indianapolis. He has an MFA in Photography and Intermedia from the Herron School of Art and Design at IUPUI.

Brief Description: A History of Building Structures interrogates how housing keeps out what is considered undesirable and keeps in what is considered desirable. (HLP People + Property Series, theme: history)

Artist: John Clark

Bio: John Clark is a visual artist, writer, editor, and publisher. He is a co-founder of Big Car Collaborative, and the creator of pLopLop, a micro-press arts magazine launched in 1991. Clark is an avid reader and collector of books by and about experimental, innovative artists. He lives on the Near Eastside.

Brief Description: Flexible Fence: A Soft Spot transforms a barrier into an invitation. (HLP People + Property Series, theme: space)

Artists: Brittany Pendleton and Bailey Shannon

Brittany’s Bio: Brittany Pendleton is a practicing artist with a background in juvenile justice. Born and raised in Baltimore, MD, she now lives in Indianapolis. Pendleton has an MFA in Photography and Intermedia from the Herron School of Art and Design at IUPUI.

Bailey’s Bio: Bailey Shannon is passionate about growing food and community. She runs HLP’s Mobile Garden, works part-time for an organic vegetable farm, and is Assistant Editor at Englewood Review of Books. Shannon lives in the Englewood neighborhood on the Near Eastside.

Brief Description: The Spoonful Meal celebrated the communities and food cultures that come together at HLP. (HLP People + Property Series, theme: wellness)

Artist: Andrea Jandernoa

Bio: Andrea Jandernoa is an artist and educator working in the Indianapolis area.  She maintains a studio space at the Circle City Industrial Complex where she creates and exhibits oil paintings.  Through work that examines the interactions between narrative, power, privilege and identity, Jandernoa aims to challenge inequitable social and political structures. She is currently pursuing an MFA in Integrative Studio Practice at the Herron School of Art and Design at IUPUI.

Brief Description: Told/Retold explores how outsiders and insiders construct narratives about the neighborhood. (HLP People + Property Series, theme: equity)

Artist: Rebecca Pappas

Bio: Rebecca Pappas makes projects that address the body as an archive for personal and social memory. Her work has toured nationally and internationally and has received support from the Mellon Foundation, the Indiana Arts Commission, and Choreographers in Mentorship Exchange. She is an Assistant Professor of Dance at Ball State University and a Guest Artist in the Master in Social Practice Art program at University of Indianapolis.

Brief description: Parade2017 (HLP adaptation) will joyfully blend community movement, resistance, and dance history. (People + Property Series, theme: movement)

Artist: Jordan Munson

Bio: Jordan Munson is a sound and video artist whose work explores memory, ephemera, and our relationship to technology. He has performed alongside artists such as R. Luke Dubois, Bora Yoon, and Nico Muhly. With collaborators Scott Deal and Michael Drews, he is a member of the electroacoustic ensemble Big Robot.

Brief description: An interactive sound installation that uses a music box to consider the process of shifting, adapting, and remaining constant. (People + Property Series, theme: change)