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Tom Sachs exhibition opens at Herron School of Art and Design

Jan. 18, 2017

Tom Sachs' "Radiant City: Paintings 2006-2016" opened at the Herron School of Art and Design on Jan. 11.

First Moon Landing painting

Tom Sachs' "First Moon Landing" will be among the work displayed in the exhibit. | PHOTO BY HERRON SCHOOL OF ART AND DESIGN

The exhibition encompasses nearly two decades of works by the internationally renowned artist. Comprising the first-ever survey exhibition of his paintings, "Radiant City" brings together more than 25 works that showcase the central themes of his art: consumerism, space exploration and cultural progress.

The free exhibition, in the Berkshire, Reese and Paul galleries at Eskenazi Hall, 735 W. New York St., runs through Feb. 18.

Sachs is known for objects and expansive installations that playfully reimagine -- and provocatively riff on -- modern life. This unprecedented exhibition traces his interest in combining pop icons and corporate logos with a handcrafted aesthetic. Herron gallery director Max Weintraub describes Sachs' mining of pop culture as "navigating the fault lines between the handmade and the mass-produced."

Sachs will give an artist's talk at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 25 in Room 450 of the IUPUI Campus Center, 420 University Blvd. This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. To reserve seats, RSVP to hgallery@iupui.edu with the subject line reading "Sachs Talk."

The exhibition and artist's talk are made possible in part by the generous support of Julie and David Eskenazi.

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