Last Week on Display: Top 5 Must-Sees of IU’s Hope School Faculty Artists

The Faculty Artists from IU’s Hope School of Fine Arts will be on display in the Special Exhibitions Gallery and Judi and Milt Steward Hexagon Gallery through March 9.  There is less than one week to get one last look at IU Faculty’s amazing artworks at the Indiana University Art Museum:

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Jawshing Arthur Liou

Associate Professor, Digital Art

Saga Dawa, 2012

1080p high definition video

(55 minute loop)

Just five minutes short of an hour, this gently enchanting “action picture film” (above) utilizes technical skills in digital imagery to bring to the forefront a topic of global cultural relevance, Saga Dawa (the celebration of the Buddha’s birth on the Tibetan lunar calendar.)


Grant Whipple

Visiting Assistant Professor


Good Morning Commuters!, 2012

Oil and watercolor on panel

Grant Whipple has a unique take on mixed media combining both oil and watercolors onto the same canvas.  Whipple also takes a new perspective on visual orientation.  Looking at the work, the viewer questions at which point to enter the foggy and swirling imagery with semblances of faces, machinery, and forms.  To see this work and others created by Whipple, check out his portfolio:


Mike Calway-Fagen

Visiting Assistant Professor Sculpture

Daniel Patrick, 2011

plaster and my brother’s high school trumpet

Mike Calway-Fagen’s work can easily be defined as unique.  This conceptual work, composed of plaster and a high school trumpet, leaves room for interpretation and contemplation as it is the only work within the exhibition that acts as its own pedestal.  To see Calway-Fagen’s installation among his other projects you can visit his online portfolio:


Danielle C. Head

Visiting Assistant Professor


Et in Arcadia Ego, 2013

Archival digital print

Danielle C. Head encapsulates a static moment in time that has more than meets the eye.  Like peeling away the layers of an onion, Hood’s digitally crafted narrative intertwines the viewer in deciphering their own time, place, and identity.  To see this digital print and the rest of Head’s portfolio, take a look at her website:


Tim Kennedy

Senior Lecturer, Painting

Poinsettia Mirror, 2011

Oil on canvas

Tim Kennedy shows his mastery in the language of paint through his articulation in thick strokes and specificity in the details.  Approaching this portrait through a voyeur’s lens, the audience finds themselves a part of the scene with the poinsettia mirror and the unaware nude figure.  This work among Kennedy’s other paintings can be found on his online portfolio: