New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art, University of Southern Indiana is proud to present Metaphorical Antipodes: Stories of Ice featuring photography and sculpture by Indiana artist Jacinda Russell. Metaphorical Antipodes:
Stories of Ice will be on view from June 10 through August 5. The exhibition opens in conjunction with New Harmony Second Saturdays on Saturday, June 10 with an artist talk at 3 pm CT and public reception from 4 – 6 pm CT. New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art’s open hours are Tuesday – Saturdays, 10 am – 5 pm CT.
In Metaphorical Antipodes: Stories of Ice, Jacinda Russell combines three bodies of work that
document time, environments, and loss. Through photography and sculpture, each series records a different element of the rapidly-changing landscape in the polar regions. Utilizing precarious materials and embracing moments of denied access, Russell’s process reflects both the beauty of the planet and the ever-present feeling of powerlessness to protect it.
Jacinda Russell is a conceptual artist who seeks the edges, the ends of the line, and the
blue in between. She works primarily in the mediums of photography, sculpture, installation,
and bookmaking. Her artwork has been exhibited at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center
(Atlanta, GA), Texas Gallery (Houston, TX), Houston Center for Photography (Houston, TX),
and the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station (Antarctica). She is the recipient of the 2019
and 2022 DeHaan Artist of Distinction Award of the Arts Council of Indianapolis and the
Photographic Arts Council / Los Angeles Research Fellowship at the Center for Creative
Photography. Born in Idaho, she received her BFA from Boise State University in Studio Art
and her MFA from the University of Arizona. Currently, she lives in Indianapolis and works
as an Associate Professor of Art at Ball State University.
New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art at University of Southern Indiana promotes discourse about and access to contemporary art in the southern Indiana region. New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art is a proud outreach partner of the University of Southern Indiana.
Cover Photo Credit: Jacinda Russell, Charlotte Bay, Antarctica & Indianapolis, IN, 2020, Archival Pigment Print.
This exhibition is made possible in part by the Efroymson Family Fund, Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana, and the Indiana Arts Commission, which receives support from the State of Indiana and the National Endowment for the Arts.