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Review: Tyler Meuninck at the Harrison

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Tyler Meuninck, "Perry Steam Plant Series" - CHARLES FOX
  • Charles Fox
  • Tyler Meuninck, "Perry Steam Plant Series"

A little context, from the artist's statement to Tyler Meuninck's show: "Meuninck explores the loss of interest and use of industrial areas common to Indianapolis and the entire Midwest. Closed factories and properties become dissolute zones and parks when industry leaves."

The one painting in the exhibition, "Perry Steam Plant Series," is the strongest piece; it feels hazy in just the right way, as ethereal and fleeting as the heavy industry it depicts. Though its title suggests that there are more pieces like it, we get only one from the putative series; Meuninck could very well be on the right track with the piece, but only time will tell.

The rest of the pieces, done in graphite, are all decent, but feel like studies for paintings. In short, the eight pieces present here do not seem strong enough to form an exhibition without additional artwork being included. Through Nov. 25 at Harrison Center for the Arts

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