Ink Scaffolds art exhibit coming to Marian University

by User Not Found | Feb 23, 2016

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Ink Scaffolds,
 featuring artwork created by Jesse Krimes during his incarceration in federal prison, will be on display in the Marian University Art Gallery in the Michael A. Evans Center for Health Sciences from March 1-April 1, 2016.  An opening reception of the exhibit will be held March 3 from 4-6 p.m. The exhibit and the reception, which are funded by the Talbot Street Art Fair, are free and open to the public.

Krimes’ work investigates the human condition in an attempt to disentangle complex value systems and hierarchies. The artist explains, “My practice seeks to create poetic interpretations of documents where collage and installation integrate numerous found, modified and handmade components, including artifacts of material culture, painting, photography, drawing, video, and philosophy. My projects begin by collecting and combining unrelated materials, images, and texts. I approach these materials intuitively and allow them to build meaning as I transform each piece, one work leading to the next while growing in intensity, complexity, and scale over extended periods of time.”

Krimes is on faculty in the Social Justice Research Academy of the University of Pennsylvania and the lead artist of the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Restorative Justice Program. In 2015, he was awarded a fellowship from the Center for Emerging Visual Artists in Philadelphia and presented a TED talk, Seeing in Complexity, for TEDxPhiladelphia. Krimes holds a B.A. in Studio Art from Millersville University of Pennsylvania. 

The Marian University Art Gallery (Evans Center) is located on the north end of the second floor of the Michael Evans Center for Health Sciences on the Marian University campus. Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, although appointments at later times are welcome.  Please contact Gallery Director Jenny Ambroise at for additional information.

About Marian University Indianapolis
Marian University (, founded in Indianapolis in 1937, is the only Catholic liberal arts university in central Indiana. It serves a student body of nearly 3,000 through dedication to excellent teaching and learning in the Franciscan and liberal arts traditions. Marian University is one of Indiana’s 31 independent colleges and one of 244 Catholic colleges and universities nationwide.

Since 2001, Marian University has been led by President Daniel J. Elsener, whose vision and leadership are transforming the university. In 2013, Marian University opened the Michael A. Evans Center for Health Sciences, home to its College of Osteopathic Medicine. Marian University has amassed 33 national championships in cycling, and won the NAIA Football National Championship in 2012 and 2015. 

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