The Midwest Museum of American Art is pleased to announce a new exhibition featuring the work of Indiana artist James Wille Faust.
Based in Indianapolis, James Wille Faust is an artist of national notoriety who came to prominence in the 1980s. His works display a sense of transcendental color and surface illusionism blending what critics have called, “…that winning combination, [walking] a tightrope between abstraction and representation.” Mark Ruschman, Chief Curator of the Indiana State Museum has stated that “(Faust’s paintings & sculpture) are beautifully crafted as well as mysterious.”
Faust is a graduate of the Herron School of Art (now a part of the IU system). In 2005 he was invited to create a large public sculpture which he titled The Herron Arch I. The 20-foot-tall structure, Faust’s first permanent, large-scale sculpture, is comprised of over thirty geometric sections of aluminum painted in Faust’s signature airbrushed illusionistic patterns, also geometric. A second outdoor work is found in ARTSPARK designed by the late architect, Michael Graves.
The exhibition will be on view at the Midwest Museum of American Art from Friday, August 2 through Saturday, September 28, 2019. The museum is open from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Tuesday through Friday; Saturday and Sunday, from 1:00 to 4:00 PM. Admission is $10 for Adults, $8 for Senior/Students, Family $25.