Off the Wall
Large-scale works by David Datuna will extend from the wall and sculpture by Dale Enochs will decorate the floors. The public will also get its first look at the multi-media work of Indianapolis-based artist Constance Edwards Scopelitis.
On the heels of four acclaimed exhibitions, ModernMasters Fine Art/Long-Sharp Gallery presents a fifth main exhibition of works in the luxury hotel's lobby and first floor public spaces. Appropriately named ‘Off the Wall,’ large-scale works by David Datuna will extend from the wall and sculpture by Dale Enochs will decorate the floors. The public will also get its first look at the multi-media work of Indianapolis-based artist Constance Edwards Scopelitis, works that debuted at Scope Miami during Art Basel 2012.
Datuna, following a successful solo exhibit at New York's Birnam Woods Gallery, offers a distinct viewpoint on national identity: a view from within and without. Like Jasper Johns and other Pop artists before him, David Datuna re-imagines potent national symbols as art and artifact. His work is a melting pot made visual. Six mixed media collage works (each being a one-of-a-kind work) will debut at Conrad Indianapolis, five will be on the theme of the American Flag. According to Long-Sharp Gallery owner, one work (the ‘Chanel’) is being created explicitly for this exhibit at her request.
In 2012, Datuna donated a portrait of Supermodel Natalia Vodianova for a charity auction held by Simon de Pury of Phillips de Pury & Company benefiting the Naked Heart Foundation. The piece titled ‘Vodianova – Love of Millions’ was sold for $790,000 to an undisclosed Russian collector, and was the highest grossing artwork of the evening.
David Datuna lives and works in Brooklyn, the home of his bustling 10,000 sq. ft. studio. His work has been exhibited extensively, including shows in Europe, Russia, China and the United States, museums including the Mystetskyi Arsenal Museum in Ukraine, the Russian Museum of Ukraine, and the National Art Museum of Ukraine. His work is in the permanent collection of the MOMA in Moscow.
Rounding out the ‘Off the Wall’ exhibit will be the debut of a new series by works by Bloomington sculptor Dale Enochs.
All works are available for acquisition.