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Art: New Magic & Costume Shoppe

By Kathy Schwartz · January 3rd, 2013 · CityBeat Recommends
dsc00573Photo: Thunder Sky Inc.
 As a champion of outsider art, Thunder-Sky Inc. has been making magic since 2009. There is no hocus-pocus involved — just the inspiration of Raymond Thunder-Sky, the late “construction clown artist” who recognized that every teardown represented an opportunity to build something better.  This show’s title was taken from one of his drawings. The exhibit features local mask artist David Earl Johnson, who worked with children from his Northside neighborhood to create some of the colorful faces.

Yohana Junker, a Brazilian-born artist living in Indianapolis, paints dreamy abstracts perfect for the “pursuit of multilayered awareness.” Thunder-Sky himself is included with a display of the clown costumes he bought at Cappel’s and customized into pieces of performance art more mystical than any magician’s cape. The show is co-curated by Alfred Eaker, who produced the Thunder-Sky documentary shown at last year’s Cincinnati Film Festival. Through Feb. 9. Opening reception 6-10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4. Thunder-Sky Inc., 4573 Hamilton Ave., Northside. raymondthundersky.org.



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