Contemporary Digital Portraiture exhibit on display at USI New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art


Back Gallery Projects at the University of Southern Indiana’s New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art (NHGCA) is proud to present Contemporary Digital Portraiture. This exhibition showcases the work of students in USI’s Digital Illustration course.

Contemporary Digital Portraiture will be on display Saturday, November 11 through Saturday, December 16 with a reception 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, December 2 in conjunction with Christmas in New Harmony. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

“This project challenged students to create several digital portraits using different illustration styles such as WPAP, Fleischer, Granular Gradient, Flat or Line and Shadow,” says Dr. Gregory Blair, Assistant Professor of Art and Design. “Each portrait was created from a photograph using only a mouse in Adobe Illustrator. The project focused on learning how to build a portrait illustration from a reference image, how to use Pantone color books and further development of abstraction processes and value mapping.”

Student artists include Kayla Allen, Ali Brandes, Caitlyn Ebert, Cierra Fitzgerald, Allie Gee, Iain Girten, Isabel Greiner, Sara Griffin, Aidan Hoover, Lily Hubbard, Mason Niemeier, Jenna Norrick, Mikayla Satterfield and Al Sheets.

The NHGCA is dedicated to enhancing the experiences of students through an artist-run exhibition space in the Back Gallery. Back Gallery Projects at NHGCA allows students to exhibit, experiment and/or curate within a working contemporary art gallery setting. Through exhibition and curatorial strategies, students can envision new possibilities for collaborations and their art practice.

NHGCA promotes discourse about and access to contemporary art in the Southern Indiana region.