The Full Circle Nine Gallery (FC9) will feature “Moral Musings,” a collection of contemporary Post-Impressionism artwork by Joshua Seijo Bleeker, as part of the Virtual First Friday programming.
Programming will take place on Facebook and Instagram, 6-9pm on Friday, March 5th.
“This show tells the story of the marriage between color and subject matter,” Bleeker said. “It’s amazing how something as simple and overlooked as color can completely alter an individual’s perception of an object, an animal, or a person. To be mortal is divine. There is a spiritual essence within everything as well as everyone. Search for the color within the chaos.”
About Joshua Seijo Bleeker
Joshua Seijo Bleeker is originally from the small town of Lanesville, Indiana, near Louisville, Kentucky, and is a recent transplant to Indianapolis. Inspired by Vincent Van Gogh, Bleeker has been painting from a young age and felt a kinship towards his awkwardness and determination to bring beautiful things into this world.
“This show acts as sort of an homage to the ideals and technical execution of Van Gogh,” Bleeker said. “His love for humanity, acceptance of mortality, and will to push himself to bring color and beauty to others is a continuing force that drives me to this day.”
After graduating with a BFA from Indiana University Southeast in 2015, Bleeker began to focus his work in Post-Impressionism, often starting his journey with a photograph as reference, as it allows accessibility to his subject.
“My subjects are usually painted with saturated colors and individual brushstrokes. Like the French Post-Impressionists, this method allows me to convey my emotions as well as create a clear image,” Bleeker said. “I believe my art offers viewers a unique approach to the depiction of our fellow Earthlings, as well as a glimpse into their own imaginative capabilities.”
About the Full Circle Nine Gallery
The Full Circle Nine Gallery operates as an artist cooperative gallery, with each of the member artists and the board dividing gallery duties and artists roles. The artists will work together to help each other advance in skill and practice, as well as to bring success to the gallery.
With over two dozen artists occupying a large, three-room space of the more factory-reminiscent portion of the Circle City Industrial Complex, Full Circle Nine offers a wide variety of art forms, media, and approaches.
To better work with in the COVID-19 shutdown and restrictions, the Full Circle Nine Gallery has hosted Virtual First Fridays, on the gallery’s Facebook page, @fullcircleninegallery, as well as on its Instagram, @fc9gallery, during the typical First Friday hours. During that time, the artists will host live streams, post videos, or showcase photos of their latest work, in an effort to continue to connect with fans and patrons. The gallery has also resumed weekend hours, 12-4pm on Saturdays and Sundays, with health precautions, such as required masks.
Full Circle Nine Gallery is located at 1125 Brookside Ave., Indianapolis, IN, 46202, in the South Studios section of the Circle City Industrial Complex. For more information, or for artists interested in joining the Full Circle Nine, please visit www.fullcirclenine.com