The Fishers Arts Council will feature “Local Splendor,” an exhibit by Fishers artist and teacher Jeremy Mallov, at The Art Gallery at City Hall in Fishers. The exhibit runs through the end of this month.
Starting the day of the shutdown in mid-March 2020, Mallov painted scenes of neighborhood sunsets, views over the Geist Reservoir and sunrises over neighboring farmland. For Mallov, the scenes took on a new significance at a time when people weren’t allowed to go many places.
According to the artist, the backyard scenes stem from contradicting emotions: Gratitude for having a place to go and be safe, wonder at the simple beauty of a sunset, but also claustrophobia and frustration at not being able to leave. The goal of the paintings is to brighten the space around them.
The Art Gallery at City Hall, One Municipal Drive, is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding holidays and Saturdays during Fishers Summer Farm Market. Groups are invited with advance notice.