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"God is in Clean Laundry"

"God is in Clean Laundry"

Category: Temporary

Repurposing her Quaker family's collection of lace and embroidered handkerchiefs, some more than 100 years old, Scopelitis draws images of vice and folly juxtaposed against the pristine quality of the fabric, most likely carried to church on a Sunday. Inspired by sights and objects one might encounter while hanging on a laundry line, she desecrates the hankies with cameo-like images of refuse and low-lying creatures. Rendered with a refined, classical technique, she attempts to lend an air of elegance to her subjects, while poking fun at the rarefied lineage of the tiny white linens.

  • Artist: Constance Scopelitis
  • Installation: April 2022 to August 2022
  • Location: Ticketing Hall: North Side Case

Artist Bios:

Constance Edwards Scopelitis graduated with a fine arts degree from Indiana University. She continued her studies with legendary American figurative painter Isabel Bishop. Further studies at the Art Students League in NYC set Constance on a career path of executing large-scale narrative figure paintings and realistic formal oil portraits. Her portraits are in the collections of major American corporations, universities, and private individuals.

Scopelitis has been awarded national and international fellowships including both the Indy Arts Council’s Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship in 2013-14 and the DeHaan Artist of Distinction Award in 2020. She is also regularly exhibited in national and international art fairs including Art Miami during Art Basel Week.

Scopelitis was selected as a Time-Based finalist for ArtPrize 8 and exhibited 10 works in the Cornell Art Museum in Delray, FL, 2018-19. The Greater Lafayette Art Museum will host a solo exhibition of Scopelitis’ monumental drawings in 2022. The Richmond Art Museum will host a solo exhibition of contemporary works in 2023.