When: Thursdays-Saturdays, 12-7 p.m. Continues through July 23 2015
@ Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, 1043 Virginia Avenue
Ullanderson's work draws heavily on Norse imagery, sourced from pop culture, fantasy literature, mall caricature booths, gamer manuals and the history of modern painting. The Viking themes reference Erik’s family ancestry, the heritage of his home in Minnesota and his deep interest in fantasy culture. Most of the images are self-portraits, obscured with drips, thick splashes of color and patterns reminiscent of 1980’s mall kiosks, mixed with Jasper Johns. While loaded with art historical references and firmly set within the language of contemporary art, Ullanderson strategically operates at the edges, both embracing and rejecting the traditional art world.