Artist Talk // PlySpace Resident Fellows Adam Stacey and Makenzie Goodman

When Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Where Arts and Journalism Building, Ball State University
Room 225
1101 N McKinley Ave, Muncie, Indiana 47306
What Art exhibitions, photography, sculpture, ball state university

Adam Stacey and Makenzie Goodman will present an Artist Talk about their past and current work on Wednesday, November 10, at 7:00 pm in the Arts and Journalism Building room 225 on the campus of Ball State University. On Thursday, November 18, Stacey and Goodman will host a one-night only immersive installation entitled, The First Guide in the PlySpace Gallery (608 E Main Street, Muncie) from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Both events are free and open to the public. Masks are required.

While at PlySpace Adam Stacey and Makenzie Goodman created The First Guide, an installation focused on the past, present, and future of the White River that runs through Muncie. Through alternative and analog photography, slip-cast mold making, and an 8mm video projection they consider the historical, psychological and ecological significance the river provides to Muncie‚Äôs residents. Throughout their time as artist residents in Muncie, they have researched and interviewed residents, historians, and water advocates and explored the White River to trace past ecological trespasses and consider a way towards a sustainable future. Their installation will feature a recontextualized map of the White River made in collaboration with BSU School of Art 2D foundation students and Assistant Teaching Professor Devon Ward. 

Stacey and Goodman, based between Los Angeles and Marfa, TX, have been collaborating together since 2016. Their research-based work incorporates a range of media, including photography, ceramics, video and found objects to create installations that explore values and belief systems associated with place. Adam received his Master of Fine Arts in sculpture from Alfred University and Makenzie received her Master of Fine Arts in photography from Brooks Institute. Their work has been shown widely throughout Los Angeles and they were recent residents at Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency program. 

For more information about this and other Fall Term events, visit our website, or the PlySpace Facebook page. Questions or comments about the PlySpace Residency program, events, and community collaborations can be directed to the Program Coordinator, Sarah Shaffer, at Learn more about the Muncie Arts & Culture Council at


PlySpace is a program of the Muncie Arts and Culture Council and the City of Muncie. PlySpace is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ball Brothers Foundation, and the Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County.