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Andrew Marsh:  Alchemy Insanity
Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 4:15 pm 
Peeler Art Center, Auditorium

Andrew Marsh makes beautiful and terrifying art to celebrate life in the face of severe chronic pain through brutal performance iron casting, earthwork, metal fabrication, and chainsaw wood carving styles. Marsh conducts earthworks and pyrotechnic research on carved wood performance molds for iron casting at Sculpture Trails Outdoor Museum in Solsberry IN. 

Blood Moon (detail), 2016
painted paperboard, mixed media
45 x 45 x 2 inches


Artist Lecture with Rebecca Seeman
Thursday, September 15, 2016, 4:15 pm 
Peeler Art Center, Auditorium

Rebecca Seeman manipulates and arrays multiples of humble household castoffs.  In repurposing them she creates aesthetic spaces using directed light and cast shadows to engage the walls' dimensions and surfaces in collaboration with the objects.  Despite the lack of overt physicality the works may have an imaginary spatial expanse that, with the points of light, may also suggest faraway astral bodies.


The Art of ‘Empire’A Public Lecture by Caroline Perzan
Monday, September 19, 2016, 4:15 pm 
Peeler Art Center, Auditorium

Perzan, a renowned set designer in film and television, will discuss her path from a studio art major at the Art Institute in Chicago to a successful career in set design in Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York.  Most recently, her work on ‘Empire’ showcases the art of established and emerging African American artists and artists of color through the selection, placement and story line engagement of their art.
Koshiro Onchi
Poème No. 7 Landscape of May, 1948
Woodblock print on paper
15-3/4 x 19-1/4 inches
DePauw Art Collection: 2015.12.1
Gift of David T. Prosser, Jr. '65


Collectors’ Talk with David T. Prosser Jr. ‘65 
Tuesday September 20, 2016, 4:15pm
Peeler Art Center, University Gallery (upper level)

Please join David T. Prosser Jr. ‘65, former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice, for a Collectors’ Talk in the University Gallery, upper level on Tuesday, September 20, at 4:15PM. Prosser’s love for Japanese abstract prints has been a tremendous asset to the creation and production of our exhibition: Abstract Traditions: Postwar Japanese Prints from the DePauw University Permanent Art Collection. During his talk, Prosser hopes to convey to you the wonders and excitement of becoming an avid collector.
Provided with support from the Arthur E. Klauser ’45 Asian & World Community Collections Endowment, DePauw University.


Screening of An Oversimplification of her Beauty, featuring the filmmaker, Terence Nance and DePauw alum, Chanelle Pearson
Tuesday September 27, 2016, 7:00pm
Ashley Square Cinema

Executive produced by Jay-Z, Terence Nance’s dazzling, delightful and explosively creative debut utilizes a mix of live action and animation to tell the story of a relationship between Terence and a lovely young woman as it teeters between the platonic and romantic. Co-sponsored by AAAS, DePauw Intercultural Life, DePauw Art and Art History Department, DePauw Academic Affairs, Media Fellows, the Pulliam Center for Contemporary Media, and the DePauw Public Occasions Committee. A pre-event for DePauw Dialogue. A post-film discussion with the filmmaker will take place at the Emison Building Lobby.
Art students must attend both the film and the discussion that follows to receive punch card credit.

Pectoral (detail), 2015
Coated steel, light, and shadow
43 x 39 x 2 inches


Yoga @ Peeler
Monday, October 3, 2016, 7:30pm
Peeler Art Center, Lower University Gallery

Need to de-stress before midterm papers and exams?  Join instructor Marla Helton of Serendipity Yoga Studio for an hour-long session of relaxation yoga in the Peeler Art Center galleries.  For more information visit or contact Marla directly:  This event is free to all DePauw University students, faculty, staff, and community.



Lecture with Hye-Ri Oh
Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 4:10 pm 
Harrison Hall, 301

"An Alternative History of Photography: The Migration of the Conception of ‘Sajin’ from Portrait to Photograph” 
Asian Studies Colloquium




Artist Lecture with Jason S. Yi
Thursday, October 6, 2016, 4:15 pm 
Peeler Art Center, Auditorium

An investigation of our terrestrial existence and experience critically affect Jason S. Yi's work.  The created forms and images become amalgamations of natural and built surroundings addressing the environmental and societal issues shaping the world.  He incorporates humble materials and detritus to produce reimagined landscapes that reflect and critique conditions of contemporary society.

Globe (Black World), 2015
Aluminum and black paint
47" diameter x 52" (approx.)



Ian Weaver: "Archiving, and the Construction of Memory"
Thursday, October 13, 2016, 4:15 pm 
Peeler Art Center, Auditorium

Ian Weaver has constructed itinerant and intermittent museums and archives of, for example, the erstwhile African American community of the Black Bottom neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side (a neighborhood razed to make room for urban development and interstate construction in the 1950s), and the imaginary Black Knights liberation movement.



Blane De St. Croix "Where Do We Migrate To?"
Tuesday, October 24, 2016, 4:15 pm 
Peeler Art Center, Auditorium

Blane De St. Croix’s work explores the geopolitical landscape through sculpture, installation, and work on paper. His research based method incorporates on the ground site visits, aerial fly-overs, photographic documentation, interviews, internet mining, and satellite imagery. Together, his artworks and research seek to facilitate an increased understanding of the shared social, political, environmental, and cultural climate challenges we face, both within our local communities, and in the international arena.
His work is represented by Fredericks & Freiser, New York, NY. Currently, he has two works in the exhibition Where Do We Migrate To? here at the Peeler Art Center. 



Gallery Talk:  Where Do We Migrate To?
Monday, October 31, 2016, 11:40am
Peeler Art Center, University Gallery (lower level)

Join Craig Hadley, Director/Curator, and Alexandra Chamberlain, Assistant Curator, for a guided tour of Where Do We Migrate To?  This activity made possible, in part, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.  Additional funding provided by the Public Occasions Committee.
This event is part of Arts Fest 2016:  Art and Utopia

Tasteful (No. 5), 1970s
Woodblock print on paper
19-1/16 x 18-1/2 inches
DePauw Art Collection: 2015.20.1
Gift of David T. Prosser, Jr. '65 


Embracing the Self-Made Movement in Postwar Japan
Thursday, November 3, 2016, 11:40am
Peeler Art Center, University Gallery (upper level)

As Japan struggled to forge a new sense of self in the postwar years, many Japanese artists abandoned old methods of artmaking in favor of the "creative prints" movement.  Join Dr. Hiroko Chiba (Professof of Modern Languages) and Craig Hadley (Gallery Director) for a discussion centered on this pivotal moment in Japanese art hisotry, and view 40 postwar prints from the DePauw University permanent art collection.  
This event is part of ArtsFest 2016: Art and Utopia



James Rodriguez
Thursday, November 10, 2016, 11:40 am 
Peeler Art Center, Auditorium

More information to come.



Nate Powell
Thursday, November 10, 2016, 7:00 pm 
Peeler Art Center, Auditorium

More information to come.




Saturday, November 19,  2016
Cincinnati, OH

Led by Professor Michael Mackenzie, this event counts as 2 punch card events when you attend two tours. This year we will be going to the Cincinnati Art Museum and the Contemporary Arts Museum. 
To sign up email the department secretary ( with your name and student ID#. Cost of the trip is $30.
This trip is non-refundable
Please see the below itinerary.




Dan Solberg
Tuesday, November 29, 2016, 7:00 pm 
Peeler Art Center, Auditorium

More information to come.