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2006 Exhibits

Chuck Ramirez: Deeply Superficial

February 1 – March 5, 2006
Visual Arts Gallery

Graphically direct and conceptually complex, Chuck Ramirez's postminimal photographs explore cultural and sexual identity, mortality and consumerism through the conflation of personal history, narrative and social commentary.

Vincent Valdez: Stations

February 1 – April 30, 2006
University Gallery, upper level

In this exhibition, San Antonio-based artist Vincent Valdez uses the Passion story as the basis for a series of large-scale charcoal drawings that recast Christ as a boxer and the crucifixion as a boxing match. Embracing the dark themes of manhood and spirituality, Valdez transforms the Passion into a rite of passage, and a boy's struggle to grow into manhood by confronting his own fears.

Skirting the Line: Conceptual Drawing

February 15 – May 7, 2006
University Gallery, lower lever

Skirting the Line is a group exhibition featuring the work of fifteen contemporary artists and artist collectives whose work or practice is informed by the processes and qualities traditionally associated with drawing, yet is equally as driven by conceptual concerns.

 

2006 Senior Shows

April 27 – May 7, 2007 and May 11 – May 21, 2006
Visual Arts Gallery

DePauw University’s 2006 Senior Art Shows feature the artwork of graduating senior students in two back-to-back exhibitions beginning April 27 and May 11 respectively.

 

Eric Sall: Light Pollution

September 6 – September 24, 2006
Visual Arts Gallery

There is a visual gravity that exists within the paintings of Eric Sall. Gestural marks, flat shapes, impastoed dollops, and textured washes pull together into clustered forms on the surface of the canvas as if coalescing. Sall plays with the history of painting, mingling representation's modes and methods with a seemingly disparate lexicon of marks.

Diana Al-Hadid: Pangaea's Blanket

October 4 – November 5, 2006
Visual Arts Gallery

Diana Al-Hadid uses fiberglass planes, or "membranes," to create large-scale installations that outline and organize space and create the appearance of fragile landscapes. These large-scale installations function as imaginary places that refer to architecture, set design, and the baroque, and depict a variety of forms and geological events that suggest the expansion and formation of geological time.

 

Annual Juried Student Exhibition

November 15 – December 8, 2006
Visual Arts Gallery

An annual juried exhibition of DePauw University student art.


 

Past In Reverse: Contemporary Art of East Asia

August 23 – December 8, 2006
University Galleries

The exhibition's premise is borrowed from a common practice shared by the artists – namely, using the past to map the future. Ranging in age from their twenties to their fifties, and working with both traditional materials and new technologies, including painting, sculpture, photography, installation, video, and digital media, the artists in Past in Reverse represent the region's tremendous contemporary import and deep cultural complexity.