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Current Exhibits



Pillar Party / 2013
Acrylic, latex paint, and watercolor on canvas
48" x 60"
Image courtesy of the artist

Image Loading:            JOHN BERRY

March 10 – April 5, 2015

Peeler Art Center, Visual Arts Gallery

IMAGE LOADING is a collection of new paintings that explore how we involve ourselves in myth-making.  John Berry's paintings resist vanishing-point perspective, realistic light, and gravity in order to emphasize alternative, non-empirical ways of framing experience.



Mexican Kitchen, 1997-2008, recycled Mexican gas cooker, steel structure, mirrors, 8 recycled fruit crates, 8 laminated Lambda photographs, various utensils, taps, 4 wheels, 78 3⁄4 x 71 x 23 1⁄2 in. Photography: Bertrand Huet.

Lucy+Jorge Orta: Food-Water-Life

February 6 - May 10, 2015

Peeler Art Center, University Gallery (lower and upper levels)

The work of Lucy+Jorge Orta explores major concerns that define the 21st century: biodiversity, environment, and climate change and communication. At the same time, their work embodies the philosophy that steers their pioneering art practice, 'the ethics of aesthetics.' This exhibition will explore how the artists' unique visual language tackles the global issues at stake that are affecting our lives. As their artwork communicates widely to audiences beyond the field of contemporary art, it demonstrates the importance of art as a creative agent for awareness and change. This will be the first comprehensive exhibition of the work of Lucy+Jorge Orta available to American museums.

Provided with support from Arts Illiana; the Indiana Arts Commission, a state agency; and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Additional funding provided by: The Department of Conflict Studies, The Douglas I. and Ann U. Smith Endowed Fund for Ethics, and the Public Occasions Committee.