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Current Exhibits

Each year, the Peeler Art Center gallery program presents a wide range of exhibitions and related programming. From traveling exhibitions of national and international significance to shows featuring the work of current students, faculty, and alumni, the gallery program strives to offer a dynamic schedule of interdisciplinary visual experiences.

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

REBECCA SEEMAN: light play

August 24 – September 28, 2016

Peeler Art Center, Visual Arts Gallery

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.

Iwami Reika (born 1927)
Winter Composition No. 2, 1959
Woodblock print on paper
17-5/16 x 12-1/4 inches
DePauw Art Collection: 2016.5.3
Gift of David T. Prosser, Jr. '65

Abstract Traditions:
Postwar Japanese Prints from the DePauw University Permanent Art Collection

August 24 – December 9, 2016

Peeler Art Center, University Gallery (Upper Level)

A pivotal moment in Japanese printmaking history, the artists associated with the modern print movement broke with centuries of rigid tradition and embraced the flexibility and spontaneous creativity afforded them by sketching, carving, and printing their own works.

Previously, historic Japanese prints prior to the early 20thcentury relied upon a well-established workshop method in which artists, carvers, and printmakers each completed a specialized task in the printmaking process. This exhibition and the accompanying catalog feature, for the first time, 40 key abstract pieces from the DePauw University permanent art collection. Noted artists include: Iwami Reika, Onchi Koshiro, Sekino Junichiro, Shinoda Toko, and Yamaguchi Gen.

This exhibition and the accompanying print catalog was made possible with generous support from:

Arthur E. Klauser ’45 Asian & World Community Collections Endowment, DePauw University

Asian Studies Program, DePauw University

David T. Prosser Jr. ‘65

E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation

Dr. Leland D. Stoddard '40

Office of Academic Affairs, DePauw University