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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.


September 8 – December 9, 2016

Peeler Art Center, University Gallery (Lower Level)

Where Do We Migrate To? explores diverging ways in which forms of migration, experiences of displacement, and questions of belonging have been addressed by artists in recent years. Displaying a multiplicity of migratory encounters, the exhibition presents multiple perspectives about its subject matter, opening up a range of political, psychological, poetic, and pragmatic manifestations of the contemporary migrant experience.

The internationally touring exhibition Where Do We Migrate To? is curated by Niels Van Tomme, Director at de Appel arts centre in Amsterdam, and organized by the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, which also published the exhibition catalogue by the same title. The exhibition and catalogue are made possible, in part, with the support of the Flemish Government through Flanders House New York. Additional funding for this activity at DePauw University is made possible, in part, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, and the Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics.

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