Every Which Way, 2004
Space Lab Gallery at Indiana University Southeast
Ceramic, Paint, Unfired Clay, and Wire8 x 16 x 8 feet
October 16 – December 12, 2014
Peeler Art Center, Visual Arts Gallery
David Katz creates installations that negotiate the intersection of organic bodily forms and architectonic constructions. The push and pull between rectilinear structures of fired ceramic and a fluid, bodily expression of unfired clay serves as a metaphorical representation of human existence within the rectilinear world that increasingly defines our physical environment. Cage-like structures spread throughout the exhibition space provide sites of occupancy to house biomorphic clay form, sculpted to appear contorted and trapped, yet conveying a sense of agency and free will. Order emerges as unfired clay forms expand through space as webs of organization that link disparate sites into one large interconnected network of systems.
Peach Boy, 2003
Etching on paper
INFINITE MIRROR: images of american identity
September 12 – DECEMBER 12, 2014
Peeler Art Center, University Gallery (lower level)
The central theme is the use of portraiture and figuration as symbols for emotional and social ideas. Artwork in the exhibition uses portraiture to depict circumstances and experiences of multicultural populations in present-day America. The artwork is personal, reflective, autobiographical and of a high technical quality, creating an exhibition that is both visually beautiful as well as socially relevant. The exhibition includes the work of first generation Americans and emerging new immigrant artists that examines issues and themes of race, gender, religion, history, politics and family. Included are such internationally renowned artists as Luis Jimenez, Tomie Arai, Faith Ringgold and the late Elizabeth Catlett.
Infinite Mirror is developed by Artrain, Inc. and Brandywine Workshop, Philadelphia, PA and is toured by International Arts & Artists, Washington, DC. Presented with support from the Institute of Museum & Library Services and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Sara Ramo (Brazil/Spain)
A Banda Dos Sete (Band of Seven), 2010
Single-channel video with color and sound
20 min., 35 sec.
Courtesy of the artist
Project 35 Volume 2
SEPTEMBER 8 – DECEMBER 12, 2014
Peeler Art Center, University Gallery (upper level)
Following the widespread popularity and success of Project 35, ICI has collaborated with 35 more international curators to produce Project 35 Volume 2. ICI draws from its extensive network of curators to trace the complexity of regional and global connections among practitioners and the variety of approaches they use to make video. A new selection of 35 curators from 6 continents each chose one work for this compilation of the latest approaches to the medium.
Project 35 Volume 2 is a traveling exhibition produced by Independent Curators International (ICI), New York. The exhibition is made possible, in part, by grants from the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, and the Robert Lehman Foundation; the ICI Board of Trustees; and donors to ICI's Access Fund.