WHERE DO WE MIGRATE TO?
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.
A Fragile Permanece, 2014
wood, duct tape, mylar tape, colored pencil, gesso,
foil lined bubble wrap
site specific installation - dimensions variable
Jason S. Yi: Terraform
October 6 - December 9, 2016
Peeler Art Center, Visual Arts Gallery
An investigation of our terrestrial existence and experience critically affect Jason S. Yi’s work. The created forms and images become amalgamations of natural and built surroundings addressing the environmental and societal issues shaping the world. He incorporates humble materials and detritus to produce reimagined landscapes that reflect and critique conditions of contemporary society.
Former architectural education and experience inform the work of psychology of spatial perceptions and his subsequent compositional decisions. An array of thoughts including environmental havoc transforming landscapes and human lives is intertwined to form a new visual terrain underscoring the nuances of perceptual experience and destabilizing our sense of reality.
This exhibition is made possible by the Arthur E. Klauser Asian & World Community Collection Endowment and the Asian Studies Program at DePauw University.