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Upcoming Exhibits



Pectoral (detail), 2015
Coated steel, light, and shadow
43 x 39 x 2 inches


REBECCA SEEMAN

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.

 

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 tradition and embraced the flexibility and spontaneous creativity afforded them by sketching, carving, and printing their own works. Traditional ukiyo-e prints relied upon a well-established workshop method in which artists, carvers, and printmakers each completed a specialized task in the printmaking process. The exhibition and accompanying catalog feature, for the first time, key abstract pieces from the permanent collection, including works by celebrated artists Haku Maki, Koshiro Onchi, Kiyoshi Saito, Junichiro Sekino, and Yamaguchi Gen.

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.

Where Do We Migrate To? was organized by the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture, UMBC, Baltimore, Maryland. Generous support for the exhibition comes from the Flemish Government through Flanders House New York and the Maryland State Arts Council.

 

A Fragile Permanece, 2014
wood, duct tape, mylar tape, colored pencil, gesso,
foil lined bubble wrap
site specific installation - dimensions variable

Jason S. Yi

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.