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2014 Exhibits

David Katz exhibit cover art

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.

 Tomie Arai Peach Boy, 2003 Etching on paper

Tomie Arai
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.

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Sara Ramo (Brazil/Spain) A Banda Dos Sete (Band of Seven), 2010

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


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.

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Caleb Weintraub exhibit cover art


August 28 – October 6, 2014

Peeler Art Center, Visual Arts Gallery

I am interested in institutions, the history of which may or may not be appropriate as we move towards a future both global and insular at the same time. I see something tribe-like in the absence of political and cultural homogeneity and in the simultaneous attempts to impose a sameness on disparate entities.

All manner of institutional signifiers are a source of fascination for me. I am drawn to the tangible and intangible marks of institutions: uniforms, gender, age, leadership structure, values, logos, insignias, money—those who benefit from the institutions, those who are threatened by them.

 Lyndsay Moy, Fishbowl Reverie, 2007, Oil on canvas
Lyndsay Moy
Fishbowl Reverie, 2007
Oil on canvas

JUNE 4 - 7, 2014

Peeler Art Center, Visual Arts Gallery

A selection of artworks created by DePauw University studio art alumni. 

Participating artists include: Diane (Griest) Davis ‘74, Anita Mandot Hickman ‘59, Naiomi Ludman ‘99, Erik Lundorf ‘09, Lynn Beimdiek Morris ‘84, Lyndsay Moy ‘09, Dyan Padgett ‘94, Vivan Ripley ‘59, Patricia Siddiq ‘59, Nancy Duesing Takaichi ‘79, Heather Galloway Vickers ‘89

 Edward K. Williams Placer Mining, early 20th century Oil on canvas
Edward K. Williams
Placer Mining, early 20th century
Oil on canvas


JUNE 4 - 7, 2014

Peeler Art Center, University Gallery (lower level)

An exhibition featuring 10 paintings and drawings by Indiana Impressionists William Forsyth, TC Steele, John Hardrick, Clifton Wheeler, and other prominent artists.

 Kiyoshi Saito Buddha, 1962 Woodcut on paper
Kiyoshi Saito
Buddha, 1962
Woodcut on paper


APRIL 10 – JUNE 8, 2014

Peeler Art Center, second floor exhibition case

Pure Land Buddhism is a devotional sect of Buddhism in East Asia centering on the worship of Amida Buddha.  According to the Pure Land Sutras, composed in India in the 2nd century, Amida Buddha vowed to save all sentient beings by granting them rebirth in his realm, the "Western Paradise."  This pure land endowed with miraculous characteristics ensured its inhabitants easy entry into nirvana and salvation from the impure land we now live in.  Salvation could be attained by invoking the name of Amida Buddha with absolute faith in him.  Those whom Amida Buddha especially wished to save are the sinful and impoverished humans and even tengu and demons who have no other means of salvation.  The Pure Land Buddhism claims to be a genuine way of universal salvation.  This case exhibits objects representing the good.

The students of ARTH 333, the Supernatural in Japanese Art, designed and curated the exhibition with assistance from Craig Hadley, Christie Anderson, Jerry Bates, and Alex Chamberlain.  Artwork on display is made possible by the estates of Dr. Leland Stoddard '40 and Arthur E. Klauser '45.

Senior Art exhibition cover art


APRIL 18 – MAY 17, 2014

Peeler Art Center, Visual Arts Gallery

An annual exhibition featuring the work of graduating senior art majors.


Modernist Prints: 1900-1955 Selections From The Syracuse University Art Collection exhibit cover art



February 13 – May 8, 2014

Peeler Art Center, University Gallery (upper level)

Modern art distinguishes itself from other periods by its ability to embrace simultaneously a variety of aesthetic philosophies and styles. This exhibition examines Modernism’s eclecticism through European and American prints created in the first half of the 20th century.

Persian Visions: Contemporary Photography From Iran exhibit cover art


February 10 –May 8, 2014

Peeler Art Center, University Gallery (lower level)

 In the first survey of contemporary Iranian photography to travel to the United States, Persian Visions features 20 artists who use the camera as a tool for cultural expression and self-exploration. Organized by the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art and the University of Minnesota Department of Art, this exhibition of 58 works introduces some of Iran's most celebrated photographers to American audiences.

Persian Visions was developed by Hamid Severi for the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Iran, and Gary Hallman of the Regis Center for Art, University of Minnesota and is toured by International Arts & Artists, Washington, D.C. 

This exhibition was made possible in part by the ILEX Foundation, University of Minnesota McKnight Arts and Humanities Endowment, and the Department of Art, Regis Center for Art, University of Minnesota.

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 Messengers of Yesterday exhibit cover art


MARCH 10 – APRIL 6, 2014

Peeler Art Center, Visual Arts Gallery

In  Messengers of Yesterday, photography professor Cynthia O’Dell explores the legacy of Ireland’s 1845-1852 famine, also known as An Gorta Mór (The Great Hunger), and the perpetual migration narrative that has shaped Ireland’s identity since that great trauma.

Annual Juried Student exhibition cover art


January 29 – March 2, 2014

Peeler Art Center, Visual Arts Gallery

The Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition features works created by current DePauw students enrolled in studio art courses.  This year's exhibition will be juried by Shauta Marsh, Executive Director, at iMOCA.