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2017 Exhibits

For more information about past exhibitions, please visit the DePauw Media Database (photos.depauw.edu) and the News and Media page for press releases (depauw.edu/news-media/)

Jiha Moon's Double Welcome

Jiha Moon                                                                             Double Welcome, 2014                                                             Ink and acrylic on Hanji mounted on canvas                           18 H x 18 W inches
Rick Rhodes Photography & Imaging, LLC

Jiha Moon: Double Welcome, Most Everyone’s Mad Here

August 25 - October 29, 2017

Peeler Art Center, Visual Arts Gallery

DePauw University is pleased to present an exhibition featuring new works by multi-media artist Jiha Moon (Korean, Born 1973). Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Moon harvests cultural elements native to Korea, Japan, and China and then unites them with Western elements to investigate the multi-faceted nature of our current global identity as influenced by popular culture, technology, racial perceptions, and folklore. Featuring over fifty works, Moon blurs the lines between Western and Eastern identified iconography such as the characters from the online game Angry Birds© and smart phone Emojis which float alongside Asian tigers and Indian gods, in compositions that appear both familiar and foreign simultaneously.

Jiha Moon: Double Welcome, Most Everyone’s Mad Here is organized by the Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, Virginia in collaboration with the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, College of Charleston School of the Arts in Charleston, South Carolina. The exhibition is curated by Amy G. Moorefield, Deputy Director of Exhibitions and Collections at the Taubman Museum of Art and Mark Sloan, Director and Chief Curator of the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art.

Funding for the exhibition is generously provided by the Arthur E. Klauser Endowment and the Asian Studies program.

 
Doisneau photograph of many looking at gramophone

People,                                    Places,                                 Things

20th Century Photography from the DePauw University Permanent Art Collection

 June 1 – August 6, 2017

Peeler Art Center, Visual Arts Gallery

Drawn exclusively from the DePauw University Permanent Art Collection, People, Places, Things showcases 20th century photographs from around the world. With the invention of the Kodak #1 camera in the late 19th century, photography quickly grew in value because of its ability to replicate details. While photographs started showing up in fine art expos in the mid 19th century, it was not until the 20th century when documentary photography was to be understood as an art form in its own right and stand alongside paintings, engravings, sculptures, etc. 

People, Places, Things features 22 photographs from the DePauw University Permanent Art Collection by the following artists: Alan Cohen, Robert Doisneau, Juan Manuel Echavarria, Alen Brazil MacWeeney, and Andy Warhol.

From Munich to Brown County: The Life and Artwork of T.C. Steele

FEBRUARY 2 – JUne 11, 2017

Peeler Art Center, University Gallery  (upper level)

Indiana artist Theodore Clement Steele (1847-1926) is perhaps the most widely-celebrated Hoosier Impressionist painter of the early 20th century. In honor of Indiana’s bicentennial celebration, From Munich to Brown County: The Life and Artwork of T.C. Steele highlights paintings and sketches drawn from the DePauw University Permanent Art Collection and the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites. A master of capturing both landscape and the human figure in oil paint, Steele was instrumental in establishing the Brown County Artist Colony near Nashville, Indiana. Yet, few within the DePauw community are aware of the significant historic and modern ties between Steele and the University.

From Munich to Brown County
The life and Artwork of T.C. Steele brochure:

2017 Senior Exhibit image

SENIOR ART EXHIBITION

APRIL 21 - MAY 20, 2017 

Peeler Art Center, Visual Arts Gallery

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

NATURE LOVES COURAGE

FEBRUARY 7 – MAY 11, 2017

Peeler Art Center, University Gallery (lower level)

Nature Loves Courage brings together ten emerging New York City artists who step boldly into the outside. The work interprets nature through the lens of the City and deals with the untamed natural world, constructed landscapes, and human interventions. Taking Terence McKenna’s famous adage as its title, the exhibition features artists who investigate the processes through which nature is manipulated and mediated -- living in it, changing it, improving it, and fighting it.

CONVERSATIONS: A RETROSPECTIVE exhibition

MARCH 10 – APRIL 9, 2017

Peeler Art Center, Visual Arts Gallery

A retrospective exhibition featuring the ceramic works of Georgette Zirbes '62, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor Emerita, Stamps School of Art & Design, The University of Michigan.

ANNUAL JURIED STUDENT EXHIBITION

FEBRUARY 2 – MARCH 1, 2017

Peeler Art Center, Visual Arts Gallery

The Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition features works created by current DePauw students enrolled in studio art courses. The 2017 exhibition is juried by Mr. Malcolm Mobutu Smith, Associate Professor of Ceramics and Director of Graduate Studies at Indiana University.