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Percussion @ Peeler
Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 6:30pm
Peeler Art Center, University Gallery (lower level)

The DePauw Percussion Ensemble presents its annual program of contemporary solo and chamber works for percussion, composed and improvised, in a non-traditional concert setting. Directed by Dr. Ming Hui-Kuo, the one-hour performance fuses contemporary art and music in the galleries at Peeler.Refreshments will be served following the event.
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Yoga @ Peeler
Thursday, November 21, 2019, 7:30pm
Peeler Art Center, University Gallery (lower level)

Join instructor Marla Helton of Serendipity Yoga Studio for a hour-long session of relaxation yoga in the Peeler Art Center galleries.  For more information visit marlaheltonyoga.com or contact Marla directly: marlaheltonyoga@gmail.com. Free and open to the public. Props will be provided.
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OctCLOVErfest
Thursday, October 31, 2019, 4:00-6:00pm
Peeler Art Center, Lobby
 
Join us in decorating garlic with spooky and fun designs for Halloween. Free and open to the public. Garlic and art supplies provided. Garlic courtesy of I Love Produce.

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Meditation in the Gallery
Tuesday, October 29, 2019, 7:00pm
Peeler Art Center, University Gallery (lower level)

Join members of the Sanshin Zen community in meditation in the Painting Enlightenment exhibition. Free and open to the public. Zafus and Zabutons provided.

Tsetsegov Erasure 2

Tzetzegov Erasures (installation detail)
2015
24 x 16 x 4 inches
porcelain, polymer clay, antique frame

Katherine L. Ross Artist Lecture
October 24, 2019, 4:15pm
Peeler Art Center, Auditorium

Katherine L. Ross is interested in clay’s physical presence in the natural world, its role in economies, politics and culture throughout history and its obsolescence in contemporary culture. She will be showing two installations at The Peeler Art Center that address very different aspects of these interests.
 
Porcelain intrigues her more than any other type of clay because of its history. Porcelain is a status symbol valued for purity and strength. It is elegant and expensive but also used at the dinner table of families across the globe. “The Tzetzegov Erasures” is an installation developed from research on propaganda porcelain produced at the Lomonosov (formerly the State) Porcelain Factory in St. Petersburg, Russia and research at the KGB archives in St. Petersburg.  This was the scene of a dramatic transition from the production of Imperial Czarist porcelain to porcelain used as an element of systematic revolutionary propaganda and the discovery of a personal family connection to this history.  Related to this interest in art used for propaganda and agitprop, she is interested in the Stalinist-era commissioning of artists to re-cast revolutionary history.  Rodchenko was one artist of many enlisted to falsify photographs and documents.  Government directives commanded all citizens to alter their personal archives to eliminate any references to persons who had been exiled or executed. This installation examines her family history.  It is the revelation of an erased family member.
 
Influences for this body of work include Carl Andre’s 1960’s poetry and his strategies of isolation, removal, and fragmentation to examine war and cultural eradication.  Re-examining specific historical records draw parallels to current political conflicts.
 
The second installation, “The Unseen and Misremembered” is a poetic examination of what we know, see and remember of the physical world around us. Much of the natural world is concealed or obscured from us. We think we know. Katherine explained, “I think I know clay.  I walk over the clay under my house and the clay under all of Chicago every day but it is unseen.
I stripped away all of the vegetation in the field by my barn and exposed the clay surface I have never seen.  I strapped a video camera under the belly of my mule and rode her all over that field. With every step the clay flew into the air. I replanted the field and don’t see the clay anymore.”
 
Clay/soil borings are pipes driven 30 to 40 feet into the clay ground.  Pipes filled with clay to be tested before a skyscraper is built on top of it. We never see the exposed clay in Chicago.
 
Encyclopedias were written to record and explain everything.  Hundreds of years ago scientists travelled the earth in search of the unknown and unseen. One returned to France, hired an artist to draw the animals from his description for the encyclopedia he was writing. Misremembered or inaccurately explained, the artist drew the mule.”
 
Both installations are a search for ultimately understanding the unknown.
Lotz Maroon Bells

Maroon Bells
21 x 11-1/2 x 10 inches
ceramic and epoxy

Tyler Dylan Lotz Artist Lecture
September 19, 2019, 4:15pm
Peeler Art Center, Auditorium

Join us in the Peeler Auditorium on September 19th, at 4:15pm for an artist talk by exhibiting ceramicist, Tyler Dylan Lotz. Currently a professor at Illinois State University, Lotz's work has been shown previously in both solo and group exhibitions at venues including the Elmhurst Art Museum – Elmhurst, Illinois,  Harvey/Meadows Gallery - Aspen, Co, Dubhe Carreño Gallery - Chicago IL,  Cervini Haas Gallery/Gallery Materia - Scottsdale, AZ, Cross-Mackenzie Gallery - Washington DC,  Franklin Parrasch Gallery - NYC,  Santa Fe Clay – NM,  The Clay Studio – Philadelphia, PA, and SOFA Chicago.  Additionally, his work has been presented abroad at The First World Ceramic Biennale Korea and 2010 Vallauris Biennale Internationale in Vallauris, France.  Tyler’s work has been acquired by collections including the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, in Missouri, and the Icheon World Ceramic Center in Korea. Publications including Ceramics Monthly, American Craft, Studio Potter and the Clay In Art International Yearbook have featured his work.  He has been an artist in residence at the Archie Bray Foundation and the Red Lodge Clay Center in Montana, as well as the Watershed Center for Ceramics in Newcastle, Maine.  In 2010, he was one of 12 international artists invited to make and exhibit work in Walbrzych, Poland as a member of the XXXIV International Ceramics Symposium “Porcelain Another Way.” Having received his BFA from Penn State and his MFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, we are very excited to have his work on display here at the Peeler Art Center this semester. 
Painting Enlightenment image Painting Enlightenment Poetry Reading
Thursday, September 13, 2019, 11:40am
University Gallery (lower level) 

Listen to a recitation of contemplative poems while viewing the original works of art that inspired them. Come enjoy this cultural and aesthetic experience that illuminates the depth of meaning and animates the spirit of the art on exhibit.
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Painting Enlightenment image Paula Arai Lecture
Thursday, September 12, 2019, 7:00pm
Peeler Art Center, Auditorium

Join us in the Peeler Auditorium on Thursday, September 12, at 7PM for a talk with curator and Louisiana State University (LSU) associate professor, Paula Arai. Arai will discuss the soon to be opened Painting Enlightenment exhibit on display this semester in the lower gallery of the Peeler Art Center. Currently holding the Urmila Gopal Singhal Professorship in Religions of India at LSU, Arai obtained her Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies from Harvard University in 1993. In the following years, she taught at Brown University, Vanderbilt University, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, and Carleton College. In 2007, she joined the Religious Studies faculty at LSU. From 2010 to 2013, she served as the section head for Religious Studies. She is also a member of the faculties of Asian Studies, Women's and Gender Studies, and Chinese Culture & Commerce at LSU.
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2019 senior show

Senior Art Exhibition: Artist Talks and Opening Reception
Friday, April 19, 5pm 
Peeler Art Center, Visual Arts Gallery

Join us for the senior studio art talks and opening reception.

Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

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Virtual Reality Demonstration in Constructed Landscapes
Wednesday, April 10, 11:40am 
Peeler Art Center, University Gallery (lower level)

In this interactive exhibit, designed by an interdisciplinary team at DePauw University, the viewer is invited to augment historical Japanese landscapes by applying emotional transformations to create novel works that are constructed from an existing painting.  This allows viewers to express a part of their “inner essence” through the newly enhanced landscape.

Join us for brief talks from the team who made this interactive exhibition possible and try out the VR environment yourself. Refreshments will be provided following the event.

Student Team:

  • Keisuke Ohtani, DePauw Class of 2019, Lead Designer and Programmer, Computer Science Major, ITAP Associate
  • Jinzhi Qin, DePauw Class of 2021, Studio Art and Communication Double Major, ITAP Associate

Advisors:

  • David Berque, Professor of Computer Science
  • Michael Boyles, Director of the Tenzer Technology Center
  • Hiroko Chiba, Professor of Modern Languages (Japanese)
  • Pauline Ota, Associate Professor of Art and Art History (History of Japanese Art)

Free and open to the public.

Still from I am making art by John Baldessari, b&w, mono, 1971

Still from I am making art by John Baldessari, b&w, mono, 1971

Image copyright of the artist, courtesy of Video Data Bank at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Gallery Discussion with Alum Zachary Vanes and Assistant Professor of Digital Art Logan Dandridge
Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 11:40am
Peeler Art Center, Auditorium

Join Zachary Vanes '13 and Assistant Professor of Digital Art, Logan Dandridge, as we discuss works in the current exhibition: Repeat, Repeat. Each of our visiting gallery guides will focus on one to two works from the exhibit to examine the history of video as fine art.

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Yoga @ Peeler
Monday, March 18, 2019, 7:30pm
Peeler Art Center, University Gallery (lower level)

Join instructor Marla Helton of Serendipity Yoga Studio for an hour-long session of relaxation yoga in the Peeler Art Center galleries.  For more information visit marlaheltonyoga.com or contact Marla directly: marlaheltonyoga@gmail.com

Free and open to the public. Props will be provided.

 Panel Discussion for House Life Project

Panel Discussion for House Life Project
Monday, March 18, 2019, 4:15pm

Panelists will discuss the ways that the House Life Project’s creative, collaborative, and interdisciplinary approach to community engagement relates to liberal arts education.

Moderator: Danicia Malone, HLP program facilitator, Program and Facility Manager of the Purdue Black Cultural Center

Panelists:

  • Meredith Brickell, HLP founder and project leader, Associate Professor of Art and Art History at DePauw University

  • Laura Holzman, HLP curator, Associate Professor of Art History and Museum Studies at IUPUI

  • Katy Renn, former director of Renew Indianapolis, the land bank that worked in partnership with the HLP, DePauw alumna (Political Science)

  • Coralyn Turentine, HLP artist and former Director of Neighborhood Engagement at Boner Center on the Near Eastside in Indianapolis, DP alumna (Sociology)

 VOCAB: Spoken Word Performance and Workshop

VOCAB: Spoken Word Performance and Workshop
Monday, March 11, 2019, 7-9pm

Peeler Art Center, Visual Arts Gallery

VOCAB is an Indianapolis-based poetry, spoken word, and music project where art and activism meet. For 12 years, VOCAB has created spaces that focus on centering the voice of the marginalized, especially the POC and Queer community. During their visit to DePauw, VOCAB artists will first perform in the gallery and then offer a spoken word workshop and open mic session that will allow people to share their talent, speak their truth, and give voice to their story.

Opening Reception for House Life Project

Opening Reception for House Life Project
Thursday, March 7, 2019, 4:15pm
Peeler Art Center, Visual Arts Gallery

From 2015 through 2017, the House Life Project (HLP) reimagined abandoned houses on Indianapolis’s Near Eastside as hubs for artistic practice and community collaboration. It was a flexible and collaborative project where artists and neighbors formed new relationships, strengthened existing ones, and pooled their creativity in order to examine tough questions related to the changing neighborhood. We’re Open, Come In: The House Life Project transforms the gallery into an inclusive and welcoming space that invites visitors to learn about the HLP, its methods, and its community. Through an array of artworks and interactive installations, the exhibition will spark conversations about neighborliness, housing inequity, and the ways in which art can and can’t facilitate social justice.    

Join us for a gallery talk with Meredith Brickell and Laura Holzman. Light refreshments will be served following the event.

 Gallery Discussion with Professors Ron Dye and Joseph Heithaus in Repeat, Repeat

Gallery Discussion with Professors Ron Dye and Joseph Heithaus in Repeat, Repeat
Thursday, February 21, 2019, 11:40am
Peeler Art Center, University Gallery (upper level)

Join visiting gallery guides Ron Dye and Joe Heithaus for a discussion on repetition as creative strategy through various art forms in our current exhibit, Repeat, Repeat.

This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.  

Sonja Hinrichsen Big Circle (from 'Snow Drawings')

Sonja Hinrichsen
Big Circle (from 'Snow Drawings'), 2009
digital print on paper
21 x 26 inches
2009.11.1.5
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Paul and Marlene Kos Still from Lightning, 1976

Paul and Marlene Kos
Still from Lightning, 1976 
b&w, mono, 4:3, ½” open reel video
Image copyright of the artist 
Courtesy of Video Data Bank at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Gallery Tour and Reception for Constructed Landscapes and Repeat, Repeat

Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 4:15pm
Peeler Art Center Lobby                   

Landscapes remain incredibly popular among many museum visitors and in artist circles simply because “you paint what you see.” Yet, as with all art genres, the artist mediates the viewer’s understanding of reality and fiction through a complex balancing act of artistic and creative control. As viewers, how do we reconcile the role that artists play as arbiters of reality and artistic vision?  Repeat, Repeat: Gestures of Repetition in Video Art emphasizes repetition as a creative strategy. Comprised of early video works through today, Repeat, Repeat asks viewers to analyze not only the repetitive audio-visual elements, but also the use of repetition—and the tension it creates—as an art form itself.


Repeat, Repeat features eight works drawn from the DePauw University Permanent Art Collection and the Video Data Bank. This exhibition was made possible by the Arthur E. Klauser Asian and World Community Collection Endowment.


Free and open to the public. Join us for a guided tour of Constructed Landscapes and Repeat, Repeat with gallery staff. Refreshments will be served immediately following the event.

Opening Reception and Awards Presentation for the 2019 Juried Student Exhibition

Opening Reception and Awards Presentation for the 2019 Juried Student Exhibition

Thursday, January 31, 2019, 4:15pm
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 2019 exhibition is juried by Hannah Barnes, Associate Professor of Art, Ball State University.

Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.