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Current Exhibits

Each year, the Peeler Art Center gallery program presents a wide range of exhibitions and related programming. From traveling exhibitions of national and international significance to shows featuring the work of current students, faculty, and alumni, the gallery program strives to offer a dynamic schedule of interdisciplinary visual experiences.

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The Art Happens Here: Net Art’s Archival Poetics
September 18 - December 6, 2019
Peeler Art Center, University Gallery (upper level)

The Art Happens Here: Net Art’s Archival Poetics” features sixteen works from throughout net art history, showcasing a wide range of forms—websites, software, sculpture, graphics, books, and merchandise—while offering a space for considering the internet as social process, material infrastructure, and lived experience. The works on view have been selected from “Net Art Anthology,” Rhizome’s major online exhibition featuring one hundred works that sketch a possible canon for net art. Presented online at anthology.rhizome.org, “Net Art Anthology” represents a major archival effort, leveraging Rhizome’s unique expertise in the history of network culture and the display and preservation of born-digital artworks. Open-ended, performative, and ephemeral, artworks that circulate on and respond to the internet often survive only as fragments and traces, offering glimpses of a larger networked context that can never be fully grasped.

The Art Happens Here: Net Art’s Archival Poetics has been organized by the Rhizome. Net Art Anthology was made possible by The Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation.

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Painting Enlightenment: Experiencing Wisdom and Compassion through Art and Science
September 13 - December 6, 2019
Peeler Art Center, University Gallery (lower level)

Painting Enlighten¬ment: Experiencing Wisdom and Compassion through Art and Science, features work by Japanese scientist and artist Iwasaki Tsuneo (1917-2002). The paintings create a contemplative journey-a meditation on the interconnectedness of the universe. Iwasaki collapses distinctions between image, text and thought with imagery representative of both scientific phenomena and Buddhist principles. The imagery is formed with characters from the sacred Heart Sutra text. lwasaki’s work expands the practice of copying sacred texts, a form of devotion with a long history in Japan. In his creative sutra copying, Iwasaki uses traditional Chinese characters to copy the text. Instead of separating the verses into vertical blocks, he reconfigures verses into images of DNA, lightning bolts, bubbles, atoms and ants.

This presentation of Painting Enlightenment is organized by Louisiana State University Museum of Art and is made possible by the Indiana Arts Commission, the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency; a grant from the Efroymson Family Fund; the Asian Studies Program at DePauw University; and the Arthur E. Klauser Asian and World Community Collection endowed fund.

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

Tyler Dylan Lotz
August 23 - October 13, 2019
Peeler Art Center, Visual Arts Gallery

Tyler Lotz’s sculptures and vessels have been shown in 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.  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, Tyler is currently a Professor teaching at Illinois State University. 

Support for this exhibition is generously provided by the Efroymson Family Fund.
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