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

Katherine L. Ross
October 21 - December 8, 2019
Peeler Art Center, Visual Arts Gallery

Katherine L. Ross (Kitty Ross) is a ceramic sculptor. Porcelain production for large installations addressing history, biological technology, disease and prophylaxis, genetic engineering, hybridization, and cloning is often combined with video, photography and mixed media. “I am interested in issues that raise questions for me. My work in the studio is a conversation between the materials, the subject, and me. I don’t need to answer the questions but I want to see how far the conversation can go. I want the viewers to engage in the conversation too. Porcelain intrigues me 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. I am interested in its role in economies, politics and culture. The work is moving towards performance and animal collaborations, taking the work outside of a gallery situation. The work becomes more abstract, open ended, and interactive."

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