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Whale tail_ Casey_Roberts

whale tail (deep water)
cyanotype with enamel on paper                              60 x 60 inches


Casey Roberts
August 22 - October 10, 2018
Peeler Art Center, Visual Arts Gallery

DePauw University is pleased to present a solo exhibition featuring new works by Indianapolis artist Casey Roberts. Funding for this exhibition is generously provided by the Efroymson Family Fund.    

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Yin Xiuzhen, Portable City

Yin Xiuzhen
Portable City: Dunhuang, 2010
Installation: suitcase, used clothes, magnifying glass, map, audio component, CD player, 33 7/16 x 11 x 30 7/8 inches (84.9 x 28 x 78.4 cm) (closed)
Courtesy of the artist and Pace Gallery,
New York. © 2017 Yin Xiuzhen
Image courtesy of the artist and Pace Gallery

Baggage Claims
September 1 - December 9, 2018
Peeler Art Center, University Gallery (upper and lower levels) 

This exhibition presents the work of an international group of 18 artists who explore the impact of the vast scale of population mobility. While baggage has always symbolized migration and freedom, in the context of the current global atmosphere it has become an emblem of uncertainty, fear, and change. On an intimate level, baggage transports and holds personal belongings, and by implication is a rich metaphor for individual and family histories. The term baggage also carries significant psychological meaning, referring to the burdens or blessings of those things in life that cannot be left behind. Baggage Claims is the first exhibition to present a new body of work by contemporary artists who are examining these timely themes.

Baggage Claims is organized by the Orlando Museum of Art and curated by Ginger Gregg Duggan and Judith Hoos Fox, c2 - curatorsquared. The exhibition began a national tour in 2018.This presentation of Baggage Claims is made possible by the Indiana Arts Commission, the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, the Efroymson Family Fund, The Janet E. Prindle Institute for Ethics, the Asian Studies Program at DePauw University, and the Peace & Conflict Studies Program at DePauw University. 

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 fist pump  

(detail) Fist Pump
plastic party acrylic paint with
plastic party table covers and
plastic party painting tarps
Size: XXXL, 1981


Keith Allyn Spencer
October 25 - December 9, 2018
Peeler Art Center, Visual Arts Gallery

KEITH ALLYN SPENCER, was born and raised in the American desert Southwest border region. An emphasis with the middle letter of my name helps diminish the perpetual mix-ups with similar named persons: Kevin, Karl, Kurt, Kenny, Kanye, and Pete. Currently, I reside with my family (wife, 2 sons, and a black Wiener dog mix) in Granville, Ohio navigating towards long-term job security, cul-de-sacs, and organic groceries.

Kent received his MFA in Painting from the Rhode Island School of Design (2011) and a BFA from the University of Texas at El Paso (2003). Recent group exhibitions consist of Skylab Gallery (Columbus), Present Company (NYC), New Galerie at Yves Klein Archives (Paris), Simon Oldfield Gallery (London), and BigMedium (Austin). Recent solo shows include Ditch Projects (Oregon), The Composing Rooms (Berlin), Welcome Screen (London), Juicys Gallery (NYC), OFG.XXX (Dallas), Target (Indiana), and Domino's Pizza (Rhode Island).

“Me As a Parent”
Keith Allyn Spencer explores painting expansively. Party table covers, fabric softener sheets, clay hardened by heat, fast-drying paint made of pigment suspended in acrylic polymer emulsion, and junk drawer items rendezvous. Spencer’s works catalyze ways to meander, poke around, test, & trespass.

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