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 Annual Juried Student Exhibition

Annual Juried Student Exhibition
January 31 – February 26, 2019

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.

 Constructed Landscapes

Sonja Hinrichsen
Big Circle (from 'Snow Drawings'), 2009
digital print on paper
21 x 26 inches
2009.11.1.5
DePauw University purchase

Constructed Landscapes
February 1 – August 1, 2019

Peeler Art Center, University Gallery (lower level)

Visit a museum today, and it’s likely that a major blockbuster exhibition of impressionist painting or perhaps documentary photographs will find the galleries crowded with visitors. Landscape, vis-à-vis observational artmaking, provides an accessible entry point for both casual and frequent museum goers. The subject matter is identifiable, relatable, and the many movements within the genre—including impressionism and hyperrealism—have withstood the test of time.
 
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? Is the world of the artist’s landscape as simple as it might appear at first glance, or is there perhaps more complexity behind these seemingly simple renderings of the landscape?
 
Constructed Landscapes highlights over 50 works drawn from the DePauw University permanent art collection and asks us to meditate on one particular perspective: is the artistic landscape a true representation of reality, or is it simply a construct—an invention of the artist’s mind? Whether intended as memorial, analogy, historical document, or perhaps even a creative exercise, the artist’s landscape reminds us that the way we render and translate the world around us is critical to understanding our place in the 21st century.

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

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

Repeat, Repeat: Gestures of Repetition in Video Art
February 1 – June 10, 2019

Peeler Art Center, University Gallery (upper level)

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.

 House Life Project

We’re Open, Come In: The House Life Project
March 7 – April 9, 2019
Peeler Art Center, University Gallery (upper level)

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.    

 2019 Senior Art Exhibition

Senior Art Exhibition

April 19 – May 18, 2019

Peeler Art Center, Visual Arts Gallery



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