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John Berry: Arboreta

John Berry, Ritual, 2022, acrylic, spray paint, and Flashe on canvas

March 7, 2023

“Arboreta, A Sabbatical Exhibition by John Berry”
at the Richard E. Peeler Art Center
On view: March 6 – April 7, 2023

Greencastle, IN – The paintings in Arboreta draw inspiration from the history, structures, and resilience of the Schrebergarten in Leipzig Germany, exploring the implications for how we organize our images, ourselves, and our communities. Hovering between landscape and abstraction, flat shapes compartmentalize space into different surfaces, barricades, and hiding spots. The artifice and ambiguities of spatial illusion are out in the open, weaving a seemingly wider range of frequencies into a smaller, simpler encounter.

John Berry will provide an artist talk on Wednesday, March 8th, 2023 at 4:30 pm in the Peeler Visual Arts Gallery. Please check the Peeler Art Center website for additional free events and lectures associated with this exhibition: http://www.depauw.edu/arts/peeler/events/



The galleries at the Richard E. Peeler Art Center are open Monday-Friday 10 am – 4 pm; Saturday 11 am - 5 pm; and Sunday 1 – 5 pm, and are closed during University breaks and holidays.  Please visit our website at http://www.depauw.edu/arts/peeler/ for more information about special events associated with this exhibition. The exhibition is free and open to the public.