'Sandy Lane: Tales of Seduction' at Peeler Art Center February 4 through March 7

'Sandy Lane: Tales of Seduction' at Peeler Art Center February 4 through March 7

January 28, 2004

January 28, 2004, Greencastle, Ind. - The work of Colorado-based artist Sandy Lane will be on view at the Visual Arts Gallery of DePauw University's Richard E. Peeler Art Center from February 4 through March 7. Lane works in a variety of media, including printmaking, drawing, computer-based photography and installation. The beauty of Lane's work reveals a preoccupation with color, texture and narrative that are often integrated in her freestanding cubic forms. (above left: Binging (detail), 2002, acrylic paint, graphite & collage on wood with painted moth inset)

Sandy Lane's work shares a sensibility with the Baroque and its concern for visual fantasy. The artist's highly detailed compositions and her molding of plastic form are highly influenced by artists from that period, such as Hieronymus Bosch. The title of the exhibition, "Sandy Lane: Tales of Seduction," is a reference to the artist's enticing working process, her incorporation of baroque elements of visual fantasy, and the process of storytelling and its relation to memory. (at right: Garden of Judgment, 2001, mixed-media installation)

Lane has exhibited extensively since 1995. She has had solo shows of her work at the Emmanuel Gallery and Edge Gallery, both in Denver, and the Colorado University Art Galleries and Syber Space Gallery, in Boulder. Her work has been included in numerous juried exhibitions such as "Sight, Site, Insight," an international traveling exhibition; "Creating Women," Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA; and "Muestra de Grafica Digital," Escuela Nacional de Artes Plasticas, UNAM, Mexico. She has participated in numerous group exhibitions including "La Frontera Comun," Galeria La torre del reloj, Mexico; and the "Exchange Show," M.A.R.S. Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona.

Currently, Lane is visiting artist professor and drawing and design coordinator at Metropolitan State College in Denver. She has held positions as an instructor at Colorado Institute of Art in Denver and the New Vista High School in Boulder. Sandy Lane received her B.F.A. from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 1995, and her M.F.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies from the same institution in 1998. (at left: Recently Emerged (detail), 2002, painted Miller moth, graphite on specialty paper)

An opening reception for the exhibition is scheduled for Wednesday February 4, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Peeler Art Center, during which time the artist will present a slide lecture about her work. Please contact the Richard E. Peeler Art Center for more information at (765) 658-4336.

The galleries at the Richard E. Peeler Art Center are open Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; and Sunday 1-5 p.m. The exhibit is free and open to the public.