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Exhibition of Artist Casey Roberts Opens Aug. 22 at DePauw's Peeler Art Center

Exhibition of Artist Casey Roberts Opens Aug. 22 at DePauw's Peeler Art Center

August 8, 2018

Indianapolis-based artist Casey Roberts will exhibit a new body of works August 22 through October 10 at DePauw University's Richard E. Peeler Art Center. The exhibition is free and open to all.

"My work illustrates a fantastic landscape," Roberts says. "It represents nature's subtle way of dealing with the peculiar aspects in the relationship with mankind. A giant glow-in-the-dark heart, or a pile of precious gems tells us that we are loved, just as blood squirting from an oak tree trunk says, all is not well. I am inspired by my conversation with the landscape, I imagine long monologues when pine forests make me laugh and mountains test my patience."

The artist, who works with a photochemical process known as cyanotype, explains, "The cyanotype is a civil war era process that when exposed to sunlight and developed gives a vibrant blue image. I paint with this light sensitive medium directly on paper or canvas. With everyday items such as baking soda, bleach and peroxide I am able to achieve a range of colors and textures thru controlled chemical reactions. I repeat this process adding many layers until the image is fully realized, often finishing with watercolor painting or a collage element."

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

The galleries at the Richard E. Peeler Art Center are open Monday-through-Friday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.; and Sunday 1 – 5 p.m., and are closed during University breaks and holidays.  Please visit our website for more information about special events associated with this exhibition.