Thursday, March 22, 2007

2007 DePauw Biennial, Part 1

[image from the Peeler web site,
David Lozano
Reservoir, 2005
acrylic, resin and sequins on canvas
Courtesy of the artist
and Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago]

Somehow the opening reception of Katie Johnson's 2007 DePauw Biennial slipped past me even though I have been anticipating the show for several months now. This alone is no excuse for missing the show as it is up through May 10th. That leaves you all plenty of time to make arrangements to head over and see some really fine work. Have I seen the show, well, not yet. I have plans on driving down this Saturday and hopefully will have a review of the show up by Sunday night. One of the things I have grown to trust is Katie Johnson's taste and eye for quality and innovative art and artists. Being that this biennial is focused on our little part of the country (Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, and Kentucky) I feel it has been a highlight of sorts in showing off some of the area's best talent. Take some time and head to the Peeler Art Center and check out this show, sure to be one of the best exhibitions of the season.

From their press release:

Invited artists and artist groups/collectives include: Biggest Temporary Gang Ever (Biggest Fags Ever, Temporary Services and ausgang), CarianaCarianne, Matt Coors, Paul Coors, Ken Fandell, Diana Guerrero-Maciá, Kevin Hamilton, Terence Hannum, Mark Harris, Stuart Hyatt, Stephen Irwin, Andrew Loughnane, David Lozano, Sarah Lyon, newsense enterprises, Brian Nicely, Cynthia Norton, Melissa Pokorny, Letitia Quesenberry, Chris Radtke, Academy Records/SIMPARCH/Chris Vorhees, José Versoza, Matthew Waldbillig and Matthew Weddington.

8 Responses to “2007 DePauw Biennial, Part 1”

Anonymous said...
March 22, 2007 at 12:45 PM

Will you be commenting on LAMP Closing? Seems like pretty big art news here in Indy.

Scott said...
March 22, 2007 at 1:08 PM

Yeah, I have been meaning to post about LAMP. I first heard the news about 2 weeks ago but I was hoping to get some inside information that would be more useful to our readers. Will Jennifer make another go? What lead up to the closing? What is the thoughts of the artists who showed with LAMP? All of these questions are something I would like to further address, I have just been quite busy and not able to post as often as I would like. If anyone wants to go on the record about the closing please contact me and I will put together a post. All I know currently is speculation and rumor.

Anonymous said...
March 22, 2007 at 1:14 PM

Why should anyone comment on that? Shitty art, crazy gallery director (and not in a cool way). Sorry, that was bad all together.

Anonymous said...
March 22, 2007 at 6:20 PM

That was bad, but not all together untrue. I don't agree that all the art was shitty. John Strickland for one is an amazing artist! What about Quincy Owens? Seems to me I have seen some of his work there. But yes there was some hard core crap! I think "the lady of the LAMP" would take just about anyone who walked through the door. Does anyone know what her credentials were? I once heard the curator of contemporary art for IMA recommend people go to Lamp. She lost points with me on that one. Rushman should have been her recommendation in my opinion. He has been around the longest and doesn’t stiff his artists.

Carla said...
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Liriodendron said...
March 22, 2007 at 11:39 PM

The old LAMP seemed more fun than the new shop. I liked the different "light-word" show names, and it seemed the shows were promoted a little more back then, with fewer artists.
One thing that freaked me about the new place was the way paintings were 10plus deep, leaning against the wall, stacked on the floor. I think the artists hard work deserves more respect than that.

Anonymous said...
March 23, 2007 at 9:49 PM

That place sounds insane.

Anonymous said...
March 23, 2007 at 11:08 PM

I could not agree more about the stacked paintings! If I were an artist and my paintings were stacked like that I would be pissed.

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