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September 02 at 12:00 AM - September 22, 2014 at 12:00 AM
Juried exhibition of 3D printed objects organized by Robert & Elaine Stein Galleries at Wright State University. After showing at WSU, MATERIALIZE will travel to Purdue Galleries in January 2015
September 02 at 10:00 AM - September 29, 2014 at 7:00 PM
The bodies in Leah Yerpe’s large-scale works are multiplied in different poses, twisting, floating and falling on a ground purged of contextualizing marks. The models are not posed and have free reign to move in an immediate, improvised dance. This looseness contrasts with a fastidious drawing technique, wherein the bodies are captured as if formal elements in a collage.
Yerpe sees the figures as transformed from free individuals into symbolic ones, akin to the transformation of human experience in mythology and religion. The influence of mythology is often hinted at in the titles, though the work is not a direct illustration of the stories. Rather, the artist is after that kernel at the heart of the story, the core that will always resonate human experience.
September 02 at 10:00 AM - September 30, 2014 at 7:00 AM
The scale of Jenny Morgan’s works amplifies the intimate relationship her audience has with each painting and helps to create a larger-than-life version of her subjects. Morgan builds on the technical intricacies of her hyperrealism by wearing down, scrubbing away or painting over many of the features of her subjects. For the artist, wearing away at the subjects is at times an emotional roller coaster that is derived from the personal relationship and feelings she has towards the painting’s subject.
The figures “are naked and frontal, their explicit bareness tempered with raw fragility and meditative strength. Embodying the psycho-social dichotomy that often exists in the artist’s canvases, they appear to occupy their own realm, contemplating themselves and their bodies, and seeking balance between the id and the super-ego.”
September 17, 2014 | 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Andrew Fogel, Doctoral Student, Department of History, Purdue University, "Supermentsh: Superman's Covert and Overt Jewish Origins"
September 19, 2014 | 5:00 AM - 8:00 PM
September 25, 2014 | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Please join us for a two part teaching series focusing on current events surrounding the police shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. The Department of African American Studies and Research Center at Purdue will host three teaching segments including African American communities and the history of their interactions with law enforcement, media representations of African Americans, and transnational perspectives of civil unrest for racial and ethnic minorities.
October 10, 2014 | 12:00 AM
We are now accepting short video works for the second installment of this series titled, “Under the Surface”. Narrative, experimental, abstract, stop motion and animated films are invited exploring this theme. Each video should not exceed 15 minutes in duration.
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