Monday, January 26, 2009

Blasted Allegories

Dutch-born painter Henk Pander is the focus of the latest exhibition in the Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center Gallery on the campus of the University of Indianapolis, 1400 East Hanna Avenue, Indianapolis.

"Blasted Allegories", which runs through 13 February, features 10 large-scale oil paintings by the Oregon-based artist. The exhibit is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays.

Pander will attend a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. 2 February in the gallery. Admission is free. His 7 p.m. lecture is sponsored by Talbot Street Art Fair Inc.

For the past few decades, Pander’s work has thematically dealt with his life as an immigrant in terms of loss and memory of what was left in Europe, discovery of and learning about a new culture, and trying to find overlaps and connections between what was there and what is here. Through paintings that reflect personal experience, he gives form to events he has witnessed, where individual experience meets historical time. His work often focuses on the passage of time, entropy, and loss in an attempt to make visual sense out of contemporary dilemma.


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