Art of Keith Allyn Spencer on display at DePauw’s Peeler

Thursday, November 1, 2018
Fist Pump by Keith Allyn Spencer, plastic party acrylic paint with plastic party table covers and plastic party painting tops, 1981.
Courtesy photo

The paintings of Keith Allyn Spencer will be exhibited at DePauw University’s Richard E. Peeler Art Center through Dec. 9.

The artist will also be on campus on the closing day of the event for a 4:15 p.m. lecture in the Peeler Center’s auditorium.

Spencer explores painting expansively -- party table covers, fabric softener sheets, clay hardened by heat, fast-drying paint made of pigment suspended in acrylic polymer emulsion and junk drawer items rendezvous.

Spencer’s works catalyze ways to meander, poke around, test and trespass. His solo exhibition at the Peeler Art Center Galleries is his first at DePauw.

The artist was born and raised in the American desert Southwest border region. Spencer currently resides in Granville, Ohio. He received his B.F.A. from the University of Texas at El Paso and an M.F.A. in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design.

The galleries at the Richard E. Peeler Art Center, 10 W. Hanna St., Greencastle, 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. They are closed during university breaks and holidays.

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