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BEVERLY FRESH, OUTSKIRTS, Performance still, 2013

BEVERLY FRESH, OUTSKIRTS, Performance still, 2013. Photo Credit: Travis Roozee.


The DePaul Museum of Art and DePaul University Library have partnered to create research guides to accompany DPAM exhibitions. This guide serves as a starting point for conducting research about the artists, works of art, and context of items in the exhibition.  

Key themes of the exhibition include rural Midwest, cultural ritual, humor, music (folk, hip-hop), tent revival, and archetypes (picaresque, trickster, drifter).  Ostrowski's mode of communication pulls from traditions of performance, video, and installation art.