Henk Pander seemingly has a foot in two worlds: the one he grew up in, the Netherlands, with a particular emphasis on Amsterdam; and his adopted country, the United States, where he lives in Oregon. Pander learned his craft at Amsterdam's Rijksacademie and has won commissions there, as well as in Portland, Ore. His work deals with memory and loss, as well as the connections he feels between the Netherlands and the U.S.
Blasted Allegories, his show at the University of Indianapolis' Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center, consists of 10 large-scale paintings. The show is on view Jan. 19-Feb. 13. You can see it from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. on weekdays at the gallery, 1400 E. Hanna Ave.
Pander will attend a reception at UIndy from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 2 and will give a lecture on his work at 7 p.m. that evening. Admission is free. For more information, call 317-788-3253 or go to http://arts.uindy.edu.