CRITICAL MASS: A Survey of UT Dallas’ Visual Arts Alumni 1997-2017
Opening Reception: Sunday, Oct. 1st, 2017, from 4-7 pm
Exhibition Runs: Oct. 1, 2017 – Nov. 11, 2017
Opening reception: Sunday Oct. 1, 2017 4pm- 7pm.
UT Dallas Campus: 3020 Stewart Drive Richardson,Tx. 75080
20 years/ 45 artists/ 6000 sq. ft. of new gallery space.
UT Dallas Arts Looking back – moving forward!
It is with great pleasure that the School of Arts and Humanities announces the unveiling of its new 6,000 sq. foot Visual Arts ‘SP/N Gallery’ complex with an unprecedented exhibition celebrating 45 of its Artist Alumni from the past two decades.
This inaugural show will feature a diverse sampling of 45 artists who have successfully continued to pursue their creative practice after receiving Visual Arts degrees from UTD. This survey demonstrates the rich range of artists and art making which have achieved recognition on the regional, national and international scene. From Video, CG graphics, constructed photography, social practice, robotics, publication, installation arts, to the more traditional studio art disciplines, this exhibition provides a compendium of works addressing the most current contemporary dialogue in the Visual Arts.
Art Writer Danielle Avram in her catalogue essay writes: ‘One can get a strong sense of the breadth of the artists that have come out of UTD. Being an artist is about being forward-thinking; shaking off the fear of reinvention and experimentation, and the art department at UTD fully encourages this sort of leap taking’
The Gallery is located at 3020 Stewart Drive on the Northwest corner of campus. The gallery complex consists of two conjoined exhibition spaces (4 ,500 sf) dedicated to both student and professional creative research, including 2 project rooms, reception area, office, prep space and the Comer Collection of Photography. Parking is available on site.
EXHIBITING ALUMNI ARTISTS:
Kimberly Alexander David Hanson Ruben Nieto
Nicole Arendt Steph Hargrove Brent Ozeata
Willie Baronet Luke Harnden Giraud Polite
Spencer Brown Pearn Hillary Holsonback Adrienne Rosenberg
Lisa Cardenes Jin-Ya Huang Aqsa Shakil
Val Curry Neel Kar Paul Slocum
Gabriel Dawe Mona Kasra Erica Stephens
Cristina De Gennaro Tim Kolczak Raychael Stine
Stephen Duke Pierre Krause Tim Stokes
Diane Durant Yuni Lee Lupita Tinnen
Bryan Florentin Emily Loving Kevin Todora
Brian Fridge Kirsten Macy Liz Trosper
Jessica Fuentes Lauren Marek Joachim West
Sally Glass Shawn Mayer Zeke Williams
Devyn Gaudet Cynthia Miro’ Carlo Zinzi