"Through rarely exhibited paintings, prints, drawings, and photographs, Early West Texas begins with an overarching view of the region’s landscape, continually narrowing its focus to scenes of daily life and portraits of those who, at one point or another, have called El Paso home."
An exhibition featuring photographs, prints, and a mixed-media installation by artist Nancy Macko. The pieces in the show are meant to inform the public about the plight of bees and raise awareness about humanity's interdependent relationship with them.
An exhibition featuring works of art and design created by undergraduate students enrolled in the Department of Art during the 2017 – 2018 academic year. All media taught in the department is represented, including painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, metals and graphic design.
"In the work of artists Jessica Hankey and Erin Johnson, theatricality is a means of enlarging the self and creating new realities. In their multi-channel video installation Salidas y Entradas | Exits and Entrances, participants from three of El Paso’s senior centers explore the boundaries between rehearsal, improvisation, performance, and critique - traversing the spectrum from the permissible and everyday to the extraordinary or false. With the senior center – a site of social contact, care and collectivity – as a stage, the performers take up and play with social, political and geographical imaginaries."
"Hyperobjects is a group exhibition co-organized by philosopher and Rice University professor Timothy Morton and Ballroom Marfa Director & Curator Laura Copelin, engaging ideas from Morton's theory to confront the overwhelming scale of today's ecological crisis. The exhibition features installations from the Center for Land Use Interpretation, Megan May Daalder, Tara Donovan, Nance Klehm, Postcommodity, Emilija Skarnulyte, and Sissel Marie Tonn, as well as objects and loans from David Brooks, the Center for Big Bend Studies, Rafa Esparza, Raviv Ganchrow, Paul Johnson, Candice Lin, the Long Now Foundation, Iván Navarro, the A. Michael Powell Herbarium, the Rio Grande Research Center, Oscar Santillán, and the University of Texas at Austin McDonald Observatory."
This exhibition is the fifth such collaboration between EPMA and the Museo de Arte de Ciudad Juárez (MACJ). The show features 32 artists or collectives living along the U.S.-Mexico boundary whose work addresses border conditions. Artwork by each artist or collective is exhibited at both museums simultaneously, and thus visiting the entire exhibition requires crossing the border.
A show of figurative paintings by artist Patrick Earl Hammie. "Birth Throes, a collection of portraits and allegories, meditates on the relationships between the artist and his mother, mortality, and the capacity for black experience to disrupt, diversify, and enrich American culture."