October 25 - November 23, 2019
“The first impression given by the exhibition Alumni_2, is the word inter-play. It is that of a shifting kaleidoscope of ideas, methods and techniques by a varied group of young artists. With further visual contemplation, one finds fluid connections moving through many of the paintings, photographs and videos via interplay of media technology. The University of Texas at Dallas, with its dual program of Arts and Humanities and Art and Technology, is fostering a new critical mass of creativity. The interaction of critical and creative thinking with visual image making has produced a rich and talented group of young emerging artists. A small sampling is seen here.
Today’s young artists have grown up under the influence of computers, the internet and music videos. These new media have reshaped the world and provided new creative possibilities. While not all of the artists use the computer directly, they have all come to terms with it in various ways as it changes the world in which we live. It’s a time when so much of the information encountered every day is being digitally mediated – a phenomenon that has forced these artists to deal with critical and conceptual issues of picture making with results often blurring the lines in a collision with visual culture. They fluidly move between various forms of cultural production, utilizing forms of advertising, graphic design, photography and videos in their studio practice, creating interplay of visual experiences. These artists are actively engaged in this world of electronic experiences, framing their perceptions aesthetically in new visual experiences.
Jacqueline Blanco, Jessie Budd, Krista Chalkley, Heather Charlet, Stephen Duke, Danielle Georgeou, Luke Harnden, Hillary Holsonback, Jennifer Jone, Kyle Kondas, Denise Lions, Ruben Nieto,
Spencer Brown Pern, Lori Robertson Snyder, Sharon Sowell, Kevin Todora, Liz Trosper, Linda Weitz, Zeke Williams, and David Witherspoon
Curated by Professor John Pomara
Alumni_2 showcases the dynamic artworks of former students from our graduate program over the past 15 years. Artorks range from video, painting, to digital imagery.”
Opening: October 25, 2019 | 6:30–8:30 pm
3020 Stewart Dr.
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