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MFA10 and Thesis Exhibitions

January 17 – January 25

Opening Reception: Tuesday, January 17 | 6 – 8 p.m.
Awards announced at 7 p.m.

Connect. Collaborate. Create.

These exhibitions provide an opportunity for the MFA program in Communication Design to showcase work by award-winning students who are part of a new generation of design education and also the most current work in the thesis research of the program’s MFA candidates.

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An Adventure in the Sun…

January 17 – February 16

Opening Reception: Monday, January 30 | 5 – 7 p.m.
Curator presentation: Monday, January 30 | 4:30 p.m.

scene of mountains and sky

Nico Colon, Sofia Cordova, Cruz Ortiz

An Adventure in the Sun…
Leslie Moody Castro, Guest Curator

In 2013 I wandered into the bookstore of the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio. From the corner of my eye a book caught my attention on the shelf in the children’s section. I walked over and realized that the book told the story of a family’s travel throughout the country of Mexico in the most abstract and broad example of storytelling I had ever seen.  As a reading audience we followed the implied protagonists as they traverse the homogenous geographies of Mexico that blended cultural regions, languages, and indigenous artifacts into one glossy, perfectly packaged book for children, and it fascinated me. Continue reading →

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Jason Reed: Black Gold: Field Notes

January 30 – February 16

Opening Reception: Monday, January 30 | 5 – 7 p.m.

Jason Reed, CFO Office (Overlooking Midland), 2015.

Black Gold is a chapter within the larger body of work, Victory in the Wilderness. 

A fragmented index; a collection of field notes; a living archive. At once about place and perception, Victory in the Wilderness represents an ongoing and long-term exploration of my West Texas homeland. Utilizing varied modes of photographic representation I look intently at the interplay between culture and the land, with a pointed interest in how indexing layers of both geography and visual culture can help us critically reflect upon the nature of a place and its intersecting histories. Continue reading →

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Joey Fauerso: Pretend This is a Trap

January 30 – February 16

Opening Reception: Monday, January 30 | 5 – 7 p.m.

joey artworkJoey Fauerso, Traps (detail). 2016. Gesso on paper.

Joey Fauerso is an artist and Associate Professor of Art at Texas State University. Her paintings and videos have been exhibited nationally and internationally with recent shows at the Drawing Center, Artpace, and the David Shelton Gallery. Fauerso has been the recipient of numerous grants and residencies recently finishing the two-year ‘Open Sessions’ program at The Drawing Center in New York City. She lives in San Antonio with her husband Riley, and their sons Brendan and Paul. Continue reading →

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All-Student Juried Exhibition

Juror: Dominic Molon
Richard Brown Baker Curator of Contemporary Art, RISD Museum, Providence, RI.

March 27 – April 13

Opening Reception: Monday, March 27 | 5 – 7 p.m.
Awards announced at 5:45 p.m.

tv and roses-Melanie AllenPhotos: Winner of Best In Show for Spring 2016 All-Student Juried Exhibition, Melanie Allen, Late, 2015. Digital inkjet print.
Top: Benjamin Powell, Slow Down, 2015 (detail). Digital inkjet print.

This annual juried competition celebrates the work of Texas State University students and highlights work made in every area of discipline and at all levels of curriculum in the School of Art & Design. This year’s guest juror is Dominic Molon, Richard Brown Baker Curator of Contemporary Art, RISD Museum, Providence, RI.

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BFA Thesis Exhibitions

April 17 – May 12

white on white with rocks

These exhibitions highlight the depth and range of School of Art and Design students and their creative practices. Each student who earns a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art from the School of Art and Design Studio curriculum is required to exhibit artworks that are generated in their thesis semesters. In the spring semester, thesis students will exhibit their works in four shows over a four-week period, featuring a survey of works from all of the School of Art and Design’s Studio disciplines: painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, metals, ceramics, photography, new media, and art education. Continue reading →

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This is beyond insane. This is Babel. ALAS

August 22 – September 9

Opening Reception: Tuesday, August 30 | 5 – 7 p.m.

composite image of artists performingALAS, documentation of performances. From top: Escape Plan B, 2008; Essentials, 2008; Papas Soup, 2008; Dollar Draws / half the fun exhibition performance, 2009.

This is beyond insane.

This is Babel

   Conjoined Histories of ALAS

   Commemorating Ten Years of Interruptions 

ALAS is the collaborative of sculptors Rae Culbert and Randy Wallace. Continue reading →

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And Introducing…

August 29 – September 15

Opening Reception: Tuesday, August 30 | 5 – 7 p.m.

sign post by molly sherman
Molly Sherman Signage from the Collective Museum, 2016. Institute of the Arts and Sciences, University of California, Santa Cruz.

This exhibition is an opportunity to welcome five new faculty members to the School of Art & Design: Margo Handwerker, Sean Justice, MiHyun Kim, Molly Sherman, and Holly Veselka. Continue reading →

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Suzanne Opton: Many Wars

September 19 – October 20

Opening Reception: Monday, September 19 | 5 – 7 p.m.

Andrew wrapped in fabricSuzanne Opton, Andrew Cotrel, Iraq, 2010. Archival pigment print.

The Trauma of Many Wars
Because photographic meaning varies according to context, many theorize photography as inherently “polysemous.” The harnessing of word to image is one way to overcome this plurality of meaning. But, do words necessarily limit or restrict photographic meaning? Can they also serve to open up that meaning in all its visual excess and uncertainty? Continue reading →

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