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Fall 2013 Exhibitions

Gallery [1]: MPath

August 28th – September 28th, 2013
Opening Reception: Wednesday, August 28 | 5 – 7 p.m.

Chairs lined up in a white room
Nigel Grimmer, Baskerville Family Album / Minor Monuments, 2013, Screenprint / Found Objects

Empath: A person who is capable of feeling the emotions of others despite the fact that they themselves are not.

This exhibition seeks to create an empathic gaze on the part of the viewer to the artist’s work and the ideas contained therein. Empathy—defined as the action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts, and experience of another without having the feelings, thoughts communicated explicitly—is the focus of this group exhibition, which creates an emotional architecture for the viewer to respond to the work in an empathic way. (more…)

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Gallery [2]: 13th Annual Alumni Invitational

August 28th – September 28th, 2013
Opening Reception: Wednesday, August 28 | 5 – 7 p.m.

architectural collage
Clifton Riley, the rising 3, 2013, intaglio, relief, 22.25 x 29.5 inches

Each year, the School of Art and Design at Texas State University extends an invitation to selected alumni to exhibit works that reflect their current creative practice. The resulting survey exhibition celebrates the creativity of School of Art & Design alumni across disciplines, as it is comprised of a variety of media and creative approaches that reflect the diversity—both conceptual and geographic—found within our alumni. The exhibition also provides the opportunity to see the ways in which the artists and their practices continue to mature after they have left our hallowed halls. While the works exhibited here are diverse, these artists’ works have one thing in common; they each represent an intersection of excellence in concept, content and construction while investigating representation, abstraction and process. (more…)

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Gallery [1]: Modifications and Adaptations: Recent Work by Yumi Janairo Roth

October 8th – November 14th, 2013

Opening Reception: Tuesday, October 8 | 5 – 7 p.m.
Artist’s Lecture: Monday, October 7 | 2 p.m., JCM, Room 2121

Painted wooden shipping pallett laying against a postal box on the sidwalk
Cargo Cult, 2009, temporary, site-responsive installation, mother-of-pearl, found shipping pallet

Modifications and Adaptations—a collection of recent projects by Colorado based artist, Yumi Janairo Roth—explores immigration, hybridity, and displacement through a number of reimagined objects. Roth matches fine workmanship and labor-intensive processes such as mother-of-pearl inlay and silversmithing with mundane objects such as pallets, fencing, and trailer beds. In so doing, Roth aims to suppress normally foregrounded attributes associated with these processes, and by extension, perhaps the trappings of conventional “beauty.” Faced with this work, the viewer is forced to reconcile disparate visual languages found in the same object. The works in Modifications and Adaptations function as both natives and interlopers to their environments, simultaneously recognizable and unfamiliar to their users. (more…)

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Gallery [2]: Eric Zimmerman: West of The Hudson*

October 8th – November 14th, 2013

Opening Reception: Tuesday, October 8 | 5 – 7 p.m.
Artist’s Lecture: Wednesday, October 9 | 2 p.m., JCM, Room 2121

red landscape
Mars, As Viking Sees It (Color), 2013, collage on paper, 15.5 x 12.5 inches

Eric Zimmerman’s work is focused on the search for and creation of objects, symbols, and images that intersect with one another and when taken together, act as a form of visual evidence. Through drawings, sculptural objects, publications, diagrams, writing, and collage, Zimmerman reaches multiple points where empirical data is displaced and the viewer is instead met with a series of fragmented narratives and overlapping meanings. At the core of this investigation lie questions revolving around the nature of evidence, the process though which meaning is created, and the systems of knowledge upon which each is built. Longing for the unknown, and crafting objects that embody it, while striving to come to terms with our place and actions within this world are distinctly human qualities, which the work hopes to address. (more…)

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Gallery [1] & [2]: Fall BFA Thesis Exhibitions

Exhibition I: November 18th – November 22nd, 2013
Opening Reception: Monday, November 18 | 5 – 7 p.m.

Exhibition II: December 2nd – December 6th, 2013
Opening Reception: Monday, December 2 | 5 – 7 p.m.

Exhibition III: December 9th – December 13th, 2013
Opening Reception: TBD

silver shapes on a black background
Misa Rodriguez Valenzuela, Equal Efforts (from the series Never Stops), 2013, digital print, 19 x 13 inches

Each student who earns a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) from the School of Art and Design Studio curriculum is required to exhibit artworks that are generated in their final two Thesis semesters. Entirely conceived, designed, and installed by the Thesis students, this exhibition highlights selections from those bodies of work. (more…)

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