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Fall 2015 Exhibitions

And Introducing . . .

August 24 – September 3
Reception: Thursday, August 27, 5 – 7 p.m.

This exhibition serves as a means of introduction of four new tenure-track faculty within the School of Art and Design’s studio and communication design areas. It features the works of Sterling Allen, Mark Menjivar, Hyuna (Hannah) Park, and Alessandro Segalini.

Sterling Allen holds a B.F.A. from The University of Texas at Austin (2003) and an M.F.A. from the Milton Avery Graduate School of Arts at Bard College (2013). He is currently co-director of Okay Mountain, an artist collective founded in 2006. As a solo artist and in collaboration with Okay Mountain, he has exhibited and created numerous projects at venues throughout the United States and received several residencies including the Artpace International Artist-In-Residence Program in San Antonio among others. He joins the faculty of the School of Art and Design as an assistant professor.

White box with black painting on the corners
Sterling Allen. Untitled, 2015. MDF, acrylic, ink. 10 x 13 x 16 inches.


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De La Tierra

Curated by Michael Anthony García

September 9 – October 7
Reception: Wednesday, September 9, 5 – 7 p.m.

Back of a delivery truck with the works De La Tierra written on it

As a component of the university’s 2015 – 16 Common Experience —a yearlong initiative that cultivates conversation on a selected theme —Texas State University alumnus Tomás Rivera’s seminal Chicano novel, Y No Se Lo Tragó La Tierra (And the Earth Did Not Devour Him), centers around the migrant worker experience through childhood memories, presented as a series of vignettes. For this exhibition, guest curator Michael Anthony García assembled a varied group of artists to create works within a similar structure. The resulting exhibition explores the vibrant imagery of Rivera’s novel and the issues at the heart of it. (more…)

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15th Annual Alumni Invitational

September 9 – October 7
Reception: Wednesday, September 9, 5 – 7 p.m.

Man picking melons in a field
Hope Mora. What You Know / What You Told Us / What We Know, 2015. Image from 10 x 13 inches, 12-page newspaper.

This annual exhibition is a chance for the School of Art and Design at Texas State University to extend an invitation to selected alumni to exhibit works that reflect their current creative practice. While the exhibited works are diverse, they have a common thread: Each represents an intersection of concept and process, resulting in compelling works of art. This survey exhibition consists of works across the disciplines of painting, ceramics, metals, photography, printmaking, sculpture, performance, and video. It seeks to celebrate the creativity of School of Art and Design alumni across disciplines and provide an opportunity to see how these artists and their practices have continued to mature during the years following their time at Texas State. (more…)

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The Past is a Stranger, The Future is a Guest: New Work by Sonnenzimmer

October 12 – November 12

Reception: Monday, October 12, 5 – 7 p.m.
Artist’s Lecture: Monday, October 12, 12:30 p.m., JCM 2121

drawing of a person holding up an hour glass with the letters G A F over it
Sonnenzimmer. Graphic Arts Future, 2015.

In this exhibition by the Chicago studio, Sonnenzimmer (Nick Butcher and Nadine Nakanishi), the duo permutate their hybrid practice of art and design into its most singular form to date. Featuring upholstered paintings, sculptural records of original music, quilted textiles and printed matter, The Past is a Stranger, the Future is a Guest ushers in a new era for the studio and finds Butcher and Nakanishi at the elastic edge of a contemporary graphic arts practice. To commemorate the exhibit, Sonnenzimmer will release a new publication titled Graphic Arts Future, featuring original music and acts of fiction. (more…)

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B.F. A. Thesis Exhibitions

November 16 – December 11

NOVEMBER 16th – 20th
Reception: Monday, November 16, 5 – 7 p.m.

Reception: Monday, November 30, 5 – 7 p.m.

Reception: Monday, December 7, 5 – 7 p.m.

white powder-coated frame holding lenses
Malek Lazri. View-Masters, 2015. Brass, silver, powdercoat, slide film. 11 x 5 inches.

In the fall semester, thesis students will exhibit their works in three shows over a three-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.


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