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Fall 2011 Exhibitions

Gallery [1]: Wild Kingdom

August 24 – September 22, 2011

Robyn O’Neil A New World, 2009 graphite on paper 36 x 44 inches

Flora and fauna through a contemporary lens is the focus of Wild Kingdom, a survey of works by artists who use animal and landscape references to convey ideas of our relationship to nature and the wilderness. The exhibition includes work by Helen Altman, Audrey Barcus, Kate Breakey, Candace M. Briceño, Debra Broz, Malcolm Bucknall, Mark Calderon, Claire Cowie, Chad Curtis, Chris Engman, Claudia Fitch, Sol Hashemi, Victoria Haven, Valerie Hegarty, Roxanne Jackson, Jules Buck Jones, Lori Kella, MyeongBeom Kim, Ted Kincaid, Tania Kitchell, Charles Krafft, Leigh Anne Lester, Beauvais Lyons, Lisa Ludwig, Sherry Markovitz, Paul McMullan, Steven Miller, Leslie Mutchler, Robyn O’Neil, Joseph Phillips, Michael Roch, Francis Schanberger, Isaac Smith, Shawn Smith, Adam Sorensen, Erick Swenson, Maki Tamura, Darren Waterson, Paula Winokur, Alice Wheeler, Wayne White, Susan Whyne, Blade Wynne and Claude Zervas.

Some works appear courtesy of the following:Betty Moody Gallery, Conduit Gallery, D. Berman Gallery, Greg Kucera Gallery, James Harris Gallery, Talley Dunn Contemporary and Western Project

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Gallery [2]: Up Against The Wall: Posters of Social Protest

August 24 – September 22

Up against the wall posters of social protest illustration by Antonio Castro

Up Against the Wall: Posters of Social Protest is comprised of works by twelve graphic designers and one design team, who use posters to comment on and engage the public in important contemporary and social issues. Jointly curated by The Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts director Kate Bonansinga and University of Texas at El Paso graphic design faculty Antonio Castro, Clive Cochran, Anne Giangiulio and Albert Wong, the exhibition features the works of acclaimed graphic designers Fang Chen, Alejandro Magallanes, Seymour Chwast, Mirko Ilić, Paul Davis, Joe Scorsone/Alice Dreuding, Milton Glaser, Lanny Sommese, Brad Holland, James Victore, Yossi Lemel, Lourdes Zolezzi and Luba Lukova

Up against the Wall: Poster of Social Protest was organized by the Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts at the University of Texas-El Paso.

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Gallery [I]: Robert Jackson Harrington GENERATOR—an exploration in potential systems

September 27 – October 20, 2011

Chair and wood sculpture
Robert Jackson Harrington. Lumber® 11-01RetractableEnergyUnit™ Plum. mixed media sculpture

Using mass-produced objects and ordinary construction materials reconfigured into an art context,

Robert Jackson Harrington looks at how we might individualize or personalize things that are inherently not produced to be individual. Through his architectural drawings and actualized inventions that could only hope to work, Jackson explores themes that include the idea of objects’ potential and the concepts of what could be versus what is.


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Gallery [II]: 11th Annual Alumni Invitational—Forget Me, Forget Me Not

September 27 – October 20, 2011

Each year, The University Galleries are host to School of Art & Design Alumni. This year, however, the invitees each return after a decade where they were classmates, friends and peers. Using an exhibition structure curated by alum Jen Lopez, this exhibition features works in which the artists use their current creative practices to revisit an assignment of their choice as a point of origin – reworked and translated through a decade of experiences.

Exhibiting artists include: Adam Bradley, Carlos Cuevas, Kevin Parks Hauser, Pamela Henderson, Kenneth Holland, Sarah Knobel, Stephanie Nance, Michael O’Brien, Paul Panamarenko, Brandon Petree, Renee Riddle, Jassie Rios and Mark Taylor.

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Gallery [I]: Hana Hillerova & Susie Rosmarin—Reciprocal

October 24 – November 20, 2011

vertical crystal arrangement on a white background
Hana Hillerova. Untitled (Angel Crystal), 2008. steel, mirrors. 84x48x36. [http://hillerova.info/]
multi-colored pattern on square canvass
Susie Rosmarin. (#412) Spectrum #9, 2008. acrylic on canvas. 50 x 50 inche. [http://susierosmarin.com/]

In this exhibition, the sculptural works of Hana Hillerova and the paintings of Susie Rosmarin form a reciprocal relationship that could find roots in Euclidian geometry. The parallel nature of these optically linear works provides a context for each other in which line is fully expressed, explored and exploited.

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Gallery [II]: William Lamson: A Line DescribingThe Sun

October 24 – November 20, 2011

Man standing in front of video screen
William Lamson, video stills and installation photo of A Line Describing the Sun [www.williamlamson.com]

William Lamson’s, A Line Describing the Sun is a 2-channel video, shot mostly in the Mojave Desert, which documents a daylong performance in which Lamson follows the path of the sun with a Fresnel lens mounted on a rolling apparatus. As the lens focuses the sun’s energy into a 1,600 degree point of light, the lake bed floor melts, leaving a black glassy substance in his wake. By the end of the performance, Lamson had imprinted a 366-foot arc across the barren landscape.

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