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Spring 2014 Exhibitions

Gallery [1]: MFA Showcase 2014

January 13th – January 17th, 2014
Reception: Monday, January 13 | 6 – 8 p.m.
Awards Announced: 7 p.m.

Connect. Collaborate. Create.
This exhibition provides 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.

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Gallery [2]: MFA Thesis Exhibition

January 13th – January 17th, 2014
Reception: Monday, January 13 | 5 – 7 p.m.

MFA students share their research in the MFA Communication Design program with this thesis exhibition.

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Gallery [1]: Laurie Frick & James Sterling Pitt: Pattern Language

January 27th – February 22nd, 2014
Opening Reception: Monday, January 27 | 5 – 7 p.m.

Artists’ Lecture:
Laurie Frick – Tuesday, January 21 | 12:30 p.m., JCM, Room 2121
James Sterling Pitt – Monday, January 27 | 2 p.m., JCM, Room 2121

Collaborative Musical Performance:
James Sterling Pitt & J D Emmanuel Tuesday, January 28 | 7 p.m., Gallery 1

Laurie Pitt Illustration
James Sterling Pitt: Untitled (August 14 – September 16, 2012), ink, graphite on paper,8.5 x 11 inches

Translating the data of daily living and observation, artists Laurie Frick [Austin] and James Sterling Pitt [San Francisco] each utilize a framework of visual languages that straddles neuroscience, data, and art, while also residing in the place of visually stunning aesthetics. (more…)

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Gallery [2]: Deb Sokolow: All Your Vulnerabilities Will Be Assessed

Opening Reception: Monday, January 27 | 5 – 7 p.m.
Artist’s Lecture: Monday, January 27 | 11 a.m., JCM, Room 2121

detail of building, blue gridded paper and roof-line
All Your Vulnerabilities Will be Assessed (2012-2013), graphite,charcoal, acrylic, ink, tape, adhesive and collage on paper,18 x 325 (height variable to 44 inches)

For this exhibition, Chicago based artist Deb Sokolow exhibits her 28 foot-long, text-and-image drawing, plus tangentially related items inspired by a recent two-month stay at the mountaintop artist residency, Nordisk Kunstnarsenter Dalsåsen, in Norway. (more…)

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Gallery [1] & [2]:100-4-100 Silent & Live Auction Scholarship Fundraiser

February 28th, 2014

6 p.m. | Pre-Registration
7 p.m. | Silent Auction bidding opens
9 p.m. | Live Auction
10 p.m. | Silent Auction Closes / Checkout Begins

The premise is simple: a scholarship fundraiser featuring 100 works by 100 artists—friends, faculty, alumni and students of the School of Art & Design at Texas State University. Each work, starting at 100 dollars, will be offered in a silent auction format that will raise money for scholarships. The evening’s party will culminate in a live auction where three selected works will be offered in an active bidding format with a surprise Guest Auctioneer.

This silent and live auction is a biannual fundraiser to raise money for student scholarships. Our goal is to exceed our last event’s result of almost 20,000 dollars.

There will be complimentary hors d’oeuvres & cash bar.

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Gallery [1] & [2]: All Student Juried Exhibition

Juror: Arturo Palacios, Art Palace, Houston

Opening Reception: Monday, March 3 | 5 – 7 p.m.
Awards Announced: 5:45 p.m.

This annual competition for students who have been enrolled in classes within the School of Art and Design is a means of highlighting and celebrating the art works generated within our curriculum. This year, guest juror Arturo Palacios, Director and Owner of Art Palace in Houston, will select from over 350 entries. (more…)

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Gallery [1]: Lauren E. Simonutti: The Devil’s Alphabet

March 17th – April 11th, 2014
Opening Reception: Monday, March 17 | 5 – 7 p.m.

grainy photo of two doors
The Devil’s Alphabet: N (2007)

“Over three and one half years I have spent alone amidst these 8 rooms, 7 mirrors, 6 clocks, 2 minds and 199 panes of glass. And this is what I saw here. This is what I learned.” —Lauren E. Simonutti

In 2002, photographer Lauren E. Simonutti (1968-2012) acquired a house that was in a certain state of disrepair. In 2006, after she was diagnosed with rapid cycling, mixed-state bipolar with schizoaffective disorder, she turned her camera on herself and the space in which she lived to beautifully chronicle the mental illness that would eventually take her life. (more…)

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Gallery [2]: Richard Martinez: ¡PAINTINGSFORNOW!

March 17th – April 11th, 2014
Opening Reception: Monday, March 17 | 5 – 7 p.m.
Artist’s Lecture: Monday, March 17 | 2 p.m., JCM, Room 2121

Ochre board with red border
Richard Martinez, Ocherzonn

Drawing from many sources—Baroque sensibilities in Mexican and earlier European art & architecture, marine painting, and Modernist work from the 1950s and 60s—the works of Richard Martinez are visual hybrids that are at once personal as well as art historical while acting as references that seek to re-contextualize familiar elements to introduce new ways of looking at and considering painting. The resulting forms are visual statements that are unusual and ambiguous and also hold a certain familiarity. (more…)

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

Exhibition I: Reception: Monday, April 14 | 5 – 7 p.m.
Exhibition II: Reception: Monday, April 21 | 5 – 7 p.m.
Exhibition III: Reception: Monday, April 28 | 5 – 7 p.m.
Exhibition IV: Reception: Thursday, May 8 | 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

This exhibition highlights the depth and range of School of Art & 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 & Design’s Studio disciplines: painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, metals, ceramics, photography, new media and art education. (more…)

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Phone: 512-245-2647
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The University Gallery is located in the Joan Cole Mitte Building across from the Supple Science Building, on the corner of Sessom and Comanche st.
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