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Spring 2015 Exhibitions

Faculty Exhibition

January 20th – February 10
Opening Reception: Tuesday, January 20 | 5 – 7 pm

Tommy Fitzpatrick Ancient Practice of Painting
Tommy Fitzpatrick, Ancient Practice of Painting, 2013, acrylic on canvas, 69 x 69 inches

This biennial exhibition is always a treat—an opportunity for the School of Art and Design faculty to share their creative work with the university staff, faculty, students, and surrounding communities. A survey of artistic styles and disciplines, this exhibition is reflective of each individual faculty member’s current direction of work and is a chance for students and others to share in the creative practices of the tenured, tenure-track, and adjunct Art and Design faculty at Texas State University.


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Tell Me What You Think of Me

curated by Leslie Moody Castro

February 16th – March 13th
Opening Reception: Monday, February 16 | 5 – 7 pm
Curator’s Lecture: Tuesday, February 17 | 2 pm in Gallery [3]

Categories and definitions are tricky things, especially when they are used to define cultures. While this complex system is often used to identify and generalize cultures outside of the United States, it is also common for North Americans to experience the same type of categorization and definitions abroad. Organized by independent curator Leslie Moody Castro, who divides her time between the United States and Mexico City, Tell Me What You Think of Me explores the humor of these definitions and categorizations placed onto the North American identity. Featuring the works of Donna Conlon, Jonathan Harker, Maximo Gonzalez, Artemio, Ricardo Cuevas, and Emilio Chapela, this exhibition looks at culture, stereotypes, and cultural classification with a lens of humor and irony, inviting the viewer to laugh while rethinking identity.


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Hills Snyder: Steam

February 16th – March 13th

Artist’s Lecture: Monday, February 16 | 2pm in JCM 2121
Opening Reception: Monday, February 16 | 5-7pm

Steam is an ongoing project finding a fourth expression—its first in San Marcos this semester—in which participants are invited take 72-minute shifts in an anti-gravity recliner, blindfolded and headphoned while attending to two trips through a 36-minute aural landscape as visitors move in and around the space.

The project began with an Artpace (San Antonio) funded visit to Amsterdam in June of 2001 and followed twin pursuits—the purposeful gathering of bicycle parts found along a systematized search grid and the accidental collection of ambient sounds occurring along the same line. (more…)

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All Student Juried Exhbition

Juror: Rachel Adams
Curator, Rachel Adams Projects

March 30th – April 16th

Opening Reception: Monday, March 30 | 5-7pm
Awards Announced at 5:45pm

This annual competition features the works of students who have taken part in the curriculum within the School of Art and Design at Texas State University. By highlighting works made in each area of discipline and in classes from the foundations level through the final thesis classes, it is a means of celebrating the art works generated within our own curriculum. (more…)

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Spring BFA Thesis Exhibitions

April 20th – May 14th

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. (more…)

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