Current Exhibitions

 

 

dennis smith & Friends | Formed: A Survey of Ceramics by Dennis Smith and Colleagues  

Nov. 22, 2015 - Jan. 24, 2016
Russell Hill Rogers Galleries | Navarro Campus
Free and open to the public

Opening Reception: Sunday, Nov. 22 from 1:00 - 3:00 pm

A retrospective exhibition, showcasing ceramic sculpture Smith created during his tenure as Chair of the Ceramics Department, is paired with works from national artists whose intellectual and creative careers have intersected with Smith and the Southwest School of Art.

Shown: Dennis Smith, Adam & Eve (detail)

 
Christa Blackwood

Christa Blackwood | A Dot Red (the ballad of irrelevant histories)

Nov. 22, 2015 - Jan. 24, 2016
Ursuline Hall Gallery| Ursuline Campus
Free and open to the public

Opening Reception: Sunday, Nov. 22 from 1:00 - 3:00 pm

In her series, a dot red, Christa Blackwood (Austin) explores new perspectives on traditional genres and images found in landscape and portrait photography through the use of hand-pulled photogravures. Replacing the central “figure” of the compositions with a red dot, these traditional landscapes combine historical photographic techniques with a contemporary conceptual strategy that shifts the foci and enables the viewer to reconsider the traditional ways in which relationships to art works’ subjects are established. 

Shown: Christa Blackwood, Cholla (detail), 2013, photogravure, 18" x 24" tri-monoprint