Upcoming Exhibitions 

 

 
Michael Bise

Texas Draws IV  

Feb. 11, 2016 - Apr. 24, 2016
Russell Hill Rogers Galleries 1 & 2 | Santikos Building, Navarro Campus
Free and open to the public

Opening Reception: Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm

A biannual exhibition series at the Southwest School of Art, Texas Draws IV features artists from around the state who extend the traditional definition of drawing and apply both traditional and non-traditional approaches to this time-honored discipline. Texas Draws IV takes the larger idea of drawing and explores it via several areas of consideration: materiality/medium; scale; documentation/environment; abstraction; and dimensional form. Through the range of ideas represented in the exhibition, it is clear that Texas artists working within the scope of drawing as a final means of expression are deep within the conversation of line and mark making in contemporary art.

Texas Draws IV features the work of Fernando Andrade (San Antonio), Michael Bise (Houston), Kent Dorn (Houston), Adrian Esparza (El Paso), Mack Gingles (Waco), Hollis Hammonds (Austin), Timothy Harding (Fort Worth), Martha Hughes (Marfa), Robert Jackson Harrington (Austin), Soomin Jung (San Antonio), Kathleen McShane (Fayetteville), Benjamin McVey (San Antonio), Lee Michael Peterson (San Antonio), Rusty Scruby (Dallas), Randy Twaddle (Houston), Terri Thornton (Fort Worth), David Willburn (Dallas), Hsiu Ching Yu (Commerce).

Shown: Michael Bise, Children, 2011, graphite on paper, 42 x 63 inches  
From the collection of Dr. Timothy D. Woolsey

 
Caitlin G. McCollom

Caitlin G. MCCollom | The Cloud of Unknowing

Feb. 11, 2016 - Apr. 24, 2016
Urschel Gallery | Ursuline Campus
Free and open to the public

Opening Reception: Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Taken from an anonymously authored medieval text about mysticism, the exhibition’s title, The Cloud of Unknowing, refers to the mystical symbolism of blood and water. McCollom’s works are theoretical, conceptual, and focused on notions of existential absence, often portraying a balance between the artist’s interest in what she refers to as the “unknowable space of the mind and the mystery of the physical body.”  McCollom’s work has been featured in national print and digital publications, including Glasstire, Persona Literary Journal, and Les Femme Folles, a catalog of women artists in the United States. McCollom’s work was most recently featured in New American Paintings and is held internationally in private collections in Texas, Iowa, New York, the United Kingdom, and Australia.

Shown: Caitlin G. McCollom, When You Awake Your Body is Covered In Dew Drops, 2015, acrylic on Yupo, 26 x 20 inches