Art

Dalí's Persistence of Memory: From the Universal to the Ultra-local

When: 
Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm

With its swarming ants and soft watches, no artwork has been so singularly responsible for disseminating a particular understanding of Surrealism as Salvador Dalí’s The Persistence of Memory (1931). Surprisingly, however, this “10 x 14 inches of Dalí dynamite” has been analyzed only meagerly beyond Dalí’s own post-facto description that the painting alluded to Einstein’s theory of relativity combined with an overripe cheese.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

Anna Lovatt
annalovatt@smu.edu
214.768.3843

MAOF Book / Libro MAOF

When: 
Friday, November 16, 2018 - 11:00am - Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 5:00pm

Opening Reception: Friday, November 16, 5-7 p.m.

This exhibit will feature a new book produced by Mexico City-based artist Ramiro Chaves, detailing the work of Puerto Rican artist collective MAOF. Since 2014 MAOF – its name translates as “materials and crafts” – has been working to improve management of waste in Puerto Rico, particularly organic waste. MAOF focuses specifically on collecting fallen trees in an urban setting to explore the historical and everyday uses of wood. Because most goods in the island are imported from the continental U.S., local materials for use by artists and craftsmen are often overlooked. MAOF’s practice is rooted in traditional and often-forgotten, native uses and knowledge of local materials, construction techniques and methods of working with certain tropical woods. Chaves has been documenting MAOF’s work since the group’s inception, and his book will include photos, texts, drawings, diagrams and more tracing MAOF’s collaborative efforts in Puerto Rico. Contributing writers include Pablo Guardiola, Michael Linares, Ulrik Lopez, Michy Marxuach, Ramon Miranda, Ernesto Oroza, Tony Cruz Pabón and Beatriz Muñoz Santiago. The exhibit is produced by Sofia Bastidas, Pollock Gallery curatorial fellow. For more information call 214.768.4439.

About the artist:

Ramiro Chaves (b. 1979, Cordoba, Argentina) studied film and television at the National University of Cordoba and photography at the School of Arts Lino E. Spillimbergo. He moved to Mexico in 2002. He was selected for the XI Biennial of Photography at the Center for the Image, Mexico City, in 2004 and had his first solo exhibition, Proyecto Canada, at Mexico City’s Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil in 2006. Editorial Diamantina published his book Domingos in 2006. Chaves was selected for Descubrimientos (Discoveries) in PhotoEspaña, Spain, 2009. He participated in the Miradas Cruzadas residency exchange program between Mexico and France in 2010, and was a selected artist for the prestigious 2012-14 Bancomer-MACG Program in Mexico City. He was also a 2013 resident artist in the International Studio and Curatorial Program in Brooklyn, New York, with the generous support of FONCA in Mexico. His work is part of the Isabel and Agustin Coppel collection as well as those of the Museo de Arte Moderno and the Centro de la Imagen in Mexico City, plus a number of private collections worldwide. His work has been exhibited in Mexico, France, the United States, Spain, Holland, Turkey, Germany, Austria, Argentina and Japan.

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FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.4439

Visiting Artist Lecture: Tony Cruz Pabón

When: 
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 7:00pm

Artist Tony Cruz Pabón lives and works in Puerto Rico. His work has been shown in New York, Glasgow, Cuba and throughout Central and South America. It has also been featured in biennials in Ecuador, Dominican Republic and Havana, and was selected for the Berlin Biennale in 2018. Pabón is currently co-director and co-founder of the cultural space Beta-Local in San Juan, which includes a production program, experimental education project and platform for critical discussion.

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FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

COLLABO: A Day of Collaborative Art Presentations

When: 
Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 11:00am - 5:00pm
Where: 

The SMU Meadows Division of Art presents COLLABO, showcasing collaborative art projects by professors, alumni, staff, and current students of the Meadows School and other schools across campus. Works will be displayed throughout the art wing of the Owen Arts Center, including the Doolin Gallery, art studios and related locations. The event will include free food, drinks and karaoke. Everyone who participates is required to collaborate with at least one other person on their artwork. The event is organized by the Student Art Association and Division of Art students, faculty and staff.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.4439

CLAY & Things - Opening Reception

When: 
Saturday, September 8, 2018 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
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SITE131 welcomes the Fall 2018 season with CLAY + Things, set for September 8 - December 14, 2018.

The rare presentation includes Texas ceramicists Eric & Morgan Grasham’s curious taxidermy and clay figures, Julia Jalowiec’s (BFA '18) jolly figurative groupings, Jessica Kreutter’s mysterious global composites, Shelby David Meier’s (MFA '17) re-imagined porcelain objects, SMU Associate Professor Brian Molanphy’s wall-hung invented shapes, and Angel Oloshove’s brilliantly colored globes. New York artist Jenny Hata Blumenfield contributes wall-mounted relief tile “paintings.” Curated by SITE131 Director Joan Davidow.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

Brian Molanphy
bmolanphy@smu.edu

Visiting Artist Lecture: Simonetta Moro

When: 
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 7:00pm

Simonetta Moro is a visual artist whose work focuses on painting, drawing and mapping practices. Through an interpretation of the phenomenological world, places become repositories of memory, points of departure for imaginary journeys, vectors of time and space, and sites of exploration and intervention. Moro studied art in Italy and the UK, and currently lives in New York City. She is the director and associate professor at the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts in Portland, Maine. For more about the artist, visit here.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

EMERITA: A retrospective of Debora Hunter and Mary Vernon - Opening Reception

When: 
Saturday, September 8, 2018 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

The Pollock Gallery of the Division of Art at SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts will present EMERITA: A retrospective of Debora Hunter and Mary Vernon, an exhibition featuring works by the two recently retired SMU art professors, from September 7 to October 20, 2018.

Hunter taught photography at SMU from 1976 until her retirement in 2017; Vernon taught at SMU from 1967 until her retirement in 2018. This two-person retrospective honors their collective 90-year contribution to the Meadows School, exhibiting work from the 1970s to the present.

Price: 

FREE
Complimentary valet parking available on the north side of Hughes-Trigg Student Center on McFarlin Blvd and self parking available at the U lot.
Click here to see the parking map

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787
Click here to see the parking map

EMERITA: A retrospective of Debora Hunter and Mary Vernon

When: 
Friday, September 7, 2018 - 11:00am - Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 5:00pm

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 8, 5-7 p.m.

The Pollock Gallery of the Division of Art at SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts will present EMERITA: A retrospective of Debora Hunter and Mary Vernon, an exhibition featuring works by the two recently retired SMU art professors, from September 7 to October 20, 2018.

Price: 

FREE
During opening reception, Complimentary valet parking available on the north side of Hughes-Trigg Student Center on McFarlin Blvd and self parking available at the U lot.
Click here to see the parking map

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.4439

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