Exhibit

Opening Reception

When: 
Friday, March 22, 2019 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

The Illusion of Being is a three-person exhibition of photographic works by DFW-based artists Lynné Bowman Cravens, Ross Faircloth and Ashley Whitt. Each artist utilizes lens-based media to investigate notions of reality as perceived by the self. Segmenting and focusing on different body parts, Lynné Bowman Cravens creates abstract origami sculptures, which show a multiplicity present in our physical forms, and a disconnect with our mental selves. Through the use of mirrors, she invites the viewer to perceive themselves within layers of constructed compositions, enabling a reflection on where one begins and the other ends. Utilizing a Sony PS4 and the game “Grand Theft Auto V,” Ross Faircloth submerges himself into the uncanny valley of Los Santos. These images are captured in a documentary style throughout the large “sandbox” style gameplay with the characters’ phone cameras. The images are printed with archival methods in the darkroom to add permanence to an image originating from what is normally an impermanent medium. Ashley Whitt explores the inability to escape certain memories or thoughts in one’s mind. Through self-portrait, still life photographs and GIFs, Whitt seeks to subvert the viewer’s perception of reality and the rational. These images and moving stills aim to rationalize the irrational and complicate the viewer’s perception. The images invite the viewer to become immersed in an optical illusion, possibly serving as metaphors for everyday experience. For more information call 214.768.3813 or visit https://www.smu.edu/Libraries/hamon/exhibitions/Upcoming.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

Exhibit Opening: The Illusion of Being: Photographic Works by Lynné Bowman Cravens, Ross Faircloth and Ashley Whitt

When: 
Friday, March 22, 2019 - 8:00am - Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 9:00pm

The Illusion of Being is a three-person exhibition of photographic works by DFW-based artists Lynné Bowman Cravens, Ross Faircloth and Ashley Whitt. Each artist utilizes lens-based media to investigate notions of reality as perceived by the self. Segmenting and focusing on different body parts, Lynné Bowman Cravens creates abstract origami sculptures, which show a multiplicity present in our physical forms, and a disconnect with our mental selves. Through the use of mirrors, she invites the viewer to perceive themselves within layers of constructed compositions, enabling a reflection on where one begins and the other ends. Utilizing a Sony PS4 and the game “Grand Theft Auto V,” Ross Faircloth submerges himself into the uncanny valley of Los Santos. These images are captured in a documentary style throughout the large “sandbox” style gameplay with the characters’ phone cameras.

The images are printed with archival methods in the darkroom to add permanence to an image originating from what is normally an impermanent medium. Ashley Whitt explores the inability to escape certain memories or thoughts in one’s mind. Through self-portrait, still life photographs and GIFs, Whitt seeks to subvert the viewer’s perception of reality and the rational. These images and moving stills aim to rationalize the irrational and complicate the viewer’s perception. The images invite the viewer to become immersed in an optical illusion, possibly serving as metaphors for everyday experience.

Opening reception: Friday, March 22, 5-7 p.m.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

Meadows Museum Sensory Day

When: 
Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 10:30am - 1:30pm
Where: 

Join us for this free disability-friendly family day where families can enjoy the museum in a safe and understanding environment, allowing parents to network with one another and children to discover new friends! Through multisensory art, music and movement activities, children will practice motor and social skills, choice making and experimentation, all while exploring their own creativity. Accommodations are made to many spaces and activities, increasing accessibility for those with visual impairment, and special materials are available to facilitate the museum experience. Braille materials and ASL interpreters can be made available if requested in advance, and Spanish-speaking volunteers will also be present. All are welcome.

This program is presented in collaboration with the Blind Children’s Vocational Discovery and Development Program, a division of Texas Health and Human Services. Any person requiring a disability-related accommodation in order to participate in this program should contact the education coordinator atmuseumaccess@smu.edu at least one week prior to arrange the accommodation. For more information call 214.768.3980.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.3980.

Opening Reception: Art's B.F.A. Qualifying Exhibition

When: 
Friday, May 3, 2019 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

The 2019 B.F.A. Qualifying Exhibition is the culmination of four years of intensive work by B.F.A. candidates in the Division of Art and features works in a wide-ranging variety of styles and mediums. For more information call 214.768.4439.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

Opening Reception: Division of Art M.F.A. Qualifying Exhibition

When: 
Friday, March 22, 2019 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

This 2019 M.F.A. thesis exhibition is the culmination of two years of intensive work by M.F.A. candidates in the Division of Art and feature works in a wide-ranging variety of styles and mediums. Featured artists include Ashlyn Lee, Jer’Lisa Devezin, Jessie Plotts, Steven Hector Gonzalez and Xxavier Edward Carter. For more information, visit our grad students page or call 214.768.4439.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

Division of Art B.F.A. Qualifying Exhibition

When: 
Friday, May 3, 2019 - 11:00am - Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 5:00pm

The 2019 B.F.A. Qualifying Exhibition is the culmination of four years of intensive work by B.F.A. candidates in the Division of Art and features works in a wide-ranging variety of styles and mediums. For more information call 214.768.4439. 

Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Fri.; 1-5 p.m. Sat.; closed Sun. & Mon.


 

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

Division of Art M.F.A. Qualifying Exhibition

When: 
Friday, March 22, 2019 - 11:00am - Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 5:00pm

This 2019 M.F.A. thesis exhibition is the culmination of two years of intensive work by M.F.A. candidates in the Division of Art and feature works in a wide-ranging variety of styles and mediums. Featured artists include Ashlyn Lee, Jer’Lisa Devezin, Jessie Plotts, Steven Hector Gonzalez and Xxavier Edward Carter. For more information, visit our grad students page or call 214.768.4439.

Opening reception: Friday, March 22, 5-7 p.m.

Price: 

FREE

Hawn Gallery Exhibit Opening: Information/Object: Late 20th – Early 21st Century Artists’ Books

When: 
Friday, February 1, 2019 - 8:00am - Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 9:00pm

Hours: 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Thurs.; 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Fri.; 12-5 p.m. Sat.; 2-9 p.m. Sun.

Opening reception: Friday, February 1, 5-7 p.m.

The contemporary artist’s book is a cultural phenomenon that has changed the landscape of artistic production. It has now replaced the livre d’artiste – a luxury item combining images with poetry or fiction – with works that are inexpensive, formally innovative, modest in scale, and frequently self-made by artists. Contemporary artists who explore the book format have challenged the form of the book as an information package, extended the idea of the book as object, and introduced a new medium of artistic expression. The tremendous explosion of titles of artist book works and zines has made the artist’s bookwork an accessible and affordable work of art, introducing key contemporary artists to an alternate audience. The resulting dialogue between the artist, the page and the reader is consistently up for grabs, expanded and transformed through unexpected formats and novel, timely and often controversial content. Drawing upon SMU Libraries’ collections, as well as publishers and collectors of artists’ books, this exhibition will survey the recent history of one of the most important cultural trends in contemporary art. For more information call 214.768.3813.  

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

Gallery Opening: Information/Object: Late 20th – Early 21st Century Artists’ Books

When: 
Friday, February 1, 2019 - 8:00am - Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 9:00pm
The contemporary artist’s boo

Opening reception: Friday, February 1, 5-7 p.m.

The contemporary artist’s book is a cultural phenomenon that has changed the landscape of artistic production. It has now replaced the livre d’artiste – a luxury item combining images with poetry or fiction – with works that are inexpensive, formally innovative, modest in scale, and frequently self-made by artists. Contemporary artists who explore the book format have challenged the form of the book as an information package, extended the idea of the book as object, and introduced a new medium of artistic expression. The tremendous explosion of titles of artist book works and zines has made the artist’s bookwork an accessible and affordable work of art, introducing key contemporary artists to an alternate audience. The resulting dialogue between the artist, the page and the reader is consistently up for grabs, expanded and transformed through unexpected formats and novel, timely and often controversial content. Drawing upon SMU Libraries’ collections, as well as publishers and collectors of artists’ books, this exhibition will survey the recent history of one of the most important cultural trends in contemporary art. For more information call 214.768.3813.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

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.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.4439

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