Event info

Friday, January 26, 2018 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm



Opening Reception: “Julie Morel: Clear, Deep, Dark”

Artist talk at 5:45 p.m.

Julie Morel’s work examines the intersections between text and visual imagery. She utilizes technology, books, typography and drawings to realize the relationships between text and image. A crucial aspect of Morel’s projects is that they are never insular and involve collaborations with other artists, writers and designers. The exhibition includes new works created for the Hawn Gallery as well as pieces previously shown in galleries in the U.S. and abroad from her “AFK” and “Electrical Drawings” series. In Morel’s newest body of work, “Clear, Deep, Dark,” created for the Hawn Gallery, Morel takes inspiration from the darknet, a term referring to the hidden side of the internet that deals with illicit transactions and sharing of sensitive information. She builds upon her “Electrical Drawings” (2015) series, incorporating new terms connected to the darknet in her work, and examines what becomes of physical objects when they take on new lives in the digital realm. The redisplay of Morel’s work alongside her newest series generates a unique context for the pieces, encouraging new conversations between the works and viewers.

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


For more information, call 214.768.3813 or visit https://www.smu.edu/CUL/Hamon/Exhibitions/Upcoming