The Division of Art’s annual spring qualifying exhibition showcases works by second-year M.F.A. students Tim Best, William Binnie, Emily Lacour, Kiernan Lofland and Melissa Tran. Through painting, photography, installation and sculpture, the artists collectively explore issues of space and place, desire, agency and the body. Tim Best’s series of large-scale photographs and videos bring together interior spaces and arboreal imagery to probe themes of aging, sexual desire and intimacy; William Binnie documents sites of suicide through writing and abstract and landscape works in painting and photographic reconstruction; Emily Lacour’s paintings of sugar cane plantations attempt to reconcile conflicting histories of trauma and pleasure; Kiernan Lofland’s installations fuse sculptural elements with altered photographs to create liminal landscapes; and Melissa Tran’s performative, sculptural, photographic, video and text-based works employ the corporeality of the body to offer mediations on cycles of life and death. The exhibition “Everything is Better in Public” will run concurrently and will show alternate works from the M.F.A. students at Beefhaus Gallery, 833 Exposition Ave., Dallas. http://beefhaustx.blogspot.com/
April 4-19, 2014.
Hours are Mon., Tues., Thurs. and Fri. : 11 a.m.-5 p.m. ;
and Sat. : 1-5 p.m.
Reception with the artists: Friday, April 4 from 6-8 p.m.
For more information call 214.768.4439.