Art

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

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

Visiting Artist Lecture: Holly Walker

When: 
Monday, April 1, 2019 - 7:00pm

Artist’s demonstrations and workshops in the Doolin Gallery, Owen Arts Center
April 2 & 4: 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 12:30-3:00 p.m.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

Visiting Artist Lecture: Signe Pierce

When: 
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 7:00pm

Signe Pierce is a multimedia artist whose work straddles performance, photography, video, social media, light design and installation.  She is a self-described “reality artist” whose work is inspired by the concept of reality as an artistic medium, and the idea that an artist’s life and work can both be viewed within a similar context. Her ideology often explores the myriad facets of perception involved in discerning what is “real” within the burgeoning era of hyperreality, new media and technological singularity. Over the past two years, Pierce has partaken in multiple performances, installations and exhibitions, including solo shows at Times Square Space in New York, Annka Kultys Gallery in London and Galerie Nathalie Halgand in Vienna; a performance at the Museum of Modern Art in New York; and an artist’s talk at Yale University. She is the star and co-creator of the acclaimed short film American Reflexxx, which has received multiple awards and been screened in over 15 countries. For more about the artist, visit http://www.signepierce.com.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

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