Archive for November, 2012

Tarleton Student Exhibit

The Department of Fine Arts presents an exhibit showcasing the talent of Tarleton’s art majors. The exhibit will run in the gallery of the Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center from Tuesday, November 6 through Friday December 7. The gallery is open from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM on weekdays and admission is always free.

A reception for the Fall 2012 Student Art Exhibit will be held on Thursday, November 15 from 4:00 – 6:00 in the Gallery of the Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center.  Everyone is invited to come and view the art and visit with the artists.

Tarleton Anthology: Fall Call

Bruce Nauman at the Fort Worth Modern (11/13)

Bruce Nauman is doing a lecture at the Fort Worth Modern this Tuesday (11/13) at 7pm.  Admission is free but come a little early for tickets.  This is a great oppurtunity to see a presentation by one of the most notable contemporary artists of the last 50 years.  The Art Society will be heading over, talk to Christine Pritchett about carpools or check out their facebook page. The following excerpt is from the Modern website…


“Bruce Nauman is one of the most influential artists working in the world today. The quintessential multi-media artist, Nauman has been a pioneer of performance and body art, conceptual photography, the use of language and sound as mediums, as well as video and site-specific installations. The Museum has recently acquired a new room-sized installation by the artist, Studio Mix, 2010. The work is inspired by a set of piano exercises that the composer Béla Bartók (1881–1945) wrote as a means of teaching children the piano. Nauman’s piece consists of video, Nauman’s voice, and the artist Terry Allen practicing the Bartók exercises to Nauman’s instructions. The artist will talk about the development of his art from its early beginnings to the present with the Museum’s Chief Curator, Michael Auping.”

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Music for Sleeping Children

“Music for Sleeping Children is an experimental collaboration between internationally recognized visual artist Charlie White and Mercury-nominated musician and producer Boom Bip (also known as Bryan Hollon). The project stems from White’s investigations of the representation of American adolescence, and was born from a relationship forged between White and Hollon in 2009 when they collaborated on “We Like to Shop,” a simple clap-along song from White’s experimental cartoon, OMG BFF LOL that Hollon converted into a throbbing club track for the work’s US premier at the Aldrich Museum. From there, White and Hollon set out to realize a far more ambitious project conceived by White as the marriage of in-depth teen interviews, discussions, and studio projects with pop, electronica, hip hop and experimental composition. Working in tandem, White and Hollon fashioned the concept of each track around the original studio recordings of teen girls ranging in age from 12 to 16. From eager enthusiasms, to exuberant chants, to adolescent melancholia, Music for Sleeping Children underscores the complex tensions resonant in the teen voices while transforming each girl into a popular music form of her own. Magical, uncomfortable, and original, Music for Sleeping Children is an artwork, an archive, and an album.”

Music for Sleeping Children website

Time-lapse video of “Success Kid” 3D Sculpture

“Hand Fixing Hand” Escher Homage by Shane Willis

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