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TSU Fine Arts Gallery – The Real Thing

Opening this week, “The Real Thing” is a group exhibition that brings together the work of artists Christopher Bond, Kristen Cochran, Randy Guthmiller, and Luke Harnden. These artists share a commonality in approaching painting as physical objects that carry references the world around them and the history of art.

Bond’s works are constructions derived from the 19th century realist Thomas Eakins, Cochran’s works are built from the fragments of studio production of other artists, Guthmiller’s works point towards mid-century modernism and Color Field painting, and Harnden’s works are built with manual processes to produce imagery that can appear digital and reference Op Art.

Bond is a founding member of the collective Homecoming! Committee and received a degree from Texas Christian University, Cochran has exhibited her work internationally and holds a degree from Southern Methodist University, Guthmiller is the founder of Shape Zines and received a degree from Hampshire College, Harnden is a founding member of the collective Beefhaus and received a degree from the University of Texas at Dallas.
image: Luke Harnden, MK 24.4, acrylic on canvas, 40” x 60”, 2016.

TSU Gallery Alex Emmons “House & Garden”

Tarleton State University’s Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center Gallery of Art proudly presents the second exhibition of the Spring 2017 semester, House & Garden by Oklahoma based artist Alex Emmons. The exhibit will be on view from February 1st through February 24.  As the title suggests, the work in the gallery represents the artist’s interest in the domestic space, something that has served as a theme in her work for many years.

The exhibition incorporates the cyanotype process, a 19th century photographic process that was the popular method for making “blueprints” for architectural designs.   Emmons would begin by applying iron oxide or ferrous oxide by spraying it on fabric in order to render a “photogram”.  In her statement, Emmons said, “I was exploring plants’ shadows and direct recording through photographic tools.  I wanted to see how the projected shadow and the direct placement of flora and inanimate objects upon the prepared paper and fabric presented the emotional and cultural on-goings within a living space”.  Viewers might recognize the outlines contained in the imagery from their own experiences and memories.  Although the images are missing detail and shown in monochromatic blue and white, Alex hopes the audience will be able to “relate to their own stories, cultural backgrounds as they interpret and relate to the life-size reproductions presented.”

Alex Emmons lives and works in Oklahoma City, OK where she continues her studio practice in photography. She received her BFA in Studio Art from Denison University and an MFA in Photography from Arizona State University. The series House & Garden has been exhibited across the U.S., including at the Visual Arts Center of the University of Colorado, Boulder, and the MAINSITE Gallery in Norman, OK.  From 2012-2014, her work was part of the traveling exhibition Spinning Yarns: Photographic Story Tellers, which exhibited in six states throughout the country, including stops in Portland, Seattle, and San Antonio.

Alex will be presenting her work in a public brownbag lecture on Thursday, Febraury 23rd at 12pm in the Workshop Theater FA Room 103.  She will also be doing workshops with Design and Digital Media students earlier that day (the 23rd)  at 9:30 in room FA162, teaching how to make cyanotype photograms.

Exhibition Opportunity: City of McKinney

The City of McKinney and McKinney Performing Arts Center is currently seeking submissions to our 6th Annual ‘Unique by Nature’ Juried Art Competition and Exhibition. This event was created to build a public and permanent art collection for the McKinney Performing Arts Center located in Historic Downtown McKinney.

 Cash and purchase prizes totaling $10,500 will be distributed as follows:

 ·       One large scale work will be awarded a $8,000 Purchase Prize and will become part of MPAC’s permanent and public art collection. Eligible pieces must be 36″ or more in one dimension. To be considered for the Purchase Prize, artists must submit an online application. There is a $25 application fee to submit 3 works. All fees will be applied to prize pool and scholarships.

·       $2,500 in prize money will be divided among 5 works of art chosen by the judge including one Young Artist Award. Size restrictions apply. Artists interested in submitting work to be considered for the Cash Prize must deliver their submissions in person on Saturday, March 25. There is a $20 application fee to submit 2 works. All fees will be applied to prize pool and scholarships.



Exhibition Opportunities – Local Calls Round up


Artnews DFW has plenty of listings over the next few months of exhibition opportunities in Texas and around the nation.  Get your work seen!

Closing soon at Amon Carter – BORDER CANTOS Richard Misrach- Guillermo Galindo


This multidimensional collaboration between heralded photographer Richard Misrach and innovative artist-musician Guillermo Galindo examines the border between the United States and Mexico through a revelatory, humanistic lens. Border Cantos brings together Misrach’s often large-scale photographs with musical instruments that Galindo has created out of artifacts like clothing, shotgun shells, drag tires, and toys found along the border fence. These items, together with the sound and video installations of Galindo playing his instruments, evoke the raw authority of the wall while conjuring the quiet unease that suffuses the U.S. side of the border. (from Amon Carter Website)

TSU Art Gallery Exhibition: And She Was by Margaret Meehan


And She Was, a solo exhibition by Dallas-based artist Margaret Meehan, is a selection of work originally created for her installation Decoration Day at Atpace San Antonio in 2014. The exhibition focuses on the hidden histories of female soldiers during the American Civil War, and features a mixture of sculpture, photography and sound.

It is a little known fact that 400-1000 women disguised themselves as men and fought for both sides of the Civil War. Some were discovered and sent home while some stayed on the battlefield and worked as nurses. Others fought as men with distinction and came out as women only when safely living again at home. Many more were killed and buried on the battlefield, like Sarah Rosetta Wakeman (also known as Pvt. Lyons Wakeman), before the discovery of their true gender.

Meehan’s intention with this body of work is to highlight the legacy of these forgotten and invisible women and to compare their stories with those of contemporary queer and female American enlisted. She connects the stories of nineteenth century female soldiers who passed as men in order to serve with contemporary military members who are now allowed to fight in combat but still have to endure a number of social roadblocks placed before them.

 Originally commissioned and produced by Artpace San Antonio, Photo by Mark Menjivar



Margaret Meehan

Now and Then (diptych). 2014.

Custom tintypes, wallpaper, velvet ribbon, vintage plaster frames, square cut nails, paint.

15H” x 12W” x 1.5D” each


Margaret Meehan has always been interested in the body. Not necessarily in the way it works, but more in how it has been perceived throughout history. She is curious about the intersections of myths, teratology, and medical anomalies which give basis to an anxiety about the body and the act of living. Her work focuses on women and individuals who have been depicted as monsters. Drawing from film, music and popular culture, but also family folklore and traditional crafts. Pulling from the past as well as the present, her  work is predicated on the treatment of others, visually referencing patterns of behavior in multiple parts of society at multiple times. 

Awards and residencies include the Nasher Sculpture Center Microgrant (2015), Artpace, San Antonio, TX (2014), The Lighthouse Works Fellowship, Fishers Island, NY (2013), Bemis Center, Omaha, NE (2009), the Dozier Travel Grant, Dallas Museum of Art, TX (2008). She has shown at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, The Dallas Museum of Art, Soil Gallery in Seattle, Flowers Gallery in London, David Shelton Gallery in Houston, and Conduit Gallery in Dallas, among others.

This Weekend: Fort Worth Gallery Night


The Fort Worth Art Dealer’s Association (FWADA) invites you to take-in the visual arts and our community’s unique cultural richness during Fall Gallery Night, September 10, 2016. Most participants are open from noon to nine. Come take a stroll through participating galleries, museums, retail businesses, and area restaurants, and enjoy the many artists featured during this community event. Gallery Night is free and open to the public. (from FWADA)

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