Sharing Space: Gyorgy Beck and Sylvia Plachy
January 20 – February 14, 2015
Reception: Friday, January 30, 2015 | 5:30 to 8:00 PM
Arlington – The Gallery at UTA is pleased to present Sharing Space: Gyorgy Beck and Sylvia Plachy, featuring two Hungarian-born artists who share space in this exhibition in both the literal and metaphysical sense. Longtime friends, Plachy and Beck are collaborating with a selection of works from their independent careers that demonstrate a shared poetic approach. Both artists create evocative photographic images that convey a similar, often dream-like aesthetic while using very different subjects, mediums and methods. Plachy, an award-winning photographer based in New York, captures humanistic vignettes with her camera, that express her unique viewpoint through subtle choices of subject and focus. Beck, currently a visiting senior lecturer in the Art and Art History Department at UTA, creates films and photo-based works by digitally combining and reworking imagery, and experimenting with printing techniques and surfaces to convey his thoughtful, meditative vision.
In association with the exhibition, Sylvia Plachy will discuss her work in an hour-long gallery talk on Thursday, January 29, beginning at 12:30 pm in The Gallery at UTA. There will be a reception on Friday, January 30 from 5:30 to 8 pm with brief remarks by both artists at 6:30 pm. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.
Gallery hours are 10 am until 5 pm Monday through Friday and noon until 5 pm on Saturday. The Gallery is located in the Fine Art Building, room 169, at 502 S. Cooper Street, Arlington, TX. For more information contact Benito Huerta or Patricia Healy (817) 272-5658 or http://www.uta.edu/gallery.
The 2014 – 2015 exhibition schedule is made possible by the generous support of Arlington Camera, the Hanley Foundation, Hilton Arlington, and Nerwin & Martin.