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Chancellor’s Student Research Scholar | Deedra Baker

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Congratulations to Deedra Baker for being named a Chancellor’s Student Research Scholar. The Chancellor’s Student Research Scholars (CSRS) program honors outstanding achievement by select students in research and creative art endeavors. Final selection of the scholars was made by the Research Committee of the Graduate Council. In addition to awards, these students will be honored at a luncheon TWU’s Chancellor and President hosts for them during the Symposium and will also be recognized at Convocation and Commencement.

Ties That Bind – Works by Deedra Baker

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Congratulations to Deedra Baker for her solo exhibition, Ties That Bind – Works by Deedra Baker, Master of Fine Arts Exhibition. The show runs April 26 to May 13, 2016.

Exhibition Dates: April 26 – May 13, 2016

Opening Reception: Tuesday, May 3, 2016 | 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Deedra Baker (b. 1989) is a photographer and book artist currently residing in Denton, TX. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2011, from Washburn University in Topeka, KS and her Master of Fine Arts with a photography concentration and intermedia secondary concentration at Texas Woman’s University in 2016. Deedra is the recipient of the Charles and Margaret Pollak Award and Sibberson Award from Washburn University, and the Chancellor’s Student Research Scholar Award from Texas Woman’s University.

500X April Member’s Show| Opening April 9th

April Member’s Show| Opening April 9th

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Congratulations to Kalee Appleton and Sheryl Anaya, TWU Alumnae, for having work in the current 500X April Member’s show. See below for details.

April Member’s Solo Shows

April 9th – May 1st, 2016

Opening Reception April 9th, 2016 | 7-10 pm

A show featuring the work of:

Justin Strickland
Kate Colin
Sheryl Anaya
Kalee Appleton

Justin Strickland

Content Drought
A meditation on our tendency to repackage old content as new experiences to feed our ever-growing need to consume media.

Kate Colin

Spontaneous Symmetry
Spontaneous Symmetry is a group of paintings that suggest a twisted theory of everything, where a fragmented space exists in various states of activity. Disparate layers of media expose paint washes, graphite drawing, and soft brushwork. Each painting integrates an underlying axis of symmetry while subsequent layers of contrasting shape and color negate the initial simplification. This process-driven work seeks unification of oppositional elements.

Sheryl Anaya

Double/Standard
Double/Standard is an exhibition of photographs and site specific fiber installation.

Kalee Appleton

Surrounds
Surrounds: Viewers of photographs, particularly in today’s digital era, approach photographs with an air of skepticism. One of the most prevalent photographic techniques in the aid of this deceptive practice is the photographic backdrop, popular among pedestrian photography studios for decades. The photographs of idealized landscapes and utopian worlds become objects of transportation, portraying the subject in a halfheartedly illusionary light. These objects, used overtime begin to gain history of their own, due to mass production and repetitive use. Surrounds examines this history and transforms the photographic backdrop into something that it was never meant to be, a subject. By incorporating hints of photographic studio equipment and digital aesthetic fads, like repetitive gridded imagery on computer desktops, digital editing tools, nostalgia aids in creating a new history for the backdrop.

Project Spaces

Member’s Space

Rachel Livedalen

GRLPWR
GRLPWR is a group exhibition focusing on contemporary feminism, girlhood, and the impact of the 1990s Girl Power movement.  The works consider empowerment, but also kitsch femininity, and the overlap of the two.  Curated by Rachel Livedalen, the show includes the work of Jenny Harp, Gabrielle Roth, Hayley Fowler, Ashley Heber, and Breanne Trammell.

Downstairs Project Space

Clint Bargers

That the moon is full and white as barred teeth, that the sage and yucca cast weird chthonic shadows

An installation involving video, sound and sculptural benches. Video by Clint Bargers, sound by Serpicos Son and title by Justin Cunningham.

Upstairs Project Space

Kato Bentley

Making Marks
Making Marks: the rhetoric of design and design of writing is an attempt to reframe the discussion about writing, design, and imagination as it relates to our impulse to narrate experiences and ideas. It is a collection of images, texts, and processes curated by Michael Schueth and Jennifer Seibert as a collection of different artists, designers, authors, and makers investigating how image and text collide.

 

LOOK3 | Charlottesville, Virginia

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JUNE 13-19: LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph in Charlottesville, Virginia

Legacy photographers:

Top Row (L-R): Nick Brandt, Graciela Iturbide, Yuri Kozyrev, Frans Lanting

Project photographers:

Bottom Row (L-R): Olivia Bee, Shelia Pree Bright, Mary F. Calvert, Bihn Dahn, Doug DuBois, Radcliffe “Ruddy” Roye.

LOOK3 EDU
Our LOOK3 EDU educational offerings encompass initiatives: entrepreneurial insights and practical advice to artists.

  • Tuesday evening, June 14th, PDN is bringing its celebrated “PDN 30 Emerging Photographers Panel” to LOOK3 for the first time.
  • Wednesday, June 15th, a full day of programming is dedicated to “Creativity Meets Technology.” Moderated by James Estrin of the NY Times’ Lens Blog, the audience will be guided through the diverse range of opportunities to create, share and publish work today. Presenters include: artists, industry innovators, and more.
  • Thursday, June 16th, a new program, ARTISTS: MEET YOUR MARKETS offers a roster of speakers in the morning who will address the diverse paths to generate income from your work (gallerist, magazine photo editor, museum curator, photobook publisher, media company, advertising agency art buyer, licensing agency, in-house corporate curator, corporate art consultants and more).
  • Thursday afternoon during the new LOOK3 PITCH, these professionals will be joined by an expanded group of colleagues for scheduled meetings with artists to discuss their work in relation to particular businesses.

Exhibitions Abound

FOCUS ON PHOTOBOOKS” includes the Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards Short List, Blurb Book Salon and The Photobook in Practice from the Indie Photobook Library.  All of those registered can sign up to participate in our POP UP BOOK FAIR too!

All events take place within walking distance of Charlottesvile’s downtown pedestrian mall. Visitlook3.org/schedule for the full schedule of activities.

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Special Rates for Students: If you register by April 15 you can attend the full festival including all ticketed events for $200!  Plan now to gather your friends and come to Charlottesville!

PS: LOOK3 will be accepting volunteer applications starting April 1st

http://www.look3.org/schedule/

Approaches in Photography | Baker, Ellis, Harwart, Milow

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Congratulations to Deedra Baker, Joy Ellis, Westley Harwart, and Tiffany Milow for their group exhibition, Approaches in Photography at the 010 Gallery in the Student Union at Texas Woman’s University. The exhibition runs from March 28 to April 9, 2016.

Exhibition Dates: March 28 – April 8, 2016

Opening Reception: March 30, 2016 | 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

010 Gallery – Student Union
Texas Women’s University
Denton, TX
Gallery Hours:
MondayThursday 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm

 

Hands, Solo Exhibition | Brittany Jasper

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Congratulations to Brittany Jasper for her solo exhibition, Hands, at the 010 Gallery at Texas Woman’s University. The show runs from March 14 through March 26, 2016.

Exhibition Dates: March 14 – March 26, 2016

Closing Reception: March 24, 2016 | 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Brittany is currently an undergraduate student at Texas Woman’s University pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in photography.