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.

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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.

 

Artist Lectures | Frank Lopez and Loli Kantor

TPS AND DCP PRESENT JOINT PROGRAMMING
Save the date! TPS has once again partnered with the Dallas Center for Photography (DCP) in Dallas, Texas, to bring you an exciting evening of artist lectures by Frank Lopez and Loli Kantor on Wednesday, March 16, 2016. As founding members of alt8, an alternative processes group based in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, Lopez and Kantor have worked extensively in nontraditional image-making methods. They each will speak about ongoing projects and then address their unique working processes in a subsequent Q&A panel session.
 
Doors open at DCP with a social at 6:30pm, and presentations will begin at7:00pm. Register online in advance to reserve your seat for $5. This event is proudly sponsored by our friends at Frame Destination.

reserve your seat

FRANK LOPEZ
Frank Lopez
Frank Lopez considers himself an Antiquarian Avant-Garde photographer. He explores the different cultures and traditions of China, Korea and Vietnam through photography. Traveling with only a pinhole camera, he concentrates on aspects of local culture and variations of manufactured culture – areas of intentional cultural re-appropriation.
Lopez will discuss symbols associated with the found object – slaptags and graffiti art. The juxtaposition of found symbols initially captured with his iPhone and later interpreted into Tintypes and Ambrotypes explores the immediacy of the found object with the seemingly instant 19th Century version of the Polaroid. The ubiquitous smartphone allows the vehicle to bring the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries together.
LOLI KANTOR
Loli Kantor

Loli Kantor is a fine art and documentary photographer whose work is concerned with community and the human condition. Born in Paris, France, and raised in Israel, Kantor immigrated to the United States in 1984. Her recent work centers on Jewish life and culture in central and eastern Europe. As the daughter of Holocaust survivors, Kantor brings a deeply personal interest as well as a unique sensibility to this body of work. The project, entitled “Beyond The Forest”, was published by the University of Texas Press in November 2014 and will be available for purchase following the evening’s presentation.

 
Kantor’s work has garnered notable awards and recognition and has been exhibited widely in the United States and internationally. Her photographs are included in museum collections including The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin; Lishui Museum of Photography in China; and Lviv National Museum in Ukraine as well as numerous private collections in the United States and abroad.

Richard Patrick Memorial Scholarship | DSVC

Announcing the Richard Patrick Memorial Scholarship

The Dallas Society of Visual Communications Foundation in partnership with Dick Patrick is proud and honored to make available to photography majors/minors a new scholarship: The Richard Patrick Memorial Scholarship.A successful photographer for more than 30 years, Richard Patrick was introduced to the craft by his mother. He fine-tuned his skills while serving in the U.S. Army. After a stint in the Korean War, Richard went on to work for The Claron Ledger, National Football League, American Basketball Association and others, before opening his own studio.

Always generous with his experience and knowledge, he mentored countless young photographers throughout his career; many went on to build successful studios and businesses of their own. Although his photographs left a mark wherever they were seen, his greatest legacy was the unselfish way in which he encouraged and inspired young artists looking for guidance.

To honor his passing in 2014, this scholarship is being offered in hopes that the recipient will pass this legacy on and his memory will continue to live in the hearts and imagery of future photographic communicators.

The Richard Patrick Memorial Scholarship is open to any recognized college or university student enrolled on a full-time basis that meets the following criteria:

  • Must be either a Photography major or minor
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5.
  • Must have applied for the scholarship through photography entry/entries in the National Student Show & Conference juried competition.
Applicants will be required to submit a letter signed by the department head on official university letterhead verifying eligibility to the Dallas Society of Visual Communications at the following address:ATTN: National Student Show
400 N. Saint Paul St.
Suite 715
Dallas, TX 75201

The deadline to submit entries for this scholarship is February 28th.

PURCHASE ENTRIES
This is an exciting new opportunity and we hope you will take full advantage of it. If you have any questions please contact the National Student Show & Conference chair at chair@nationalstudentshow.com or through the contact form at nationalstudentshow.com/contact

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The Landscape Redefined, Carneal Simmons Contemporary Art | Kalee Appleton

 

Congratulations to Texas Woman’s University Alumna Kalee Appleton for having work in group exhibition, The Landscape Redefined at Carneal Simmons Contemporary Art in Dallas, TX. The exhibition runs from February 20 to March 26, 2016.

Exhibition Dates: February 20 – March 26, 2016

Opening Reception: February 20, 2016

Additional artists exhibiting will be Sherry Giryotas and Gwen Davidson.

Carneal Simmons Contemporary Art is located at 1415 Slocum Street in the Dallas Design District. Gallery hours are Noon to 5:00 pm, Tuesday through Saturday and by appointment.

Kalee is a photography-based artist and educator living in Dallas, Texas. Originally from Hobbs, NM, she attended Texas Tech University and received a BFA in Photography in 2005. Shortly after graduated she worked as a commercial corporate and aviation photographer before attending Texas Woman’s University, where she received an MFA in Photography in 2014.

Next Chapter: 154 Glass Street | PDNB Gallery

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Gallery view by Don Netzer

THE NEXT CHAPTER: 154 GLASS STREET

Exhibition Dates: February 27 – April 23, 2016

Artists Reception: Saturday, February 27, 2016 | 5 – 8 PM

THE NEXT CHAPTER: 154 GLASS STREET
February 27 – April 23, 2016
Artists Reception:
Saturday, February 27, 2016 from 5 – 8 pm

For Immediate Release, Dallas, TX –

PDNB Gallery celebrates their new gallery location with a group exhibition of gallery artists. This show is dedicated to their creative spirit. Without their courageous imagination, we would not be celebrating our Next Chapter. Many of the artists will be attending the opening reception, including Bill Owens (California), Keith Carter
(Beaumont), Peter Brown (Houston), Philip Lamb (Dallas), Stuart Allen (San Antonio),William Greiner (Louisiana) and Bill Kennedy (Austin). The list of artists attending is increasing each day.

The Glass Street space is larger, with a dynamic ground floor gallery space, which leads upstairs to another gallery level. The location is west of Riverfront Blvd., across the street from The Dallas Contemporary. Other art galleries in the neighborhood west of Riverfront include Cris Worley, Holly Johnson, Circuit 12, SITE 131, and Sun to Moon Gallery.
Look for the large neon Playboy Bunny logo (by Richard Phillips) on Riverfront and Glass Street. PDNB Gallery is located nearby.

Artists included in this exhibition:
Bill Owens, Bill Kennedy, William Greiner, Paul Greenberg, Delilah Montoya, Michael Kenna, Kevin Horan, Chema Madoz, Jock Sturges, Jack Ridley, Jeffrey Silverthorne, Don Schol, Jimmy & Dena Katz, Chris Verene, Jesse Alexander, Jesús Moroles, David Graham, Carlotta Corpron, Esteban Pastorino Diaz,  Earlie Hudnall, Jr., Keith Carter, Barbara Maples, Ida Lansky, Al Satterwhite, George Krause, Nickolas Muray, Neal Slavin, John Albok, Wu Jialin, Stewart Cohen, Mariana Yampolsky, Philip Lamb, Morris Engle, Harold Feinstein, Mario Algaze, Jan van Leeuwen, John Herrin, Stuart Allen,
Peter Brown, Geof Kern and more.

Becoming Colette, The Reading Room / Dallas | Colette Copeland

Becoming Colette
new work by Colette Copeland
The Reading Room/Dallas
January 16 – February 20, 2016
opening reception 1/16 from 6 to 9 pm
Becoming Colette, a project by Dallas multi media artist Colette Copeland will open January 16 and continue through February 20. Copeland’s work examines issues surrounding gender, history and contemporary culture. The exhibition will feature video, prints and sculpture that take the viewer on a performative journey into the literary history of Paris and the writings of the iconic French author Colette.
Copeland’s work has been exhibited in 15 solo and 70 group exhibitions/festivals spanning 29 countries in the past 12 years. She received a BFA from Pratt Institute and MFA from Syracuse University. She currently teaches at University of Texas Dallas, Richland and Collin Country Colleges. www.colettecopeland.com
image: video still, Becoming Colette/Grand Vefour, 2015