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.

 

“One” | ART ROOM Gallery

Artwork:
“Taylor” Rachael Banks, 2014 UV Polymer Plate
“ONE”
On exhibit March 19th – April 6th
Opening March 19th @ 12pm
With Reception 6-9pm
Live Music by John Cooley
Drinks provided by Audacity Brewery, Denton, TX
Taco Cart provided by Chile Pepper Grill, Fort Worth, TX
Located at 2712 Weisenberger Street, Art Room will open its doors on Saturday, March 19th 12:00-9:00 PM, with a reception from 6:00 – 9:00PM.The exhibition will feature works by Deedra Baker, James Zamora, Jennifer Balkan, Rachael Banks, Adrienne Lichliter, Adam Palmer, Betsey Gravat, Alison Jardine, Carlos Don Juan, Hilary Dohoney, Karen Offutt, Kate Stipp, and Steve Javiel.

Thought-provoking and moving, these contemporary works of art capitalize on everything that is fresh and alluring about the art scene of the present. Each artist brings something new and energizing to traditional subjects such as the portrait, still life, and space. These unconventional, contemporary works of art feel rooted in their craft while also breaking the mold into a progressive and captivating new realm of art making. Inspired by a sense of realism, these artists take the leap into a world of unexplored social relevance by utilizing abstracted viewpoints.

“ONE” will run through April 6, 2016. Gallery hours are by appointment only. For additional information please contact Nathan Madrid or Katie Murray atartroomfw@gmail.com and visit our website www.artroom.space for more information about upcoming shows, and to join our mailing list.

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.

Time In: Refocusing the Lens of Motherhood | Elizabeth M. Claffey

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Congratulations to Texas Woman’s University Alumna Elizabeth M. Claffey for having her work featured in Time In: Refocusing the Lens of Motherhood, an exhibition curated by Larry Gawel. The exhibition runs through February 21, 2016 at the Elder Gallery at Nebraska Wesleyan.

Nebraska Wesleyan’s Elder Gallery features a photography exhibit that explores children’s lives through their mothers’ camera lenses.

“Time In: Refocusing the Lens of Motherhood” runs through February 21. The exhibition — curated by Larry Gawel of WorkSpace Gallery in Lincoln — features 11 contemporary female photographers and mothers who have chosen their children as the subject matter in their photographic work while transcending the notion of the snapshot or the school portrait.

Featured artists include: Rocio De Alba, Middle Village, New York; Elizabeth Claffey, Bloomington, Ind.; Joy Christiansen Erb, Youngstown, Ohio; Tytia Habing, Watson, Ill.; Alaina Hickman, Omaha; Toni Pepe, Malden, Mass.; Suzanne Révy, Carlisle, Mass.; Heather Evans Smith, Winston Salem, N.C.; Sheila Talbitzer, Omaha; Jessica Tampas, Chicago, Ill.; and Jamie Tuttle, Evanston, Ill.

Elder Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m.

A panel discussion with the curator and artists Alba, Habing, Révy, Tuttle and Talbitzer will be held Friday, February 5 at 4 p.m. Together they will share their thoughts on what transcends a snapshot, how one makes an image of a child have universal appeal, career vs. family for women in the arts, and technological advances for photographing children, among other topics. A reception will follow from 5 to 7 p.m.

Elder Gallery is located inside the Rogers Center for Fine Arts, 50th Street and Huntington Ave. Admission and parking are free.

Elizabeth is an Assistant Professor of Photography at Indiana University in Bloomington.  She is an honors graduate of Earlham College and has an MFA in photography from Texas Woman’s University, where she also earned a Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies.  She received a 2012-13 William J. Fulbright Fellowship, which she used to support her documentary and creative research in Eastern Europe.

Time In: Refocusing the Lens of Motherhood | Joy Christiansen Erb

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Congratulations to Texas Woman’s University Alumna Joy Christiansen Erb for having her work featured in Time In: Refocusing the Lens of Motherhood, an exhibition curated by Larry Gawel. The exhibition runs through February 21, 2016 at the Elder Gallery at Nebraska Wesleyan.

Nebraska Wesleyan’s Elder Gallery features a photography exhibit that explores children’s lives through their mothers’ camera lenses.

“Time In: Refocusing the Lens of Motherhood” runs through February 21. The exhibition — curated by Larry Gawel of WorkSpace Gallery in Lincoln — features 11 contemporary female photographers and mothers who have chosen their children as the subject matter in their photographic work while transcending the notion of the snapshot or the school portrait.

Featured artists include: Rocio De Alba, Middle Village, New York; Elizabeth Claffey, Bloomington, Ind.; Joy Christiansen Erb, Youngstown, Ohio; Tytia Habing, Watson, Ill.; Alaina Hickman, Omaha; Toni Pepe, Malden, Mass.; Suzanne Révy, Carlisle, Mass.; Heather Evans Smith, Winston Salem, N.C.; Sheila Talbitzer, Omaha; Jessica Tampas, Chicago, Ill.; and Jamie Tuttle, Evanston, Ill.

Elder Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m.

A panel discussion with the curator and artists Alba, Habing, Révy, Tuttle and Talbitzer will be held Friday, February 5 at 4 p.m. Together they will share their thoughts on what transcends a snapshot, how one makes an image of a child have universal appeal, career vs. family for women in the arts, and technological advances for photographing children, among other topics. A reception will follow from 5 to 7 p.m.

Elder Gallery is located inside the Rogers Center for Fine Arts, 50th Street and Huntington Ave. Admission and parking are free.

Joy currently resides in Youngstown, Ohio, where she is an Associate Professor of Photography at Youngstown State University. She received her B.F.A. from Miami University, Oxford, OH and her M.F.A. from Texas Woman’s University.

Markers: A Pittsburgh / Philadelphia Exchange Exhibition of Works by Joy Christiansen Erb

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Congratulations to Texas Woman’s University Alumna Joy Christiansen Erb for her solo exhibition, Markers: A Pittsburgh / Philadelphia Exchange Exhibition of Works by Joy Christiansen Erb at the Center for the Emerging Visual Artists in Philadelphia, PA. The exhibition runs February 8 through  March 18, 2016

Exhibition Dates: February 8 – March 18, 2016

Opening Reception: February 11, 2016 | 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Hours:  By appt only. You can schedule an appt by calling 215-546-7775 ext 11

 is a contemporary photographer and artist whose creative research explores themes such as memory, identity, and storytelling.  Her most recent body of work explores the subjects of motherhood and family. This body of work is an autobiographical journey examining the lives of her family and her domestic space. The images included in the series document both the struggles and triumphs of everyday life.

Her work has gained recognition through regional and national exhibitions and lectures. Recent exhibition venues include the Newspace Center for Photography in Portland, OR, the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts in Pittsburgh, PA, and the Center for Photography in Woodstock, NY.  Her artwork has been highlighted in a variety of publications including two noteworthy textbooks. A portfolio of her most recent work is housed at the Museum of Contemporary Photography as a part of the Midwest Photographers Project in Chicago, IL and she received an Ohio Individual Excellence Award in 2015.

She currently resides in Youngstown, Ohio, where she is an Associate Professor of Photography at Youngstown State University. She received her B.F.A. from Miami University, Oxford, OH and her M.F.A. from Texas Woman’s University.

Exhibition support provided by the Independence Foundation, The Pennsylvania Council for the Arts, and the William Penn Foundation.

Joy currently resides in Youngstown, Ohio, where she is an Associate Professor of Photography at Youngstown State University. She received her B.F.A. from Miami University, Oxford, OH and her M.F.A. from Texas Woman’s University.

Portrait of a Mother, Blog Feature | Joy Christiansen Erb

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Congratulations to Texas Woman’s University Alumna Joy Christiansen Erb for having her work featured in the blog post, Portrait of a Mother: Wonderfully Real Photos of Everyday Life by Sarah McGinnis.

Click here to view the feature.

Joy currently resides in Youngstown, Ohio, where she is an Associate Professor of Photography at Youngstown State University. She received her B.F.A. from Miami University, Oxford, OH and her M.F.A. from Texas Woman’s University.

Curated Memory, Weitman Gallery | Arthur Fields

Arthur Fields, Curated Memory, installation view.

Congratulations the Texas Woman’s University Alumnus, Arthur Fields, for his solo exhibition, Curated Memory, at the Weitman Gallery at Washington University in Saint Louis, Missouri. Exhibition runs January 14, 2016February 12, 2016.

Exhibition Dates:January 14, 2016February 12, 2016

CURATED MEMORY EXHIBITION

“When you change the story you created, you change your life. I created the story and brought these memories together, and now my past is different from the past I had before.” —Daniela Schiller*

What is it about the things that we see and experience on a daily basis via cell phone cameras that make them worth capturing and sharing? Is it the thrill of seeing things that might not have been seen by the casual glance? Is it the lure of “likes and retweeting” of the said image? It is the joy of realizing how much beauty is overlooked in our daily viewing experience? Whatever it is, the images that we choose to share are but a fraction of the total number of images that we view on a daily basis. Of the millions of images that we take or store in the “cloud,” it is the few that are shared with others that reinforce recall and experience.

Curated Memory by Arthur Fields, BFA 08, is an exploration of how memory is influenced in the digital age. Through the use of social networks and the printed image, mundane scenes are shared with the world. These mundane scenes are revisited through the print to further develop it as a memory. Upon seeing the image, the brain informs us that we have seen or had that experience before. This work promotes the intuitive recognition of everyday moments—moments that we all share. Like the careful construction of the vanishing “scrapbook,” Fields selects the memories that he wishes to re-live.

This group of images represents approximately 365 days worth of image sharing by @artfields on Instagram. These images are shown in the order posted with all associated information plus one added bonus: the addition of a quote, representing a comment or audio blurb overheard by the artist within 48 hours of taking the image. The resulting experience triggers both visual and auditory memories.

*Daniela Schiller (born October 26, 1972, in Israel) is a neuroscientist who leads the Schiller Lab for Affective Neuroscience at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She is best known for her work on memory reconsolidation, and on unlearning traumatic memories and addiction.

Arthur earned a BFA in Digital Imaging and Photography from Washington University in 2008 and a Master of Fine Arts in Photography from Texas Woman’s University in 2011. While maintaining a love for abstraction and the portrait; Arthur’s current photographic work deals with self-image and technology relationships.

 

500X January Solo Member Shows | 500X Gallery

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Congratulations to Texas Woman’s University Alumna, Sheryl Anaya, for having work in the Project Space at 500X Gallery and TWU Alumna, Kalee Appleton, for having work in the Members Space at 500X Gallery.

Exhibition Dates: January 9 – Jan 31, 2016

500X January Solo Member Shows

A show featuring the work of:

Clint Bargers
Bernardo Cantu
Jose Rueben Melendez
Jennifer Seibert

Project Spaces:

Upstairs Project Space:

New Works: a collaboration of string and shapes

Sheryl Anaya and Randy Guthmiller

Members Space:

Kalee Appleton and Glenn Rust

Downstairs Project Space:

A collaboration between Dru B Shinin and M. Kate H. Shark
Featuring Greg Shark

Sheryl completed her BFA in Photography and Sculpture at Texas Woman’s University in 2013. She is currently the President of 500x Gallery and the Editorial Assistant for Light Leaked, an online photography journal.

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.

The Hand Magazine | Heather Ross

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Congratulations to Texas Woman’s University Alumna, Heather Ross, for having Dreaming in Two selected by Adam Finkelston and James Meara to be featured in Issue #11 of The Hand Magazine and the Automic exhibition at The Small Engine Gallery in Albuquerque, NM. The exhibition runs from February 11 to February 28, 2016.

Exhibition Dates: February 11 – February 28, 2016

Opening Reception:  February 12, 2016

Heather holds a BA in Sociology, an AA in Digital Photography and a BFA in Visual Arts with a Photography Concentration from Texas Woman’s University