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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.

 

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.

John Weinkein Juried Student Exhibition

 

Congratulations to those accepted to the John Weinkein Juried Student Exhibition: Deedra Baker, Ashley Boydston, Joy Ellis, Tabitha Gray, Lauren Leckey, Tiffany Milow, Brooke Opie Ragusa, and Michele Poindexter!

John Weinkein Juried Student Exhibition

Opening Reception: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 / 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

On display March 21 – April 6, 2016. 

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“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.