Visiting Artist | Alec Soth in Dialogue with Anne Tucker

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October 21, 2015 | 7:00 PM
Fine Arts Building, Room 148
700 Greek Row Dr.
Arlington, TX


The Department of Art + Art History at The University of Texas at Arlington is pleased to announce the First Annual Arlington Camera Lecture Series sponsored by Arlington Camera. The series launches at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, in room 148 of the Fine Arts Building, 700 Greek Row Drive.

The event features Alec Soth, a Minneapolis-based photographer known for his photographs and many publications.  He will discuss his newest project, “Gathered Leaves”, in conversation with his friend and colleague Anne Wilkes Tucker.

Soth’s photographs have been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including the 2004 Whitney and São Paulo Biennials. Soth’s first monograph, Sleeping by the Mississippi, was published by Steidl in 2004 to critical acclaim. Since then Soth has published NIAGARA(2006), Fashion Magazine (2007) Dog Days, Bogotá (2007) The Last Days of W (2008), andBroken Manual (2010). In 2008, a large survey exhibition of Soth’s work was exhibited at Jeu de Paume in Paris and Fotomuseum Winterthur in Switzerland. The Walker Art Center produced a large survey exhibition of Soth’s work entitled From Here To There in 2010 and since that time Soth has been the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards, including the Guggenheim Fellowship (2013).

Tucker recently retired from the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston where she served as founding curator of the photography department. It was for her work there that Tucker was named America’s Best Curator by TIME magazine in 2001. Over the course of her career at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Tucker organized or co-organized more than 40 exhibitions, including landmark presentations that helped define scholarship of underexplored areas of the medium. These include Czech Modernism: 1900–1945 (1989), The History of Japanese Photography (2003), and the currently touring WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath (2012), an unprecedented exploration of war through the eyes of photographers. She has also authored dozens of publications, including theWAR/PHOTOGRAPHY exhibition catalogue, which received the prestigious 2013 Kraszna-Krausz Book Award for best photography book.

There will be a reception for the speakers in the Gallery at UTA beginning at 6 p.m., with the artist’s lecture immediately following at 7 p.m.  Both events are free and open to the public.   For more information, please go to or call 817-272-2891.


Sharing Space, The Gallery at UTA | Gyorgy Beck & Sylvia Plachy

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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

The 2014 – 2015 exhibition schedule is made possible by the generous support of Arlington Camera, the Hanley Foundation, Hilton Arlington, and Nerwin & Martin.