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Publication co-edited by Louis A. Waldman listed on ARTnews

Sat. July 12, 2014

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"Bernard Berenson: Formation and Heritage" co-edited by Joseph Connors and Professor Louis A. Waldman, was listed as one of "14 New Art-History Books to Change Your Mind" on ARTnews.

Katie Robinson Edwards publishes Midcentury Modern

Fri. July 11, 2014

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Katie Robinson Edwards (Ph.D. Art History, 2006) recently published "MidcenturyModern Art in Texas" through University of Texas Press.

In this book:

Presenting new research and artwork that has never before been published, Katie Robinson Edwards examines the contributions of many modernist painters and sculptors in Texas, with an emphasis on the era’s most abstract and compelling artists. Edwards looks first at the Dallas Nine and the 1936 Texas Centennial, which offered local artists a chance to take stock of who they were and where they stood within the national artistic setting. She then traces the modernist impulse through various manifestations, including the foundations of early Texas modernism in Houston; early practitioners of abstraction and non-objectivity; the Fort Worth Circle; artists at the University of Texas at Austin; Houston artists in the 1950s; sculpture in and around an influential Fort Worth studio; and, to see how some Texas artists fared on a national scale, the Museum of Modern Art’s “Americans” exhibitions.

Isaac Lyles curates exhibition at Derek Eller Gallery

Thu. July 3, 2014

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Photo by Drex Drechsel, painting by Aura Rosenberg.

Isaac Lyles (B.A. Art History, 2004) presents his curated exhibition New Hells at Derek Eller Gallery. The exhibition will be on display July 9 - August 8.

Derek Eller Gallery is located at 615 West 25th Street, New York, N.Y.

Dr. Michael D. Carrasco received NEH grant

Thu. May 29, 2014

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Dr. Michael D. Carrasco (Ph.D. Art History, 2005) was awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant. The grant amounts to $60,000 and will support Carrasco's project, The Mesoamerican Corpus of Formative Period Art and Writing.

During his time at the Department of Art and Art History, Carrasco completed his dissertation The Mask Flange Iconographic Complex: The Art, Ritual, and History of a Maya Sacred Image under the supervision of Dr. Julia Guernsey and Dr. David Stuart.

Andy Coolquitt artist-in-residence at Chinati

Wed. May 28, 2014

Alumnus Andy Coolquitt was the artist-in-residence at The Chinati Foundation in the months of April and May. At the completion of his residency, Coolquitt displayed two projects at the Chinati Locker Plant. Multi-Marfa Room and Object Activation Exercise both demonstrate Coolquitt's use of found objects and arrangement to present formal abstractions and the domestic traces humans leave behind.

The Multi-Marfa Room was an installation of found objects ranging from wire, metal, and wood to empty picture frames, brooms, and toy balls. The Object Activation Exercise project presents Coolquitt standing in junk yards, located in and around Marfa, and heaving objects into the air. Keeping with his tradition of collaboration, the photographs were taken by graduates from the Department of Art and Art History and other artists.

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Andy Coolquitt, Multi-Marfa Room, 2014, The Locker Plant, Marfa TX

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Andy Coolquitt, Multi-Marfa Room, 2014, The Locker Plant, Marfa TX

Detail image of stone and painted glass in gallery
Andy Coolquitt, Multi-Marfa Room, 2014, The Locker Plant, Marfa TX

Artist throwing object into air at junk yard
Andy Coolquitt, Object Activation Exercise #11 - Chinati JunkDump, 2014, Photo: Christopher Whiteburch

Artist throwing folding chair at junk yard
Andy Coolquitt, Object Activation Exercise #9 - Terlingua JunkDump, 2014. Photo: Sean Gaulager

Artist throwing object into air at junk yard
Andy Coolquitt, Object Activation Exercise #19 - Godbold JunkPile, 2014. Photo: Taylor Swan

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