Department of Art and Art History News

Barry Stone exhibition at the Galleries at the Lamar Dodd School of Art

Wed. August 6, 2014

Black and white photograph of old sport car in driveway
Image courtesy of the artist

Alumna Katie Geha, Director of the Galleries at the Lamar Dodd School of Art (Georgia), invites Barry Stone (M.F.A. Studio Art, 2001) to present Hum. The exhibition is a multimedia project that places images from 80’s metal magazines, cloud pyramids, and broken Camaros alongside a 16-minute suite of music composed of the sounds of sampled roto-tom double-bass drums ripped asunder like a sinking galleon giving way to hazy balladry and carpeted walls of guitar.

The exhibition will be on display August 18 through September 3. An artist lecture and performance will take place on Wednesday, September 3.

Barry Stone lives in Austin, TX and is an Associate Professor of Photography in the School of Art and Design at Texas State University-San Marcos. He is a founding member of the photography collective Lakes Were Rivers and is represented by Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery (New York) and Art Palace (Houston). ​

Katie Geha (Ph.D. Art History, 2012) is a writer, curator, and art historian living in Athens, Georgia. She is the director of the Galleries at the Lamar Dodd School of Art. She received her M.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Margo Sawyer featured in the Austin American-Statesman

Mon. August 4, 2014

Austin American Statesman logo

Margo Sawyer discusses her exhibition Reflect at the Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum in the Statesman. Reflect will be on view at the Umlauf through October 19.

Group exhibition featuring two alumni reviewed in Houston Chronicle

Mon. August 4, 2014

Hello Project gallery logo

Hello Project's exhibition Summer Party was spotlighted in the Houston Chronicle. The group exhibition includes alumni James Scheuren (M.F.A. Studio Art, 2014) and Carlos Rosales-Silva (B.F.A. Studio Art, 2010). Summer Party will be on view through August 16.

Jonathan Gruchawka and Mark Leavens present exhibition at Co-Lab Projects

Fri. August 1, 2014

Sculpture made of wood and resin in gallery
Installation image courtesy of Co-Lab Projects and the artists

Jonathan Gruchawka (B.F.A. Studio Art candidate) & Mark Leavens (B.A. Studio Art, 2014) present Drawnonward at Co-Lab Projects as part of the art organization's new Summerscool program.

A review of the exhibition, written by Seth Orion Schwaiger, was published in the Austin Chronicle

From Co-Lab Projects' site:

SUMMERSCOOL is a bridge between studio practice and exhibition production for young artists between the ages of eighteen and twenty-five. This mentorship based program provides training and insight as artists prepare for their exhibitions coupled with a hands on experience of managing an art space. Selected artists receive two months of personal access to Co-Lab Project's administrators, curators, artists and assistants to learn practical professional development skills required in the visual arts industry.  

Scott Proctor presents new work at The Mariago Collective

Fri. August 1, 2014

Exhibition card showing ceramic work and ladder-like sculpture

Scott Proctor (M.F.A. Studio Art, 2007) is included in a two-person exhibition at The Mariago Collective (Houston). The exhibition will be on display through September 6 and opens August 2.