Department of Art and Art History News

Julia Guernsey and Leslie Mutchler receive Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award

Mon. August 11, 2014

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Professors Julia Guernsey and Leslie Mutchler are recipients of the Regents' Outstanding Teaching Awards, the highest teaching honor given by the Regents of The University of Texas System. We are ecstatic to have two of our professors recognized this year for their commitment to their students and teaching.

Past Regent's Outstanding Teaching Award recipients can be found here.

New York Times and Gallerist review alumnus exhibition

Fri. August 8, 2014

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Photo by Drex Drechsel, painting by Aura Rosenberg.

Isaac Lyles' (B.A. Art History, 2004) most recent curatorial project, New Hells, at Derek Eller Gallery received reviews from the New York Times and Gallerist.

The exhibition will be on display through August 8.

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

Wed. August 6, 2014

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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

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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

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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.