Creative Research Laboratory Presents Evolving Exhibition “A Strange Land” with the Blanton Museum of Art

Jan. 13, 2009

Event: "A Strange Land" is an evolving, project-based exhibition presented by the Creative Research Laboratory (CRL) in collaboration with the Blanton Museum of Art. It explores themes of citizenship, urbanization, landscape and cultural modification as it develops over the course of two weeks. The gallery is transformed into an artist studio, exhibition space and communal meeting place.

When: Exhibition: Jan. 24-Feb.7; panel discussion: Sunday, Feb. 1, 2-4 p.m.; closing reception: Saturday, Feb. 7, 6-9 p.m.

Where: CRL: 2832 East Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., inside Flatbed World Headquarters. A map of CRL is online.

Background: "A Strange Land" features the work of Beili Liu, Lynn Richardson, Cauleen Smith, Chris Taylor and Mapping Exchange: Austin-Argentina Residency artist Erica Bohm. The evolving exhibition focuses on issues of displacement and the blending of ethos, landscapes and personal histories in a foreign land. The project-based work will evolve during the two-week exhibition, so visit often to see the process unfold.

"A Strange Land" is organized as part of Mapping Exchange: Artists Residency Programs at The University of Texas at Austin, a new collaborative effort between the CRL in the Department of Art and Art History and the Blanton Museum of Art. The program's mission is to forge interdisciplinary learning and cultural exchange between The University of Texas at Austin community and emerging international artists. The Austin-Argentina Residency is organized and sponsored by the Blanton Museum of Art in collaboration with the CRL and Proyecto Nexar Buenos Aires, Argentina as part of Mapping Exchange: Artists Residency Programs at The University of Texas at Austin.

The CRL presents a year-round schedule of exhibitions, featuring work by students and faculty at The University of Texas at Austin.

For more information, contact: Leslie Lyon, College of Fine Arts, 512 475 7033; Jade Walker, 512-322-2099.