Department of Art and Art History Faculty

Design Course with Kate Catterall responds to campus carry lesgislation

Wed. September 30, 2015

people sitting in auditorium

Campus Carry: A Design Response

Using anticipatory design methods, students in the Design in the Social Environment course, Fall 2015, will explore design-centric approaches to changes that may be precipitated at The University of Texas at Austin after S.B. 11 is implemented in August 2016.

Students will focus on social and physical transformations of the environment as they research the legal and constitutional questions central to SB 11. They will explore the history, design and marketing of weapons; weapons storage; body armor (textiles/other); and other pertinent artifacts.

They will research every aspect of safety, security and defense in relation to the body, mind, in both public space and learning environments—ultimately designing a range of speculative design proposals.

Presentations and research materials will be archived in a course blog.

Guest speakers include:

Caitlin Sulley: a Research Project Director at the Institute on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault at the School of Social Work at The University of Texas at Austin. She will speak about the Campus Carry legislation from the Institute's perspective.

Jose Perez: a veteran and recent graduate of the graduate program in Design, M.F.A. 2015. He will present his recent speculative design work the function of which oscillates between therapeutic tool and means of communicating information about difficult mental health issues.

Officer Peiper: an officer in the university police department, will speak about campus security past, present and future.

Raul Comacho: Safety Measures

Representatives from Texas Law Shield

Cody Wilson: Defense Distributed

Makers of the Liberator Pistol

Leslie Mutchler and Jason Urban present paper at Impact 9: Printmaking in the Post-Print Age

Wed. September 30, 2015

Image courtesy of the artists.

Leslie Mutchler and Jason Urban will present at a conference entitled, IMPACT 9: Printmaking in the Post-Print Age. The conference will occur at at the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou, China and is sponsored by the Center for Fine Print Research at University of West England.

Their essay, "Assembly," examines the rewards of labor, the value of the handmade, and the relationship of maker and consumer, through the work of contemporary print artists.

Leslie Mutcher and Jason Urban present at IMPACT 9: Printmaking in the Post-Print Age

Mon. September 14, 2015

white overlapping hexagon and cube forms on green background

Leslie Mutcher and Jason Urban present at IMPACT 9: Printmaking in the Post-Print Age. This year's conference will be held in Hangzhou, China in September.

Michael Smith presents exhibition at Lora Reynolds Gallery

Wed. September 9, 2015

painting of figures around water fountain and one separated by wall
Michael Smith, More than enough water for everyone!!!, 2015, ink and watercolor on paper, 13-3/4 x 17-3/4 inches

Michael Smith presents Excuse me!?!...I'm looking for the "Fountain of Youth" at the Lora Reynolds Gallery project room. The exhibition includes video and related drawings by Smith. Opening September 12 (6–8 p.m.), the exhibition runs through November 7, 2015.

Kristin Lucas presents interactive installation at Gallery Protocol

Sun. August 30, 2015

digitally rendered grass and stairs with blue background
Image courtesy of Kristin Lucas.

Assistant Professor Kristin Lucas presents a solo exhibition at Gallery Protocol. The exhibition will be on view September 11 – October 16, 2015.

digitally rendered stairs in watery landscape
Image courtesy of Kristin Lucas
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