FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 10, 2005
FOR MORE INFORMATION: please call (512) 322-2099
Hana Hillerova, Director, Creative Research Laboratory
EXHIBITION DATES: January 21 - February 12, 2005
RECEPTION: Friday, January 21, 6 - 9 pm
Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 12-5 pm

LAND ARTS OF THE
AMERICAN WEST 2004


Recent Work by Students in Studio Art at the University of New Mexico and Design at the University of Texas at Austin

January 21 - February 12, 2005

image of Land Arts postcard

Opening Friday, January 21, Creative Research Laboratory presents LAND ARTS OF THE AMERICAN WEST 2004, introducing work by fourteen students from Studio Art at the University of New Mexico and Design at the University of Texas at Austin. The opening reception will take place 6 to 9 p.m. at Creative Research Laboratory, located at 2832 East Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard in Austin.

LAND ARTS OF THE AMERICAN WEST is a studio-based, field study program dedicated to the investigation of land arts from pre-contact Native American to contemporary Euro- American cultures. Land Arts is a collaboration between Studio Art at the University of New Mexico and Design at the University of Texas at Austin. Fourteen students led by two faculty spend the fall semester living and working in the southwest. Occupying the land for weeks at a time, living as a nomadic group and working directly in the environment, students navigate issues of culture, site, community and self.

The exhibition features work in a variety of media produced in direct response to the program. The artists and designers featured in LAND ARTS OF THE AMERICAN WEST 2004 are Julie Brown, Alexandra Codlin, Grant Davis, Nina Dubois, Veronica Giavedoni, Mark Hensel, Carissa Leos, Jonathan Loth, Erika Osborne, Tracey Stuckey, Beatrice Thomas, Ben Tremper, Michael Wachs, and Mariah Williamson. The exhibition is curated by faculty members Bill Gilbert and Chris Taylor.

LAND ARTS OF THE AMERICAN WEST 2004 was previously shown at John Sommers Gallery at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque December 8 20, 2004.

For more information on the Land Arts program, please visit their web site at http://design2.art.utexas.edu/land_arts/ or email Land Arts faculty co-coordinator Chris Taylor, Assistant Professor of Design, University of Texas at Austin, at c_dog@mail.utexas.edu

Creative Research Laboratory presents a year-round schedule of exhibitions of work by students and faculty at the University of Texas at Austin, and also facilitates workshops, performances, demonstrations, seminars and collaborations. Creative Research Laboratory is located in East Austin at 2832 East Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, inside Flatbed World Headquarters. There is ample free parking and bus service available on Capitol Metro's route 18. The activities of the Department of Art and Art History and the Creative Research Laboratory are free and open to the public.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: contact Gallery Director Hana Hillerova, crlab@uts.cc.utexas.edu, or 512.322.2099. For information about the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at Austin, contact Carolyn Porter, carolynp@mail.utexas.edu, 512.471.3379.


Hana Hillerova
Director: Creative Research Laboratory
at the Department of Art and Art History,
University of Texas at Austin
2832 East Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78702
directions: http://uts.cc.utexas.edu/~crlab/map.html
phone: (512) 322-2099
email: crlab@uts.cc.utexas.edu
http://uts.cc.utexas.edu/~crlab/
gallery hours: Tu-Sat, 12-5 p.m