FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 1, 2005
FOR MORE INFORMATION: please call (512) 322-2099
Hana Hillerova, Director, Creative Research Laboratory
EXHIBITION DATES: August 13 - September 3, 2005
RECEPTION: Saturday, August 13, 6-9 pm
Gallery Hours: Tues.-Sat., 12-5 pm
Recent work by MFA candidates in the Department of Art & Art History at The University of Texas at Austin
August 13 - September 3
at Creative Research Laboratory
Opening Saturday, August 13, Creative Research Laboratory
presents Shade, introducing work by 12 Master of Fine Arts
candidates curated by four Art History graduate students, all
from the Department of Art and Art History at the University
of Texas at Austin. The opening reception will take place from
6 to 9 p.m. at Creative Research Laboratory, located at 2832
East Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard in Austin.
Shade is the second of two summer exhibitions organized
collaboratively by students in the Department of Art and Art
History. The artists featured in Shade include Michelle
Bayer, Jarrod Beck, Roberto Bellini, Katalin Hausel, Marianne
McGrath, Meme McNairy, Mike Osborne, Natacha Poggio,
Scott Proctor, Adam Schreiber, Nathan Spondike, and Thuy-
Van Vu. Curated by Alex Codlin, Laura A. Lindenberger,
Breanne Robertson, and Edwin Stirman.
Shade is the second show from this collaboration and
includes artists working in a primarily abstract mode, whose
works explore visual structure, material, and color. The first
show, Fever, featured artists whose whimsical narratives
stimulated the viewer’s sensory perceptions. These two
shows are in dialogue with each other, both conceptually as
well as visually, and capture an incredibly fertile and creative
moment within the Department of Art and Art History.
The artists in Shade approach their work from a formal vantage point that is visually cool, but forces the viewer to be actively and intellectually engaged when looking. Issues of process and materials form a basis that many of the artists explore in order to understand the physical product of their labor. Daily activities and rituals become a source of investigation and encourage the viewer to examine both the repetition and the variation in their own everyday practice. Vacant and unpredictable spaces force introspection and inquiry from the viewer while quietly telling their own stories. Other artists analyze the contradictions between balance and tension, unique and replicated objects.
Further, Shade challenges the importance of visual perception in our interpretation of individual works of art. One participant translates different works in Shade into a variety of media that stimulates the senses. Audio commentaries will be available for download prior to the show's opening at: http://www.vkdg.com/crl/. Volunteer-guided tours of Shade for visitors with disabilities will be available on Saturday, August 27 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, please email: email@example.com.
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
The Lab is located at 2832 East Martin Luther King
Boulevard , 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 further information about the Lab, contact Hana Hillerova, Director, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 512.322.2099, or visit http://uts.cc.utexas.edu/~crlab/
For information about the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at Austin, contact Carolyn Porter, email@example.com, 512.471.3379.
Creative Research Laboratory
2832 East Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78702