FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 18, 2009
FOR MORE INFORMATION: contact Xochi Solis
    Assistant Director, Creative Research Laboratory
    email:crlab@austin.utexas.edu
    phone:(512) 322-2099
EXHIBITION DATES: July 25 - August 8, 2009 (Part One)
    August 15 - August 29, 2009 (Part Two)
OPENING RECEPTIONS: Saturday, July 25, 6-9 pm (Part One)
    Saturday, August 15, 6-9 pm (Part Two)
GALLERY HOURS: 12-5 pm, Tues. - Sat.

For information about the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at Austin,
    contact Carolyn Porter
    email: carolynp@mail.utexas.edu
    phone: (512) 471-3379.

Half and Half

A summer exhibition in two parts, featuring a collaboration between past and present graduate students from the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at Austin.



Half and Half

The Creative Research Laboratory introduces a summer adventure starring: a coked-up vacuum cleaner, a severed beached whale, a bevy of romance novels, and the surging waters of Niagara Falls. It’s Half & Half, the love child of the artists and art historians of the Department of Art and Art History. The artwork from fifteen graduate students is split into two exhibitions curated by art and art history graduates. Each exhibition runs for two weeks, with the first opening on July 25th, and the second opening on August 15th.

This set of exhibitions marks the eighth consecutive year of collaboration among the Department of Art and Art History graduate students on a summer exhibition at the CRL. This select group of works represents a wide range of media including painting, sculpture, photography, large-scale works on paper, and video.

Part One

July 25 - August 8, 2009

Opening Reception: July 25, 6-9 PM

Featured artists include Kate Abercrombie, Sonya Berg, Sam Dahl, Scott Eastwood, Santiago Forero, Robert Melton, Marya Spont, and Jeff Stanley. Curated by Kara Carmack, Ariel Evans, Bonnie Gammill, and Lauren Hanson. Opening reception will feature a live interactive performance by guest artist, Jennifer Remenchik.

Part Two

August 15 - August 29, 2009

Opening Reception: August 15, 6-9 PM

Featured artists are Kristina Felix, Bethany Johnson, Teruko Nimura, Alejandro Sanchez, Tim Schmidt, Christina Weisner, and Richard Yanas. Curated by Kara Carmack, Ariel Evans, Bonnie Gammill, and Lauren Hanson.

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

Jade Walker
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@austin.utexas.edu
url: http://uts.cc.utexas.edu/~crlab/
gallery hours: Tu-Sat, 12-5 p.m