UT Dallas artists have a number of exhibits opening this weekend.  Students will be showing their work all over the Dallas area in a variety of settings from McKinney to the Dallas Design District. All the events are free and open to the public.

“Social Studies”: Visual Arts Building

Photo from exhibit

Reception 6:30-8:30 p.m., Sept. 9
Exhibit open through Oct. 16

Artists: Holly Gaskins, Christopher Grider, Kerry Hennigin, Hillary Holsonback, Ronit Ilan, Melanie Levin, Emily Loving, Vargha Manshadi, Cynthia Miller, Amy Pickup,  Lori Snyder, Lupita Murillo Tinnen, David Witherspoon

The gallery reception for the exhibition Social Studies is set for 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, in the Visual Arts Building on the UT Dallas campus. The show features the photography and video work of 13 UT Dallas graduate students.

The works explore the representation of the human figure through a lens informed by social issues such as:  everyday documentation of family life; the value that we place on physical labor; gender conventions that influence youth; our reliance upon pharmaceutical drugs; use of the camera to explore aspects of our identities; reflections on body image; and critique of stereotypes.

The art collective 14+1, a group consisting of 14 current or former UT Dallas students, is making its debut with an exhibit titledHELLO!. The collective is “committed to pursuing the intriguing, possible and impossible within the arts.”

Works will include an interactive dance installation by Danielle Georgiou, who is pursuing a Phd in aesthetic studies.  Andy Amato will be showing a series of sculptures made from found objects. Other artists will have pieces in a range of media.

“HELLO!”: 14 + 1

5-8 p.m., Sept. 10
1130 Dragon St., Dallas Design Destrict

Artists: Andy Amato, Emily Loving, Robin Myrick, F Kites, Frank Tringali, Hillary Holsonback, Paul Snelson II, T.J. Griffin, Val Curry, Willie Baronet, Yaseen Benhalim, Danielle Georgiou, Leigh Arnold, Sandi Edgar

“With the breadth of styles and mediums there will be plenty to experience – what’s most impressive is that between the fourteen artists there is still a cohesive show,” said Amato, who finished his doctorate in history of ideas earlier this year.

The show will be 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10,  at 1130 Dragon St. Suite 110 in the Dallas Design District.

Full story available from the UT Dallas News Center.