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Student Art Exhibition
Friday, Jul 26, 2013 - Friday, Aug 10, 2013 Location: Visual Arts Building

Eliana Vigil, Narong Tintamusik, and Gabriela Rivas, three students in the Visual Arts program at UT Dallas, will exhibit their work in the Visual Arts Gallery during Summer II. The show opens with reception July 26th and the exhibit will be on display through Saturday Aug 10th, 2013. The opening reception is 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Friday evening, July 26th.

The exhibition contains mature content. Sexuality and Identity are themes explored in paintings by both Eliana Vigil’s work and Narong Tintamusik, while Gabriela Rivas’ sculptures tackle material and process.

Screenworks 
by Gabriela Rivas 
Senior Honors Thesis Exhibition
July 26 - August 10, 2013  
Visual Arts Building, Main Gallery  

Opening reception: Friday, July 26 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
image: Untitled, screenprint on plastic sheeting, 30 x 20 x 15 in. and 24 x 23 x 12 in., 2013     

Recent graduate Gabriela Rivas presents “Screenworks”, a Senior Honors Thesis Exhibition. Her soft sculpture, fabric, and pastels echo the history of the Feminist Art movement and Minimalism. She was inspired by Glasgow artist Karla Black’s recent “Concentrations 55” exhibition at the Dallas Museum of Art.

She writes: ScreenWorks’ is a point of departure for me in screenprinting, an on-going process to incorporate three-dimensional aspects into my work. I am interested in how printed images transform when they are printed onto unsubstantial, refuse like materials such as plastic that are then molded to create soft sculptures. In this sense this group of works is very much process-driven. Alongside the process of experimenting with printing on various materials, my intent is to express how femininity and feminism relate to working with ephemeral materials. 


Ódiame Más: Hate me more
by Eliana Vigil
Senior Honors Thesis
Exhibition July 26 - August 10, 2013
Visual Arts Building, Main Gallery

Opening reception: Friday, July 26 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
image: Glamour Mug Shot/YAIR Trade, acrylic on canvas, 3’x4’, 2013 

A recent graduate, Eliana Vigil’s Senior Honors Thesis Exhibition “Ódiame Más: Hate me more” explores the private self in the public forum of visual imagery and text.

She explains: The title of my thesis is “Ódiame más.” This phrase translated from Spanish is “Hate me more.” Though I am still preoccupied with the self-image I project to people, I find myself gradually straying from that inclination and damning those that care. I accept this feeling of being misunderstood and not belonging, embracing it as part of my individuality. I am no longer afraid to say my truths and risk offending people who may not understand where I am coming from or who find what I have to say uncomfortable. Though I primarily focus on my own psyche or experiences as a subject, my paintings speak to the complexity of the individual human being in general. Every person has a flaw or issues that they must face and by exposing my own, I invite the audience to confront and discuss what may lie dormant or rage on within them. My work is a critical processing of self examination through influences, personal backgrounds, and aesthetic experiences and thus seeks to act as a cathartic trigger for my audience.

Eliana Vigil has interned with the community art outreach programs offered by the Dallas Contemporary. She enjoys sharing art with children and adults who may not have had the opportunity or time to understand or appreciate art as a powerful visual and intellectual experience. 


Discretion
by Narong Tintamusik
July 26 - August 10, 2013  
Visual Arts Building, Mezzanine Gallery

Opening reception: Friday, July 26 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
image: Entourage, acrylic on paper, 38”x 50”, 2013   

Biology Major/Visual Arts Minor, Narong Tintamusik, will display paintings on paper from his Independent Study Project during the Spring 2013 Semester. He has been a recipient of UT Dallas’s Art and Humanities Bryce Jordan Scholarship, an award for excellence. His exhibition “Discretion” explores a limited color palette of thalo greens and alizarin crimson reds, colors that imbibe his gestural figures with heat and coolness, rest and action, sensuality and objectivity.

He writes: The word "discretion" means to have the power of individual judgement or choice. This very word became the foundation of my paintings. My figurative artworks focuses on human sexuality derived from pornographic media. Using paint as a medium of investigation, I created a body of work that invites the audience to re-formulate their own opinions on the topics of sexual intercourse or simply become more conscientious of them. Whether the viewer receives a negative or positive response from viewing my sexually-charged artworks is not the utmost importance to me. My personal goal is that the audience will be able to locate their own comfort zones within the realms of their own sexuality. My artworks may be considered filthy, grotesque, beautiful, mundane, or natural. All adjectives are valid, truthful, and personal. That is why I called my show, "Discretion."


Gallery Hours: Mon. - Fri., 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Patrons should access the Visual Arts Building via Synergy Park Blvd. and Rutford Ave. Visit utdallas.edu/maps. For more information, ah.utdallas.edu or call 972-UTD-ARTS.

For assistance call 972-883-2982 or Texas Relay Operator 1-800 RELAYTX. UT Dallas is an equal opportunity/affirmative action university.

Contact Info:
Arts and Performance Office, 972-UTD-ARTS
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