Pix2 Offers Rare Glimpse of Elusive Talents

Critic's Choice Event Showcases Works by Undercelebrated Artists in Area

Jan. 14, 2008

The critic's choice exhibit Pix2, opening this week in the Main Gallery of the UT Dallas Visual Arts Building, gives the public a chance to view artists flying “under the radar” in the North Texas art scene.

The exhibition is curated by associate professor John Pomara.

Pix2 runs Jan. 18 – Feb. 22 and will be free and open to the public.

Pomara asked art writers and critics from the Dallas-Fort Worth area to select up-and-coming artists who show promise or older artists who have not been prominently showcased in area galleries.

The first critics’ choice exhibition, Pix, was held at UT Dallas in 1999. Several of the artists featured later exhibited works at Barry Whistler Gallery, Marty Walker Gallery, Eugene Binder Gallery, Kidder Smith Gallery, Dallas Museum of Art, Angstrom Gallery and the McKinney Avenue Contemporary.

The art writers and critics, followed by the artists they selected for this exhibition, include:

  • Matthew Bourbon (Flash Art and Art Lies) - Alan Reid.
  • Fran Colpitt (Art in America and Art Lies) - Cam Schoepp.
  • J.R. Compton (DallasArtRevue) - Kim Cadmus Owens.
  • Rachel Cook (Glasstire) - Libby Black, Margaret Meehan and Rebecca Carter.
  • Mike Daniel (The Dallas Morning News) - Sara Ishii.
  • Janet Kutner (former critic of The Dallas Morning News) - Eric Chavera.
  • Charles Dee Mitchell (Art in America and The Dallas Morning News) - Peter Calvin.
  • Titus O’Brien (Glasstire, Art Lies and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram) - Kevin Brown.
  • Michael Odom (Art Forum, Art Papers and Art Lies) - Josephine Durkin.
  • Noah Simblist (Glasstire and Art Lies) - Terri Thornton.
  • Charissa Terranova (The Dallas Morning News, Glasstire and Art Lies, and an assistant professor of aesthetic studies at UT Dallas) - Amy Revier.

The opening reception is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 18, from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

The Visual Arts Building is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The gallery is closed on Sunday.

For information about the many musical, arts, theatre, dance and other performances and exhibitions held throughout the year at UT Dallas, please call 972-UTD-ARTS (972-883-2787) or e-mail utdarts@utdallas.edu. People with disabilities in need of special accommodations may call 972-883-2982, Texas Relay Operator: 1-800-RELAYVV.


More information: Pix2 Web site, (972) 883-2787, or e-mail utdarts@utdallas.edu
Media contact:  Kristi Barrus, UT Dallas, (972) 883-2972, kristi.barrus@utdallas.edu

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Art by Sara Ishii

Above: A work by Sara Ishii. Below: A work by Kevin Brown.

Art by Kevin Brown

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