Student Artists Reconsider the Photographic Image

Arts and Humanities to Feature Works of 3 in UT Dallas Gallery Exhibit

Jun. 28, 2012

Cardenas' Mixed Media

Pensive Study #1 is part of Lisa Cardenas' thesis project for her UT Dallas Master of Fine Arts degree.

Three UT Dallas student-artists will be showing works that re-examine the role of the photographic image in Strip, an exhibit that opens Friday, June 29.

The works by Lisa Cardenas, Lillian Love Kennedy and Katherine Jin include painting, video installations and mixed-media creations. 

Cardenas’ work stands as her Master of Fine Arts thesis in the Arts and Technology (ATEC) program.

“My paintings are characterized by a nervous treatment of the surface,” Cardenas said. “Bold strokes contrast with transparent medium to create pure and luminous color.”

Kennedy, a doctoral student in the School of Arts and Humanities, constructs collages from photographic prints and found objects. Multiple layers create a sense of movement in each piece, she said.

“I construct and re-shoot various old and new photographs and other found objects to create a sense of the compression of time and space,” Kennedy said.

Lillian Love Kennedy art

Doctoral student Lillian Love Kennedy uses old and new photgraphs and other found objects.

Dorothy’s Mirror by Katherine Jin is an experimental digital video installation piece that remixes film. The work deconstructs and reconfigures cinematic footage.

“Remixing the new and old material explores the nature of identity, reflection, fear and drudgery across a variety of styles, time periods and cultures,” Jin said. “The concept behind this fragmented video is to recontextualize pre-existing pieces, rendered silent, to build a new story framework that is greater than the sum of its parts.”

The opening reception for the exhibit is Friday, June 29 from 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. in the Visual Arts Building, and it will continue through Saturday, July 14.

Katherine Jin's Video Installation

Katherine Jin’s video installation is titled Dorothy’s Mirror.


Media Contact: Chaz Lilly, UT Dallas, (972) 883-2155, cll093020@utdallas.edu
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CentralTrak installation SHEET/ROCK

Sheet/Rock is a collaboration between Cassandra Emswiler and Sally Glass.

 

CentralTrak Artists to Join Forces
in Multimedia Sheet/Rock Exhibit

The ideas of two artists will merge at CentralTrak next month in an installation featuring videos, sculpture, photographs and altered objects.

Sheet/Rock is the work of Cassandra Emswiler, a CentralTrak and UT Dallas alumna, and Sally Glass, who will be one of CentralTrak’s artists in residence this fall.

The exhibit will act as a culmination of the creative feedback loop of ideas, photography and friendship the two have shared over the past year.  The exhibit will transfer both their individual studio practices and their longtime correspondences onto a series of sheetrock tabletops.

CentralTrak is a gallery and work space run by the School of Arts & Humanities

Opening Saturday, July 14, 8 –10 p.m. Gallery hours are Saturdays, noon – 5 p.m. and by appointment, 214-824-9302.

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