Comer Collection: Of Nature

Tom Chambers, Prom Gown #3, 2005/2007, archival pigment print, 10x10 inches Lucas Foglia, Andrew and Taurin Drinking Raw Goats Milk, Tennessee, 2009, archival inkjet print, 23.5 x 30 inches

Friday, March 27, 2015 – Friday, April 24, 2015,
Venue: Edith O’Donnell Arts & Technology Building 1st floor Gallery
Admission: Free
Season: 2014-15


Of Nature

(Comer Photography Collection / curated by Twyla Bloxham)

Exhibition Dates:   March 27  - April 24, 2015

Venue:  Edith O'Donnell Arts and Technology Building Gallery  

Of Nature presents an overview of photographers who take inspiration from the natural world. From an emphasis on scientific phenomena and the recording of flora and fauna, to fictional images of natural phenomena, these artists reveal to us the power of observation and our relationship to our environment. Exhibiting artists include Lucas Foglia, Tom Chambers, Camille Solyagua, John Pfahl, Zeke Berman, Steve Goff, Robert Langham III, Laszlo Layton, and Kate Breakey.

The Comer Collection in the School of Arts and Humanities at UT-Dallas was initiated in 2004 through the gracious donation of Marilyn and Jerry Comer.  This wide-ranging archive, comprised of over 300 photographs and hundreds of books and journals serves as a resource for graduate students pursuing research in the area of photographic practice and contemporary art.  Documentation of exhibitions organized from the collection is available at 

Curated by Twyla Bloxham, Ph.D. student in Aesthetic Studies



LUCAS FOGLIA, photographer



LECTURE RECEPTION: O'Donnell Building Gallery, first floor, 6:00 - 7:00 PM,



Lucas Foglia (b. 1983) grew up on a small family farm in New York. He graduated with a MFA in Photography from Yale University and with a BA in Art Semiotics from Brown University. His photographs have been widely exhibited in the United States and in Europe, and are in the permanent collections of museums including the Denver Art Museum, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Philadelphia Museum of Art and Victoria & Albert Museum. Foglia’s first monograph, A Natural Order (Nazraeli Press, 2012), and his second monograph, Frontcountry (Nazraeli Press, 2014), were published to international critical acclaim. He is represented by Fredericks & Freiser Gallery, New York, and Michael Hoppen Contemporary, London.



Artist Lecture:  Thursday, April 2, 2015, 2:00 pm



Thursday, April 2, 2015, 3:30 pm, O'Donnell Building Gallery, first floor



Twyla Bloxham is an artist working primarily in photographic arts. Born in Iowa, she attended the University of Iowa where she received undergraduate degrees in Environmental Studies and Photography. 

She continued her education at Texas Woman’s University, where she received an MFA in photography.   She has been teaching at the Art Institute of Dallas as assistant professor in the Media Arts Department since 2010. Currently, she is pursuing a PhD in Aesthetic Studies at the University of Texas at Dallas.

Her art includes film, digital, alternative processes, bookmaking, and sculpture with a focus on nature, humans, and their complex interactions with the natural world. 

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