Sculptress Phyllida Barlow to Exhibit
Work at U. T. Dallas Oct. 10 to Nov. 15
RICHARDSON, Texas (Sept. 16, 2003) - The
University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) will present an exhibition of large, three-dimensional installations
by sculptress Phyllida Barlow in the Visual Arts Building on campus from Oct. 10 to Nov. 15.
A reception will be held in connection with the exhibition
in the building's Main Gallery on Friday, Oct. 17, from 6:30 to 9 p.m.
" The dynamics of the location of the work in relationship to the viewer aspires to engage with and revitalize our experience
and knowledge of things through the interplay of an emphasis on common, low-tech materials and edited, abbreviated references,
which invite associations but resist definition," Barlow has said about her work. "The thickly painted surfaces
are essential to the work's physicality and its artifice, demanding that it be experienced in the here and now. Sculpture
for me has been ephemeral and temporary, and dominating my experience has been an experimental approach to making and exhibiting."
All UTD art exhibitions are free and open to the public.
The Visual Arts Building is open Mondays to Fridays from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and on Saturdays from
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. It is closed on Sundays.
For information about the many musical,
arts, theatre, dance and other performances and exhibitions held throughout the year at UTD, please
call 972-UTD-ARTS (972-883-2787), e-mail [email protected] or
visit the School of Arts and Humanities' web site at www.utdallas.edu/ah.
Persons with disabilities needing special accommodations may call 972-883-2982, Texas Relay Operator
The University of Texas at Dallas, located at the convergence of Richardson, Plano and Dallas in the heart
of the complex of major multinational technology corporations known as the Telecom Corridor,
enrolls more than 13,000 students. The school's freshman class traditionally stands at the forefront
of Texas state universities in terms of average SAT scores. The university offers a broad assortment
of bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs. For additional information about UTD, please
visit the university's Web site at http://www.utdallas.edu.
About the Artist
Phyllida Barlow was born in Newcastle upon Tyne in 1944. She trained at Chelsea College of Art and the Slade
School of Fine Art, London during the 1960's.
Her work consists predominantly of large, three-dimensional installations in which the use of space
-- and one's relationship to it -- plays an important role. She lectures and writes on sculpture,
recently at the Eva Hesse Retrospective at Tate Modern, and for Frieze magazine. Barlow is currently
Head of Undergraduate Sculpture at the Slade School of Fine Art. Recent exhibitions include EAST
International, Norwich (1997); Out of Place, Chapter, Cardiff (1998); Not, Nothing, Nowhere, Deptford,
London (1998); O Pas Là, Lieu d'Art Contemporain, Narbonne, France (1999); Furniture, Richard
Salmon, London (1999); Dumbfounded, Battersea Arts Centre, London (1999); British Art Show 5, (2000-01);
Sculpture at Mile End, (2001); Fete, Station, Bristol (2002); New Sculpture, Richard Salmon Gallery,
(2002); The Greatest Show on Earth, touring UK and France (2003); and Location, Location, Location,
Albury Arts, (2003). Barlow lives and works in London.