Object Exhibition Opens Jan. 12 at UT Dallas

RICHARDSON, Texas (Dec. 18, 2006) — The exhibition Object, curated by John Pomara and Charissa Terranova, will run in the main gallery of the Visual Arts Building at The University of Texas at Dallas from Jan. 12 to Feb. 16.  The exhibition is free and open to the public. 

In this mixed media exhibition, artists create hybrid forms of art that investigate the object’s plurality of form in current art practices. Featured artists include Frances Bagley, Candice Briceno, Nancy Brown, Richie Budd, Jeff Hand, Lily Hanson, Teresa O’Conner, Tim Stokes, Jason Villegas and Kathy Webster. 

Terranova remarks that, though seemingly mundane, “objects have a magical, if not chimerical power.”  Items in the exhibition include video, textile-paintings, three-dimensional photographs, sculpture and pictures “spilling onto the floor in stuffed-animal splendor.”

Terranova explains, “The work of Object disregards the partitions between painting, sculpture and architecture, claiming media contamination its own.  Individual works in the show move seamlessly across and between traditional spatial boundaries.”

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

An opening reception will take place on Friday, Jan. 12, from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

More information about the event is available at http://ah.utdallas.edu/season0607/object.htm.

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), e-mail utdarts@utdallas.edu, or visit the School of Arts and Humanities’ Web site at http://ah.utdallas.edu/.  Persons with disabilities needing special accommodations may call 972-883-2982, Texas Relay Operator: 1-800-RELAYVV.

About UT Dallas

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 14,500 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 UT Dallas, please visit the university’s Web site at www.utdallas.edu.