FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 15, 2007
FOR MORE INFORMATION: contact Jade Walker
    Director, Creative Research Laboratory
    email:crlab@uts.cc.utexas.edu
    phone:(512) 322-2099

RECEPTION (PART 1): Saturday, June 30, 6 - 9 pm
EXHIBITION DATES (PART 1): June 30 - July 14, 2007
RECEPTION (PART 2): Saturday, July 21, 6 - 9 pm
EXHIBITION DATES (PART 2): Jul. 21 - Aug. 4, 2007
CLOSING RECEPTION (PART 3): Sat., Aug. 25, 6 - 9 pm
EXHIBITION DATES (PART 3): Aug. 11 - Aug. 25, 2007

GALLERY HOURS: Tuesdays - Saturdays, 12-5 pm

Interchange

June 30 - August 25, 2007

INTERCHANGE - postcard image

Beginning Saturday, August 11, the Creative Research Laboratory presents Part III of Interchange: An Exhibition in Three Parts, introducing work by 15 Master of Fine Arts candidates curated by six Art History graduate students. The final of three receptions marks the close of the exhibit and will take place August 25 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Creative Research Laboratory, located at 2832 East Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard in Austin. The Third part of the exhibition runs August 11 through August 25.

For the sixth consecutive year, students in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at Austin collaborate on summer exhibitions at the CRL. This year the featured artists are Alec Appl, Jani Benjamins, Bonnie Gammill, Peter Johansen, Anna Krachey, Christa Mares, Kurt Dominick Mueller, Jill Pangallo, Karri Paul, Cecelia Phillips, Laura Turner, Joshua Welker, Joseph Winchester, Amelia Winger-Bearskin, and Virginia Yount. The curators are Lynn Boland, Amanda Douberley, Kathryn Hixson, Katja Rivera, Deborah Spivak, and Edwin Stirman. The artwork seen in studio visits with the M.F.A. students led the curatorial team to devise a strategy for an exhibition that articulates a web of associations connecting this constellation of work.

Interchange establishes a flexible curatorial framework to investigate the ways in which artworks evoke multiple meanings. The exhibition is divided into three parts, each of which will organize works into two curatorial themes. These six themes explore history, time, fantasy, representation, process, and disruption through artworks in the media of painting, photography, video, and sculpture. Each thematic grouping expresses a single curatorial premise that is intentionally disrupted by points of overlap between the two themes presented in each part of the show. These "hinge" artworks underscore the extent to which a single work can contain or allow for diverse, and sometimes contrasting, associations.

Connections between each part of the show are mapped further by the reappearance of individual artworks in different thematic groups. Over the course of the exhibition, some work will be traded out of the gallery, while other works will remain. Through this process of addition and subtraction, surprising correlations may come to the fore. Why, for example, do half of the artists whose work is positioned as expressing "The Burden of History " (part 1) reappear in "Ignis Fatuus" (part 2), a theme addressing fantasy? How does a curatorial context shape the interpretation of a given artwork?

A speculative project with open-ended results, Interchange posits the gallery as a site of convergence for both art works and ideas.

A catalogue featuring essays by the curators about the work of each artist as well as each theme will be published in conjunction with the exhibition.

Part I: "The Burden of History" and "The Eternal Moment" runs from June 30 through July 14. A reception for Part II: "Ignis Fatuus": and "Problematizing Representation" will take place July 21 and run until August 4th.
Part III: "Add and Subtract" and "Discordance" opens August 11, with a closing reception on August 25.

The Creative Research Laboratory is a component of the University of Texas at Austin College of Fine Arts in the Department of Art and Art History. It serves as a flexible interdisciplinary educational environment advancing professional practices in Studio Art, Art History, Design, Visual Art Studies and Art Education. As a creative incubator, it is designed to facilitate collaboration between artists and scholars and connect with diverse communities at large. Creative Research Laboratory presents a year-round schedule of exhibitions of work by students and faculty at the University of Texas at Austin, and facilitates workshops, performances, demonstrations, seminars and collaborations.

Creative Research Laboratory presents a year-round schedule of exhibitions of work by students and faculty at the University of Texas at Austin, and facilitates workshops, performances, demonstrations, seminars and collaborations.

Creative Research Laboratory is located in East Austin at 2832 East Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, inside Flatbed World Headquarters. There is ample free parking and bus service available on Capitol Metro's route 18. Creative Research Laboratory is open from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The activities of the Department of Art and Art History and the Creative Research Laboratory are free and open to the public.

For more information about the Creative Research Lab contact Gallery Director Jade Walker, crlab@uts.cc.utexas.edu, or 512.322.2099.

For more information about the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at Austin, contact Carolyn Porter, carolynp@mail.utexas.edu, 512.471.3379.

Jade Walker
Gallery Director: Creative Research Laboratory
Department of Art and Art History,
University of Texas at Austin
2832 East Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78702
directions: http://uts.cc.utexas.edu/~crlab/map.html
phone: (512) 322-2099
email: crlab@uts.cc.utexas.edu
url: http://uts.cc.utexas.edu/~crlab/
gallery hours: Tu-Sat, 12-5 p.m

Christa Mares
Things Made Pink, Yellow, or Blue, 2007
clay, found objects, steel, crocheted string
dimensions variable


Kurt Mueller
A History of Ultimatums (detail), 2007
laser prints
dimensions variable


Cecelia Phillips
St Bernard with Ptarmigans and Sleeping Boy, 2007
oil on paper
24" h x 36" w


Amelia Winger-Bearskin
Backup (Cupid, That'll be the Day, Jolene), 2007
video NTSC
2:28 loop