FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 15, 2007
FOR MORE INFORMATION: contact Jade Walker
Director, Creative Research Laboratory
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
June 30 - August 25, 2007
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.
Austin. The Third part of the exhibition runs August 11 through
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
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
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
premise that is intentionally disrupted by points of overlap
between the two themes presented in each part of the show. These "hinge"
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
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, email@example.com,
For more information about the Department of Art and Art History
at the University of Texas at Austin, contact Carolyn Porter, firstname.lastname@example.org,
Gallery Director: Creative Research Laboratory
Department of Art and
University of Texas at Austin
2832 East Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78702
phone: (512) 322-2099
gallery hours: Tu-Sat, 12-5 p.m