Kathy Lovas presents “The Dining Chair” at UNT on the Square

Dining room chair installation
Dining room chair installation
Friday, November 9, 2012 - 16:39

What:The Institute for the Advancement for the Arts presents “The Dining Room Chair” installation by UNT Adjunct Professor Kathy Lovas. The installation features a chair that has been in her family for several generations.

 

Editor’s note: Gallery will be closed for the UNT Thanksgiving Holiday schedule.

When: Nov. 12 (Monday) – Nov. 26 (Monday)
Opening Reception: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Nov.16 (Friday)
Gallery hours: 9 a.m. – noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Friday, with extended hours until 8 p.m. Thursday and 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday

Where: UNT on the Square, 109 N. Elm St., on the west side of the Courthouse Square in downtown Denton, Texas

Cost: Free

Contact: Herbert Holl, director of UNT on the Square at 940-369-8257 or herbert.holl@unt.edu.

DENTON (UNT), Texas--UNT Institute for the Advancement of the Arts presents “The Dining Room Chair installation by UNT Adjunct Professor Kathy Lovas. The installation features a chair that has been in her family for several generations.

“The Dining Chair” will be on display at UNT on the Square Monday Nov. 12 through

Monday Nov. 26 (gallery will be closed for the UNT Thanksgiving Holiday schedule).

The exhibition is free, and an opening reception will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday Nov.16.

Kathy’s art is research-based and results in room-sized installations as well as smaller bodies of work and sculptural pieces incorporating photography.

She thinks of her projects as works of “visual historical fiction” through which she explores how photographs function in society and how they move us.

 

About “The Dining Room Chair” series by Kathy Lovas:

 

“The Dining Room Chair" series is about a chair that has been in my family for several generations. Like the photograph in which it appears, it is a saved artifact and index to the past. I have disassembled, reassembled, traced, embroidered and juxtaposed it with a variety of materials and texts.

 

About Kathy Lovas:

Kathy Lovas was born in Duluth, Minn. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from St. Mary's College in Notre Dame, Ind., and a Master of Fine Arts in photography from Texas Woman's University in Denton, Texas. She is a 1995 recipient of a Mid-America Arts Alliance National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in photography, and was a 1991 fellow of the American Photography Institute National Graduate Seminar at New York University. Selected solo exhibitions of her work include Lawndale Art Center, Houston; Galveston Art Center; Women and Their Work, Austin, Texas; and Handley-Hicks Gallery, Fort Worth, Texas, which represented her work for many years. She has been a resident artist at Project Row Houses in Houston, Connemara Conservancy in Allen, Texas, and the Atlantic Center for the Arts in Florida. Her work has been included in numerous group exhibitions throughout the region, and she recently created site-specific installations at DiverseWorks, Houston, The Art Museum of Southeast Texas in Beaumont, Texas, Arlington Museum of Art, UT San Antonio Satellite Space at Blue Star, and Warehouse Theater in Greenville, S.C.

Kathy lives in Dallas and has been on the photography faculty in the College of Visual Arts and Design at the University of North Texas since 1992. In addition she has held teaching appointments at Southern Methodist University, The University of Texas at Arlington, The University of Texas at Dallas, and Texas Woman’s University.

Kathy’s art is research-based and results in room-sized installations as well as smaller bodies of work and sculptural pieces incorporating photography. She thinks of her projects as works of “visual historical fiction” through which she explores how photographs function in society and how they move us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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