What: Lost In Trans exhibition shows modern and postmodern artwork from the UNT College of Visual Arts and Design's Permanent and Lending collections and work from three contemporary artists, UNT Studio Arts Professor Annette Lawrence and Chicago-based artists Derric Clemmons and Jeffrey Austin. The show is guest curated by Tempestt Hazel, co-founder of the Chicago-based visual arts non-profit Sixty Inches From Center.
When: Jan. 29 (Thursday) to March 7 (Saturday); gallery hours are Tuesday, Friday and Saturday from noon to 5 p.m., and Wednesday/Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: UNT Art Gallery, 1201 W. Mulberry St., Denton (first floor of the Art Building)
Reception: A reception with the curator and contemporary artists will be at 5 p.m. Jan. 29 (Thursday) at the gallery. A gallery talk follows at 6 p.m.
More information: Visit the UNT Art Gallery website for more information on the gallery, this exhibition and upcoming exhibitions. More information on Fine Arts Series 2014-15 season of events can be found on the group's Facebook page.
DENTON (UNT), Texas – When guest curator Tempestt Hazel started to pull together the pieces for the University of North Texas Art Gallery's Lost In Trans exhibition, she wanted the show to be open to various interpretations, fueled by the viewers' own natural art appreciation.
"I'm trying to take a step back from giving too much information to the viewer and, instead, allow people to get lost in the translation of the exhibition," said Hazel. "I want an exhibition that allows the viewer to use their own experiences in the interpretation of the art."
Modern and postmodern works from the College of Visual Arts and Design's Permanent and Lending collections will be the highlight of the spring's first exhibition from Jan. 29 (Thursday) to March 7 (Saturday) at the gallery, inside the Art Building at 1201 W. Mulberry St., Denton. Hazel, co-founder of the Chicago-based visual arts non-profit Sixty Inches From Center, also selected 3-D works from UNT Studio Arts Professor Annette Lawrence and Chicago artist Derric Clemmons. She also called upon Chicago artist and musician Jeffrey Michael Austin, who will create a piece for the exhibition.
Lost In Trans is shown at UNT as part of the Mary Jo and V. Lane Rawlins Fine Arts Series. The 2014-15 exhibitions at the College of Visual Arts and Design are sponsored by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts and by the CVAD Visiting Artist and Scholar Series.
The CVAD Permanent Collection consists of modern and contemporary art in various media with a focus on works on paper in serial and artist books. The collection includes works by American, European and Latin American artists acquired as gifts and donations by generous donors, both private and institutional. The on-campus Lending Collection consists of works on paper – prints, photographs, drawings – and abstract paintings donated by alumni, past and present CVAD faculty and given as gifts by other donors.
The free exhibition is open to the public at the UNT Art Gallery, 1201 W. Mulberry, Denton. Gallery hours are: noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Friday and Saturday; 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.
Visit the UNT Art Gallery website for more information on the gallery, this exhibition and upcoming exhibitions.
About the Curator
Tempestt Hazel is an independent curator, writer, artist advocate and executive director of Sixty Inches From Center, a Chicago-based online magazine and archiving organization. She is the Arts Program Manager at the Arts Incubator in Washington Park where she manages and helps develop their residency and exhibition program. Prior to that, she was the professional development manager at Chicago Artists Coalition where she created programs that teach artists how to build sustainable careers. Her curatorial practice often uses archives and collections as a starting point to draw connections between a variety of histories and the work of contemporary, emerging artists. With Sixty Inches From Center she advocates for artist legacy-building through arts journalism, storytelling and ephemera while also working to increase awareness, content and accessibility to the Chicago Artists' Archive of more than 10,000 artists. Hazel received a bachelors in art history and visual arts management from Columbia College Chicago in 2010.
About the Mary Jo and V. Lane Rawlins Fine Arts Series
Now in its 111th season, the Fine Arts Series began as the Lyceum Series in 1903 when UNT was North Texas Normal College. The series has grown over the past century while never losing sight of its purpose to enrich UNT students' lives and provide a higher quality of life at the university. The series continues to entertain and educate the campus community by presenting an exciting series of performing, visual and literary arts events. All Fine Arts Series performances are presented free of charge to UNT students.