Molly Dierks: Somewhere There is an Island Exhibit at Texas Wesleyan

Art Exhibition, Reception, and Artist Lecture By Molly Dierks:
Somewhere There Is An Island August 20 – September 13, 2018
Reception: September 8, 2 to 4 p.m.
Artist talk: September 11, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m
Venue: All events are held in the gallery in the Bernice Coulter Templeton Art Studio, Texas Wesleyan University, 1415 E. Vaughn Street, Fort Worth, TX 76105

For additional information contact: Kit Hall, professor of art & gallery director, 817-531-4984 or khall@txwes.edu
Website: Molly Dierks, Somewhere There Is An Island https://txwes.edu/art-gallery/exhibitions/molly-dierks/
Events are free and open to the public.

About the Exhibition
The gallery in the Bernice Coulter Templeton Art Studio starts its second exhibition season with an installation that is energetic, employs fantasy, and requires the viewer to bring imagination and curiosity while walking through an extraordinary forest. One like you have never seen before.
In the words of the artist, Molly Dierks, “I am inspired by the shapes, lines, and language in industrial society that convey information about identity and desire. On my phone, computer and in my studio, I have an ever-accreting collection of samples of mass-distributed media, ranging from the weathered trash I find in medians or parking lots, to gumball-machine baubles purchased at the grocery store, to phrases from advertisements. The process of manipulating and recombining my collection of language, objects, and forms is part of an ongoing quest to deconstruct and distill the formal and linguistic qualities of desire, conformity, and love.”

Dierks takes the objects of our everyday life and throws them back into our heads to be transformed, rearranged and redefined. In Somewhere There Is An Island, Dierks explores and analyzes how commercialism, technology and our ‘throw-away’ culture interconnect to impact the substance of our lives in the 21st Century.

Molly Dierks is an assistant professor of art at Tarleton State University. She has an MFA in Art & Design from University of Michigan, completed post-Baccalaureate work in Sculpture & Extended Media at Virginia Commonwealth University and has a BFA from Dartmouth College. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally.

Make sure to celebrate the arts by putting this on your calendar and plan to visit this first exhibition.
Exhibition dates: August 20 – September 13
Artist Reception: September 8, 2-4 p.m.
Artist Lecture: September 11, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Gallery hours are Monday – Thursday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. All events pertaining to this exhibition are free and open to the public.

For further information call Kit Hall, professor of art & gallery director 817-531-4984 or email khall@txwes.edu.

About Texas Wesleyan’s Bernice Coulter Templeton Art Studio
The renovation of the Polytechnic Firehouse to Texas Wesleyan’s new Bernice Coulter Templeton Art Studio is a key part of the Rosedale Renaissance, a $6.7 million project that revitalizes the Texas Wesleyan campus and Polytechnic neighborhood, and represents the University’s vision for the future.

The improvements lay the groundwork for long-term sustainable economic growth in Southeast Fort Worth, and are a central part of Texas Wesleyan’s 2020 Vision strategic plan.

The Art Studio’s mission is to serve as a cultural and academic environment for the enjoyment and critical analysis of the visual arts. Visually enriching exhibitions and informative experiences with artists, visiting classes, campus and community meetings enrich the lives of all visitors.

Free gallery events include artist gallery talks and receptions, as well as outreach activities. Reservations are required for academic classes held in the gallery, Wesleyan, and community groups. For more information, contact Kit Hall, professor of art & gallery director, at 817-531-4984 or khall@txwes.edu.

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