Sara Cardona “Southern Gothic” – October Exhibit at Texas Wesleyan

Sara Cardona
“Southern Gothic”
October 1- October 25, 2018

Reception: October 13, 2 to 4 p.m.
Artist talk: October 15, 12:15 – 1:30 p.m. This artist lecture is part of Texas Wesleyan’s Mitchell-Reed Community of Learners lecture series held in the art gallery. It is an opportunity to meet the artist and have an informal discussion about the exhibition. Visitors can bring a brown-bag lunch. The Eunice and James L. West Library provides drinks and cookies.

Venue: All events held in the gallery in the Bernice Coulter Templeton Art Studio, Texas Wesleyan University
1415 E. Vaughn Street, Fort Worth, TX 76105

Website: Southern Gothic https://txwes.edu/art-gallery/exhibitions/sara-cardona/
Events are free and open to the public.

About the Exhibition
The gallery in the Bernice Coulter Templeton Art Studio at Texas Wesleyan University welcomes artist Sara Cardona. Her exhibition Southern Gothic promises to inspire one’s imagination while searching her large format collages.

In the words of the artist, Sara Cardona states, she “uses the analog process of cut-and-paste collage in the tradition of Dada assemblage and in a nod to the editing process of film. The amorphous forms created are inspired by the mood and sensibility of the South, its beauty and shadows. These forms suggest potential movement, even as they are static and the artist thinks of them as hybrid of object and film still. They are alluring and disarming at the same time, paying homage to both the presence of the human body and its absence as well. These forms become organisms that represent the detritus of human movement across the topography of the Southern Gothic, evolving and devolving into baroque forms.”
Cardona give us beauty and mystery at the same time requiring us to seek a balance between the two to discover her expressive content.

Sara Cardona was born in Mexico City. She is a Ph.D. candidate in Aesthetic Studies at University of Texas at Dallas. She has advanced studies in Painting and Sculpture and received her Master of Fine Arts from Tyler School of Art.

Make sure to celebrate the arts at Texas Wesleyan University by putting this on your calendar.
Exhibition dates: October 1 – 25
Artist Reception: October 13, 2-4 p.m.
Mitchell-Reed Community of Learners artist lecture: October 16, 12:15 – 1:30 p.m.
Gallery hours are Monday – Thursday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. All events pertaining to this exhibition take place in the gallery, are free, and open to the public.
For further information call Kit Hall, 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, 817-531-4984 or khall@txwes.edu.

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