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An Old Friend And A Moving Target and Gallup Motel Butchering

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An Old Friend And A Moving Target

January 23 – February 07, Visual Arts Building, Main Gallery, University of Texas at Dallas

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 24, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 
Gallery Hours: Monday – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., Closed Sunday

An Old Friend – new works by Luke Harnden
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A Moving Target – MFA Thesis exhibition by Val Curry

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Gallup Motel Butchering

January 17 – February 21, CentralTrak, Free

On exhibition at CentralTrak is the four-channel video installation, Gallup Motel Butchering by artists’ collective Postcommodity. In the artists’ words, this work “explores the culturally sensible Indigenous perceptions and engagements juxtaposed with the theoretical ideas presented by Western thought.”

The video installation features a Navajo woman using a motel in Gallup, New Mexico as a temporary space to butcher a sheep that she will prepare for a family feast. The exhibition examines the contested space of tribal homeland, tradition, globalism, commerce, cultural continuity and cross-cultural opinion. Layman on viola.

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