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Artist Talk & Reception with Martin Lam Nguyen, C.S.C. – Nov. 3 at UD’s Haggerty Gallery

You are warmly invited …

Please join us for the closing reception of Moments, a solo exhibition of works by Rev. Martin Lam Nguyen, C.S.C, this Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, from 5-8 p.m. An artist talk is being given in the Art History Auditorium at 5 p.m.at the University of Dallas with the reception following directly in the gallery. An artist catalog is being published for the occasion of the exhibition and will be available on the night. The exhibition ends this Sunday, Nov. 5, at 5 p.m., do not miss out!

A Roman Catholic priest from Vietnam, Nguyen will be transforming the gallery into a large installation for quiet meditation and reflection on the present moment.

The exhibition brings together three multi-year projects: Mountain Waits (1998-1999), Lucie (2001-2005), and Painting of the Social Network (2007-present). Occupying every inch of the gallery, this vast installation features thousands of cataloged moments, each carefully painted or drawn and then presented in a grid-like format. The result is a work of abounding repetition yet permeated with individuality, as each picture, like the moments they depict, reads as unique and personal.

“It is a room for meditation and it really resembles life,” says Nguyen, “the connections, the disconnections, the facts, the fragility of all of it and yet the power of life.” 

Devoted priest, long-serving educator and accomplished artist, Nguyen brings the many parts of his life together in the studio. Meditation and prayer join the rhythmic stroke of intricate line work. Like ink and water on paper, juxtaposing lessons from a life marred by war mix together with joyful religious service.

“Many of the things are sad, but the bottom line of this life is good,” said Nguyen. “Life is very precious. It’s a positive message.” 

Nguyen is an Associate Professor at the University of Notre Dame in the Department of Art, Art History and Design; he has been teaching there since 1995. In 1989, he became a priest of the Congregation of the Holy Cross after fleeing Vietnam as a refugee a decade earlier.

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Image Credits:
Photo by Skyler Fike/University of Dallas, Installation Shots of Martin Lam Nguyen, C.S.C., Moments, Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery

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Moments, Martin Lam Nguyen Solo opening Oct. 5 at UD’s Haggerty Gallery

The Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery is honored to present Moments, a solo show by Martin Lam Nguyen. Please join us for either the opening reception on October 5, 6-8 p.m. or our closing reception November 3, 6-8 p.m. The exhibition runs through from October 5, to November 5, 2017.

A devoted priest, long serving educator, and accomplished artist, Nguyen brings the many parts of his life together in the studio. Meditation and prayer join the rhythmic stroke of intricate line work in drawings and lessons from a life marred by war mixed together with joyful religious service, like ink and water on paper, with the desire to teach and inspire.

Martin Lam Nguyen was born in Vietnam; he arrived in America as a refugee in 1979 and became a priest of the Congregation of the Holy Cross a decade later. He joined the art department of the University of Notre Dame in 1995 and continues there as Associate Professor of the Department of Art, Art History and Design.

Moments brings together three of Nguyen’s major multi-year projects; Mountain Waits, Lucie, and Painting the Social Network for the first time. Encompassing every inch of the gallery, in an impressive installation, thousands of cataloged moments are laid out in a grid format in each project. The result is abounding repetition and yet individuality, as each painted or drawn image, like the moments they depict, reads as unique and personal.

However, Nguyen’s work is less about him and more about us, the viewer, as he creates a space for us to contemplate the moments of our own lives while viewing his work in the present moment.

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University of Dallas Exhibition Proposals

The Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery is an integral component of the University of Dallas Art Department and its exhibitions are designed to encourage a dialogue between the university community, as well as the broader community, by inviting an array of contemporary artists to our campus.

We welcome submissions and proposals from artists and independent curators year round. All media encouraged. Exhibition proposals are reviewed by a committee of University of Dallas scholars and the greater Dallas area community. To submit go to http://udallas.edu/offices/artgallery/submissions.php

For your application to be considered at our next committee meeting for Spring and Fall exhibitions in 2018 submit your proposal by midnight Sept. 24th 2017. We take applications year round.

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Modern Sacred: The Saint John’s Bible and Selections from the Permanent Collection

The Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery invites you to Modern Sacred: The Saint John’s Bible and Selections from the Permanent Collection, an exhibition showcasing permanent collection highlights alongside the Heritage Edition Volume “Gospels and Acts” from The Saint John’s Bible, the first handwritten and illuminated Bible commissioned by a Benedictine monastery since the invention of the printing press in the 15th century.

Exhibition Available for Viewing: Aug. 28-Sept. 29, 2017

Opening Reception: Friday, Sept. 1, 2017 | 6-9 p.m.

All works in this exhibition are by artists who sought new forms, gestures, and materials to make manifest the Christian imagination. Modern Sacred offers a rare opportunity to examine how contemporary art explores, illuminates and represents the sacred.

There will be opportunities for viewers to turn each page of the Heritage Edition of the Bible witnessing firsthand the beauty of traditional and contemporary print and illumination in action. Framed prints from other volumes of the Heritage Edition will also extend viewer’s knowledge and experience of this intricate combination of scripture and art. The project of The Saint John’s Bible has been called “one of the extraordinary undertakings of our time,” by Smithsonian Magazine.

Select artists from the university’s permanent collection include several of the Art Department’s early founding faculty — Lyle Novinski, Heri Bert Bartscht and the Rev. Phillip Szeitz (all three professors emeritus) — as well as Cistercians Fr. Ignatius Peacher and Fr. Damian Szodenyi of Cistercian Abbey of Our Lady of Dallas, and well-known Californian artist, nun and educator Sister Mary Corita Kent.

Public Program includes:
Presentation: Diane von Arx, Letter Maker & Designer The Saint John’s Bible.
Wednesday, Sept. 20 | 7 p.m.Exhibition Panel Discussion on Ideas of the Sacred in Art
Thursday, Sept. 21 | 6 p.m.

Film Screening The Illuminator and a Bible for the 21st Century
Thursday, Sept.  28 | 7 p.m.

Image Credit: Genealogy of Jesus, Donald Jackson, 2002, The Saint John’s Bible, Saint John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota.

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Onward Forward reception May 13 at UD’s Haggerty Gallery

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ONWARD FORWARD is a juried exhibition featuring graduate students studying in Arlington, Dallas, Denton, and Fort Worth.  The exhibition will offer visitors an overview of the variety of perspectives that exist locally. Please join us as we showcase the next generation of DFW artists!  Opening reception will be May 13th from 4-7pm and the show will run May 11th-July 8th at the Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery at the University of Dallas.

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Marc Chagall: Intersecting Traditions opens Feb. 4 at UD’s Haggerty Gallery

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By: The University of Dallas 

“Since my early youth I have been fascinated by the Bible. It has always seemed to me and it seems to me still that it is the greatest source of poetry of all time. Since then I have sought this reflection in life and in art. The Bible is like an echo of nature and this secret I have tried to transmit.” -Marc Chagall

 

Don’t miss Marc Chagall: Intersecting Traditions a free exhibition of hand-colored etchings from Chagall’s “The Bible” series at the University of Dallas’ Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery from Feb 4-April 22, 2016. The exhibit, which explores the quintessential Jewish artist of the 20th Century and his lifelong fascination with the Bible, is made possible through the generosity of the Haggerty Family Foundation and Marquette University.

For information about field trips for students of all ages and to make reservations call 972-721-5087 or email gallery@udallas.edu.

WHEN

Thursday, February 4, 2016 – Friday, April 22, 2016

Closed Easter: March 25-28

HOURS

Monday-Friday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

SaturdaySunday: Noon-5 p.m. 

WHERE

Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery (University of Dallas) – 1845 E Northgate Drive Irving, TX 75062

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