Tag Archive: found objects

Rachel Muldez: Quarks & Quasars at the OCCC

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Rachel Muldez presents
Quarks & Quasars

 

January 21 – Feburary 24
Opening Reception: Saturday, Jan. 21
5:30pm – 8:00pm

The Oak Cliff Cultural Center is proud to present the works of Rachel Muldez in Quarks & Quasars. Exhibition will run formJanuary 21, 2017 – Febraury 24, 2017 at 223 W Jefferson Blvd, Dallas, TX, 75208. Reception will take pace on Saturday, January 21st, from 5:30-8pm. Exhibtion and reception are FREE and OPEN to the public.

About the Exhibit:
Rachel Muldez believes evolution is all things taking part in the changing aesthetic of the created. The further the change, the more fantastical the outcome. Through her practice, like every physical action, comes a change in the physical aesthetic of what she sees around her. Being drawn to materials with the potential of life such as seeds, sprouts,cocoons, and nests causes her to ponder about other worlds. The objects Muldez collects end up in piles in her studio and await re-examination; taking days, months, or years for Muldez to become aware of their aesthetic potential.

The natural materials Muldez uses often look otherworldly. Objects made by beings other than humans, like nests and cocoons, further impress upon her a higher level of craftsmanship which she seeks to achieve. This constant reference back to nature in her work, is due to casual nature walks both in and out of urban settings.

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223 W. Jefferson Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75208

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“Through the Lens: Found Object/Readymade” at CentralTrak

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“Through the Lens: Found Object/Readymade”

Saturday, January 21st from 8pm-10pm
CentralTrak presents
Through the Lens: Found Object/Readymade curated by UT Dallas photography and aesthetic studies professor Marilyn Waligore and will feature artists
Susi Brister, Francesca Brunetti, Rachel Cox, Shannon Duncan, Paho Mann, and Kristy Peet.
Guided by Surrealist and Dada practices of the 20th century, contemporary artists use photography and video to document two categories of objects: the found object and the readymade. The designation of the readymade upsets the mass-produced object’s functionality: engaging in play while disrupting work; incorporating humor; challenging the definition of art by presenting works that are ready-to-go — chosen and then recontextualized. Meanwhile, the identification of the found object connects to the unconscious, often tapping the historical context of a previous era, the supposed recollections of a previous owner, which informs the current viewer’s awareness. These actions address the concept of authorship, the definition of art, and the place of the object in commodity culture. The use of photography and video in contemporary art to re-present the object frames it a second time, echoing the relationship between selection and presentation of the object and image.


Events during the run of the exhibition will include two panel discussions with the artists.

Thursday, February 2 at 7pm
will include Rachel Cox, Paho Mann, and Kristy Peet.
Thursday, February 9 at 7pm
will have Susi Brister, Francesca Brunetti, and Shannon Duncan.

Francesca Brunetti, Sweet 28, 2016, archival inkjet print, 16 x 22 inches.

Francesca Brunetti, Sweet 28, 2016, archival inkjet print, 16 x 22 inches.

Rachel Cox, Nova, 2015, archival inkjet print, 31 x 39 inches.

Rachel Cox, Nova, 2015, archival inkjet print, 31 x 39 inches.


 

CentralTrak is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to the creation, presentation, and advancement of the contemporary arts by building on the forward-thinking academic resources of the School of Arts & Humanities at The University of Texas at Dallas.

800 Exposition Ave.
Dallas, TX 75226
Gallery hours: Saturdays Noon – 5pm or by appointment
(214) 824-9302

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Ro2 Art presents Val Curry and Angel Cabrales Oct. 15

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Ro2 Art is proud to present new exhibitions by artists Val Curry and Angel Cabrales.

Join us Saturday night from 7-10pm, for the Opening Reception at the gallery, located at 1501 South Ervay in The Cedars Neighborhood.


 

OPENING RECEPTION

Saturday, October 15, 7-10pm

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Val Curry

 

Enfolding

October 15 – November 12, 2016

1501 South Ervay in The Cedars

OPENING RECEPTION
Saturday, October 15, 7-10pm

“Enfolding represents my research into the burgeoning field of Bio Art. The sculptures and paintings in this series are meditations. Existing somewhere between absurdity and scientific discourse, they act as analogies to the cross disciplinarian work and research taking place in the fields of art and science.”
– Val Curry, 2016

 


 

 
OPERATION: AL PASTOR

October 15 – November 12, 20161501 South Ervay in The Cedars

 

OPENING RECEPTION

Saturday, October 15, 7-10pm

 

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Angel Cabrales presents ‘OPERATION: AL PASTOR,’ an exhibition which places its focus on the social impact of Mexican culture and its recent presence in conservative politics. Cabrales satirically reframes the taco as a symbol of cultural power, reimagining “TACO” as an acronym for “Tactically Appetizing Culinary Offensive” that has successfully infiltrated American culture by way of American stomachs.

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