Across Texas


March 3 - April 1, 2017
John F. Lott Gallery

 

 

Curator’s Statement
Sang-Mi Yoo

Across Texas curated by Sang-Mi Yoo, Associate Professor of Art at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX, features current print works by faculty and students from three university printmaking programs in Texas.

We are living in a world that social media network is prevalent. It is becoming more and more important for artists to network with other artists and organizations, creating a sense of global connection. By nature, printmakers are fluid with this direction as they are collectors, collaborators and disseminators by nature. This exhibition serves as a survey of university print programs in the state of Texas and introduces current trends and educational goals in printmaking. Further, I hope this exhibition cultivates a mindset of aspiring art students to actively search for their own networks and learn from outside of their comfort zones.

As an inaugural exhibition as part of BP5 Symposium organized by Texas Tech Printmaking program, this exhibition largely covers three geographical locations in Texas: University of North Texas, Texas State University, and Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. As we continue the symposium in the future, this exhibition would cover broader university programs in and outside of Texas.

 Special thank you to the following individuals who helped me with the exhibition:

Lari Gibbons, Professor, University of North Texas
Jeffrey Dell, Professor, Texas State University
Ryan O’Malley, Associate Professor, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Liv Johnson, MFA Candidate, Texas Tech University
Linda Cullum, Curator, LHUCA
Maisie Alford, Assistant Curator, LHUCA

 

Participating Artists:

University of North Texas (Denton):
Jessie Barnes
Andrew DeCaen
Nathan Eclavea
Sarah Ellis
Jessica Gengenbach
Lari Gibbons
Thomas Menikos
Zackary Petot
Kayla Seedig
David Villegas
Syd Webb
Maria Razo Zerecero

Texas State University (San Marcos):
Michael Arredondo
James Borcherding
Adrienne Butler
Jeffrey Dell
Kyra Devine
Emily Eaton
Glenn Edinburgh
Trey Holt
Brian Johnson
Elvia Perrin
Graham Pooley
Chandler Sosebee
Elizabeth Ullman

Texas A&M University (Corpus Christi)
Silas Breaux
Javier Flores
Rich Gere
Ashely McGee
Ryan O’Malley

www.art.ttu.edu/bp5