Browse Exhibits (4 total)

Lorraine Tady: Paintings and Drawings


August 21 - September 24, 2006

Professor Tady describes the paintings selected for this exhibition as “intimate investigations into the language of painting, including topography (thick vs. thin), ‘drawing into’ vs. ‘drawing onto,’ wet into wet, wet over dry, transparency vs. opacity, tonality, structure, edge, form and space; adhesion and friction. She further explains that “the process employs diagramming, mapping, plan/elevation, cross-section, translation/re-translation inquiry (or subverting the clarity these systematic intentions may imply) allowing the images to be intuitively found, extracted, analyzed, shifted, and represented in various arrays.” Professor Tady has shown regionally and nationally since 1991, and was represented by Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, TX.


Evans Pond, A long term study of a single place by Deborah Garwood


October 2-November 19, 2006

Deborah Garwood is an interdisciplinary artist based in New York. Her work explores the interdependence of nature and culture. Garwood has exhibited sculpture, installation, photography, video, drawing, intaglio prints, and artist’s books in New York and internationally since 1980.  In 1997, Garwood initiated a project entitled “Evans Pond: A Long-Term Study of a Single Place.”  Bringing a variety of cameras and films to the same site in New Jersey, she has been documenting and interpreting the forest, pond, and an adjacent abandoned orchard for almost 10 years. The archive is a personal reflection on the duration of this forest at the edge of suburbia, and it is also a study of changing photographic tastes and technologies - from early 20th-century box cameras to digital imagery.

Evans Pond reflects the artist’s fascination with the natural world and a desire to befriend this site almost as if it were a person. At the same time, the project synthesizes her research on photography and sculpture. Garwood’s influences range from the eclectic photographs of August Rodin’s sculpture, which she studied in 1993 at the Rodin Museum in Paris, to Minimalist-era sculptors’ use of photography in relation to their presence in the landscape. Her observation of seasonal change at Evans Pond gradually led to an interest in astronomy.  Recently, she earned a certificate in astronomy from the American Museum of Natural History in New York, and gained permission to pursue independent research at The Paris Observatory.



June 5–August 11, 2006


“On Location: Sketches of the film Giant by Ed Bearden”


January 27-April 28, 2006

The fiftieth anniversary of the release of what has been termed “the national film of Texas” is the occasion for this exhibition of a selection of these works. All but four of the sketches, as well as photographs documenting the Beardens’ and Rosenfields’ visit, have been loaned by Fran Bearden; Dallas collector Forest Felvey has loaned the remaining sketches. One of the sketches is a study for a landscape painting owned by Dallas collectors Don and Dian Malouf, which also is included in the exhibition. In addition, the exhibition includes items from SMU’s DeGolyer Library, such as transcripts of interviews with members of the film’s cast, Rock Hudson, Jane Withers, and Earl Holliman. These interviews were conducted by SMU history professor Dr. Ron Davis for DeGolyer Library’s Oral History Collection on the Performing Arts, now named in Davis’ honor.

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