Browse Exhibits (4 total)

Philip Van Keuren: Printed Matter, 1988-2012


October 29-December 16, 2012

This exhibition brought together for the first time a selection of the exhibition graphic design projects of Philip Van Keuren. The examples shown included yearly exhibition calendars, cards, and publications dating from his first independent graphic design project for the Dallas Museum of Art in 1988. The vast bulk of the work came from Van Keuren's directorship of the Pollock Gallery at Southern Methodist University from 1991 to 2012. At the time a Professor of Art in the Division of Art at Southern Methodist University and Director Emeritus of the Pollock Gallery, Van Keuren designed these projects without any formal training in graphic design. With careful proportions and simple straightforward layout Van Keuren's graphic design accomplishments provide an insightful corollary to his work as a poet, visual artist, and gallery curator/director for twenty-two years. The exhibition was guest curated by Ben Bascombe, Deputy Director, Pollock Gallery.


Renaissance Technology in Print


August 20-October 14, 2012

This exhibition resulted from a seminar in Renaissance Technology for the Art History graduate students in the Rhetorics of Art, Space and Culture (RASC/a) program, and has evolved into a collaborative effort between RASC/aDeGolyer Library, and the Blaffer Foundation at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. The exhibition examined the dissemination of ideas and knowledge through the advancement of print and book production, and included six fifteenth- and sixteenth-century books as well as the eighteen plates of Stradanus's Nova Reperta (New Discoveries). These important engravings feature important discoveries and inventions made before 1600. In conjunction with this event, Dr. James Clifton of the Blaffer Foundation gave a lecture the first week of October on the Nova Reperta series. This exhibition was co-curated by two second-year RASC/a graduate students, Emily Anderson and Sarah Foltz.


Drawn from Nature: Sketchbooks by Scott Winterrowd


February 20- May 13, 2012

From February 20 through May 13, the Mildred Hawn Gallery of Southern Methodist University's Hamon Arts Library hosted "Drawn from Nature: Sketchbooks by Scott Winterrowd." For the previous fifteen years, Dallas artist and museum educator Scott Winterrowd had sketched a wide variety of the landscapes in the American West, including California, New Mexico, Colorado, and the Big Bend region of Texas, working primarily in watercolor. The work of 19th Century American artist explorers, particularly Thomas Moran and Frederic Church, and their photographic contemporaries, Carleton Watkins, and Edweard Muybridge, along with that of contemporary photographers working in the Rephotographic Survey Project, sparked Winterrowd's interest in visiting sites documented over a century ago and considering their history and change in his own work. His interest in distilling the essence of the forms of the overwhelming scenery of the Big Bend was prompted by exposure to the artistic legacy of 20th century Dallas painters Jerry Bywaters and Otis Dozier, and Alexander Hogue.

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Archive of Shadows by Andrew Douglas Underwood


November 14, 2011 – February 4, 2012

Dallas-based artist Andrew Douglas Underwood presented his second solo exhibition, Archive of Shadows. His research-based artistic practice explores historic vignettes, examines the notion of perfection, and questions the possibility of objectivity. The museum-esque presentation of the work intrinsically implies, "The mementos collected here are of historic significance." Also, like a museum, the act of collecting naturally integrates with a practice of creating archives of information. Where this collection diverges from the institutional and the quantitative is in the emotional reaction to the vignettes. For those willing to slow down and engage with the work, the reward is an involvement with a romantic moment from history.