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Repetition. Ritual. Memory

UTA Professor Marilyn Jolly and Alumna Kendra Briscoe will come together this August for Regional Quarterly to investigate and reinterpret the ideas of home, comfort, and familiarity. Both are interested in painting and sculpture and are influenced by the process of rituals. The opening reception will be on Saturday, August 10th from 6-9 PM. The show will be on view until September 3rd.

Jolly resides in Dallas, Texas and earned her MFA in Painting at the University of Oklahoma in 1983.  She spent her childhood nomadically as an "Army-brat", which has influenced her appreciation of different cultural values. Jolly is often influenced by the natural world and the process of observing her own thoughts. She is connected with the Japanese concept of Wabi Sabi, which can be described as an appreciation for the imperfect beauties. Jolly is also interested in the history of objects and the complexities that come with recognition. 

Briscoe is an Arlington born artist who received her BFA in Painting at the University of Texas at Arlington. In 2013 she completed her Masters of Fine Arts at Southern Methodist University. Being one of seven children, Briscoe has always had an interest in spatial dichotomies: people and places, interior and exterior, shared and concealed, which has been a prominent part of her work. She uses "physical material in order to allude to ephemeral ideas", and is intrigued by the histories of the materials and the viewers' relationships with them through recognition. Briscoe participates in the process of dissecting and rebuilding materials to explore accumulation and transformation.