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Al Souza

September 4 October 6, 2007

Reception, Friday, September 7 , 6 – 8:30 PM

Al Souza
Al Souza
New York Times Spitballs July 12, 2000 (2000)
newspaper & glue
14 x 11 inches

The Gallery at UTA is pleased to present a twelve-year survey of the works of Houston artist Al Souza, curated by Clint Willour of the Galveston Arts Center. The exhibition includes over fifty works and explores his well-known large-scale puzzle paintings, composed of chunks of assembled puzzles, as well as his influential cut paper pieces and his quixotic spit-ball constructions. The exhibition opens Tuesday, September 4 and runs through Saturday, October 6, 2007. There will be an opening reception from 6 8:30 pm on Friday, September 7 with a brief gallery talk by Mr. Souza beginning at 6:30 pm.

Al Souza , was named the 2006 Texas artist of the year by The Houston Art League and in 2007 received the International Association of Art Critics USA Award. His illustrious exhibition record spans over thirty years and includes venues throughout the United States and Europe. His work has been collected by important institutions such as the Whitney Museum of American Art, the J. Paul Getty Museum, the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, Yale University Art Gallery, Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France, Museum of Modern Art, Belgrade, Yugoslavia, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, to name just a select few..

Al Souza
Al Souza
Ratoo Barada Nictoe (2003)
puzzle parts & glue on wood
(48 diameter inches)

This exhibition is the first survey of the works of this mid-career artist and has traveled to three other arts spaces in Texas. Al Souza: Addenda offers a look at the creative process and career development of a Texas living artist, who uses everyday items in untraditional ways. His varied works demonstrate that creative inspiration may come from the most unexpected places.

In conjunction with the exhibition, the artist will give an illustrated lecture about his work in the Fine Arts Building Auditorium (room 148) Thursday, September 6 at 12:30 pm.

All events are free and open to the public..

Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday 10p.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday 12 - 5 PM.
Located on first floor of the Fine Arts Building, UTA Campus, 502 S. Cooper St., Arlington, Texas.

For more information, contact Benito Huerta 817-272-3143, or Patricia Healy 817-272-5658

The 2007-2008 exhibition schedule is made possible by the generous support of Arlington Camera, the Hanley Foundation, and Hilton Arlington.



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