Serena Lin Bush and Dornith Doherty
March 20 – April 22, 2006
Reception, Friday, March 24, 6 – 8:30
Serena Lin Bush
2-channel video installation
24" w x 156" l x 36" h
Bush creates video installations that
embed moving images within the context of physical objects such
as chairs, shoes, ropes and mirrors. The videos, which are projected
or viewed on LCD screens, depict fleeting moments of human gesture
like a hand sorting and dropping pebbles, feet stretching and twisting,
legs nervously tapping or a pair of eyes gazing at a partner, stretched
out to encourage the viewer to stand in their midst and reflect.
Bush describes it as a performance event, where normally private
experiences become public, emotional reflexes are placed in a new
context and made concrete and the viewer becomes a participant
in a theater of recognition.
Black Wasp (2001)
(55" x 44")
color photographs that manage to convey beauty and a sense of menace
simultaneously. Her process involves collecting plant materials
and other objects from various sites she explores. She then creates
still-life assemblages from these materials, which she illuminates
with projected photographic slides of the area's landscape. Re-photographing the resulting construction with a 4 x 5 view camera, Doherty achieves hauntingly beautiful imaginary landscapes that are both expressive and personal. Doherty states, "By combining the precise detailing of photographic realism with the extravagant exaggeration of the still life, my photographs navigate the border between nature and artifice in order to explore my interest in the human presence in the environment."
Commenting on his decision to show these two artists' works together, curator Benito Huerta says, "I am intrigued by the juxtaposition of Serena Lin Bush's use of complex technology to recreate simple human actions countering Dornith Doherty's simple manipulations of the photographic medium to create deceptively complicated works."
In association with the exhibition, the artists will each present an hour-long slide lecture about their work. Bush will speak at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, March 23, and Doherty will present at noon Wednesday, April 19. The lectures will be in room 148, the auditorium of the Fine Arts Building and are free and open to the public.
All events are free and open to the public..
Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday 10p.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday 12 - 5
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 www.uta.edu/gallery.
The 2005-2006 exhibition schedule is made possible by the generous
support of Arlington Camera, the Hanley Foundation, and Hilton