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Serena Lin Bush and Dornith Doherty

March 20 – April 22, 2006

Reception, Friday, March 24, 6 – 8:30 PM

Beverly Penn
Serena Lin Bush
queue (2001)
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.

Michael Salter
Dornith Doherty
Black Wasp (2001)
chromogenic print
(55" x 44")

Doherty composes 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 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 www.uta.edu/gallery.

The 2005-2006 exhibition schedule is made possible by the generous support of Arlington Camera, the Hanley Foundation, and Hilton Arlington.


 

 

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