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Tommy Fitzpatrick & Margo Sawyer
September 4 – October 10, 2009

Reception, Friday, September 11 , 6 – 8:30 PM with a brief gallery talk by the artists beginning at 6:30 PM

The Gallery at The University of Texas at Arlington is pleased to present Geometry in Reflection, an exhibition featuring two internationally exhibiting artists who address architectonic forms and color relationships in their work. Tommy Fitzpatrick is an Arlington-based artist whose acrylic paintings of urban buildings and their surroundings blur the boundary between photo-realism and abstraction. Margo Sawyer, a Professor of Sculpture/Studio Art at the University of Texas at Austin, uses geometric forms to create sculptural compositions of colorful panels displayed on the walls, floors or suspended from ceilings. Both artists are interested in transforming the geometry of the mundane into objects of contemplation and reflection.

Rimer Cardillo
Tommy Fitzpatrick

Lipstick Building,2005
acrylic on canvas


Tommy Fitzpatrick received his M.F.A. from the prestigious Yale University School of Art in 1993. Since that time he has had numerous solo exhibitions throughout the United States, including several in New York and Houston, and in Berlin, Germany. Major museums such as the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth have collected his work. Fitzpatrick has gallery representation in Dallas, Houston, and Berlin.


Margo Sawyer
Margo Sawyer

Index for Contemplation, Floor Piece #4, 2009
powder coated steel and aluminum and yellow zinc on steel, dimensions are site specific


Margo Sawyer studied art in the United Kingdom, receiving her bachelor’s degree from the Chelsea College of Art and Design before returning to the United States to earn her M.F.A. at Yale University in 1982. She has been a recipient of numerous grants, fellowships, and awards, including a Fulbright-Hays Research Grant to India, a National Endowment for the Arts Grant, a Fulbright Senior Research Fellowship to Japan, the Japan Foundation Visual Arts Fellowship, and a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation award. Sawyer's work has been widely exhibited both nationally, and internationally in the United Kingdom, Italy, India and Japan.

In association with the exhibition, the artists will discuss their work in illustrated, hour-long presentations beginning at 12:30 PM in the Fine Arts Building Auditorium, Room 148. Sawyer will speak on Thursday, September 10 and Fitzpatrick will talk on Wednesday, September 30.

The exhibit and all events are free and open to the public.

Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday 10p.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday 12 - 5p.m.
Located on first floor in room 169 at the north end 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 2009-2010 exhibition schedule is made possible by the generous support of Arlington Camera, the Hanley Foundation, and Hilton Arlington.



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