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Robert Grame & Robert Hower: Prime Perception
January 25– March 6, 2010

Reception, Friday, January 29, 6 – 8:30 PM with a brief gallery talk by the artists beginning at 6:30 PM

The Gallery at The University of Texas Arlington is pleased to present Robert Grame & Robert Hower: Prime Perception, as part of its ongoing series of exhibitions featuring recent additions to the UT Arlington art & art history department faculty. This exhibition introduces the work of two visual communication professors who are also active designers and exhibiting artists. Hower’s work -- site-specific temporary installations, digital prints, lenticular lens pieces and video projections -- displays his interest in “the careful placement of performing objects and the organization of illusionistic optical relationships.” Grame demonstrates the transformative power of typography through examples of his published work and three digital video projections.

Robert Grame
Robert Grame

Cover, PGASLA Award Viewbook, 2006
digital print


Robert Grame, received his Master of Fine Arts from Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas. He has worked on numerous national and regional design projects for which he has received several awards including Sixth District Case Bronze Award for the 2000 Department of Theatre & Dance Film Festival Poster, and “Millennial Design Contest” Runner Up Recipient from Adobe Systems, Inc. In addition, his work has been widely exhibited both nationally, and internationally. For over fifteen years, his design work, both client-related and experimental, has focused on typography as the essential voice of his creative activities. He views the pairing of type with image, color, structural choices, and metaphor to enhance content and reinforce functionality as a key element in his design process.


Robert Hower
Robert Hower

Portal, 2009-2010
digital print with lenticular lens

Robert Hower , currently the Chair of Art and Art History at The University of Texas Arlington, received his Master of Fine Arts from Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Since 1982 he has exhibited/presented his work, which includes the use of digital tools and intermedia work environments, in over 150 juried, and invitational exhibitions. A majority of his photographs, prints, paintings, and installations have focused on the exploration of line, light, space and the expressive potential of materials. In certain pieces, the use of lenticular lens material has been introduced to add additional line illusion and visual interaction. Lenticular works change and adjust with the lighting conditions and movement of each viewer and is intended to be interactive.

In association with the exhibition, the artists will discuss their work in hour-long presentations beginning at 12:30 PM in the Fine Arts Building Auditorium, Room 148.Hower will speak on Thursday, January 28 and Grame will present on Wednesday, February 24.

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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