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Susan kae Grant: Night Journey" and "Contemporary German Photography

October 15 November 17, 2007

Reception, Friday, October 19, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

The Gallery at UTA will present two exhibitions in conjunction with the Society for Photographic Education regional conference hosted by The University of Texas at Arlington Department of Art & Art History. The dual exhibits run Oct. 15 through Nov. 17. There will be an opening reception from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, with a brief gallery talk at 6:30. The Gallery at UTA is located on the north end, first floor of the UTA Fine Arts Building, 502 S. Cooper St., Arlington.

Al Souza
Frank Rothe
German Guns, 2007

Contemporary German Photography is curated by Tina Schelhorn, who has assembled the work of more than 20 photographers representing a range of contemporary approaches and ideas. Wolfgang Zurborn presents visually layered images of the urban landscape, Frederic Lezmi explores surreal cityscapes of Dubai in large format photographs and Frank Rothe investigates cultural issues through portraiture. The exhibition provides an international perspective on issues that many observers will find familiar.

Schelhorn is the founding director of Galerie Lichtblick, Cologne, a non-profit organization for contemporary photography that has presented more than 150 exhibitions during the past 20 years. She has exchanged exhibitions with several international festivals including ones in Arles, France; Braga, Portugal; Madrid, Spain; Noorderlicht, Netherlands and Odense, Denmark. Also, Perpignan, France; Plovdiv, Bulgaria; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Lodz, Poland; and Milano, Italy, as well as in Houston. She has published numerous books and catalogues and has written widely on photography.

Al Souza
Susan kae Grant
She' Afraid to Stop, 2006

"Night Journey" is an ongoing body of work about dreams by Dallas artist Susan kae Grant. In 1993, Grant collaborated with Dr. John Herman at the sleep research laboratory of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. To access unconscious visual memory, the artist used herself as a subject and was digitally monitored while sleeping. Trained technicians questioned her during rapid eye movement, REM, sleep. She used the tapes of those narrative interviews as inspiration for the haunting large-scale images that recreate the fragmented and multi-sensorial experiences of dreaming. The shadowed images are stretched and distorted, allowing one to enter the illusive world of her unconscious.

Grant is a professor of photography at Texas Woman's University in Denton where she has been on the faculty since 1981. She has produced 13 limited edition books, including the recent "Shadowed Memory" created during a residency at the Visual Studies Workshop. She received the 2003 and 2005 SPE "Freestyle Crystal Apple Award" and "The Excellence in Photographic Teaching Award" in 2004 from the Santa Fe Center for Photography. Grant will lecture about her work at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, in the auditorium, room 148, Fine Arts Building. Kenda North, professor of photography at UT Arlington, organized both exhibits. The 2007-08 exhibition schedule is made possible by the support of Arlington Camera, the Hanley Foundation and Hilton Arlington.

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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