Susan kae Grant: Night Journey" and "Contemporary German Photography
October 15 – November 17, 2007
Reception, Friday, October 19, 6:30 – 8:30
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.
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
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
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
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 2007-2008 exhibition schedule is made possible by the generous
support of Arlington Camera, the Hanley Foundation, and Hilton