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Mary McCleary and Andrea Rosenberg
September 2 – October 4, 2014
BW Grosenberg 15

ARLINGTON-The Gallery at the University of Texas at Arlington is presenting a group exhibition showcasing drawing, the simplest and most direct method of visual expression. It is comprised of eleven artists living and working in Texas and includes Michael Bise, Karin Broker, Bill Haveron, Jayne Lawrence, Debbie LeBlanc, Leigh Anne Lester, M, Robyn O'Neil, Robert Pruitt, Alex Rubio, and Dan Sutherland.

We'll Take a Boat to the Land of Dreams

Arlington - The Gallery at UTA is pleased to present this exhibition showcasing two Texas artists who both create artworks ranging in scale from the intimate to oversize - but utilizing very different processes, themes and media. Ms. McCleary (Nacogdoches) meticulously crafts labor-intensive 3-D collages, layering materials such as plastic, toy figures, beads and paper to depict arresting and dense narratives. Her content ranges from the humorous and surreal to the Biblical in complex pieces that are painstakingly constructed. In contrast, Ms. Rosenberg (Dallas) is known for elegant abstract drawings that use the history of botanical art as a starting point to convey her transformed interpretations of various flora. Her works are minimal and painterly, emphasizing simple, direct lines and mark-making as well as subtle color in lyrical compositions. Together their works create a fascinating dialogue about distinctive method and style in artistic practice.

Mary McCleary was born in Houston, received her B.F.A. in printmaking and drawing from TCU in Fort Worth and her M.F.A. in graphics from the University of Oklahoma, and is Professor Emeritus at Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches where she taught art for thirty years. Since 1970 her work has been included in over 250 exhibitions throughout the United States and in Mexico and Russia and can be found in public collections such as the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the San Antonio Museum of Art and others.

Andrea Rosenberg's work is included in the permanent collections of institution such as the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Dallas Museum of Art, and The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth as well as numerous private and corporate collections. She was born in Brooklyn, New York, studied at the Art Students League in New York City and at the Cleveland Institute of Art where she received her B.S. and M.A. Her work has been exhibited widely throughout the United States and internationally in Iran and Germany.
In association with the exhibition, Mary McCleary will discuss her work in an hour-long gallery talk on Thursday, September 4 beginning at 12:30 pm in The Gallery at UTA. There will be a reception on Friday, September 5 from 5:30 to 8 pm with brief remarks by both artists at 6:30 pm. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.

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

Gallery hours are 10 am until 5 pm Monday through Friday and noon until 5 pm on Saturday. The Gallery is located in the Fine Art Building, room 169, at 502 S. Cooper Street, Arlington, TX.

For more information contact Benito Huerta or Patricia Healy (817) 272-5658 or


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

Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday 10A.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 or Patricia Healy 817-272-5658.

The 2014 - 2015 exhibition schedule is made possible by the generous support of Arlington Camera, the Hanley Foundation, Hilton Arlington, and Nerwin & Martin.



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