Beverly Penn / Michael Salter
January 23 – March 4, 2006
Reception, Friday, January 27, 6 – 8:30
Twelve Months Time
bronze, glass, brass, steel, rubber
36”l x 12”w x 6”d
Beverly Penn's sculptures begin with delicate plant materials
cast in bronze. By combining these organic forms with geometric
glass rods, architectural components and scientific-looking mounting
devices, she takes them beyond simple representation of nature
to a commentary on constructed environments and mediated experience.
Her work exudes a mysterious, poetic quality despite the conflicting
materiality, enticing the viewer to investigate their meaning further.
Penn received her M.F.A. at SUNY, New Paltz, New York (1989). She lives in Austin,
Texas and is Professor of Art and Design at Texas State University,
San Marcos. Since 1983 her sculpture has been exhibited throughout
the United States in galleries and museums, through public art
projects, and in publicly and privately commissioned installations.
Her work is included in the permanent collections of the National
Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.; the Cooper-Hewitt
Museum, New York; the Austin Museum of Art, Austin, TX and many
(approx 20’ tall)
Michael Salter describes his work as being an attempt to slow down, sort through and respond to the visual culture surrounding, and
sometimes, overwhelming us all. A self proclaimed "obsessive
observer" he culls through the avalanche of mass media and corporate
branding to find poignant, absurd and baffling pieces which become
part of his work. His colorful and humorous installations incorporate
elements from product and toy design, to kinetic sculpture, drawings,
logotypes, signage and Styrofoam robots. Salter is an Assistant Professor of Digital Arts at the University of Oregon in Eugene. He received his M.F.A. (1994) in studio art from
the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. His artwork has been exhibited in Berlin, New York, London, Amsterdam, Miami, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Seattle, Atlanta and Chicago. In 2004 he had his first major museum solo exhibition at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. In association with the exhibition, the artists will each present an hour-long slide lecture about their work in the Fine Arts Building auditorium (room 148). Michael Salter is scheduled for Thursday, January 26 at 12:30 pm and Beverly Penn will present on
Wednesday, February 22 beginning at 12 noon.."
In association with the exhibition, the artists will each
present an hour-long slide lecture about their work in the Fine Arts
Building auditorium (room 148). Michael Salter is scheduled for
Thursday, January 26 at 12:30 pm and Beverly Penn will present on
Wednesday, February 22 beginning at 12 noon.
All events are free and open to the public..
Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday 10 - 5 PM, 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 www.uta.edu/gallery.
The 2005-2006 exhibition schedule is made possible by the generous
support of Arlington Camera, the Hanley Foundation, and Hilton