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Nadezda Prvulovic / Kaneem Smith

March 5 - April 17, 2003

Reception, Thursday, March 6, 2003, 6 - 9 PM and Artists' Talk at 6:30 PM

detail of painting by Nadezda PrvulovicNadezda Prvulovic creates monumental gouache on paper and canvas paintings that express her emotionally-charged visions of industrial imagery. Huge, abstracted images of blast furnaces and other steel-making machinery dramatically depict the surreal power of her machine-age landscapes.

Born in Dubrovnik, Croatia, Prvulovic now lives near Houston, Texas. She received her B.A. from the University of Fine Art in Belgrade, Yugoslavia and also studied at the School for the Art, Andre Lot, Paris, France. Her work has been exhibited in thirty-two solo exhibitions around the world since 1965 including venues in Germany, Holland, Italy, France and numerous locations in the United States. She has received several awards for her work including a Mid-Atlantic NEA Fellowship Award in 1990, and her work is included in many public collections including the El Paso Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art, Paris.

L. Kaneem Smith, Forward, 2001, Felt, wax, resin, wire 7 x 5 x 2.5'Denton-based artist Kaneem Smith received her M.F.A from Syracuse University in 2001. Born and raised in Houston, she is currently teaching at the University of North Texas and Texas Women's University in Denton as well as at Mountain View College in Dallas. Her work has recently been shown in solo and two person exhibitions at the Contemporary Art Center and the African American Museum in Dallas, Project Row Houses in Houston, and the Galveston Arts Center in Galveston.

Smith will be showing a variety of her evocative mixed media sculptural forms that appear deceptively weightless. Utilizing materials such as barkcloth, cotton muslin, felt, burlap, aluminum and bronze, she creates "simple organic shapes that are intricate in their conceptualization... From cocoon-like vessels that have been cracked open to bound bundles implying bondage, each component of this organic body of work is open for interpretation."

In association with the exhibition, the artists will each give slide lectures about their work. Nadezda Prvulovic will present her work on Thursday, March 6 at 12:30 PM and Kaneem Smith will speak on Wednesday, April 2 at 12:30 PM. Both slide lectures take place in Room 148 of the Fine Arts Building on the UTA campus.

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.

Slides and resumes available by request.

The 2002-2003 exhibition schedule is made possible by the generous support of Arlington Camera, Arlington Hilton, City of Arlington and the Texas Commission on the Arts, and the Hanley Foundation.



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