Nadezda Prvulovic / Kaneem Smith
March 5 - April 17, 2003
Reception, Thursday, March 6, 2003, 6 - 9 PM and
Artists' Talk at 6:30 PM
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
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.
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
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.