Silver: 25th Anniversary Exhibition
September 6 – October 15, 2011
Reception: Friday, September 9, 6 – 8:30 PM.
Gallery talk during reception beginning at 6:30 PM
Panel discussion with Jeff Kelley, Al Harris-Fernandez and Benito Huerta,
Thursday, October 13, 12:30 – 1:30 PM, Mainstage Theatre (Fine Arts 174).
Anniversary Celebration: Saturday, October 15, 7 - 10:30 PM
ARLINGTON–The Gallery at The University of Texas at Arlington is pleased to present “Silver: 25th Anniversary Exhibition" curated by Benito Huerta.
Art Guide Texas commented that, “The Gallery at UTA has provided stimulating exhibitions of contemporary art, varying slightly in tone depending on the curator or director in place” for over two decades. Now, to commemorate its 25th anniversary, The Gallery at UTA presents this celebratory exhibition featuring twenty-five nationally and internationally respected artists representing the nearly 500 previous exhibiting artists who have played an important role in the history of the gallery.
“I'm Your Brutha, From a Different Mutha” 2009
Pastel on paper, 42" x 88"
Artists in the exhibition include Tre Arenz, Connie Arismendi, Frances Bagley, Ed Blackburn, Julie Bozzi, Margarita Cabrera, Mel Chin, James Drake, Vernon Fisher, Linnea Glatt, John Hernandez, Annette Lawrence, Hung Liu, Manual: Suzanne Bloom and Ed Hill, César Augusto Martínez, David McGee, Vicki Meek, Celia Alvarez Muñoz, Robyn O’Neil, Tom Orr, Jim Pomeroy, Linda Ridgway, Philipp Scholz Rittermann, Ann Stautberg, and Vincent Valdez.
Mixed media, 71 ½" x 58" x 11 ¼"
As Benito Huerta, curator of the exhibition and director of The Gallery since 1997 states,
“The selection process…began by reconstructing the exhibition history -- no minor task. We examined the list of artists who had exhibited here and selected ones who were included in multiple exhibitions under different directors. Others were selected because they were fairly new on the art scene when they were originally shown here, but are now making an impact on a national level.
This anniversary exhibition is an important milestone not only for the
gallery but also for the art community in North Texas. We celebrate this
time, this gallery and all who have participated in this endeavor - in
creating our history.”
Philipp Scholz Rittermann
“Dealey Plaza” 1987
Photograph, 52" x 41"
Two former directors, Jeff Kelley (1986-90) and Al Harris-Fernandez (1991-1994) will join current gallery director Benito Huerta (1997-2011) in a panel discussion illuminating their curatorial process while recalling the illustrious twenty-five year history of The Gallery at UTA. The panel discussion will take place from 12:30 – 1:30 pm on Thursday, October 13.
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 2011-2012 exhibition schedule is made possible by the generous support of Arlington Camera, the Hanley Foundation, Hilton Arlington, and Nerwin & Martin Fine Art Services. Special support for this exhibition has been provided by the Art + Art History Department, the College of Liberal Arts and the Provost’s Office of the University of Texas at Arlington.