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Friday, October 10, 2008

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Media Contact: Teresa Newton

ARLINGTON - Three-dimensional art is the focus of the newest exhibit at The Gallery of UTA, with works by Steve Brudniak of Austin and Cameron Schoepp of Fort Worth.

The exhibit, starts Monday, Oct. 13, and runs through Saturday, Nov. 15, at The Gallery at UTA, room 169, in the Fine Arts Building, 700 Greek Row Drive.

The two artists, both known for their sculptural pieces, showcase the versatility of three-dimensional artistic expression, according to gallery Curator Benito Huerta. This exhibition highlights how contemporary sculptors use objects and space to create thought-provoking and viscerally felt work, whether through Brudniak’s intriguing found-material assemblages that evoke memories of science fiction movies of the past or Schoepp’s graphically colored and texturally rich carpet/text installation.

Brudniak’s recent work is a visual paradox titled “Noumenon” after a term coined by philosopher Immanuel Kant to refer to an object as it is, independent of perception. The eccentric, mechanical appearance of his creations made of metal, wood and glass contrasts with the surprisingly emotional human stories that underlie and accompany each piece.

Schoepp, an associate professor of sculpture at Texas Christian University, describes his work “Room to Breathe” as something to experience rather than passively view. The room-sized installation, which utilizes carpet with embedded ambiguous and stylized text, calls for the viewer’s total attention and interaction.

The artists will discuss their work in illustrated, hour-long lectures in the Fine Arts Auditorium. Brudniak will speak Thursday, Oct. 16, and Schoepp on Thursday, Nov. 6. Both lectures will begin at 12:30 p.m. An artists’ reception and talk is set for 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, in the gallery.

Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays. The exhibit and lectures are free.

The 2008-09 exhibition schedule is made possible by the generous support of Arlington Camera, the Hanley Foundation and Hilton Arlington.

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