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Master of Fine Arts exhibition opens at The Gallery at UTA

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Monday, June 8, 2009

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Media Contact: Sue Stevens

ARLINGTON - The second annual Masters of Fine Arts Exhibition opens this week at The Gallery at UTA. The works are by a diverse group of graduate student artists at varying stages of their program of study.

artworkThe Master of Fine Arts program is divided into four areas: film and video, glass, intermedia (art that combines and explores shared mediums) and visual communication. Benito Huerta, professor of art and art history and The Gallery at UTA director, said the 17 degree candidates engage in conceptual investigations of a variety of issues as they realize their visions in their respective mediums.

"Among the issues explored in these works are intimacy, relationships, domesticity and concepts of landscape. The artists also address the act of seeing, film noir, and real and psychological space," Huerta said. "The goal of the works in this exhibition is to provoke the viewer into questioning what they are witnessing, while calling into question the boundaries of what is considered to be art."

The exhibition will be open from noon until 5 p.m. Saturdays through Aug. 22, with the exception of July 4. The gallery is in Room 169 in the Fine Arts Building, 502 S. Cooper St. Films will be screened concurrently in Room 2105.

Call Department of Art and Art History, 817-272-2891, for more information.

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