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The Gallery at UT Arlington presents works by renowned printmaker, sculptor

News Release — 12 March 2009

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Media contact: Sue Stevens, Senior Media Relations Officer, 817- 272-3317, sstevens@uta.edu

ARLINGTON - The Gallery at The University of Texas at Arlington will present a two-person exhibition featuring Rimer Cardillo and Darryl Lauster from March 23 through April 25. The artists will discuss their work in illustrated, hour-long presentations in the Fine Arts Building, 502 S. Cooper St. Cardillo is to speak at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, April 2, in Room 148; Lauster is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 15 in Room 2102A.

An opening reception and brief gallery talk by the artists is scheduled for 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 3, in the gallery, in Room 169, Fine Arts Building, 502 S. Cooper St. The exhibit and all events are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and noon until 5 p.m. Saturday.

Cardillo is an Uruguay-born, New York-based printmaker, whose work addresses the themes of memory, artifact and the impact of the human footprint on nature. Lauster, a recent addition to the art and art history sculpture faculty at UT Arlington, creates and displays artifacts from pseudo-archeological sites to question the meaning of objects and their validity as signifiers of past cultures.

A world-renowned printmaker and installation artist, Cardillo received a Master of Fine Arts degree from the National School of Fine Arts in Uruguay in 1968. He studied in Germany at the Weissenssee School of Art and Architecture in Berlin and the Leipzig School of Graphic Arts.  He has had solo exhibitions throughout Latin America, Sweden and the United States. He has participated in group exhibitions and print biennials from Western Europe and the United States to Eastern Europe, South Africa and the Far East. His work is in collections of major international corporations and institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York City; the Albright-Knox Gallery in Buffalo, N.Y.; the Chicago Art Institute and museums in Chile, Uruguay, Venezuela, Yugoslavia and Norway. Cardillo's awards include fellowships and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Pollock Krasner Foundation and prizes from national exhibitions in Uruguay and biennials in Poland and Yugoslavia.
 
Lauster was born in Goshen, N.Y., and received his Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Houston in 1998. He has exhibited nationally in exhibitions at the Louise Wells Cameron Museum of Art, in Wilmington, N.C., and the John Michael Kohler Foundation in Sheboygan, Wis. Regional shows include the Devin Borden/Hiram Butler Gallery in Houston, the Galveston Arts Center in Galveston and the Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston, as well as locally at Barry Whistler Gallery and the Dallas Center for Contemporary Art. He has received several artist grants and fellowship including those from the Peter S. Reed Foundation in New York and the Cultural Arts Council of Houston/Harris County. Lauster's work can be found in the permanent collection of the University of Central Arkansas, McNeese State University and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

The exhibit and all events are free and open to the public. Contact Benito Huerta or Patricia Healy at 817-272-5658 or visit www.uta.edu/gallery for more information.

Arlington Camera, the Hanley Foundation and Hilton Arlington supported the exhibition.

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