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The Medium is the Message
January 17 – February 11, 2012

Opening Reception: Friday, January 27, 6 8:30 PM
Gallery talk during reception beginning at 6:30 PM

ARLINGTON-The Gallery at the University of Texas at Arlington is presenting a group show demonstrating a wide variety of painting styles, techniques and content. The exhibition, which runs January 17 through February 11, features works by J.T. Grant, Janaki Lennie, C. Meng, Melissa Miller, Aaron Parazette, Susie Rosmarin, Christian Shumann, John Holt Smith, Kim Squaglia, Jackie Tileston, and Michael Tole.

C. Meng - Irene

C. Meng
“Irene” 2006
mixed media on linen, 67" x 55"
courtesy of Conduit Gallery

Selected by curator Benito Huerta from a number of galleries and studios from throughout the area, the works in this exhibition are meant to showcase the versatility and range of paint as an artistic medium. From mesmerizing geometric target compositions of dazzling color to figurative, diaristic narratives composed in earth tones; from process driven work where resin and paint are built up layer by layer to form luscious, thick surfaces to delicately worked gouache on paper pieces; from minimalist and subdued to ornate and bold, painting in its many incarnations are represented here. As Huerta succinctly states, “Painting is alive and well and flourishing in North Texas.”

In association with the exhibition, participating artist John Holt Smith will discuss his “Oculus” paintings currently on display, as well as his creative process in an illustrated lecture on Thursday, January 26, at 12:30 pm. The talk will take place in room 148 in the Fine Arts Building.

John Holt Smith - Hubble Oculus #1

John Holt Smith
“Hubble Oculus #1” 2011
Acrylic enamel on aluminum, 48" x 48"
courtesy of William Campbell Contemporary Art


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 817-272-3143 or Patricia Healy 817-272-5658.

The 2011-12 exhibition schedule is made possible by the generous support of Arlington Camera, the Hanley Foundation, Hilton Arlington and the National Endowment for the Arts, and Nerwin & Martin.



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