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"Points of Convergence: Masters of Fine Arts" exhibited at The Gallery at UT Arlington

Monday, January 14, 2008

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Media Contact: Sue Stevens

Seven plus seven adds up to one unique exhibit opening soon at The Gallery at UT Arlington. Seven nationally recognized contemporary artists, who received Master of Fine Arts degrees from seven different American university art programs, have been paired with seven emerging artists currently completing the MFA program at those same universities for the exhibit, which opens Tuesday, Jan. 22, and runs through Tuesday, March 4. The gallery is on the north end of the first floor, Fine Arts Building, 502 S. Cooper St.

Janine Antoni, David Bates, Ross Bleckner, Enrique Chagoya, Michael Ray Charles, Ann Hamilton and Donald Lipski are distinguished alumni of the Rhode Island School of Design, Southern Methodist University, California Institute of the Arts, University of California, Berkeley, University of Houston, Yale University and Cranbrook Academy, respectively. Eric Chavera, Louisa Conrad, Ali Dadgar, Heather Leigh McPherson, Betsy Odom, Samuel Rowlett and Kelli Vance represent the current generation of MFA graduates who are just beginning to make their mark in the art world.

Gallery hours are 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon until 5 p.m. Saturday. There will be a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20. In conjunction with the exhibition, one of the exhibiting artists, Michael Ray Charles, will give an illustrated lecture about his work at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, in the auditorium, room 148, in the Fine Arts Building.

The exhibit and all events are free and open to the public.Contact Benito Huerta (817) 272-3143, or Patricia Healy (817) 272-5658 for more information or visit The 2007-08 exhibition schedule is made possible by the generous support of Arlington Camera, the Hanley Foundation and Hilton Arlington. Additional support for this exhibition and catalog was provided by College Art Association, New York.

(click photos for larger image)

Antoni Bates Bleckner
Janine Antoni
Caryatid, 2003
C-print and broken vessel installation dimensions variable
The Rachofsky Collection, Dallas
Photo courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine, NY
David Bates
“Man with Snake II,” 2000-01
Bronze with patina, 35.5” x 16 x 12”
Courtesy of the artist and Dunn & Brown Contemporary, Dallas
Ross Bleckner
“Flow and Return,” 2000
Oil on linen, 84” x 144”
Collection of Ann Luskey & Matthew Weir
Courtesy of Runyon Fine Arts, Dallas
Chagoya Charles Lipski
Enrique Chagoya
“Those Specks of Dust,” 2006
Printmaking ink on paper, 47 3/4” x 34 1/2”
Courtesy of the artist and George Adams Gallery, New York
Michael Ray Charles
“Invest Well,” 1997
Acrylic on wood, copper penny, 59” x 48”
Collection of Tim & Nancy Hanley, Dallas
Donald Lipski
“Eternal Journey,” 2006
Books and plaster, 48” diameter
Courtesy of the artist and Barbara Davis Gallery, Houston
  Ann Hamilton
detail from series, “reflection (12:00, 12:05, 12:10, 12:15, 12:20, 12:25, 12:30, 12:35, 12:40, 12:45, 12:50, 12:55),” 2000
12 Iris prints on Arches watercolor paper
24” x 24” (image), 47” x 34” (paper)
Courtesy of the artist


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