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Three-artist exhibit scheduled for Gallery at UTA

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

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Media Contact: Sue Stevens

ARLINGTON - The Gallery at The University of Texas at Arlington is presenting a three-person exhibition featuring Houston artist Allison Hunter, Dallas artist and critic Cindy Hurt and Michelle Murillo, a UT Arlington assistant professor of art. The exhibit will run from Tuesday, Sept. 2, until Saturday, Oct. 4, in the Gallery at UTA. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and noon until 5 p.m. Saturday. The gallery is in room 169, Fine Arts Building, 502 S. Cooper St.

In association with the exhibition, two of the artists will discuss their work in illustrated, hour-long lectures beginning at 12:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium, Room 148. Hunter will speak on Thursday, Sept. 4, and Murillo on Wednesday, Sept. 24. There also will be a reception with brief gallery talks by the artists from 6 until 8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5. The exhibit and all events are free and open to the public.

“Although the three artists’ work is stylistically different, each is approached from an emotional platform to create imagery that is intimate and evocative,” says Curator Benito Huerta.

Hunter’s photographic images of animals in zoos and animal sanctuaries explore cultural attitudes about man-made environments through subtle and sometimes surreal juxtaposition of subject and background. Hurt's drawings and mixed media pieces are an investigation of transition and “the process of letting go” through immediate, fluid markings on paper and books.  Murillo is a printmaker who incorporates a variety of materials and media, such as silkscreen on glass, to examine the idea of personal history, memory and its role in connecting past to present.

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

Untitled (butterfly)
Allison Hunter, Untitled (butterfly), 2007, 19 3/4" x 19 3/4", Digital C-Print on metallic paper mounted on aluminum

Single Note #9
Cindy Hurt, Single Note #9, 2008, detail from suite of 12 mixed media drawings, 19” x 16” each

detail from installation Destinations
Michelle Murillo, detail from installation Destinations, 2008, silkscreen on glass reproductions of old postcards, dimensions variable


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