August 27 – September 19
[ lecture ]
August 28, 5 – 6 P.M.
[ Opening ]
August 28, 6 – 7 p.m.
This exhibition pairs Jill O'Bryan's Ground and Breath Drawings, two separate but related bodies of work. The Ground Drawings (or “Frottages”) are made in New Mexico’s high desert, where the artist rests oversized sheets of paper along the mesa and then rubs them with graphite. In so doing, O’Bryan renders an intricate impression not only of a moment within the rock’s geologic formation, but also of her singular interaction with the ground. The result is a landscape drawing at once detailed and vast in scale. O’Bryan’s Breath Drawings also have a corporeal quality. On square sheets of rice paper, the artist registers her breaths in hours-long sessions, over days, weeks, and years. Her record-keeping textures the paper with each breath marked and layered upon its surface.
August 27 – December 14
[ location ] between Evans Liberal Arts & Flowers Hall
Shared_Studios is a global public arts initiative. Each Shared Studios_Portal is a gold shipping container equipped with immersive audio and video technology inside. When you enter one, you come face-to-face with someone in a distant Portal live and full-body, as if in the same room. Programming in the TXST_Portal ranges from unstructured "open hours" to curated events, such as Shared_Meals, expert roundtables, and performances.
Student organizations, faculty members, and others are encouraged to inquire with TXST_Portal Curators about the development of programming around a specific topic or theme. Use this form to contact TXST_Portal Curators, Texas State University alumni Kaytlin Esparza and Tafari Robertson.
TXST_Portal is funded by the Texas State Galleries, the School of Art and Design, the College of Fine Arts and Communication, the McCoy College of Business Administration, the Department of Housing and Residential Life, the College of Liberal Arts, the College of Education, the College of Applied Arts, University College, the College of Health Professions, the Common Experience, the Honors College, and the Center for Diversity and Gender Studies.
September 28 – October 17
[ opening ]
september 28, 5 – 6 P.M.
ana baer carrillo
Espacios Latentes/Latent Spaces
October 24 – November 16
[ opening EVENTS ]
October 24, 6:30 – 8 P.M.
[ closing EVENTS ]
November 16, 7 – 9 P.M.
Espacios Latentes/Latent Spaces is the first solo exhibition of site-specific screen dance works by Ana Baer Carrillo. Site-specific screen dance couples two contemporary dance forms: site specific dance—a choreographic process wherein movement is generated in response to a specific site—and screen dance, a hybridization of cinematography and choreography wherein the relationship between the dancer and the filmmaker constitute an improvisational duet. In her first solo exhibition, Ana Baer Carrillo pushes this medium further, exploring the relationship between sites of origin and their range of re-presentations, whether on a screen, a stage, in an art gallery, or elsewhere.
50 states Initiative - lawn signs
[ sign-making events ]
October 2, 5:30 – 6:30 P.M. & October 30, 12 – 1 P.M.
Inspired by American artist Norman Rockwell’s paintings of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms (1941)—freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear—For Freedoms is a platform for greater participation in the arts and in civil society. The For Freedoms 50 State Initiative is a new phase of programming scheduled from September through December 2018, during the lead-up to the midterm elections. For Freedoms has developed a network of artists and institutional partners who will produce nationwide public art installations, exhibitions, and local community dialogues in order to inject nuanced, artistic thinking into public discourse. Centered around the vital work of artists, these exhibitions and related projects will model how arts institutions can become civic forums for action and discussions about values, place, and patriotism.
As part of the 50 State Initiative, Texas State Galleries will host two-sign-making events. At these events, participants are encouraged to produce and publicly display their own definitions of freedom by filling out lawn signs provided. The lawn signs allow every participant to define freedom in their own way, and articulate a vision of freedom that contains multitudes.
BFA Thesis Exhibitions
December 3 – December 14