SPRING 2019

 
Héctor Marroquín,  Arriba—Sin Miedo: Contesting the Anti-Immigrant Metanarrative through Storytelling Artifact,  installation, 2018. Spring 2018 M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition.

Héctor Marroquín, Arriba—Sin Miedo: Contesting the Anti-Immigrant Metanarrative through Storytelling Artifact, installation, 2018. Spring 2018 M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition.

[ MFA ] thesis

January 22 – February 8

[ BFA ] Thesis

April 29 – May 17

[ OPENINGs ]

April 29, May 6, May 13

5 – 6 P.M.

Jess Mason,  The Hush Room,  installation ,  2018. Spring 2018 B.F.A. Thesis Exhibition.

Jess Mason, The Hush Room, installation, 2018. Spring 2018 B.F.A. Thesis Exhibition.

 
My Barbarian,  Double Agency  production still, 2015. Photo: Robbie Acklen.

My Barbarian, Double Agency production still, 2015. Photo: Robbie Acklen.

My Barbarian

Double Agency

January 22 – February 20

[ Performance ]

February 1, 6 – 6:30 P.M.

[ screening ]

February 20, 6 – 6:30 P.M.

My Barbarian’s Double Agency is a hybrid of theater, art, and video. Originally commissioned by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art as an online video series and one-time performance event, the project used tropes from TV shows like Mission: Impossible to explore questions of cultural appropriation and boundaries between artistic fields—connecting esoteric performance art to its popular opposites, television and the internet. At this Cold War-like moment when ideological tensions between world powers intensifies without military action, My Barbarian returns to its project about spies by re-imagining Double Agency for the first time as an exhibition. In the white cube space of the Texas State Galleries, an installation of forged masks from the LACMA collection becomes the site for a new live performance. Documentation from this performance as well as new footage filmed on Texas State campus in collaboration with Texas State actors, is edited into the next episode of the Double Agency series, to premiere at the end of the exhibition’s run.

My Barbarian’s Double Agency is supported by the University Performing Arts Committee and the University Lecturers Series at Texas State. With special thanks to The Wittliff Collections.

School of art & design

JURIED EXHIBITION

MARCH 1 – March 13

[ OPENING ]

MARCH 1, 5 – 6 P.M.

The School of Art and Design’s annual Student Juried Exhibition celebrates the distinguished work of Texas State University students.

This year’s juror is Jenny Gheith, Assistant Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Gheith has curated and co-curated solo exhibitions and commissions with artists Rodney McMillian, Park McArthur, Leonor Antunes, Jessica Stockholder, Spencer Finch, Alicia McCarthy, Chris Johanson, Alessandro Pessoli, Liam Everett, Zarouhie Abdalian, Josh Faught, and Kateřina Šedá, among others. She has contributed to several collection-based exhibitions, having curated A Slow Succession with Many Interruptions and serving on the curatorial team for Nothing Stable under Heaven. Previously, Gheith was Program Director for the Society for Contemporary Art and Curatorial Assistant at the Art Institute of Chicago, where she managed the focus exhibition series featuring artists James Bishop, Mel Bochner, Monica Bonvicini, Vincent Fecteau, Richard Hawkins, and William Pope.L, among others.

Ana Lucia Carbajal,  Un Canal,  video. Best in Show, 2018 Student Juried Exhibition.

Ana Lucia Carbajal, Un Canal, video. Best in Show, 2018 Student Juried Exhibition.

Bryony Roberts, Concept sketch for  Strong as an acre of garlic , 2018.

Bryony Roberts, Concept sketch for Strong as an acre of garlic, 2018.

bryony roberts

Strong as an acre of garlic

March 25 – April 19

[ opening ]

March 25, 5 – 7 P.M.

Strong as an acre of garlic is an immersive installation by artist-designer Bryony Roberts that reflects on the lives of female ranchers in Texas. Operating in professions that foreground physical strength and endurance, women ranchers are creating complex articulations of femininity and transforming existing conventions related to riding, animal husbandry, and land management. Roberts has gathered extensive research on their practices through interviews, ranch visits, and historical research. Inspired by these observations, Roberts has designed a multifaceted landscape of textiles and wooden structures that reference ranch houses and other support structures. Within, the structures contain immersive information about the ranchers interviewed and their experiences.

This exhibition is funded with support from the Common Experience and the Center for Diversity and Gender Studies at Texas State, and from private contributors.

Shalena white

[ lobby ]

March 25 – July 5

[ opening ]

March 25, 5 – 6 P.M.

Every year, Texas State Galleries celebrates distinguished alumni of the School of Art and Design with an exhibition of selected works. This year, the Galleries presents a solo-exhibition of large-scale wall installations by alumna Shalena White. White’s Seed and Rock Mandalas reconsider conventional notions of preciousness by embracing the potential of raw materials, materials so removed in today’s technology-obsessed culture. In so doing, her works inspire a reverence for the sacred nature of seemingly mundane substances, and the information they reveal about cultural histories and the materials’ physical origins. 

Shalena White,  Mountain Laurel Mandala II  (detail), Texas mountain laurel seeds and sewing pins, 2013. Photo: Thomas Jack Hilton.

Shalena White, Mountain Laurel Mandala II (detail), Texas mountain laurel seeds and sewing pins, 2013. Photo: Thomas Jack Hilton.