View the new exhibitions brightening this premier UT-based visual arts space here in the fall of 2018: "Lan Tuazon: In the Land of Real Shadows," "Exploring the Arctic Ocean," "Like the Lonely Traveler: Video Works by María Magdalena Campos-Pons," "Another Green World," and "Sit: Designs by Charles and Ray Eames."
Mallory Page's new body of large-scale, abstract works is a painterly interpretation of Kate Chopin’s The Awakening – beginning with a site-specific installation that interweaves canvas panels behind resin busts of Venus to cover walls, pool onto the floor, and envelop viewers in a sense of space.
Bumin Kim's thread and string become the media to explore many of the same questions usually investigated with paint, examining the nature of line beyond the two-dimensional surface into three-dimensional space.
Drawn primarily from the Blanton’s extensive collection of Latin American art, this exhibition offers an innovative perspective on how artists of the region have explored the links between visual art and written language since the early decades of the twentieth century, with examples ranging from Alejandro Xul Solar and Joaquín Torres-García’s creation of alphabets and metaphysical signs, to the visual experiments of Brazilian concrete poets in the 1960s, and the political codification of language by conceptualists since the 1970s.
The work of Chicago-based artist, illustrator, and muralist Nate Otto occupies its own lane somewhere in between the worlds of folk art, street art, lowbrow art, and contemporary fine art. And now a rich portion of it will occupy this popular South Congress gallery.