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Sunset View from My Window

Sunset View from My Window

Date: 1981~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Description: The horizontally oriented work of art consists of three vertical panels. Each panel depicts space through a series of gradated horizontally running lines and stripes. Moving from the foreground to the background are white ribbon shapes.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
[tie-dyeing in a tall vertical artwork]

[tie-dyeing in a tall vertical artwork]

Date: 1977~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Description: This long vertical work consists of a tie dyed or shibori method of screen printing. The imagery in the top portion of the work is a large red circle floating on an orange colored ground. The bottom portion of the work is a purple with many dark streaks running horizontally and a large light purple wave shape moves from the bottom edge of the work towards the top.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
[two vertical striped panel artwork]

[two vertical striped panel artwork]

Date: 1988~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Description: The vertical artwork consists of two long vertical panels with horizontal stripes that do not match between panels. Floating wave or cloud like shapes overlap and float between both panels. The colors gradate from pink to dark blue and the ribbon like wave shapes gradate from dull pink to blue.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
[two vertical striped panel artwork]

[two vertical striped panel artwork]

Date: 1988~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Description: The vertical two panel artwork depicts horizontal stripes in gradations of blues and pinks. Floating across the two panels is a long wave shape that moves vertically and is an orange pink color. A ribbon like form floats across the two panels and is blue and purple.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
[vertical striped shibori artwork]

[vertical striped shibori artwork]

Date: unknown
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Description: Tie-dyed cotton tapes hang in front of dyed fabric. The colors are warm and cool and gradate simultaneously from side to side and top to bottom. The piece is striped vertically with some angled from high left to low right in a paler version of the underneath hue.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
[waves and bird-like ribbons]

[waves and bird-like ribbons]

Date: 1992
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Description: Underlying horizontal dyed silk with depictions of rolling waves receding into the distance with bird-like ribbons above and in the foreground a framed section of the sea at opposing angle.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
[waves and bird-like ribbons, detail view]

[waves and bird-like ribbons, detail view]

Date: unknown
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Description: None
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Whereabouts of Clouds

Whereabouts of Clouds

Date: unknown
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Description: The horizontally oriented artwork depicts a series of ribbon like forms moving from the foreground and lower edge of the work into the distance and the top edge of the work. The sky is a light pink color and the ribbon forms gradate from dark to light blue-greens.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Wind

Wind

Date: 1982~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Description: The work depicts a landscape sort of space with a striated mountainous shape on the left side of the work and at the bottom of the mountain are some white ripples of water. On the right side of the work are two white shapes, resembling the sheets of floating paper, may depict snow covered mountains. Floating down through the sky are several white shapes that appear to be sheets of paper. Some very think ribbons float horizontally through the space.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Wind

Wind

Date: unknown
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Description: None
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
[yardage, discharged bleach on acetate material and screen printed]

[yardage, discharged bleach on acetate material and screen printed]

Date: 1980~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Description: The dark cloth is decorated with a variety of pinwheel shapes in a bleached out manner with over screen printing in a turquoise color.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
[yardage, discharged bleach on acetate material and screen printed]

[yardage, discharged bleach on acetate material and screen printed]

Date: unknown
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Description: The yardage consists of a dark ground fabric with randomly placed pinwheel shapes in a variety of patterns.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Blindly Follow

Blindly Follow

Date: 2012
Creator: Swihart, Samuel
Description: Image of painting that depicts two hooded men chained together. The view is from below showing the ceiling which resembles a cathedral.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Empty

Empty

Date: 2012
Creator: Swihart, Samuel
Description: Image of still life painting that consists of an empty beer bottle and glass on a table with a couch in the background. Remote controls on the coffee table are in the bottom left of the painting. The style is realistic and the colors subdued. The painting was included in an exhibition in the Lightwell Gallery, Art Building in October, 2012.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
The Mask

The Mask

Date: 2012
Creator: Swihart, Samuel
Description: Image of painting that consists of a portrait of a masked man, seated with his arm resting on a table. The horned mask is red with some black expressive marks. Behind the man is the back side of a stretched canvas. This painting was shown in the senior level painting exhibit in the Lightwell Gallery at University of North Texas in October of 2012.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
In the Valley

In the Valley

Date: unknown
Creator: Vandiver, Mabel
Description: The painting depicts and mountainous landscape with a cluster of houses and a church in the middle ground, the valley. The multitude of colors are muted in tone and the brushstrokes are broad.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
KSC Greenhouse

KSC Greenhouse

Date: 1934
Creator: Vandiver, Mabel
Description: The painting depicts the interior of a greenhouse. The perspective in raking along a bench set with potted plants.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Trees Landscape

Trees Landscape

Date: unknown
Creator: Vandiver, Mabel
Description: The painting depicts trees, fence and water. The colors are vibrant and the texture of the rough paper is visible.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Untitled

Untitled

Date: unknown
Creator: Vandiver, Mabel
Description: An angular and abstracted tree shape dominates the center of the painting. The brushstrokes are dark and angular. The foreground landscape is created from several stripes of color and pattern. A tree with yellow leaves is in the background and the composition in surrounded by a brown arch shape at the top of the painting.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Black Growth

Black Growth

Date: 2011
Creator: Williams, Chesley
Description: This head piece was created using mylar removed from floppy disks that were individually machine stitched into form, then hand sewn to create the overall look.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Museum Dilemma: Nazi-era Art Restitution

Museum Dilemma: Nazi-era Art Restitution

Date: February 2013
Creator: Wiskera, Emily
Description: This paper was awarded a Nicholas and Anna Ricco Award for 2013. This paper discusses Nazi-era art restitution. The author examines the unique history of the World War II art plunder and the dilemma and issues that heirs and museums face.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Lidded Vase

Lidded Vase

Date: 2012
Creator: Zouhary, Caleb
Description: Image of the artwork as seen in the exhibition, From Here to There: Practice, Form, and Meaning, May 22 through August 4, 2012 in the Art Gallery at University of North Texas.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Oil and Vinegar Set

Oil and Vinegar Set

Date: 2012
Creator: Zouhary, Caleb
Description: Image of oil and vinegar set as seen in exhibition From Here to There: Practice, Form, and Meaning, May 22 through August 4, 2012.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Small Casseroles

Small Casseroles

Date: 2012
Creator: Zouhary, Caleb
Description: Image of two small casserole containers as seen in the exhibition From Here to There: Practice, Form, and Meaning, May 22 through August 4, 2012 in the Art Gallery at the University of North Texas.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design