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Jesus and Disciples in a Storm

Description: The oil painting represents the Bible story in which Jesus is sleeping in a boat when a storm arises and his disciples wake him and he calms the storm. This colorful oil painting depicts the moment Jesus is awakened. The colors are bright and flat with black outlines.
Date: 1988
Creator: Blackburn, Ed, 1940-
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Elvis / Blue Boy Still Life

Description: This large, mostly black and white painting, depicts a scene of a bar fight from one of Elvis Presley's movies and a reproduction of the famous painting, Blue Boy, by Thomas Gainsborough is superimposed. In front of the painting is a wooden table holding an apple, a pear and a pitcher, not unlike a Paul Cezanne still life.
Date: 1981
Creator: Blackburn, Ed, 1940-
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

The Europeans

Description: Two figures in the foreground, seen from the chest up, comment on European angst. A figure in silhouette exits by a set of stairs. Bright yellow light illuminates the exterior of the gallery in which the people in the foreground stand. Talk bubbles are used for the figures' comments. A poster on the wall depicts German Expressionism. The style is like that of cartoons and graphic novels. The colors are bright and flat.
Date: 1995
Creator: Blackburn, Ed, 1940-
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Paul Newman is Hombre

Description: The nearly square painting is composed of several standing figures, some of whom hold weapons. The colors of the painting are primarily reds, blues and yellows. Two figures on the right side of the canvas appear to be holding microphone and a guitar. Green and red silhouettes of horses are in the background. The picture plane is filled with figures with almost no negative space.
Date: 1967
Creator: Blackburn, Ed, 1940-
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Senate Testimony

Description: The left hand section of the painting depicts three men seated at a table with microphones while the right side consists of text, dialogue between two people, Steve and a woman.
Date: 2011
Creator: Blackburn, Ed, 1940-
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Video Conference and Eddie

Description: This predominately black and white work consists of three main images, some text and several colorful marks moving across the face of the artwork. The larger text states, "Bush and Iraq's leader have video conference."
Date: 2010
Creator: Blackburn, Ed, 1940-
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Cezanne Painting

Description: This monochromatic painting depicts the artist Paul Cezanne in the countryside with some of his plain-air paintings and on the left hand edge text and dialogue unrelated to Cezanne.
Date: 2010
Creator: Blackburn, Ed, 1940-
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Bush and McCain

Description: This work of art consists of three components, a black and white depiction of George W. Bush and John McCain with some text below. To the right of this panel is a red canvas containing more text. And, to the left of the main panel, resting against the wall on its side is a long, rectangular cartoon type piece.
Date: 2008
Creator: Blackburn, Ed, 1940-
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Richardson Endorses Obama

Description: Bill Richardson, Governor of New Mexico, stands next to President Barack Obama. Both men are looking downward but smiling. The digital painting is a creative depiction of an AP photograph by Alex Brandon. Text below the image states, "Richardson gives endorsement to Obama." Included on top of the photo depiction are several loosely digitally painted colorful geometric shapes, an orange square, a green square, a pink rectangle and miscellaneous other loose yellow, red and turquoise marks. In the white margin at the bottom of the image of the men is a small inset image that depicts a highway overpass, a billboard and a car on the road with two dialogue bubbles.
Date: 2010
Creator: Blackburn, Ed, 1940-
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Gotta Gun

Description: This artwork consists of two portions, the top a grid, eight by seven, of colored squares and the lower dialogue between Caroline and Steve.
Date: 2011
Creator: Blackburn, Ed, 1940-
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Bush Meets Pope

Description: The painting depicts George W. Bush meeting the Pope, Pope Benedict XVI. The colors are solid and flat with black outlines.
Date: 2006
Creator: Blackburn, Ed, 1940-
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Black Growth

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.
Date: 2011
Creator: Williams, Chesley
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Pages from a Quiet Book: A Societal Labyrinth

Description: Image of part of an art installation at the Salt Lake Art Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. This portion of the installation includes a figure pierced with arrows and knives. The artist refers to him as the "wound" man. In the foreground, are two leg splints with suspended latex tubing.
Date: 1992/1994
Creator: Cheal, Susan
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Pages from a Quiet Book: A Societal Labyrinth

Description: Image of part of an art installation at the Salt Lake Art Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. The paper tags that hang from the large dish structure are seen in close detail in this view.
Date: 1992/1994
Creator: Cheal, Susan
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Pages from a Quiet Book: A Societal Labyrinth

Description: Image of part of an art installation at the Salt Lake Art Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. This portion of the exhibition consists of a large vertical painting with a dark ground.
Date: 1992/1994
Creator: Cheal, Susan
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Pages from a Quiet Book: A Societal Labyrinth

Description: Image of part of an art installation at the Salt Lake Art Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. This portion of the installation has many elements. In the foreground is a black table with microscope and glass slides on it. In the background is a boxing ring with a gurney in the center on which is strapped down punching bag. Men's dress shirts and a mural of the "Stretchman" is on the rear wall.
Date: 1992/1994
Creator: Cheal, Susan
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Pages from a Quiet Book: A Societal Labyrinth

Description: Image of part of an art installation at the Salt Lake Art Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. This detail view of the installation shows the directions and dialogue script written on the wall for the performers. A black dress hangs with a pair of white rubber boots beneath. A portion of the yellow vanity table is visible with one chair.
Date: 1992/1994
Creator: Cheal, Susan
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Pages from a Quiet Book: A Societal Labyrinth

Description: Image of part of an art installation at the Salt Lake Art Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. This view shows a detail of the vanity table, its light bulbs, three chairs and the text, scripts for the performers, on the wall.
Date: 1992/1994
Creator: Cheal, Susan
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Pages from a Quiet Book: A Societal Labyrinth

Description: Image of part of an art installation at the Salt Lake Art Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. This view of the installation includes a small room in which a vanity with two chairs has a crown painted on the wall above. Words, directions, are written on the wall for the performers to the right of the vanity table.
Date: 1992/1994
Creator: Cheal, Susan
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Pages from a Quiet Book: A Societal Labyrinth

Description: Image of part of an art installation at the Salt Lake Art Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. This detail view is of the strapped down punching bag on the gurney.
Date: 1992/1994
Creator: Cheal, Susan
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Pages from a Quiet Book: A Societal Labyrinth

Description: Image of part of an art installation at the Salt Lake Art Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. Text in black covers the two walls shown in this view. Hanging from the ceiling is a two-part black form. Over the short wall, the chain link fence imagery can be seen. The wall text is titled, Queens.
Date: 1992/1994
Creator: Cheal, Susan
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Pages from a Quiet Book: A Societal Labyrinth

Description: Image of part of an art installation at the Salt Lake Art Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. This detail view of the installation shows a small trampoline suspended from the ceiling. Strapped to the trampoline is a pillow. A tall structure holds a see-saw with a chair on each end. Behind this grouping is a chain link fence drawing on the wall.
Date: 1992/1994
Creator: Cheal, Susan
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Pages from a Quiet Book: A Societal Labyrinth

Description: Image of part of an art installation at the Salt Lake Art Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. The detail view shown here is an armature or a trampoline form folded in half and suspended from the ceiling.
Date: 1992/1994
Creator: Cheal, Susan
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design