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The Agency of Water

Description: The Agency of Water is an exhibition that explores the agency of water. I perceive water as a moving, living organism. Evidence of water’s agency can be seen in carved out underground caves, natural levees created by sediment depositions, and wind-driven flow. Through the lens of Post-Humanism and a decentered Anthropocene, I intend to explore the interconnected relationships between water, wind, and soil. Recognizing the agential capacities of these elements as a collaborator in my work decent… more
Date: May 2024
Creator: Mudd, Allison
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
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Becomming

Description: Artist's Statement from the MFA Exhibition: "Enshrouded ecological ubiquities unveil persistent, muted presences existing in neglected spaces as ghostly survivors of anthropogenic impositions upon land. Cobwebs and their remnants of animals hide secret conspiracies of resurrection, conjured speciations, and resilience amid destruction: a space emblematic of Anthropocenic and girlhood survival that further serves as a locus for an intimate intercross yielding a resuscitation and becoming-with an… more
Date: May 2024
Creator: Arrows Enoire, Kate
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
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Cuídate /Take Care of Yourself

Description: Cuídate /Take Care of Yourself is an exhibition that explores domestic objects and girlhood memories are translated through iterative printmaking, collage, and slip-casting processes. A narrative of uncanny disparate objects and illustrated bodies interact. Making visible the hidden realities, lost dreams, and traumas of navigating traditional womanhood. Through symbolism and allegory, each quietly confronts the repetitive, deeply rooted, and openly hidden sexist values prevalent in Norteño cul… more
Date: May 2024
Creator: Cantu, Magaly
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
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The Distance Between

Description: The Distance Between is a collection of works installed as a temple of cicadas with the culmination of pieces enshrining the cycle of their annual emergence and disappearance. This exhibition utilizes the design elements of a Gothic cathedral to create a theoretical religion based on the cicada’s lifecycle. Cicadas are cast in an array of forms in glass and bronze utilizing the intrinsic qualities of the materials in conjunction with their historical use. This work is a romanticized solution of… more
Date: May 2024
Creator: Markum, Liz
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
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The Elsewhere in Everything

Description: The Elsewhere in Everything presents paintings exploring a hidden realm beyond ordinary perception. Through bold colors and abstraction, these paintings depict elusive experiences, aiming to capture transcendent moments. The scale varies, with smaller pieces representing fleeting moments and larger works inviting viewers into fictional realms, timelines, and forms. My process involves loose drawing, washes of color, and intuitive color application, reflecting personal experiences. Influenced by… more
Date: May 2024
Creator: Davis, MCat
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
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Home, Do You Remember Me, Home

Description: Home, Do You Remember Me, Home explores the quiet complexity of an emerging sense of self in relation to the effects of time and space. The works record the shifting intimate spaces and the social and cultural environments as the artist, Chenxi Gao, moved from one home to another, from rural to urban, and from China to the U.S. Gao layers and manipulates materials to discover dualities: concealing versus revealing, safety versus restriction… The works echo her thoughts: Where do I come from? Wh… more
Date: May 2024
Creator: Gao, Chenxi
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
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Land of the Living

Description: Artist statement from MFA Exhibition: "In my practice, I craft vibrant works as windows to utopian realms, inviting viewers to transcend the everyday. By intertwining ordinary spaces and imagined realms, I capture the essence of an idealized location, offering a shift in our perspective of the environments around us. Figures and objects within these places undergo transformative journeys, fostering intimate dialogues within the captured space. Through sculptures, paintings, and drawings, the fo… more
Date: May 2024
Creator: Hollingsworth, Aaron
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
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I Love You and I Love Rules

Description: I Love You and I Love Rules is exhibition that uses intermedia processes to convey humor that explores themes of self-inspection, our presence in the spaces we inhabit, and suburban sublimation. By poking fun at accepted cultural and artistic standards, I question the purpose of art and celebrate small moments of joy and intimacy. Through art, I acknowledge the little things that bring us comfort regardless of practicality and strive to make active decisions to push against social expectations … more
Date: May 2024
Creator: Raign, Max
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
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Lure

Description: Lure is an exploration of light, color, and space through an understanding of plique-à-jour and textile techniques. Textile techniques are combined with metal and enamel to create dynamic forms that reference the natural world without mimicking any organism specifically. The forms of my jewelry pieces are influenced by carnivorous plants which, unlike other plants, lure living prey through nectar and utilize intense coloration to mimic flowers. My collection of jewelry, like the colors and patt… more
Date: May 2024
Creator: Hampton, Brittney
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
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OK to Play

Description: OK to Play is an exhibition that explores the development of communication skills through objects and imagery related to play. Invented symbols inspired by English and Japanese letters along with animal characters form the basis of two- and three-dimensional artwork that conveys the joys and struggles of connecting with other people. I made toy-like sculptures from a variety of materials such as wood, fibers, and resin. Viewers are invited to handle the sculptures and explore their textures and… more
Date: May 2024
Creator: Boyer, Kristin
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
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Ōrāculum

Description: Ōrāculumis a collection of photographic sculptures, suspended woven forms and photographic prints shown as an exhibition. Working with a Holga camera as my companion, I capture the past, present, and future possibilities of self. Pushing the use of motion blur and low lighting, dreamy environments are conjured with a heavy focus on the figure. Using the camera’s ability to create a connection between my internal world of emotion and my physical reality, representations of past and future possib… more
Date: May 2024
Creator: Allen, Lauren
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
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Parapolitical Aesthetics

Description: Parapolitical Aesthetics is a working critique of the sociopolitical and socioeconomic apparatuses, hierarchies, and in-flux mechanisms of lived neoliberal reality. Focusing on the “politicality of apoliticality”, molar and molecular forms of fascism as presented by Deleuze and Guattari, and in full recognition of Fisher’s “cancelled future”, my artistic praxis manifests in varying mediums ranging from traditional photography, installation sculpture, video-based new media, and painting. This in… more
Date: May 2024
Creator: Pope, Daniel
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
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Prayer Room – “ पूजा कोठा”

Description: Prayer Room – “ पूजा कोठा” is an exhibition that explores the realms of self-awareness of being through my dual identities Buddhist and Nepali. Through a sequence of print compositions enveloping an immersive installation, I delve into the interconnected themes of time, transformation, and consciousness, all experienced through the senses. This exhibition aims to create an environment where one is invited to become aware of the present moment through the senses and find a profound sense of quie… more
Date: May 2024
Creator: Lama, Sunil
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
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Touched and Loved and Worn

Description: Touched and Loved and Worn is an exhibition that explores the meanings embedded in contemporary material culture. Using clutter, craft materials, and the aesthetics of kitsch, I assess how cultural identity and personal memory are established through the production and dissemination of objects. I embrace the self-referential nature of kitsch by drawing attention to the materiality of objects and their market saturation. Through the collection, curation, and construction of mundane objects, I in… more
Date: May 2024
Creator: Wilson, Caroline
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
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The Visceral Comedy

Description: The Visceral Comedy is a collection of figurative paintings pulled from varying forms of literature, each with their own histories and associations. They investigate queer identity by exploring the relationship between religion, mythology, gender, and sexuality by translating historical symbols and narratives. I reconstruct an animal’s symbolism through my own lens as a Southern Femme in the United States. I desire my audience to strongly empathize with my characters so they can experience cath… more
Date: May 2024
Creator: West, Shannon
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
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Worn by the Sea

Description: Artist's statement from MFA Exhibition: "I draw inspiration from natural environments to create jewelry. Each piece is inspired by a particular environment, often a region of the ocean, and I use the colors, forms, and features of that environment. This imagery is translated through the process of making which may include hammer forming, enameling, patination and the use of textile techniques in metal. I incorporate a loose narrative that ties the jewelry together as a body of work and connects… more
Date: May 2024
Creator: Scott, Jordan
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

[Collin Farley shares a colorful "Pleats Please" blouse to OSHER members]

Description: Photograph of a UNT Osher Lifelong Learning Institute session at the Texas Fashion Collection on April 18, 2024. TFC undergraduate student assistant and fashion design student Collin Farley shares a colorful "Pleats Please" blouse by Issey Miyake, which can be seen on the table.
Date: April 18, 2024
Creator: Becker, Annette
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Collin Farley shares garments to OSHER members]

Description: Photograph of a UNT Osher Lifelong Learning Institute session at the Texas Fashion Collection on April 18, 2024. TFC undergraduate student assistant and fashion design student Collin Farley shares a colorful "Pleats Please" blouse and a white "132 5" blouse by Issey Miyake, which can be seen on the table.
Date: April 18, 2024
Creator: Becker, Annette
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Collin Farley shares garments to OSHER members, 2]

Description: Photograph of a UNT Osher Lifelong Learning Institute session at the Texas Fashion Collection on April 18, 2024. TFC undergraduate student assistant and fashion design student Collin Farley shares a colorful "Pleats Please" blouse and a white "132 5" blouse by Issey Miyake, which can be seen on the table.
Date: April 18, 2024
Creator: Becker, Annette
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Isabel Saldivar speaking about on ancient coin-inspired buttons on a Chanel ensemble]

Description: Photograph of a UNT Osher Lifelong Learning Institute session at the Texas Fashion Collection on April 18, 2024. UNT Art History graduate student and TFC intern Isabel Saldivar introduces her short talk focused on ancient coin-inspired buttons on a Chanel ensemble, with a close-up of the button being held by an OLLI attendee.
Date: April 18, 2024
Creator: Becker, Annette
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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