Beatrice M. Haggerty Art Gallery
Business, Cleverly Disguised as Pleasure
Artist Brian Molanphy
July 18th – August 26th 2016
The Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery of the University of Dallas is pleased to announce
the opening of the exhibition Business, Cleverly Disguised as Pleasure by Brian Molanphy on 18 July 2016. Repetition and shadows in Marcel Proust, Marguerite
Yourcenar and Jheronimus Bosch inspired Molanphy’s recent series. The exhibition consists
of over 140 works in ceramics & mixed media.
Formerly a bookmaker and baker, Brian Molanphy learned to apprehend the world through
containers. Working with paper pulp, printer’s ink, pastry cream, and bread dough
led the artist to ceramics. He is Assistant Professor of Art at Southern Methodist
University in the Meadows School of the Arts. Fellowships from the Fulbright Commission,
the Camargo Foundation, the Brown Foundation, and SMU sent him to France where he
continues to work periodically. Numerous public and private collections in the American
Southwest, Korea, China, and Europe have acquired his art work.
About the series Turnstile, Molanphy says: “the tiles turn perpendicular to the wall. They peel up from the
wall to reveal a stratum of paper & a space between. I turn the tiles to emphasize
the ceramic & paper strata, their thinness compared to their breadth, and the appearance
of one as the shadow of the other.” Tripelgänger is the title of an ambitious installation of 99 ceramics, ranging in various sizes.
“Artist Brian Molanphy devises deep philosophical underpinnings in his art. One must
thoughtfully explore the theoretical and conjectural aspects to these mighty works.”
states Art Historian and Curator Scott Peck. A closing reception and art talk will
take place on Friday, 26 August from 5.30pm to 7.30pm.
Artist’s Reception: Friday August 26th at 5:30-7:30 PM
The University of Dallas is accessible from Loop 12, Hwy. 114 or Hwy. 183.
From Hwy. 114 exit Tom Braniff, turn right on Northgate Drive, then right on Gorman
From Hwy. 183 exit Carl Road, turn right on Northgate, then left on Gorman Drive.
The Haggerty Gallery, located in the Haggerty Arts Village, is the copper clad building
at the corner of campus roads, Gorman Drive and Haggar Circle.
Free visitor parking is available throughout campus with reserved spaces in front
of the Haggerty Art Gallery.
The mission of the Beatrice M. Haggerty Art Gallery is to enhance the cultural environment
of students, faculty, and staff at the University of Dallas, and to provide outreach
to the larger community. It aims to achieve this goal by engaging the public with
a range of visual art that stimulates and challenges, and which communicates the broad
character of the aesthetic experience.
Primarily a teaching gallery, the Haggerty Gallery seeks to serve the University’s
Art Department by offering exhibitions of the highest quality, offering a bridge between
the learning environment and the diverse range of contemporary artistic practice.
Creative thinking demands direct interaction with art that speaks through many voices.
Additionally, the Gallery has the goal of fostering interdisciplinary interaction,
to further the appreciation of the rich intellectual potential of the visual world.
The Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery maintains institutional memberships in the Association
of Academic Museums and Galleries and in the Dallas Art Dealers Association (DADA).
BEATRICE M. HAGGERTY GALLERY
The Haggerty Gallery is an integral component of the University of Dallas Art Department
and it's exhibitions are designed to encourage a dialog between the University of
Dallas and the broader artistic community by inviting an array of contemporary artists,
both the national and international, to the university's campus. Exhibition proposals
are reviewed by a committee of University of Dallas scholars and the greater Dallas
University of Dallas Haggerty Gallery welcomes submissions and proposals from artists
and independent curators.
Please observe the following guidelines:
- Work Examples -NO MORE THAN 15 digital images of work on a CD ordered in viewing priority.
Image files must be in jpeg (.JPG) or PDF format. Please use only alpha-numeric characters
(abc,123...), dashes (-) and underscores (_) in the files names of digital materials.
All images on disc should be clearly titled with medium and sizes.
- Please provide a corresponding list of images saved as a text file (.txt), PDF or
Microsoft Word document (.doc) ONLY.
- Resume(s)/CV saved as a text file (.txt), PDF or Microsoft Word document (.doc) including
name and contact information.
- Include statement about work, title, concept and description of exhibition.
- Submitted materials cannot be returned.
- Do not include original art work with packet.
- Please do not send email submissions. These will be deleted.
University of Dallas
1845 E. Northgate Dr.
Irving, TX 75062
Marc Chagall: Intersecting Traditions
February 4, 2016 – April 22, 2016
February 4, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 at 10 a.m. -
Friday, April 22, 2016 at 5 p.m. (CST)
Spring Break: March 7-10 (By Appointment)
Closed Easter: March 25-28
Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery - 1845 E. Northgate Drive Irving, TX 75062
Free General Admission
Featuring over 50 original works, Marc Chagall: Intersecting Traditions is a series of hand water colored etchings depicting scenes from the Old Testament. As
a modern, Jewish artist, Chagall developed a unique visual vocabulary that synthesized
elements from diverse cultural and artistic traditions. Because he approached the
Old Testament narratives as a set of stories and recurring themes to be broadly interpreted,
Marc Chagall was able to produce a deeply human and personal body of work that remains
Beatrice and Patrick Haggerty gifted the complete portfolio of prints to the Haggerty
Museum at Marquette University, Mr. Haggerty’s alma mater, in 1980. We are grateful
to their son Patrick Haggerty and the Haggerty Family Foundation for the generous
support in making this exhibition possible.