juergen strunck prints: no secrets
is a solo exhibition of works by artist Juergen Strunck
, distinguished professor emeritus of printmaking at the University of Dallas. Strunck's
prints are well known for their luminous gradients of color, complex geometric shapes,
and exquisite symmetrical arrangements. Lesser known is precisely how the prints are
made. To coincide with Texchange
, this year's SGC International conference in Dallas, Strunck is sharing all by exhibiting
his prints alongside some of the tools and materials he used to make them. SGCI has
awarded Juergen Strunck the North Texas Innovation in Printmaking in recognition of
the importance of his contributions to the field of printmaking.
The exhibition will run through March 31, 2019
Reception: Wednesday, March 6, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery and Thompson Loggia, University of Dallas.
Hours: Mon–Fri 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Sa–Su noon–5:00 p.m.
2019 Southern Graphics Council International Conference Comes to UD
March 3 - March 10, 2019
Collaborating artists Nicholas Ruth and Erik Waterkotte present Interstitial a site-specific
graphic installation in the Loggia Gallery. The artists complicate the viewer's perceptions
of interior and exterior space through a process of masking and veiling existing architecture
with custom cut vinyl and prints applied directly to the glass windows of the gallery.
The exhibition create a unique visual experience by reframing the view of the wooded
landscape outside and transforming the existing indoor space into a fabricated roadside
landscape. Overgrown scrub surrounds billboards with cutaway centers. Inspired by
phenomenological inquiry, Ruth and Waterkotte render visible the potential commodification
of everything in sight.
Venue: Loggia Gallery, University of Dallas, 1845 East Northgate Drive, Irving, TX 75062
Reception: Wednesday, March 6, 7–9pm
HABITUS: CONTEMPLATIVE MANIFESTO
Organizers: Andrew Kozlowski, Assistant Professor, University of North Florida and Sheila Goloborotko,
Assistant Professor, University of North Florida
This portfolio offers a platform to express, comment, and reflect on the current issues
that are rapidly reshaping our world—creating a print that is not reactive—but pensive
and meditative. It is overwhelming to observe the torrent of information flowing past
and be swept up in the churning tide. Can we create imagery that is not merely pamphletary
and reactive but portrays the moment before our responses? We aim to gather a collection
of visual contemplative manifestos—work that slows one down, that proposes change
and creates pause with voices of cathartic expression and poetic activism—protest
THE LASER PRINTMAKER: MAPPING OVERLAPS BETWEEN PRINTMAKING AND LASER SYSTEMS
Organizer: Dana Potter, MFA candidate, University of Tennessee Knoxville
Postdigital, emerging technologies, and new media, to name a few, are vague terms
used as catch-all funnels for print processes which incorporate laser-cutting, 3D
printing, CNC routing, and other non-traditional techniques. The funnel metaphor,
however, stanches fluidity between printmaking techniques and incorporated technologies.
A re-imagined structure of these methods may be presented as tree roots with equal
stems for laser systems as printmaking’s relationship with paper-making or book-arts.
Laser technologies specifically build on similar conceptual questions brought up by
printmaking: quality of technique, loss of aura in mechanical reproduction, the look
and feel of the hand-made, and issues of physical and time-based labor.
SAINTS, SUPERHEROES, AND THE DEMONIZED
Organizer: Marco Sanchez, MFA candidate, Edinboro University in Pennsylvania
This exchange is meant to serve as a platform for printmakers to become reactionaries
and revolutionaries who take a stand against the xenophobia, racism, and disregard
of common decency exhibited by the current presidential administration. This exchange
allows printmakers to represent the people in their communities who over the past
two years have been marginalized or demonized. By refuting the ill-informed rhetoric
of some politicians, it allows artists to elevate these “Saints, Superheroes, and
Demons” to the pedestal on which they belong.
Organizers: Andrew Mullally, Assistant Printmaking Facility Technician, Columbia College Chicago
and Jessica Robles, Lecturer of Printmaking, California State University, Fresno
Contemplating the triage of human affairs, it is difficult to envision any list where
addressing climate change does not rank among the most critical imperatives — ecological
disaster, mass extinction, and global warming; all household phrases. Notions of “nature”
easily become entangled in nostalgia and romanticism. A Shrinking World encourages
both artist and audience to consider the natural world as something more than the
spaces and images we have designated as nature, but as something political and urgent.
The anthropocene is not a distant idea that prevents individuals agency. Nature, and
its potential collapse is at your doorstep.