Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery

juergen strunck prints: no secrets 

Strunck

Image: Juergen Strunck, JJF-5, 2018, 8” x 8,” ink on Japanese fiber, chiné colle on cotton fiber

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

Interstitial


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 and beauty.

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.

SHRINKING WORLD

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.

 

Upcoming Exhibitions

Find out more about our upcoming exhibitions here

 

Directions to the Haggerty Art Gallery:

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 Drive.From Hwy. 183 exit Carl Road, turn right on Northgate, then left on Gorman Drive.


The Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery is located in the Art History Building, the copper clad building  at the corner of campus roads, Gorman Drive and Haggar Circle on the University of Dallas campus at 1845 E. Northgate Drive in Irving. The gallery, which is part of the university's Haggerty Art Village, is free and open will be open in the Fall Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 

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