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Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery


Rachel Meginnes + Kelly O'Briant

February 1 to March 3, 2018

Please join us for an artist talk and exhibition reception for our current exhibition What Remains, on Thursday, Feb. 1, from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery. The artist talk will be held in the Art Auditorium of the Haggerty Art Village and begins at 5:30 p.m. the reception follows directly after in the Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery and Thompson Loggia Foyer at 6 p.m. 

What remains

Image Credit: L. Rachel Meginnes, Mantle (Fragment) Deconstructed quilt, metal leaf, India ink, and acrylic, 18 x 14.75 inches framed, 2017. R. Kelly O'Briant, All Good things (Detail), Porcelain, gold (112 gold bowls containing porcelain seeds), wood base, 44 x 76 x 4 inches | bowls 2.5 x 1.5 inches, 2017.

The Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery proudly announces a new two-person exhibition, What Remains, featuring the work of artist educator Rachel Meginnes and Kelly O'Briant, assistant professor of ceramics, at the University of Dallas. Both artists will give a presentation on Thursday, Feb.1 at 5:30 p.m. in the Haggar Auditorium in the Art Village on the University of Dallas campus, followed by a reception in the gallery.

The exhibition What Remains  is curated by Kathryn Gremley, Director of Penland Gallery and travels to us from the Penland School of Craft in North Carolina. The exhibition is available for viewing through Saturday, Mar. 3, 2018.  

What Remains speaks to both visual and conceptual depth – of the inherent memory embedded in the works of Meginnes and O'Briant. For Meginnes, actual material, in the form of reclaimed textiles, forms the foundation of her process, a physical and metaphorical layering of wear and re-adapting, moving forward and revealing the past. In the work of O’Briant, the remainders are often phantom forms – a chimaera or abstraction of scientific theory. Her work in ceramics has explored the notions of dark matter, light and shadow, the passage of time. For this exhibition O’Briant mines the emotional effect of unsettlement and reconstruction – the physical act of carrying the past forward. 

Both artists have spent time at Penland School of Craft. In 2015, Meginnes completed a three-year residency program and O'Briant was awarded a two-year core-fellowship in 2001. The Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery is proud to partner with the Penland School of Craft and Penland Gallery to bring this exhibition to The University of Dallas. We thank Curator Kathryn Gremley and her team for their assistance.

Featured Exhibition Events:

Join us! What Remains includes:

  • Artist Talk: Thursday, Feb. 1, 5:30- 6 p.m. Art History Auditorium
  • Reception: Thursday, Feb 1, 6-8 p.m. Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery & Thompson Loggia

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 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 visitor spaces in front of the Haggerty Art Gallery.