Opening Reception: Friday, August 24, Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery & Thompson Loggia
Curator remarks | 5:30 to 6:00 p.m.
Reception | 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
The Space Between features handmade artist books and printed works that converge around the idea of
the space between things in a literal and metaphorical sense.
Exhibition curator, Eileen Wallace, will give remarks at the opening reception on
Friday, Aug. 24 at 5:30 p.m. followed by the opening reception in the Beatrice M.
The subjects on exhibit range from investigations of the physical and emotional space
between people, places, and things, to that transitory moment when things shift and
one thing, becomes another.
Contemporary artist books are a dynamic and interactive art form that involves printing,
paper-making, typography, and graphic design. Wallace has a selected a talented array
of artists whose strong craftsmanship and expression are powerful and engaging examples
in the field.
The artists employ design approaches that investigate empty space on the page. The
space and shape between letters and form are highlighted. The works allude to that
elusive space between things and how we navigate both the distance and the impact.
Exhibiting artists include Inge Bruggeman, Ellen Knudson, Karen Kunc, Alex McClay,
Katherine Miller, Leslie Noell, Lisa Beth Robinson, and David Wolske.
Eileen Wallace is a Lecturer in Printmaking and Book Arts at the University of Georgia.
She is also a letterpress printmaker and printmaker; she is Co-Director Emeritus of
the Paper & Book Intensive (PBI) and has been a board member of Hand Papermaking Magazine.
She also curated the book Masters: Book Arts, published by Lark Books, featuring over
40 artists considered to be masters of the craft.
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.
More than 100 volunteers arrived on campus this morning to welcome the Class of 2022, helping unload vehicles and move boxes. "As of now I have moved 16 fridges, and the record I hear is 19," said orientation leader Joe Griesbauer, BA '19.
This past 2017-18 school year, the University of Dallas began an exchange program with the Catholic University of Avila (Universidad Católica de Ávila, or UCAV) in Spain, sponsored by the European Union's Erasmus program. In August 2017, UD hosted a faculty and a staff member from UCAV here in Irving; in May and July 2018, faculty and staff from UD visited Avila, a medieval fortress city with numerous churches and historical associations with St. Theresa.
The University of Dallas Board of Trustees is pleased to share several updates regarding the search for a new university president. Richard Husseini, BS '88, current vice chair of the board and executive committee member, will chair the search committee for a new university president. This committee represents a cross section of the UD community, including trustees, faculty, an academic dean, a National Alumni Board representative, a member with senior staff experience, and the current student government president.