The Gallery at UTA opens the new academic year with “The State of Drawing,” an exhibition showcasing the drawings of 11 Texas artists. The exhibit will run through Oct. 6.
Curated by gallery director Benito Huerta, the exhibition showcases drawing, the simplest and most direct method of visual expression. Artists included Michael Bise, Karin Broker, Bill Haveron, Jayne Lawrence, Debbie LeBlanc, Leigh Anne Lester, M, Robyn O’Neil, Robert Pruitt, Alex Rubio and Dan Sutherland.
Huerta has been planning to feature Texas artists who use drawing as their primary artistic process. The idea of the immediacy and simplicity of the materials to express complex and widely divergent ideas intrigued him, he said, as did the desire “to see what was going on around the state with artists who are known for drawing.”
The exhibit and all events are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday. The Gallery is located in the Fine Art Building, room 169, at 502 S. Cooper Street, Arlington, Texas. For more information call (817) 272-5658 or visit www.uta.edu/gallery.
The 2012-2013 exhibition schedule is made possible by the generous support of Arlington Camera, the Hanley Foundation, Hilton Arlington and Nerwin & Martin Fine Art Services.
The State of Drawing
The Gallery at the University of Texas at Arlington
Sept. 4 through Oct. 6, 2012
Reception is Friday, September 7, 2012 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
• Gallery talk during reception beginning at 6:30 p.m.
(Photos by James Dunning/COLA Communications)