Different Perspectives, Different Views

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Two Dallas-based artists portray vividly colored landscapes through varying styles in a new exhibition opening Feb. 25 at The Gallery at UTA.

Kim Cadmus Owens, an art professor at The University of Texas at Dallas, offers paintings, drawings and prints that reimagine the urban landscape in abstractions and convey a sense of dynamic movement in static settings. Allison V. Smith, a freelance photographer who worked for the Dallas Morning News and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, will showcase photographs that capture quirky rural Texas vignettes in evocative compositions that express a subtly minimalist aesthetic.

Artwork by Kim Owens (top) and Allison Smith (above) will be on display Feb. 25-March 30 at The Gallery at UTA.
Artwork by Kim Owens (top) and Allison Smith (above) will be on display Feb. 25-March 30 at The Gallery at UTA.

Both artists communicate the idea of personal experience of place in their distinctive imagery, said Gallery Director Benito Huerta.

A reception for the artists will be held at 5:30 p.m. March 1 at the gallery. The exhibit and all events are free and open to the public.

Owens previously lived in New York, Baltimore and San Francisco. She received a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and her MFA from Towson University. She teaches undergraduate and graduate level drawing, digital media and painting classes at UTD.

Smith was a a staff photographer at the Morning News from 1998-2004 and the Star-Telegram from 1996-1998. Her fine art photography has been exhibited throughout the United States and her editorial and commissioned work has appeared in publications such as Le Monde, the New York Times, Texas Monthly and Maine magazine.

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.

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The 2012-2013 exhibition schedule is made possible by the generous support of Arlington Camera, the Hanley Foundation, Hilton Arlington, Nerwin & Martin Fine Art Services, and the Wishful Wings Foundation.

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