Texas Artists Featured in New Gallery Exhibit

Work by Andrea Rosenberg. (Photo contributed)
Work by Andrea Rosenberg. (Photo contributed)

Work by two Texas artists will be on display next month in The Gallery at UTA.

Select pieces from Mary McCleary and Andrea Rosenberg will be included in the exhibition that runs Sept. 2-Oct. 4. Gallery officials said the artworks range in scale from the intimate to oversize, but utilizing very different processes, themes and media.

McCleary, of Nacogdoches, crafts labor-intensive 3-D collages, layering materials such as plastic toy figures, beads and paper to depict arresting and dense narratives. Her content ranges from the humorous and surreal to the Biblical in complex pieces that are painstakingly constructed. McCleary received her B.F.A. in printmaking and drawing from TCU in Fort Worth and her M.F.A. in graphics from the University of Oklahoma, and is professor emeritus at Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches where she taught art for 30 years.

Rosenberg, from Dallas, is known for elegant abstract drawings that use the history of botanical art as a starting point to convey her transformed interpretations of various flora. Her work is included in the permanent collections of institution such as the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Dallas Museum of Art, and The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth as well as numerous private and corporate collections

In association with the exhibition, McCleary will discuss her work in an hour-long gallery talk on Thursday, Sept. 4 beginning at 12:30 pm in the Gallery. A reception for both artists will be held Friday, Sept. 5 from 5:30-8 p.m. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.

The Gallery is open 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 in Arlington.

For more information contact Benito Huerta or Patricia Healy (817) 272-5658 or http://www.uta.edu/gallery.

The 2014-2015 exhibition schedule is made possible by the support of Arlington Camera, the Hanley Foundation, Hilton Arlington and Nerwin & Martin.

Work by Mary McCleary. (Photo contributed)
Work by Mary McCleary. (Photo contributed)

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