Carris Adams: Send–Go

Dorota Biczel and Carris Adams in front of painting on wall

May 11 – September 9, 2017

Dallas native Carris Adams received a B.F.A. in Studio Art from The University of Texas at Austin in 2013 and an M.F.A. from the University of Chicago in 2015. Her large-scale drawings and paintings deploy signs and signifiers appropriated from man-made landscapes to point to class, race, gender, systemic inequality and resilience, begotten in urban, suburban and rural spaces. Thus her works seek to inform and position viewers to recognize their reactions concerning others. Adams’s works have been shown in exhibitions at the Studio Museum in Harlem in New York (2016), Logan Art Center Gallery in Chicago (2015), and South Dallas Cultural Center (2014), among other venues. She lives and works in Chicago.

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Sara Madandar: Another Birth

detail of artwork with collaged drawings and sewn thread
May 5 – September 10, 2016

Sara Madandar, born in Tehran, Iran, is a U.S. based artist. She received an M.F.A. from The University of Texas at Austin. Her painting, sculpture, video and performance works changed after moving to the United States, when she began to explore the body and culture. She explores the relationship of humans to their bodies and covers and materializes in-between space through construction and deconstruction of the canvas, evoking a sensation of destruction and touching on the cultural displacements of corporality. Her sculptures relate to the scale of the human body and her video work and performances are influenced by her emigration and the comparison of two cultures.

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Jared Steffensen: Torque and Axis

Jared Steffensen: Torque and Axis

May 7 – September 12, 2015

Jared Steffensen was born in Fairfax, Virginia. He earned a BFA in Intermedia Sculpture from the University of Utah in 2002 and an MFA from The University of Texas at Austin in 2006. Steffensen seemingly joins disparate realms through geometric abstraction. He was a recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant in 2006. His work has been exhibited throughout the US, as well as in Mexico, Germany, and The Netherlands. He is currently the Curator of Education at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Anna Krachey: Lovelady

abstraction of upholstered fabric

May 1 – September 26, 2014

Anna Krachey was born in 1979 in Nashua, New Hampshire and received her MFA in photography from The University of Texas at Austin in 2008. Her work has been featured in 15 to Watch: New Art in Austin at Austin Museum of Art, 31 Women in Contemporary Art Photography at Humble Arts Foundation at Affirmation Arts in New York, and Always the Young Strangers at Higher Pictures in New York. Krachey currently lives in Austin and is a member of the photography collective Lakes Were Rivers.

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Thuy-Van Vu: Works on Paper

watercolor painting of refuse pile

April 25 – August 30, 2013

Thuy-Van Vu was born in Phoenix. She received her BFA in Painting from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1998 and her MFA in Studio Art from the University of Texas in Austin in 2006, where she was a recipient of the David Bruton, Jr. Graduate Fellowship. Vu’s work has been exhibited in the U.S. and abroad.

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