Teruko Nimura: Mimesis

May 3 – September 15, 2018

Using imagery taken from historical caricatures of Japanese figures, Nimura’s work addresses the complex politics of cultural heritage and collective memory. Her finely crafted ink drawings, cut paper, and haunting installations challenge the simplicity of stereotypes while balancing between personal identification and critique.

Teruko Nimura is a multi-disciplinary artist with a diverse practice that includes installation, drawing, painting, sculpture, performance, participatory, and public art. She has exhibited nationally and in Mexico, and was recently included in the 2017 TX Biennial. She received her BFA from San Francisco Art Institute and her MFA from UT Austin in 2009. She is currently based in Austin, TX.

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Caitlin Halloran: Queen Size

Caitlin Halloran: Queen Size

February 15 – April 21, 2018

Halloran’s work uses associative color and serious play to mimic objectivity and hysteria. Her recent textiles and drawings toy with the viewer’s expectations of rationality and narrative by engaging a feminist form of comic one-liners. Through these material and textual jokes, Halloran’s humor creates a visual world that is as colorful and messy as our own hilarious lives in all their weird particulars.

Caitlin Halloran received her BFA from The University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2014 and her MFA from The University of Texas at Austin in 2017. Her work has been shown at the Visual Arts Center (Austin), MASS Gallery (Austin), The Wurks (Providence, RI) and the Augusta Savage Gallery (Amherst, MA), among other venues. She lives and works in New York.

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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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