Comet Calendar, The Official Event Calendar for UT Dallas http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/rss.php en-us This week's events for Arts & Humanities at UT Dallas Through the Lens: Found Object/Readymade http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220427274?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220427274?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Saturday, Jan 21 - Saturday, Feb 25
(12 p.m. - 5 p.m.) Location: CentralTrak, 800 Exposition Ave, Dallas, TX 75226.

Reception: Saturday, January 21, 8:00 – 10:00 p.m.

This exhibition will explore the use of photography and video in contemporary art to re-contextualize the object through approaches adopted by Surrealist and Dada artists: the designation of the found object and the readymade.

The designation of the readymade upsets the mass-produced object’s functionality: engaging in play while disrupting work; incorporating humor; challenging the definition of art by presenting works that are ready-to-go—chosen and then recontextualized. Meanwhile, the identification of the found object connects to the unconscious, often tapping the historical context of an earlier era, the supposed recollections of a previous owner, which inform the current viewer’s awareness.   These actions address the concept of authorship, while questioning the definition of art, and the place of the object in commodity culture. The use of photography and video in contemporary art to re-present the object frames it a second time, echoing the relationship between selection and presentation of the object and image.

The exhibition features artists including Susi Brister, Francesca Brunetti, Rachel Cox, Shannon Duncan, Paho Mann, and Kristy Peet.

Gallery hours are Saturdays from noon to 5 p.m. and by special appointment.

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"Artists Writings on Materials and Techniques": EODIAH Symposium http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220431189?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220431189?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Friday, Feb 24 - Saturday, Feb 25 Location: UT Dallas, the Dallas Museum of Art, and the Nasher Sculpture Center.

Join us for an Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History symposium that brings together art historians, curators, and conservators to explore artists’ writings about materials and techniques. The aim of the symposium is twofold: first, to define and explore the range of artists’ texts that treat working practices, and by extension to understand the relationships between artists’ textual and visual practices; and second, to ask how these writings inform our work as scholars, curators, and conservators. Convened by the Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History with the participation of the Dallas Museum of Art and the Nasher Sculpture Center, the symposium will take place over the course of two days in February 2017. Please RSVP here; additional program details can be found here. Visit EODIAH for more events.

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"Pedagogical Subversion: The 'Un-American' Graphics of Kevin C. Pyle": EODIAH Workshop Talk http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220431190?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220431190?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Tuesday, Feb 28
(4 p.m.) Location: O’Donnell Institute Research Center at the Dallas Museum of Art.

Join us for an Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History workshop talk with Dr. Allan Antliff, UTD Visiting Research Fellow. Complimentary reception to follow. Please RSVP to Lauren LaRocca lauren.larocca@utdallas.edu. Visit EODIAH for more events.

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Comer Collection: Binary Consciousness: Keliy Anderson-Staley Reception http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220427429?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220427429?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Tuesday, Feb 28
(6 p.m. - 6:55 p.m.) Location: University Theatre.

Reception: 6:00 p.m., University Theatre

Lecture: Keliy Anderson-Staley, 7:00 p.m., Davidson Auditorium

Gallery hours are 2:00 - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday.  

Honored Photographer Bio: Keliy Anderson-Staley

Keliy Anderson-Staley is a Houston-based artist. She was born in Maine, and she holds a BA from Hampshire College in Massachusetts and an MFA in photography from Hunter College in New York City. She is an assistant professor of Photography and Digital Media at the University of Houston. Anderson-Staley's images are in the permanent collections of the Library of Congress, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Portland Museum of Art (Maine), and Museum of Fine Arts-Houston. She was the recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, a Puffin Grant, a fellowship from the Howard Foundation, the Carol Crow Fellowship from the Houston Center for Photography and the Clarence John Laughlin Award from the New Orleans Photo Alliance. Her work was published in a solo issue of Light Work’s Contact Sheet and has been shown at the National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian, Akron Art Museum, Bronx Museum of Art, Southeast Museum of Photography and the California Museum of Photography, as well as at a number of galleries around the country. Anderson-Staley has been making wet-plate collodion tintypes and ambrotypes for twelve years. On a Wet Bough, a monograph of her tintype portraits was published in 2014 by Waltz Books. She is represented by Catherine Edelman Gallery.

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Comer Collection: Binary Consciousness: Keliy Anderson-Staley Lecture http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220427430?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220427430?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Tuesday, Feb 28
(7 p.m.)

Reception: 6:00 p.m., University Theatre

Lecture: Keliy Anderson-Staley, 7:00 p.m., Davidson Auditorium

Gallery hours are 2:00 - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday.  

Honored Photographer Bio: Keliy Anderson-Staley

Keliy Anderson-Staley is a Houston-based artist. She was born in Maine, and she holds a BA from Hampshire College in Massachusetts and an MFA in photography from Hunter College in New York City. She is an assistant professor of Photography and Digital Media at the University of Houston. Anderson-Staley's images are in the permanent collections of the Library of Congress, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Portland Museum of Art (Maine), and Museum of Fine Arts-Houston. She was the recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, a Puffin Grant, a fellowship from the Howard Foundation, the Carol Crow Fellowship from the Houston Center for Photography and the Clarence John Laughlin Award from the New Orleans Photo Alliance. Her work was published in a solo issue of Light Work’s Contact Sheet and has been shown at the National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian, Akron Art Museum, Bronx Museum of Art, Southeast Museum of Photography and the California Museum of Photography, as well as at a number of galleries around the country. Anderson-Staley has been making wet-plate collodion tintypes and ambrotypes for twelve years. On a Wet Bough, a monograph of her tintype portraits was published in 2014 by Waltz Books. She is represented by Catherine Edelman Gallery.

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Cinematheque: Blade Runner http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220427280?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220427280?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Wednesday, Mar 1
(7 p.m.)

Cosponsored by Meteor Theater and the Center for Values in Medicine, Science and Technology, this evening features a film followed by a short question and answer session with members of the industry.

Discussion after the film with Peter J. Ingrao and Sabrina Starnaman

About Blade Runner

Released in 1982, Blade Runner is a science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott and starring Harrison Ford. A loose film adaptation of the 1968 novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, the film takes place in a dystopian Los Angeles where genetically-engineered replicants are manufactured for use on other planets.

About the Discussion Leaders

Professor Ingrao and Professor Starnaman will co-lead the discussion.

Peter J. Ingrao teaches Exploration of the Humanities and American Literature, with a particular focus on literature of the American South, at UT Dallas where he was selected as a finalist for the President’s Teaching Excellence Award. Dr. Ingrao’s primary research interest is in literature of the American South, especially Appalachian literature, but he has worked with topics as diverse as Bruce Springsteen and Batman. His most recent research focuses upon the role of monstrosity in American and English literature, and he is at work on a project concerning the swamp as challenge to southern white patriarchy in popular zombie comic books and films. 

Sabrina Starnaman is a Clinical Assistant Professor at UT Dallas who teaches courses on science fiction and fantasy literature, the literature of science and studies in women’s literature. Her studies in literature often examine representation of the body, particularly representations of gender and disability. She is an affiliated faculty member with the Center for Values in Medicine, Science, and Technology and is serving as Acting Director for the current academic year.

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16th Annual Texas Guitar Competition and Festival: Adam Holzman http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220427905?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220427905?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Thursday, Mar 2
(8 p.m.)

Adam Holzman

Jonsson Performance Hall, 8:00 p.m., free

Founder of the UT Austin Guitar Department, Holzman is a nationally-recognized concert performer and recording artist who has performed across the U.S., Europe and Latin America.

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16th Annual Texas Guitar Competition and Festival: Pre-Concert: UTD Radiant Ensemble http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220432240?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220432240?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Friday, Mar 3
(7:15 p.m.) Location: University Theatre.

Pre-Concert: UTD Radiant Ensemble

University Theatre, 7:15 p.m.

Directed by James Wilder.

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16th Annual Texas Guitar Competition and Festival: International Concert Guitar Competition Finals http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220427906?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220427906?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Friday, Mar 3
(8 p.m.) Location: University Theatre.

International Concert Guitar Competition Finals

University Theatre, 8:00 p.m., free

This unique competition, designed to showcase outstanding classical guitar students, will award cash prizes to the winners.

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16th Annual Texas Guitar Competition and Festival: American Guitar (Event Overview) http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220427246?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220427246?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Thursday, Mar 2 (TBA) -
Saturday, Mar 4 (TBA) Location: Various locations.

March 2:

Adam Holzman
Jonsson Performance Hall, 8:00 p.m., free
Founder of the UT Austin Guitar Department, Holzman is a nationally-recognized concert performer and recording artist who has performed across the U.S., Europe and Latin America.

 

March 3:

Pre-Concert: UTD Radiant Ensemble
University Theatre, 7:15 p.m.
Directed by James Wilder.


International Concert Guitar Competition Finals
University Theatre, 8:00 p.m., free
This unique competition, designed to showcase outstanding classical guitar students, will award cash prizes to the winners.

 

March 4 Morning:

Youth Competition
Participants from 11 to 18 years old compete. This competition is open for viewing by family and teachers only.

 

March 4 Afternoon/Evening:

Guitar Maker Stephan Connor
Jonsson Performance Hall, 4:00 p.m., free
One of the premier builders of classical guitars in the United States, Stephan Connor guitars are played by many celebrated musicians including Eliot Fisk, Zaira Meneses and Angel Romero. He will give a video presentation on his process.


Pre-Concert: Garland High School Guitar ensemble
University Theatre, 7:15 p.m.
Directed by Steve Howell.


Eliot Fisk Concert
University Theatre, 8:00 PM, $25
UTD students, staff and faculty get in free with their Comet Card.
Eliot Fisk is currently director of guitar studies at the New England Conservatory and artistic director for the annual Boston Guitar Fest. He will perform part of his program on a Stephan Connor guitar donated to the Guitar Studies program by Russell Cleveland.

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Comer Collection: Binary Consciousness: Art Exhibition http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220427427?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220427427?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Friday, Feb 17 - Friday, Mar 10
(2 p.m. - 5 p.m.) Location: University Theatre.

Art Exhibition: University Theatre

Gallery hours are 2:00 - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday.  

This exhibit examines a binary stream of consciousness present in portrait photography. When confronted with the cliché of a smiling subject or a subject’s attempt at a solemn gesture, the politics of portraiture calls into question the veracity of the photographer’s intent as well as the subject's locus of control.

This exhibition is curated by Dr. Giraud Polite and includes images by photographers Dawoud Bey, Keliy Anderson-Staley and Carrie Mae Weems.

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Comer Collection: Binary Consciousness (Event Overview) http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220427310?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220427310?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Friday, Feb 17 - Friday, Mar 10 Location: Various locations.

February 17 – March 10:

Art Exhibition: University Theatre

Gallery hours are 2:00 - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday.  

This exhibit examines a binary stream of consciousness present in portrait photography. When confronted with the cliché of a smiling subject or a subject’s attempt at a solemn gesture, the politics of portraiture calls into question the veracity of the photographer’s intent as well as the subject's locus of control.

This exhibition is curated by Dr. Giraud Polite and includes images by photographers  Dawoud Bey, Keliy Anderson-Staley and Carrie Mae Weems.

February 21:

Gallery Talk: Dr. Giraud Polite, 2:00 p.m., University Theatre

Reception: 2:45 p.m., University Theatre

Bio: Giraud Polite

As an artist and recipient of the Creative PhD, Giraud Polite has over thirteen years of visual communications experience and has spent the past ten years visually documenting and researching a variety of ethnic groups on five different continents. He is currently a member of the Society of Photographic Education and the Urban Creative Network where he attends conferences and participates in panel discussions about current photographic and design shifts and trends. Giraud also serves as member, mentor, and adviser to programs such as Making Connections, Inc. and the Brookhaven College Film Club. As a Louisiana/Texas artist, Giraud has exhibited works extending from digital photography to multimedia arts in a variety of museums, cultural centers, and educational institutions.

February 28:

Reception: 6:00 p.m., University Theatre

Lecture: Keliy Anderson-Staley, 7:00 p.m., Davidson Auditorium

Honored Photographer Bio: Keliy Anderson-Staley

Keliy Anderson-Staley is a Houston-based artist. She was born in Maine, and she holds a BA from Hampshire College in Massachusetts and an MFA in photography from Hunter College in New York City. She is an assistant professor of Photography and Digital Media at the University of Houston. Anderson-Staley's images are in the permanent collections of the Library of Congress, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Portland Museum of Art (Maine), and Museum of Fine Arts-Houston. She was the recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, a Puffin Grant, a fellowship from the Howard Foundation, the Carol Crow Fellowship from the Houston Center for Photography and the Clarence John Laughlin Award from the New Orleans Photo Alliance. Her work was published in a solo issue of Light Work’s Contact Sheet and has been shown at the National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian, Akron Art Museum, Bronx Museum of Art, Southeast Museum of Photography and the California Museum of Photography, as well as at a number of galleries around the country. Anderson-Staley has been making wet-plate collodion tintypes and ambrotypes for twelve years. On a Wet Bough, a monograph of her tintype portraits was published in 2014 by Waltz Books. She is represented by Catherine Edelman Gallery.

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