Excessive Mixed Media Exhibition
Scheduled To Open Oct. 1 at UTD

RICHARDSON, Texas (Aug. 27, 2004 ) — The School of Arts and Humanities at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) will host Excessive, a mixed media exhibition encompassing photography, paintings and video and curated by artist and faculty member John Pomara, in the main gallery of the Visual Arts Building from Oct. 1 to Nov. 13.

Excessive will present works by national artists that bring compulsion to a new level by creating and recreating serial works. According to Pomara, Excessive explores the almost compulsive drive artists feel to create works that help explain the world around them or serve as outlets for their frustration and sense of loss.

An opening reception will be held Friday, Oct. 1, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Seven different artists from New York, Boston, Dallas, and Houston combine their artistry to bring together the show. Gina Dawson, Robert Terry, Eugenio Basualdo, Demian LaPlante, Paul Booker, Betsy Odom and Bill Davenport each selected his or her own theme and materials, which vary from the more “traditional” paint or video to duct tape, pins and Mylar.

Abraham Lincoln Cantilever Frames Curving Downward

Gallery hours are from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays. The gallery is closed Sundays and university holidays.

For information about the many musical, arts, theatre, dance and other performances and exhibitions held throughout the year at UTD, please call 972-UTD-ARTS (972-883-2787), e-mail utdarts@utdallas.edu, or visit the School of Arts and Humanities’ Web site at http://ah.utdallas.edu/. Persons with disabilities needing special accommodations may call 972-883-2982, Texas Relay Operator: 1-800-RELAYVV.

About UTD

The University of Texas at Dallas, located at the convergence of Richardson, Plano and Dallas in the heart of the complex of major multinational technology corporations known as the Telecom Corridor, enrolls about 14,000 students. The school’s freshman class traditionally stands at the forefront of Texas state universities in terms of average SAT scores. The university offers a broad assortment of bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs. For additional information about UTD, please visit the university’s web site at www.utdallas.edu.