RICHARDSON, Texas (April 29, 2004) -- The University
of Texas at Dallas (UTD) will present two exhibitions of student photography – one
featuring the work of an individual graduate student, the other the works of nine students
-- in the Visual Arts Building on campus from May 7 to June 4.
A reception will be held to mark the launch of the exhibitions in the building's Main
Gallery on Friday, May 7, from 6:30 to 9 p.m.
All UTD art exhibitions are free and open to the public. The Visual Arts Building
is open Mondays to Fridays from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to
6 p.m. It is closed on Sundays.
The solo graduate student exhibition is the work of native Texan Wendi Kavanaugh,
who recently discovered the joys of small Texas towns. Rot/Rust/Trace: a photographic
study of Northeast Texas is an archive composed of color photographs representing
several small towns and communities located northeast of Dallas.
“Northeast Texas is one of the fastest growing areas in the United States. I
feel that it is important to record this expansion and development in terms of its
impact upon small communities,” Kavanaugh said. “Artists who have produced
visual documents of urban transition have indirectly influenced my approach. For
example, Eugene Atget photographed Paris at the turn of the century, and Bernice
Abbott created a parallel study of New York City in the 1930’s.” Rot/Rust/Trace will
be on view in the Main Gallery through June 4.
Photo Works 04 is a group student photography exhibition, on view in the
Main and Mezzanine Galleries, which presents recent work by nine students currently
enrolled at UTD. The exhibitors include Rose Huynh, Gretchen Jensen. Miriam Leyva,
Aleem Mohamed, Christina Nielsen, Cynthia Parry, Albert Ramirez, Daniel St. Clair
and William Stokes. The majority of the students are Art and Performance majors in
the School of Arts and Humanities. The exhibition features creative investigations
of black and white and color photography,
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 [email protected] 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.
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 more than 13,700 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.