Category: Exhibits

Collection spotlight: Everett Spruce Collection

The staff of Bywaters Special Collections is excited about the upcoming exhibition, Texas Made Modern: The Art of Everett Spruce, at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth. This exhibition, showcasing the work of the Texas regionalist artist, runs from August 18 – November 1, 2020. Shirley Reece-Hughes, Curator of Paintings and…Continue Reading Collection spotlight: Everett Spruce Collection

The Hawn Gallery Presents: Michael Corris: Incidents on a Page: Dallas-Venice Dreamscapes: 1976-2020

Michael Corris: Incidents on a Page: Dallas-Venice Dreamscapes: 1976-2020 Online exhibition opening May 2020 The Hawn Gallery is pleased to present an online exhibition, Incidents on a Page: Dallas-Venice Dreamscapes, 1976-2020, of new works by artist, writer and SMU professor of art, Michael Corris. Corris has been active as an artist since the early 1970s, first…Continue Reading The Hawn Gallery Presents: Michael Corris: Incidents on a Page: Dallas-Venice Dreamscapes: 1976-2020

Andy Hanson’s Dallas

This winter, we celebrated the life and professional legacy of Andy Hanson with our exhibit Andy Hanson: Picturing Dallas 1960-2008.  The exhibit allowed visitors to appreciate Hanson’s incredible talent and reflect on the history of Dallas. If you were unable to visit the exhibit, you can explore the virtual exhibit at any time by clicking the…Continue Reading Andy Hanson’s Dallas

Interview with artist, Allyson Packer, on Sounding at the Hawn Gallery, Hamon

Karen Weiner, gallery owner and curator of The Reading Room, recently interviewed artist, Allyson Packer, about her exhibition, Sounding, which opened in the Hawn Gallery and the Hamon Arts Library on February 7. Prior to the SMU campus closing in March 2020, Weiner walked through the exhibition installed on all four floors of the Library….Continue Reading Interview with artist, Allyson Packer, on Sounding at the Hawn Gallery, Hamon

Hawn Gallery presents Allyson Packer: Sounding – opening February 7

  Allyson Packer: Sounding On view February 7 – March 29, 2020 Monday – Thursday | 9 AM – 9 PM Friday | 9 AM – 6 PM Saturday | 12 – 5 PM Sunday | 2 – 9 PM   Opening Reception with the artist | Friday, February 7 | 5 – 7 pm…Continue Reading Hawn Gallery presents Allyson Packer: Sounding – opening February 7

Collaborative exhibition: RISO BAR – opening January 25th

RISO BAR JANUARY 25, 2020 – DECEMBER 15, 2020 Opening reception: Saturday January 25, 1-5 p.m. Pollock Gallery Expressway Tower Suite 101 6116 N Central Expressway, Dallas TX, 75206 The risograph is a printing technology defined by its relative simplicity and the possibilities for experimentation. Invented in Japan in the 1940s, the technology was imagined…Continue Reading Collaborative exhibition: RISO BAR – opening January 25th

Archival Precedent: Walid Raad | The Atlas Group

Elizabeth Moran’s investigation into the origin of fact-checked news in the company archives at TIME magazine, Against the Best Possible Sources, concerns the (im)possibility of truth in both method and content. Henry Luce and Briton Hadden founded TIME magazine in 1923, we learn from Moran, as an “exhaustively scrutinized” alternative to the sensationalized, rapid-fire news media of…Continue Reading Archival Precedent: Walid Raad | The Atlas Group

Dan Wingren as professor at SMU

The Jerry Bywaters Special Collections at SMU has a good archive of Wingren’s materials, which is so appropriate considering that he graduated from SMU, taught at SMU, and he was greatly admired by Bywaters. However, Wingren’s SMU connections are a small part of his distinguished career as an excellent painter and as a highly respected…Continue Reading Dan Wingren as professor at SMU

A deeper dive into archival practice and art

In some ways one could argue that every artwork is an archive in the sense that the accumulated knowledge of the artist is inherently embedded within the material of the work itself, both tangible or intangible. Another way to think about it might be in terms of the idea of a trace: some artists prefer…Continue Reading A deeper dive into archival practice and art

Remembering Dan Wingren 

I met Dan Wingren in 1980. That’s when I began modeling for his and other classes at the Meadows School of the Arts. I was also attending a Dallas community college, knocking off prerequisites for some sort of humanities degree. In 1986, I realized I wanted to teach studio art. So I quit modeling and attended UTD, got a…Continue Reading Remembering Dan Wingren