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Hamon Arts Library

Current Exhibitions

R3clamation: Routes & Roots, Basil Kincaid

R3clamation: Routes & Roots, An Installation by Basil Kincaid

On view October 28 - December 11, 2016
Opening Reception on Friday, October 28th, 6-8 p.m.
Hawn Gallery, Hamon Arts Library 

R3clamation: Routes & Roots, An Installation by Basil Kincaid launches the Hamon Arts Library’s contemporary arts exhibition program for the Hawn Gallery. Kincaid reclaims seemingly innocuous materials – fabrics, fibers, and even debris – and repurposes them into monumental textile works. For R3clamation: Routes & Roots, Kincaid fills the gallery with assemblage quilts, sculptures, and garments, comprised of the clutter we encounter daily in our urban communities. By no means static, these art works are worn by the artist, ensuring the body is perpetually present, whether physically or symbolically. Intimately relevant to their place of cultivation, the works become vessels for the black American body, imbued with the West African and American ancestral traditions that are steeped in the artist’s practice.

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DeForrest Judd – Sketches of Texas Regions -Big Bend, Caddo Lake, Gulf Coast-

August 15, 2016 - August 5, 2017
Hamon Arts Library Second Floor

The DeForrest Judd Collection contains nine sketchbooks that concentrate on his trips to Colorado, the Gulf coast, Caddo Lake, New Mexico, the Big Bend, and the Hill Country in Texas.  Each sketchbook measures approximately [H] 11” x [W] 8 ½”. The sketchbooks featured in this exhibition are from his travels in the 1960s to Big Bend, Caddo Lake, and the Texas Gulf coast.  The original sketchbooks are part of the DeForrest Judd art work and papers located in Bywaters Special Collection in the Hamon Arts Library at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. More information.

Paper Dolls

Paper Dolls by Colleen Shull and Justin Shull

On view until December 2016
Hamon Arts Library Third Floor

This exhibit displays photographs of collages created through the alteration and excavation of contemporary fashion magazines. Located on the third floor, this new body of work explores the intersections of new media, fashion advertising, photography, and the body. The exhibition will feature new work by SMU former adjunct lecturer Justin Shull, and SMU MFA graduate Colleen Shull.

Other material on display

Bywaters Special Collections exhibitions