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Professor of Sculpture Jay Sullivan Featured in Exhibition at UT Arlington, Feb. 17-March 29

Contemplative works of human figures and other organic forms showcased

James Sullivan
Head with Rocks in Mouth, 2010
plaster, straw, steel, pigment

Professor of Sculpture and Division of Art Chair Jay Sullivan is featured in an exhibition at The Gallery at UTA, from February 17 through March 29, along with Lubbock-based artist Alice Leora Briggs.

The exhibition features Sullivan’s contemplative sculptural works of human figures and other organic forms that quietly question the process of creating and re-creating.

Sullivan makes two and three-dimensional work that draws comparisons between the human body and organic forms in nature and contemplates the relationship between parts and the whole. His work has been included in solo national and international exhibitions including the Museum of Modern Art, Passau, Germany; Amerika Haus, Berlin, Germany; Galerie Muhlenbusch, Dusseldorf, Germany; Raw Space/ARC, Chicago, Ill.; The Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, Texas; the Meadows Museum, Dallas; and the Longview Museum of Art, Longview, Texas. He has also participated in over 40 group exhibitions throughout the United States and Germany. He has served as a visiting professor at the Hochschule der Kunste Berlin and as a visiting critic in drawing at the Yale School of Architecture, New Haven, from 1984 to 2002. Sullivan earned an M.F.A. in sculpture at California State University, Long Beach and a B.A. in philosophy at Yale. He is represented by Conduit Gallery in Dallas.

Featured works by Alice Leora Briggs include surreal drawings that spotlight dark scenes from life in a Mexican border town.

A reception with the artists will be held Friday, Feb. 28 from 5:30 to 8 p.m., with a gallery talk at 6:30 p.m.

The exhibit is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 12-5 p.m. on Saturday. (Note: The Gallery will be closed during Spring Break, March 10-15.) The Gallery is located in the Fine Art Building of the University of Texas at Arlington, room 169, at 502 S. Cooper Street, Arlington, Texaas.  For more information contact Benito Huerta or Patricia Healy (817) 272-5658 or www.uta.edu/gallery.

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