Current Exhibitions

Online Exhibitions - Michael Corris: Incidents on a Page: Dallas-Venice Dreamscapes, 1976-2020

Spring 2020 - Ongoing

Incidents on a Page: Dallas-Venice Dreamscapes: 1976-2020 is an exhibition of new work in the form of excerpts of selected texts and images by the artist and his colleagues. Because of the national emergency sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic, these works will now be available to view online in mid-April.


The exhibition links two themes that define my standpoint as an artist and writer in dialogue with the institutions of art: the impact on artists of the global art network, and the future of self-managed, sustainable support structures by and for artists and their public.

Allyson Packer: Sounding

February 7 - September 13, 2020

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There are three ways to measure a body of water: by surface area, volume, or depth. Sounding is the term used to describe this last method. Unlike assessing a visible surface area, sounding is an act of remote sensing. It allows you to gather information on something you can’t make physical contact with. The contents in a library is like a body of water. It holds a volume of material within a clearly defined space, while also possessing a kind of impalpable depth. 


In Sounding, Packer uses text and sculptural interventions to explore the relationship between the library’s known and unknowable qualities. Through this artwork, the Hawn Gallery and Hamon Arts Library’s tangible architectural spaces become a framework to plumb the immeasurable depths of knowledge that the building contains.


Image credit: Courtesy of the artist


Dan Wingren: The Image and the Magic

August 19, 2019 - December 22, 2020

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Dan Wingren was an artist and teacher active in Texas, beginning in the 1940s when he was a student at SMU. After graduate school at the University of Iowa, he came back to Texas where he accepted art-related appointments in Austin and San Antonio before returning to Dallas in the 1960s. Primarily known as a painter, Wingren was both a popular and admired professor of art at SMU, where he taught several subjects including 19th- and 20th-century art history, contemporary art, design, drawing and painting.


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