Art Professor Philip Van Keuren Featured in Solo Exhibition at the Gallery at UTA, Oct. 13 - Nov. 15
Certain Named Parts presents atmospheric black and white photogravures
Professor of Art Philip Van Keuren is featured in a solo exhibition at The Gallery at UTA, opening October 13 and running through November 15, 2014. His exhibit, Certain Named Parts, is running concurrently with another solo exhibition by fellow Texas artist Liz Ward titled Time and Temperature.
Though expressed through distinctly different mediums, both artists share a poetic sensibility in their imagery as they express their personal responses to the impact of time and human action on the landscape around them. In Certain Named Parts, Van Keuren presents a series of atmospheric black and white photogravures that recollect his perceptions of ‘symbolic meanings from both the built and natural world.’ His images detail and abstract familiar sights from gardens, museums and parks as visual notes of place while also evoking thoughts of memory, time and mortality.
Van Keuren was born in Dallas where he continues to live and work. He received his B.F.A. and M.F.A degrees in studio art from SMU where he has taught since 1989 in addition to serving as the Pollock Gallery director from 1990 to 2013. He currently is professor of art at the Meadows School and director emeritus of the Pollock Gallery at SMU. His artwork and poetry have been featured in numerous exhibitions and readings throughout Texas and in cities such as New York, Philadelphia, Chicago and Los Angeles, as well as Reykjavik, Iceland. His book, Monody: Selected Poems 1978-2009, was published in conjunction with the exhibition Philip Van Keuren: Forty Years of Works on Paper, 1969-2009 at the McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, in 2009.
A reception with the artists will be held Friday, October 17 from 5:30 to 8 p.m., with brief remarks beginning at 6:30 pm. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.
Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday. The Gallery is located in the University of Texas at Arlington’s Fine Art Building, room 169, at 502 S. Cooper Street in Arlington. For more information visit here.