The Pollock Gallery is the primary exhibition venue for the Division of Art, as a teaching gallery, a venue for guest artists, & the venue for student exhibitions. In addition to many exhibitions of outsider art and under-recognized artists, the gallery has shown artwork by some of the most highly-respected artists including Lucian Freud, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Kazimir Malevich, Jackson Pollock, Joan Mitchell, Thomas Nozkowski, and Nathan Olivera. The MFA Qualifying Exhibition & the BA/BFA Qualifying Exhibition take place in the second half of each spring semester. The gallery has a fine history of exhibition publications. The gallery is located in Expressway Tower Suite 101, 6116 North Central Expressway, Dallas 75206.
Aquatic channels: waterways, water resources, fluvial imaginations
October 29 – February 19
Aquatic channels: waterways, water resources, fluvial imaginations looks into the works of Laray Polk (Dallas, Texas), Amara Abdal Figueroa (San Juan, Puerto Rico), Gabriel Bicho (Porto Velho, Brazil), and Ubiratan Gamalodtaba Suruí (Suruí people, Brazil) to reflect about rivers as complex systems shaping human and non-human existence, as sources of fundamental resources for sustaining life, and sites of conflict and memories, shaping future imaginaries. Curated by Gabriela Paiva de Toledo, this exhibition discusses critical present-day ecological topics, establishing a dialogue between artists located in different geographical regions in the Americas while complicating ideas about water at multiple levels, from samples of water from the Trinity River and Texas’ coastal sediments to reflections on the broader hydric networks that determine coastal habitats, investigations of the filtering quality of clay in Puerto Rico, meditations about the impact of floods in the urban Brazilian Amazonia caused by environmental disruptions, and indigenous relations with hydric resources.
Another portion of this exhibition is concurrently on view at the Mildred Hawn Gallery in the Jake and Nancy Hamon Arts Library.
Kevin Todora "Pictures"
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 25, 4–6 p.m.
Kevin Todora uses the photograph as the foundation for his work, exploring its materiality by printing directly to industrial substrates and physically manipulating the image. He experiments with everyday objects, taking them out of their usual contexts and placing them into unexpected photographic tableaux. Kevin Todora earned his MFA in 2009 from Southern Methodist University and his BFA in 2005 from the University of Texas at Dallas. In 2013, Todora was the subject of a solo exhibition at Dallas Contemporary. His work has been included in recent group exhibitions at Barry Whistler Gallery, University of Texas at Dallas and Fort Worth Contemporary Arts."
MFA Qualifying Exhibition
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 25, 4–6 p.m.
BA/BFA Qualifying Exhibition
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 6, 4–6 p.m.