Pollock Gallery

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.

Fall 2022 exhibitions

Re/do Until Re/done
Artworks by Sara Dotterer & Ian Grieve, 2nd yr graduate students
22 August 2022 – 15 October 2022
Division of Art fall semester welcome reception: 22 August, 6pm-7.30pm
The gallery is open by appointment for this first Fall 2022 exhibition.
meadowsart@smu.edu

Aquatic channels: waterways, water resources, fluvial imaginations
Opening 29 October 2022

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.