Friday, November 20, 2009
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Please Join Us Saturday May 9th 5:30-7:30pm
McKinney Avenue Contemporary
In the square gallery, Tigersprung: Obscure Couture. The exhibition’s title comes from the fashion historian and researcher Ulrich Lehmann’s book, Tigersprung: Fashion in Modernity, based on the writings of Charles Baudelaire and Walter Benjamin. Curated by Dr. Charissa Terranova, Assistant Professor of Aesthetic Studies at the University of Texas at Dallas and Director of Centraltrak: The UT Dallas Artist Residency, the exhibition features fashion-based art objects by artists from North America and Europe. Participant artists in the show are Libby Black from San Francisco, Amy Revier, Sunny Sliger and Keri Oldham from Dallas, and artists-in-residence at Centraltrak James Gilbert from Los Angeles, Thera Hillennar from The Netherlands and Gabriel Dawe from Mexico.
Centraltrak, the UT Dallas artist-in-residency facility in Fair Park-Deep Ellum, presents "Introducing Sunny Sliger."
Sliger makes sculpture out of scraps of fabric. In her work, tendrils of torn fabric cascade from wall to floor. Opening night, Dr. Charissa N. Terranova, the Director of Centraltrak, will wear one of Sliger’s pieces. The exhibition opens at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16. Centraltrak gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 12 to 5 p.m. The exhibit runs through Aug. 29. Centraltrak is located at 800 Exposition Avenue in Dallas.