Visual Arts Center presents Fall 2016 Season Opening Reception
The Visual Arts Center in The Department of Art and Art History at The University of Texas at Austin is announcing its Fall 2016 season with works by a dynamic lineup of emerging and established artists from around the world exploring a variety of themes.
The Vaulted Gallery will feature the work of Mexico City-based artist Victor Pérez-Rul in the multi-part exhibition Placeholder; Maquettes of Perez-Rul's related work—solar-powered pods that emit sound and light at night—will be exhibited on the outdoor plaza of Austin's Mexican American Cultural Center (MACC). Both projects are curated by Leslie Moody Castro (M.A., Art Education, 2010).
Moving Mountains: Extractive Landscapes of Peru by Edi Hirose & Nancy La Rosa, will feature the work of Lima artists who are documenting the causes and effects of quarrying and mining on the Peruvian landscapes through photographs, drawings, prints and video works.
Everyday Ogres presents three environmental video and sound installations by Tania Mouraud, including a newly commissioned work on oil refineries along the Houston Ship Channel. Viscerally powerful, Mouraud's videos immerse viewers in sites of industrial manufacturing, exposing the disjunction between our everyday reliance on such industries and the destructive forces they enact against local landscapes, ecosystems and communities.
Lastly, in addition to the perennial laboratory space Fieldwork, the VAC is presenting Research Image / Search Asteroid, which highlights the collaboration between Cory Fitzgerald and Studio Art graduate student Bucky Miller that explores the absurd and surreal in photographic documentation during the artists' travels together. Fitzgerald and Miller play with photography's peculiar relationship to time, memory and history.
Following the opening reception, the exhibitions will run until October 29.