Congratudaltions to our graduating art students Veronica Barrera, Jamie Gardner, Michelle
Gonzales, Stephanie Janysek, Richie Peña, Lucy Starhia, Agnieszka Rostkowski, and
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic we held our art thesis exhibitons online. Please visit
our virtual art showcase of their work. What is presented here is the culmination
of an intensive and engaged studio research practice by each of these students.
I encourage you to explore this virtual space and spend some time with the art of
these students; linger with their individual pieces, read their artistic statements,
and take note of their biographies. As you will see this is a talented cohort of ambitious
emerging artists. They are each well on their way to enriching the world with their
art and we could not be more proud!
We are proud to present the of recent paintings by artist Galen Cheney of Massachusetts
and textile works by artist Andrea Myers of Ohio in our current exhibition Pieced
+ Painted. Currently the exhibition is viewable by appointment or online. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 972-721-5087 to make an appointment.
About the Show
Color and form take center stage in each artist’s work. For both Cheney and Myers,
exploration and manipulation of materials drive their creative processes. Each artist
makes multi-layered constructions by piecing together elements of paint, fabric, and
collage to explore the space between two and three dimensions.
Cheney uses fragments of past paintings, old receipts, used airline tickets, and other
remnants of past experiences, and works them into the texture of the new painting.
They become one with the surface, imbuing the painting with memory, history, and time.
The assemblage of different forms is quite physical, with paintings being wrestled
together to create a new whole.
Galen Cheney painting in her North Adams studio, photo by David Grozinsky. See Cheney's
creative process on Instagram@galenwcheney
Myers creates machine-sewn fabric collages from a wide range of fabrics, exploring
and manipulating ideas of quilting, applique, and tactile formations, patchworked
and growing across the surfaces of walls. There is also a strong physicality in Myers
works, with dramatic scale and the built dimensionality from the accumulation of flat
layers creating a geometry of fabric.
Andrea Myers, working on her large scale piece Out of the Blue, on her studio floor.
See these pieces come together@andreamyersarton Instagram.
Each artist assembles their work from individual parts, piecing and weaving together
painting and the textile arts to create brightly colored, bold, and expressive works
About the Artists
Galen Cheneyhas been painting for over 30 years and lives in North Adams, Massachusetts. Her education
as a painter began at Mount Holyoke College and continued at The Maryland Institute
College of Art, where she was mentored and critiqued by Grace Hartigan, Sal Scarpitta,
and Hermine Ford, among other important artists. Recent recognition includes residencies/fellowships
from the Millay Colony, Mass MoCA, Vermont Studio Center, Saint-Gaudens National Historic
Site, Da Wang Culture Highland, and a nomination for a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant
Andrea Myersis an Assistant Professor of Sculpture and Expanded Media at Kent State University
at Stark. She received her Bachelors of Fine Arts in 2001 and her Masters of Fine
Arts in Fiber and Material Studies in 2006 from the School of the Art Institute of
Chicago. Myers has recently had two solo shows in Berlin Germany, the first at coGalleries,
Berlin, Germany and the second, Textil und Rennsportmuseum, at Hohenstein-Ernsthall,
Germany. Myers is in numerous private and public collections nationally.
Top Image: Left: Galen Cheney,Emanator(side one) (detail), 2019 acrylic and paper on collaged canvas, 72 x 63", Right: Andrea
Myers,Out of the Blue, (detail), 2019, denim and various fabric machine sewn fabric collage, 8x22'
Cathleen (Gilmore) Guinn, BA ’91, Milagros “Millie” Lozano, Ph.D., BA ’91, and Anna (Gordon) Torres, BA ’91, met at the Cap Bar in November 2018, almost 30 years after their spring 1989 Rome semester. Excited to see each other (and Super Dave), inspired by the photos of Rome on the walls, and invigorated by their conversation and shared memories, these three onetime Rome “sisters” conceived the idea of gathering several of their former classmates for a weekend reunion.
While students mourned the sudden switch to online schooling and the abrupt end of in-person gatherings with classmates and friends, the online portion of the semester also led to surprising creativity.
University of Dallas President Thomas S. Hibbs, Ph.D., BA '82 MA '83, announced the appointment of David Andrews, Ph.D., BS '90, former associate dean, longtime assistant professor of mathematics and department chairman, as interim dean of the university's Constantin College of Liberal Arts.