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Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery

Leticia Bajuyo Tethered Oscillator

Exhibition Dates: October 24th to January 28, 2021.

Leticia Bajuyo Artist Talk: Thursday, January 28, 2021 5:00 PM

To close out her exhibition "Tethered Oscillator" in the Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery, artist Leticia Bajuyo will give a virtual artist talk on her practice and artistic journey on zoom. Register here

 
Leticia Bajuyo
Image: Leticia Bajuyo, Tethered Oscillator, 2020, Donated CD and DVD discs, monofilament, cable ties, ratchet tie-down straps, bungee cords, irrigation tubing, eye bolts, and eye screws, sheet metal, fender washers, threaded metal rods, and bolts, plywood, paint, Theremin, and Speakers with amplifiers.

The Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery is proud to announce the solo exhibition Tethered Oscillator by interdisciplinary artist Leticia Bajuyo, on view from October 24 to January 28, 2021. Leticia Bajuyo is known for creating large-scale installations that weave together thousands of shiny CDs or DVDs into immense glittery forms. In Tethered Oscillator, the artist has suspended two horn-shaped sculptures in the gallery. Each sculpture functions as a theremin, an electronic musical instrument controlled without physical contact. The instruments can be played by two visitors at a time while social distancing.


Bajuyo often draws inspiration from science for her art, and for this exhibition, she explores the concept of coupled oscillators. In physics, coupled oscillators are oscillators connected in such a way that energy can be transferred between them. The artist has created a space for visitors to activate both her sculptures at once and thus become the spring-like force connecting the two forms.


The discarded CDs and DVDs that make up the sculpture serve as a reminder of yesterday’s songs, movies, memories, instructional videos, and other recorded media. As compact discs are no longer a primary means of storing information, their use carries an air of nostalgia.

Leticia

About the Artist:

Leticia Bajuyo is a Filipinx-American interdisciplinary artist and sculptor. She received her M.F.A. in 2001 from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and her B.F.A. in 1998 from the University of Notre Dame. Before joining the faculty of Texas A&M Corpus Christi in 2017, she served as a Visiting Assistant Professor in Sculpture at the University of Notre Dame (2016-2017) and as a Professor of Art at Hanover College, Hanover, Indiana (2001-2015).  Learn more about the artist by visiting her website.

 See the exhibition and view Leticia Bajuyo's artist talk here.

 

Visitor Information: 

Safety Policies and Procedures

We are operating with limited opening hours to ensure the exhibitions are staffed and safe for visitors. Your safety, and that of our students, is our highest priority and our student workers are admitting no more than six people to the gallery at one time. See below for our visitor safety policies or visit https://udallas.edu/coronavirus/

When visiting the campus you must first check-in at the Information Desk in J.M. Haggar, Sr. University Center/Visitor Center (building 4). We will ask you for your name and contact information, your temperature will be taken, and you will be asked to sign a certification that you are not sick with COVID-19. All guests will be informed of the campus health and hygiene policies for their visit and high-touch surfaces will be sanitized after each visit. 

 See work by our 2020 Graduating class at: udallas.edu/art-thesis-exhibitions

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