Sunday, July 22, 2012

TWU grad to show work in Dallas gallery - Denton Record Chronicle

TWU grad to show work in Dallas gallery

A Texas Woman’s University graduate will exhibit new work in a Dallas gallery next month.

Sunny Jacquet, who earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in art at TWU, will have new paintings in a solo show at Norwood Flynn Gallery from Aug. 11 to Sept. 8.

In “Pear-licious,” Jacquet returns to the theme of her favorite fruit, pears, in this new body of surrealistic, whimsical paintings. In these paintings, Jacquet explores the transformation of the flat surface into depth, fooling the eye.

“I attempt to investigate what is, or how far I can push my limit to create realisms that mimic pictorial reality, and also recognize a broader and deeper understanding of the meaning of what is real,” Jacquet says in her artist’s statement. “At the same time, I hope to create both aesthetic and intellectual interest in my paintings, to invite the viewers into my world of imagination and artistic aspirations.”

The South Korean-born artist will share the Dallas gallery with artist Shari Hornish, who will have a solo show called “Feathers.”

The gallery is located at 3318 Shorecrest in Dallas. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and by appointment. For more information, visit


UNT graduate’s Nasher exhibit extended

Dallas-based artist Erick Swenson’s exhibition at the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas has been extended through Sept. 9.

Swenson has had national and international acclaim for his sculptures. A graduate of the University of North Texas and a member of Denton’s Good/Bad Art Collective in the late ’90s, Swenson first gained international attention when his work was featured in the 2004 Whitney Biennial exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.

His sculptures now grace the collections of the Whitney, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, the Dallas Museum of Art and the Saatchi Collection in London.

Swenson’s works often present fantastic vignettes of animals ensnared in strange, sometimes devastating circumstances. Or his creatures are caught in quiet, poetic scenes that evoke the beauty and tragedy of nature, and our own human condition.

His works take months, sometimes years, to complete, making new work by Swenson rare.

The exhibition features two sculptures fresh from the artist’s studio, Schwarmerei and Scuttle, and a recent work, Ne Plus Ulta, making its Texas debut.

Center hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. The center is located at 2001 Flora St. in Dallas. Admission costs $10 for adults, $7 for seniors age 65 and older, active members of the military and students who present ID. Children younger than 12 and members get in for free.

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