Texas Woman’s University’s Visual Art Division is excited to announce its inaugural Visual Culture: REPRESENT! Series juried exhibition, Intersections. This open call for all media, Texas artists, reflects the scholarship and learning opportunities of our new M.A. in Art History & Visual Culture degree. Juried by John Spriggins, Intersections exhibition will be hosted at TWU’s East and West Galleries and will be on exhibit from Monday, October 4th through Friday, November 5th. An opening reception and curatorial talk will take place in the East and West Galleries on Thursday, October 7 from 5 to 7 p.m.
The first of its kind, Visual Culture: REPRESENT! Series opens up the opportunity to explore work that moves within and beyond the traditional boundaries of art history to construct a broader sense of how imagery communicates sociocultural ideas. This series draws on the inclusivity of visual culture to engage with the concept of representation within social justice contexts. The exhibition focuses on the concept of “intersections” including: contradiction or conflict, internal or external meeting points, unexpected clashes or chance encounters, past and present, life events or human interactions, abstraction and/or concrete, and Intersectionality as a theory.
Meant to showcase our new art history and visual culture focus, this series’ mission puts into practice the M.A. in Art (Concentration in Art History & Visual Culture) program’s and the Visual Arts Division’s commitment to interdisciplinary, diversity, inclusion, and social justice advocacy. In emphasizing the need to REPRESENT, the series reflects the program’s enthusiasm for the role of visual art in activism and its ability to be a platform for underrepresented voices. In our student-centered division we are committed to engaging with the community and fostering transformational dialogues through visual art.
Juror John Spriggins is the Manager of the South Dallas Cultural Center. Mr. Spriggins has experience as an Interim Curator for the African American Museum, Gallery Director for Richland College (Dallas County Community College District), and an Art and Humanities professor for the Tarrant County and Dallas County Community College Districts.
Texas Woman’s University
Visual Arts Division – East | West Galleries
300 Texas St.
Denton, TX 76204