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Mirror of Life: An Exploration of the Built Environment
Curated by Sang-Mi Yoo
January 21 – February 21, 2016

PRESS RELEASE: December 22, 2015

Amze Emmons, Street Stuff, Ink on coroplast, Size variable, 2015.
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Exhibition Dates: January 21 - February 21, 2016

Exhibition Events Thursday, February 11th

Panel Discussion - 12:30 - 2:00 PM Escondido Theatre, SUB

Sang-Mi Yoo (Associate Professor, School of Art), Moderator
Rafael Beneytez-Duran (Associate Professor, College of Architecture)
Mari Michael Glassell (Assistant Professor, College of Architecture)
Jessica Meuninck-Ganger (Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
Kuhn Park (Associate Professor, College of Architecture)

Exhibition Reception- 2:00- 3:30 PM in Studio Gallery, School of Art


LUBBOCK – Landmark Arts at the Texas Tech University School of Art presents Mirror of Life: An Exploration of the Built Environment, curated by Sang-Mi Yoo, Associate Professor in Printmaking at the Texas Tech School of Art. The exhibit will be on view at the Landmark Arts Studio Gallery, on the first floor of the TTU School of Art Building, from January 21 – February 21, 2016. On February 11th in the gallery, a reception for the exhibit will be held from 2:00 to 3:30 PM.

Peceding the reception from 12:30 to 2:00 PM, there will be a panel discussion moderated by the curator and including panelists, Rafael Beneytez-Duran, Associate Professor, College of Architecture,Mari Michael Glassell, Assistant Professor, College of Architecture, Kuhn Park, Associate Professor, College of Architecture, and artist, Jessica Meuninck-Ganger, Assistant Professor of Art, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. All events are free and open to the public.

Kevin Haas. Toronto Builds. Accordion fold book, hand printed from litho plates, 7.5 x 60 inches. 2015.
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For Mirror of Life, the curatorial aim of Sang-Mi Yoo was to choose contemporary printmaking artists whose work depicts observations and interactions with the Built Environment. Built Environment, in the discipline of architecture, is a phrase used to describe the surroundings in which human activity occurs, composed by the man-made settings of cities, neighborhoods, buildings, landscape architecture, supporting infrastructures, and public spaces. Yoo looked for how artists were influenced and interpreted everyday life within various urban settings. The six artists, including one collaborative team, chosen for this exhibition represent a sampling of the day-to-day user interaction and extraction of elements from the Built Environment. The artists, Yoo chose for this exhibition are Amze Emmons, Kevin Haas, Jessica Meuninck-Ganger, Nick Satinover, Nick Conbere and John Holmgren.

Jessica Meuninck-Ganger. Formlines (Individually titled Shanty, The Curve, Storehouse, Gold Rush, Shed, Yatai, and LDK). Screenprints on surface-sized hanji, variable sizes from 4 x 2 x 3.8 inches to 6 x 8 x 9 inches. 2015.
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Amze Emmons received a BFA from Ohio Wesleyan University and an MA and MFA from the University of Iowa. He is currently an Associate Professor at Tyler School of Art at Temple University.

Kevin Haas since 2000 has taught courses in printmaking, book arts and design at Washington State University. He received his BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and his MFA in Printmaking from Indiana University

Jessica Meuninck-Ganger received a BS degree in Art Education from Ball State University and an MFA in Studio Arts from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. She is currently the Print and Narrative Forms Area Head and Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

Nick Satinover is an Assistant Professor of Printmaking at Middle Tennessee State University outside of Nashville. Nick received his BFA in Printmaking from Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio and MFA in Printmaking in 2010 from Illinois State University.

Nick Satinover. To Heed and to Holler. Lithograph, graphite drawing and hand cutting, 14x18 inches. 2014.
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Nick Conbere received an MFA in Printmaking from the University of Minnesota and an MFA in Illustration from the School of Visual Arts in New York. He works as an Assistant Professor at Emily Carr University in Vancouver, Canada.

John Holmgren received his Bachelor of Arts from Central Washington University in 2004 and received his MFA in Photography from the University of Minnesota. Since 2010, he has taught at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

The curator, Sang-Mi Yoo, is a Korean-born artist and Associate Professor of Art at Texas Tech University. She received an MFA in printmaking from The Ohio State University and a BFA in painting from Seoul National University.

Nick Conbere and John Holmgren. Bonneville 3. Photopolymer intaglio, chine collé on inkjet print, 19 x 21.25 inches. 2014.
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Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. The Art Building is located at 3010 18th Street (near the corner of 18th St. and Flint Ave.). On Mondays through Fridays, paid parking is available on the fourth floor of the Flint Avenue Parking Facility. Parking is free on weekends.

The exhibitions, speakers and related programs at Landmark Arts and the Texas Tech University School of Art are made possible, in part, by a generous grant from the Helen Jones Foundation. Additional support comes from cultural activities fees administered through the College of Visual & Performing Arts.

For more information contact:
Joe Arredondo
Director of Landmark Arts
(806) 742-1947
joe.arredondo@ttu.edu