Texas Tech University

This Week: April 12th - April 18th

Rebecca Lascano: MFA Lecture
"Re-booting: finding connections through disruptions"
Thursday, April 15th at 7:00 PM (virtual presentation)

Rebecca Lascano

Rebecca Lascano's work attempts to visually decode how habits and routine activities are used to develop perceptions and realities of what we observe. Humans are habitual creatures that often, when faced with perils that are outside of their control, revert to behaviors or conducts that take over as coping mechanisms to deal with stress. Her body of work observes and attempts to understand these coping habits. Click for the Link to the Lecture.

Brandy Green: Phantom Limbs: Matter Over Mind
MFA Thesis Exhibition, SOA Satellite Gallery at CASP
Reception: Saturday, April 17th, 6:00-9:00 PM (face coverings required inside the gallery)

Brandy Green

Brandy Green is a ceramic artist who uses clay to trap, release, and process memories. Clay is known for having a form of “memory” of its own. Brandy uses this “memory” that is disassociated from a form of consciousness as a metaphor for perceptions of memory in the Human Condition. Drawing inspiration from Neurophilosophy she has come to understand that memories are incredibly faulty, emotionally charged, and continuously change; and yet, we form our understanding and perceptions such as identity and ethics based on our memories. 

Memory & Clay (Public Symposium)
LHUCA Firehouse Theater
Sunday, April 18th from 1:00-3:00 PM
Zoom meeting ID: 878 1755 8070; Password: 3q8eNW

Presenters will discuss how our brains consciously and unconsciously use memory in our everyday behavior, and the similarieties between memory and clay. Presenters include, Brandy Green, Dr. Eric Walden, Joseph Martis, Ema Bidiwala, Michael Serra, Ph.D.

Continuing in the Galleries

AliAnn Rushing Alitto: Looking for the dead kind
Continuing in the LHUCA John F. Lott Gallery through April 24th
Check LHUCA website for gallery hours.

AliAnn Rushing Alito

Face coverings continue to be required in the Art Building

Althea Murphy-Price: Prints of Hair
Folio Gallery March 15-30, 2021

Althea Murphy-Price

Inspired by the social implication of beauty and its relationship to female identity, women and culture. Topics of real and false, decoration, and imitation are explored in two and three dimensional working methods, using traditional and non-conventional approaches to printmaking, and sculpture. Murphy-Price's signature technique involves creating prints by using synthetic hair extensions as the lines in her work.

Amy Elkins: Parting Words
SRO Photo Gallery February 8 - April 30, 2021

Amy Elkins Parting Words

Parting Words, a visual archive created by Amy Elkins from 2009 into the present, out of mug shots and testimony readily available through public record of the 556 inmates executed in Texas since 1976, the year the ban on capital punishment was overturned. Using an algorithm, each mug shot is converted into looping excerpts from last utterances ranging from confessions to hymns, sorrows to fears. Parting Words is a work in progress, growing in size with the growing numbers of those executed in Texas, a state responsible for over 37% of all executions in the United States, which is more than the totals of Virginia, Oklahoma, Florida, Missouri, Georgia and Alabama combined.

Elkins will be a guest speaker of the Race & Social Justice in the Arts Speakers' Series on April 23rd.

Landmark Arts exhibitions and speaker programs in the Texas Tech University School of Art are made possible in part with a generous grant from the Helen Jones Foundation of Lubbock.