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Art Exhibition: Sara Cardona presents Southern Gothic

06.29.2018 | By: Texas Wesleyan University
This collage is full of pattern, colors and organic shapes in a generally circular shape.

Sara Cardona rearranges the characteristics of the South used in the writings of well-known Southern authors and puts them in visual form in her exhibition, Southern Gothic. It will be exhibited in the Bernice Coulter Templeton Art Studio gallery. Color, shape, and movement lead the way and invite you in to her mysterious collages.

Artist, Sara Cardona "uses the analog process of cut-and-paste collage in the tradition of Dada assemblage and in a nod to the editing process of film. The amorphous forms created are inspired by the mood and sensibility of the South, its beauty and shadows. These forms suggest potential movement, even as they are static, and the artist thinks of them as a hybrid of object and film still. They are alluring and disarming at the same time, paying homage to both the presence of the human body and its absence as well. These forms become organisms that represent the detritus of human movement across the topography of the Southern Gothic, evolving and devolving into baroque forms".

Sara Cardona was born in Mexico City and resides in Dallas, Texas. She is a Ph.D. candidate in Aesthetic Studies at the University of Texas at Dallas. She received her Master of Fine Arts from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia.

Make sure to continue celebrating the arts by putting these events on your calendar and plan to visit Southern Gothic.

  • Exhibition dates: Oct. 1 - 25 
  • Artist Reception: Oct. 13, 2-4 p.m.
  • Mitchell-Reed Community of Learners artist lecture: Oct. 16, 12:15 - 1:30 p.m.

Gallery hours are Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. All events pertaining to this exhibition are free and open to the public. 

For further information call Kit Hall, 817-531-4984 or email khall@txwes.edu.

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