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Monday, August 30, 2010

UNT CVAD New Media Art Faculty exhibiting at TWU

Jenny Vogel / Project Blue Book Series
Shane Mecklenburger / Semi-Automatic

September 21st to October 14th, 2010
Artist Lecture: Tuesday, September 28th, 4:00-5:00pm
Artist Reception: Tuesday, September 28th, 5:00 - 6:00pm
TWU Department of Visual Arts | East Gallery, Denton, Texas

Jenny Vogel (born in Germany) lives in New York and North Texas. She works in video, photography and computer arts. Vogel's art explores the world as viewed through new media technology using web-cameras, blogs and Google searches as source material. She received her MFA from Hunter College (NYC) in 2003. She is a NYFA fellow in Computer Arts and is currently an Assistant Professor of New Media Art at the University of North Texas. Her work has been screened and exhibited in group and solo- shows in numerous locations and galleries: Art in General, NYV; Dallas Museum of Art; San Francisco Camerawork; Arnolfini Museum, UK; The Siberia Biennial, Russia; The Swiss Institute, NYC; EFA Gallery, NYC; Kunstwerke, Berlin; PS1 Contemporary Art Center, NYC.

Shane Mecklenburger's work explores cultural value and identity. Recent projects examine the way popular media conflates entertainment, war, the market and art to construct masculinity. He is Assistant Professor of New Media Art at the University of North Texas and received his MFA in Film, Video & New Media from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His work has been exhibited in the U.S. and internationally at The Ubersee-Museum, Bremen Germany; The Japanese-American National Museum in Los Angeles; The Los Angeles Municipal Gallery; California College of the Arts, San Francisco; Kasia Kay Art Projects, Chicago; The School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Axiom Gallery, Cambridge; and The University of Virginia Fine Arts Library, and The Dallas Museum of Art.

This exhibition of Ms. Vogel & Mr. Mecklenburger's work is selected by Assistant Professor Tanya Synar, head of the Sculpture Program in the Department of Visual Arts at TWU. Works by Ms. Vogel include a suite of linocut prints on Xerox titled The Perpetual Myth & Like a Blind Man in a Dark Room, a series of graphite and Xerox transfer drawings, along with video works. Mr. Mecklenburger's work includes a sculpture titled Semi-Automatic and accompanying video titled Halcyon Atmosphere. More information on the artists and their work can be found at: Jenny Vogel | Shane Mecklenburger

Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 am to 4 pm, when the university is in session. The East | West Galleries are located on the first floor of the Fine Arts Building, at the corner of Texas & Oakland streets, on the TWU campus in Denton, Texas, 76204. For directions, please go to the TWU website.

If you need more information, or would like images of the work or a more complete biography for the artists, please contact: Vance Wingate at 940-898-2533 / 940-898-2530 or by email.