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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

New Media Grad Student featured at MAC

Adela Andea, graduate student in the New Media program in the Department of Studio Art, is featured in the Starry, Starry Nights: Five Light-Filled Installations group show at the McKinney Avenue Contemporary in Dallas. She will be sharing the large gallery with Susie Rosmarin. The show is curated by June Mattingly.

The opening reception is Saturday, April 23rd from 5 pm to 7 pm at the MAC, 3120 McKinney Ave. Dallas, TX 75204. Additional information about the show is available here.

From the press release:

Adela Andea’s fluorescent tube wall sculptures will radiate in light the largest gallery on the longest wall. Andea’s light sculptures powered exclusively by manmade electronics will submerge one wall in the biggest space into an ambiguous and mystifying landscape. Her “futuristic eco-systems” use intricately weaved circuits of LED and CFL lights, computer hardware and manufactured building materials, consumer electronics and mass produced objects to embody both a physical presence as well as ethereal sensibility. These free-form, exuberant sculptures with jutting bolts of lights and organic explosion of electrical parts and whirring fans make the visitor wish to celebrate.

These dazzling light displays take the legacy of Flavin’s eloquent minimalism and are “reminiscent of an Eastern European disco.” Romanian-born, Adela lives and works in Denton and teaches at the University of North Texas while completing an MFA in New Media. In 2011 she had a solo show at Anya Tish’s prestigious gallery in Houston who represents her and she is represented in Dallas by Cris Worley’s gallery.