DesertSol, the UNLV Solar Decathlon House
Jan. 31 - March 1, 2014
DesertSol, the UNLV entry in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013 was awarded 2nd place overall out of an impressive roster of international collegiate entrants. In conjunction with the UNLV Solar Decathlon Team, this accomplishment is highlighted with an exhibition of drawings, models, video and other material developed in the design, construction and presentation of the award-winning, sustainable, solar-powered house.
MFA Thesis Exhibition: Abraham Abebe
X Y Z = ኤክስ ዋይ ዚ
March 10 - 14, 2014
The artwork of Abraham Abebe explores three-dimensional space with the goal of pulling the viewer closer into it. He seeks to establish emotional and physical attachments to the work within the limits of its own environment.
MFA Thesis Exhibition: Austin Dickson
Chill Ass Art Genius
March 31 - April 4, 2014
The focus of Austin Dickson’s digital work is on life lived through the Internet, which has lead to a global language built solely on images. One hundred billion plus photos uploaded to Facebook alone demonstrates how significant the image has become. Dickson investigates how lacking in material substance these channels appear. No consideration is given to the nature of the YouTube video beyond how cute the cats are, or how easily 300 consecutive photos of an ex-girlfriend were viewed on Facebook. It is the underlying nature of these channels, both experiential and structural, that Dickson examines.
MFA Thesis Exhibition: Lolita Develay
April 7 - 11, 2014
With the work of Lolita Develay, highly chromatic paint is tightly controlled with passages of realism and abstraction throughout all the work. The duality of skill and technique with strong images belie and intentionally obscure the concept behind the work. Influenced by her observations of Western cultural pursuit of self-actualization, these works are her perception of how capitalist values are manifest in consumerism. They interpret our desires, our attractions, and our aspirations of the ideals of beauty.
2014 Annual Juried Student Exhibition
April 18 - 26, 2014
Each year the Donna Beam Gallery and the art department join in presenting the annual juried exhibition, which is open to all students. The Artist-in-Residence for the second half of the spring semester is invited to judge submissions, which run the range of artistic media. Winners will be selected from the accepted entries and prizes will be awarded.