For his debut at Blaffer Art Museum, the artist’s first solo museum exhibition, Coolquitt will recombine 60 discrete sculptures and tableaux made between 2006 and 2011 into a site-specific installation which, in its singularity and temporariness, reflects on the condition of the gallery space as a codified place of encounter for people and works of art. The exhibition will also include pieces that occupy a hybrid position between autonomous artworks by Coolquitt and what the artist calls somebody-mades and in-betweens. Somebody-mades are assemblages of objects that are presented just as the artist found them in the streets, while in-betweens combine such found assemblages with interventions of his own. Presented alongside and interspersed with his own work, these elements serve to further complicate the relationship between the contexts of creation and reception, artist and audience, and blur the boundaries between art and life.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a fully-illustrated monograph co-published by Blaffer Art Museum and University of Texas Press with contributions by Rachel Hooper, Dan Fox, Matthew Higgs, and Jan Tumlir.
A season of Dynamic Duos and mixed chamber music, curated by pianist Brian Suits, featuring the faculty artists of the Texas Music Festival performing music by Dring, Barber, Suits, Stravinsky, and St. Saens.
Madeleine Dring: Trio for Oboe, Flute, and Piano
Samuel Barber: Sonata for Cello and Piano
Brian Suits: March
Igor Stravinsky: Suite from The Soldier’s Tale
Camille Saint-Saëns: Septet in E flat Major for Piano, Trumpet, and Strings
Andrzej Grabiec, Lucie Robert, violin
Sheldon Person, viola
Anthony Kitai, cello
Eric Larson, double bass
Aralee Dorough, flute
Anne Leek, oboe
Randal Griffin, clarinet
Mark Hughes, trumpet
Brian Suits, piano
Blake Wilkins, percussion