Artist Leslie Mutchler Opens Solo Exhibition at the Courtyard Gallery, Feb. 4

Event: Assistant Professor and Area Head of 2D Foundations in the Department of Art and Art History, Leslie Mutchler, has created a new series of digital collage for her exhibition titled, "Green Space/Outer Space."

When: Opening reception: Thursday, Feb. 4, 4-6 p.m.

Exhibition runs from Thursday, Feb. 4 - Friday, May 7

Where: The Courtyard Gallery is on the 2nd level of the ATandT Executive Education and Conference Center, 1900 University Ave. A campus map is available online. The exhibition space is adjacent to the courtyard.

Background: This exhibition of new work is a series of digital collage that has been culled from catalogue glossies such as Ikea, West Elm and Pottery Barn, to create fictional and real realms focusing on the use and misuse of green space and outer space.

Mutchler is the recipient of the John D. Murchinson Fellowship in Art, the Effie Marie Cain Regents Chair in the Arts Fellowship and the Creative Research Grant from The University of Texas at Austin. Mutchler's work has been included in numerous exhibitions across the country, including the Crane Arts Center in Philadelphia, the Harvey Gallery at Miami University in Ohio, the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts in New York City and the Ewing Gallery at the University of Tennessee. "Green Space/Outer Space" will be Mutchler's first solo venture in Austin and will be accompanied by an essay by Eric Zimmerman.

The Courtyard Gallery is a collaborative effort between the Office of the Vice President for University Operations, which is a liaison between the university and the Conference Center, and the College of Fine Arts. The Courtyard Gallery features the artwork of faculty and alumni of the Department of Art and Art History in the College of Fine Arts.