Visual Arts Center Announces Fall 2012 Season

The Visual Arts Center is pleased to announce its fall 2012 season and its opening reception Sept. 21. Exhibition highlights include Pause, Pose, Discompose by artist Emily Roysdon and Part Two: Department of Art and Art History Faculty Exhibition.

Known for her interdisciplinary work that explores the lineaments of love, politics, sexuality and gender, Roysdon (who is based in New York and Stockholm) will be the fall Vaulted Galley Artist-in-Residence. Roysdon's dynamic and site-specific installation, Pause, Pose, Discompose, will continue to explore her central concerns of site and community action.

Part Two is the second installment in a three-part exhibition. The comprehensive exhibition features a rich survey of work by faculty artists in the Department of Art and Art History. This season also includes the Visual Arts Center's signature public program series and collaborations with faculty members, students and alumni from the Department of Art and Art History.

Fall exhibitions include:

Emily Roysdon: Pause, Pose, Discompose, Sept. 21Dec. 8

Cruz Ortiz: Hecho Farm, Sept. 2Dec. 8

Liz Hingley: Under Gods, Sept. 21Oct. 27

Future Regions, Sept. 21Oct. 27

Now What It Never Was, Sept. 21Oct. 13

A Nation of Fear, Oct. 19Nov. 10

Part Two: Department of Art and Art History Faculty Exhibition, Nov. 9Dec. 8

Yet, By No Means, Nov. 16Dec. 8


When: Opening reception: Sept. 21, 6-8 p.m.

Where: The Visual Arts Center is located at 23rd and Trinity streets in the Art Building on The University of Texas at Austin campus.

Background: The Visual Arts Center (VAC) is a collaborative contemporary art venue on The University of Texas at Austin campus that features five state-of-the-art galleries and three inviting community spaces. Through its stimulating exhibitions and public programs, the VAC draws students, faculty members, guest artists and creative voices from around the world who contribute to the university's dynamic arts community. Together these programs support the VAC's commitment to be a leading and experimental contemporary art space in Central Texas and to offer a dynamic arena for the building of communities through the creation, exploration and advancement of contemporary art.