New UTD Exhibition, Second Look, Explores References To Time In Photography, Digital Media

UT Dallas will host Second Look, an exhibition curated by acclaimed artist and UTD Associate Professor Marilyn Waligore, in the Main Gallery of the Visual Arts Building from March 19 to April 15. This new exhibition explores references to time — such as duration, series, sequence and narrative — in photography and digital media.

Texas artists participating in the exhibition include Kathy Lovas and Martin Menocal of Dallas, Terri Cummings of Fort Worth and Huntsville area artists James Paster, Michael Henderson and Tony Shipp.

At 7:30 p.m. on March 31, artist Eve Sonneman will present a lecture, “Reflections On The Diptych,” in the Jonsson Performance Hall (JO 2.604) in conjunction with the exhibition. She will talk about her own work as well as discuss the importance of serial photography within a larger historical context. The lecture is free and open to the public.

A reception will be held in connection with the opening of the exhibition in UTD’s Visual Arts Building ‘s Main Gallery on Friday, March 19, from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

“Media processes influence our perception of time as in the instantaneous snapshot, or conversely, the long exposure,” explained curator Waligore. “In new media, setting the frame rate may stretch or compress the experience of continuous time. The film loop presents an image cycle that repeats endlessly, with a duration that is boundless. Camera-based imagery calls us to take a second look at a moment.”