Place of birth: Elmhurst, Illinois
Training: Colorado Institute of Art (Advertising, 1981); San Antonio Art Institute (1991); University of Texas at San Antonio (B.F.A. 1993: M.F.A., 2000)
Profile: Multidisciplinary artist (sculpture, ceramics, drawing)
Residencies: Two-month residency partially funded by the N.E.A., at Sculpture Space in Utica, New York (2006). Constructed ten, four-foot tall steel armatures based on the “banana people” from the OmiGosh Series.
Professional Affiliations: Co-founder of the cactus bra Space, which was the longest running alternative space for emerging artists in San Antonio. (1993-2013)
Brief Exhibition History: Works included in the following exhibitions: International Sculpture Center, Hamilton, NJ; University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque, NM; Laredo Center for the Arts, TX; Art Museum of South Texas Institute for the Arts, Corpus Christi, TX; Art Alliance Center at Clearlake, TX; McNay Art Museum and Southwest School of Arts and Craft, San Antonio, TX; Mass Gallery, Austin, TX.
The Body Politic
September 1 through September 28, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, September 5, 2014, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
University of Dallas, Beatrice M. Haggerty Art Gallery,
1845 East Northgate Dr., Irving, TX, 75062-4799
The University of Dallas’ Haggerty Gallery is pleased to present The Body Politic, an exhibit of drawings by Vesna Jovanovic, and the drawings and sculpture of Jayne Lawrence.
Working from the common thread of metaphors that characterize human nature, both behavioral and biological, these two artists confront us with the entangled hybrid forms of their creations. Each sees the contradiction of the beautiful and the monstrous in our attempts to conceptualize and explain our nature and actions.