David Collins '84
March 23 – May 30, 2018Historical Library
The Jesuit Dallas Museum is pleased to present David Collins’84 in conjunction with David Collins’ exhibition Day Shift at Valley House Gallery ( March 17 – April 21, 2018, ). Geometric planes of rich color create an array of shapes that evoke industrial buildings, domestic dwellings architecture, floors, walls, eaves and overhangs. Silhouettes conjure up cranes, cables and overpasses. Ultimately, these architectural notions do not remain whole; they fracture and fall away to reveal other chambers or the outside world. Collins graduated from Jesuit in 1984. He earned a BFA in painting from Rhode Island School of Design. He is a two-time recipient of the Yaddo Fellowship. His work has been featured in The New York Times and Dallas Art News. Collins' work is in numerous private and corporate collections.
All works included in the exhibition are on loan from Valley House Gallery, 6616 Spring Valley Road, Dallas, TX 75254 www.valleyhouse.com
WPA ARTISTS IN THE JESUIT DALLAS MUSEUM COLLECTION
To liaison with the Fine Arts Department and Jesuit’s production of the play The Grapes of Wrath, the JDM created the exhibition, WPA Artists in the Jesuit Dallas Museum Collection. Artists from the collection that participated in the WPA, Federal Art Project (1935 – 43) of the WPA (Works Progress Administration) were, Will Barnet, Herbert Bayer, Riva Helfond, Chet LaMore, Russell Limbach, and Beatrice Mandelman.
THE BUILDERS, THE GREAT HUMAN RACE, JOHN L. DOYLE, (1939 – 2010)
3rd Floor, Terry Center
The purpose of The Builders is to show how man’s ideas and concepts relate to the structures of The Great Human Race and his reflects his fascination with the human condition. The artist described himself as an “image maker,” a person devoted to producing visual conceptions. Many of his works have a historical or architectural perspective that derives from careful observation and research.