THE JOURNEY HOME PROJECT
OPENING ARIST RECEPTION:
SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 2016 5 - 8:30 PM
JUNE 25, 2016 - AUGUST 27, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 1, 2016: Carneal Simmons Contemporary Art in Dallas is pleased to announce the opening reception for artist Lindsey Dunnagan’s The Journey Home Project on Saturday, June 25, 2016 from 5 - 8:30 PM.
Lindsey is an artist who uses diverse methodologies to explore ideas of memory and place. She is a three-time Hunting Art Prize Finalist, Puffin Foundation Grant recipient, Nasher Microgrant finalist, CADD Fund Finalist, and has shown nationally in solo and juried exhibitions. Her work was recently published in the 120 West edition of New American Paintings.
Born in Anchorage, Alaska, Lindsey eventually moved to Texas and received a Bachelor of Environmental Design Architecture from Texas A&M in 2007. After college, she worked as an architectural intern before deciding to join the US Peace Corps. From 2007 – 2009, Lindsey worked with artisans as a Small Business Development Volunteer in Morocco. In 2014 Lindsey completed a Master of Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing and in 2015 she finished a Master of Arts in Art History from Texas Woman’s University. Currently, Lindsey serves as an adjunct professor of art at Texas Christian University and Tarrant County College.
Lindsey Dunnagan Artist Statement: “For the past year, I have collected locations from people in North Texas and beyond, including various student groups and a refugee center in Dallas. Now their names and “ideas of home” have been painted onto a large-scale installation that forms a labyrinth.
When visitors walk through the painted translucent walls, they may find a location that holds significance to them while also experience other places that are cherished. In this way, the project presents the world as a treasure and a place to discover; it intimates a deep connection we have with each other and the planet.
Additionally, participants will be an integral part of the work as the translucent painted maps and moving silhouettes mimic memory and layers of subconscious. Through the panels, visitors will see shapes of other people traversing the same course. The visual of blurred and moving people beyond the translucent walls serves as a metaphor for the loss of the past.
On opening night, visitors who haven't yet participated will be invited to donate their special place. I will then make two new panels with these locations and install them 2 weeks after the opening.
This project has been funded in part by a grant from the Puffin Foundation.
Carneal Simmons Contemporary Art is located at 1415 Slocum Street in the Dallas Design District. Gallery hours are Noon to 5 PM, Tuesday through Saturday and by appointment. Carneal Simmons Contemporary Art seeks to advance artistic excellence, innovation, and creativity to enrich the quality of life for individuals and communities at large through the placement and exhibition of contemporary art. Check www.carnealsimmons.com for further details.