Held in conjunction with the exhibition Paved Paradise, join us for a conversation about the suburban architecture with Julie Libersat, Scott Gleason, and R. Eric McMaster.
TalkAbout is a new program that facilitates conversations with artists and the people who inspire them.This event is free and open to the public.
Julie Libersat is an intermedia artist and art educator based in Denton, TX. Born in Kerala, India and raised in Philadelphia PA, Libersat received her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2003. She earned an MFA in New Media in 2016 as well as a Masters in Art Education in 2017, both from the University of North Texas. Libersat has exhibited in the US and abroad including shows at Dallas Contemporary, The Center for Art and Culture in France, Currents International New Media Festival, Paseo Taos and Museo de la Cuidad de Mexico. She has received a Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Grant, the 2014 CADD FUNd grant, and the Velma and Davis Dozier Travel Grant from the Dallas Museum of Art. Libersat is currently Assistant Professor of Art Design and Technology at Texas Woman’s University in Denton, TX.
Scott Gleeson is an artist, curator, educator, and art historian specializing in the history and theory of modern and contemporary art, with an emphasis on social practice, urbanism, phenomenology and participation. The Founding Editor and Publisher of Peripheral Vision Press, Gleeson holds a B.A. in Art History from The Colorado College and an M.A. in Art History from Southern Methodist University. He is the recipient of a project grant from The Idea Fund, a regional re-granting initiative of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; a Hunting Prize finalist; and a New American Paintings alum.
R. Eric McMaster is a visual artist whose works involve fabricated objects, athletes and performers, actions, and images exploring themes or order, resistance, and vulnerability. He has exhibited in New York, Hiroshima, New Delhi, Paris, Miami, Los Angeles, Houston, New Orleans, Philadelphia, and Phoenix among others. He is the recipient of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Professional Fellowship, the Ted Decker Catalyst Fund, and numerous scholastic grants and scholarships. R. Eric McMaster teaches sculpture and digital fabrication courses at the University of Texas at Austin, where he founded the department’s digital fabrication lab.