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Faculty complete Cirkit for exhibit

This work is one of many pieces in the NW Campus Cirkit of Mythos, an exhibit of art from faculty in the area.  Martina Treviño/The Collegian
This work is one of many pieces in the NW Campus Cirkit of Mythos, an exhibit of art from faculty in the area. Martina Treviño/The Collegian

By Martina Treviño/nw news editor

This work is one of many pieces in the NW Campus Cirkit of Mythos, an exhibit of art from faculty in the area.  Martina Treviño/The Collegian
This work is one of many pieces in the NW Campus Cirkit of Mythos, an exhibit of art from faculty in the area. Martina Treviño/The Collegian

Four TCU fine art masters have combined their talents for a thought-provoking faculty art exhibit.

The NW Campus art department presents Cirkit of Mythos, An Exhibition Featuring Work by Omar Hernandez, Greg Mansur, Eddy Rawlinson and Jason Reynaga. 

The exhibiting artists are colleagues and TCU master of fine arts degree recipients (in different years).

The show features works in mixed media, installation, digitally altered media and photography. The exhibit also has traditional paintings and drawings.

Eddy Rawlinson, adjunct instructor of art, is the exhibit curator.

A Fort Worth resident, Rawlinson commutes to El Centro College in Dallas to teach.

Rawlinson also serves as the El Centro Art Gallery coordinator and director.

Omar Hernandez, a San Antonio native, is an art professor at El Centro College.

Greg Mansur, originally from Hyannis, Mass., teaches film editing at TCU.

In addition, he is a filmmaker and works extensively with digital media.

Corpus Christi native Jason Reynaga is an instructor of art and art department chair at Wade College in Dallas.

Reynaga is also a gallery assistant at the UNT Art Space, located in the Fort Worth cultural district.

The group has worked on this show for more than a year, Rawlinson said.

Not all of the pieces of the collection will be displayed in the Lakeview Gallery show because of space limitation.

The complete collection will be available for viewing Sept. 7 in the 500 X Gallery.

The facility is Texas’ oldest artist-run cooperative gallery, located at 500 Exposition Avenue Dallas.

Although each of the artists plans to develop an individual collection from this exhibit, the works are a collaborative effort, Hernandez said.

The exhibit developed over dinners and at formal meetings, Hernandez said.

The compilations objective is to provide an “investigating of the self,” he said.

“ With the exhibit we want to tell others what makes us tick and how we fit into the bigger picture,” he said.

Rawlinson said the works depict the rewriting of ancient myths into a present-day mythology and the channeling of information through a variety of circuits.

“ It’s about how they [mythology and circuits] are being redefined in a continuous progression,” he said.

The works are in line with the deconstruction theories of French philosopher Jacques Derrida, attempting to demonstrate that the images have various meanings and interpretations that are not as clear-cut or as stable as they may seem at first sight, Rawlinson said.

The works will be on display in the Lakeview Gallery Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. until March 21.

The artists will be available to answer questions regarding the works during the Artists’ Reception Saturday, March 3, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. with a Gallery Talk at 11:30 a.m. in the Lakeview Galley in the Fine Arts Building.

Both the exhibit and the Artists’ Reception are free and open to the public.

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