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Hour to Sundown: Reception


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The BFA New Media department in the College of Visual Art and Design at the University of North Texas proudly presents Hour to Sundown, an exhibition of video art and installations by juniors and seniors. The exhibition will be on view from April 16th to 27th, with a reception on April 18th, 5-7PM at UNT on the Square, 109 N Elm Street, Denton, TX.

Hour to Sundown explores the possibilities of technology and how it impacts the way we see the world. In a world of constant motion, technology has become a key figure in how we experience our surroundings. It has helped us confront our problems but has also brought new issues to the table. Artists in this exhibition have created works to examine these subjects by using a variety of media, including video, animation, projection mapping, and virtual reality.

This exhibition combines emergent technological methods with an exploration of contemporary social issues. Jordin Poeschl explores chronic illness through imaginary VR hallucinations and fabricated extensions of the body as performance. Using her own body, Breauna Robinson produces silicone prosthetics that recreate historical acts of violence against people of color. CJ Porras explores digital space and soundscapes, integrating resonant audio with virtual reality, that immerses viewers in an interactive experience. Through a kaleidoscopic worldview, Youngeun Oh focuses on the color red and its diverse international cultural significance.

Other artists in this exhibition include Gabriella Allen, Rigatoni Garrido, Steven Gonzalez, Blair Hadley, Pierce Hunt, Rachel Jones, Logan Kidd, Mandy McDaniel, Emily O'Connor, Jack Palmer, Troy Thomas, and Emily Whitman.

The New Media Art program at UNT is the merging of art, culture, and technology. The mission of the New Media Art program is to cultivate new methods of performance and media art practices within contemporary art. Through creative and critical inquiry, we emphasize artistic excellence, active learning, socially engaged practices, and collaboration.

The College of Visual Arts and Design fosters creative futures for its diverse student population and the region through rigorous arts-based education, arts- and client-based studio practice, scholarship and research. Read more at www.untnewmedia.com.