Halls + Walls

I joined the Halls + Walls Virtual Gallery Club at UT in September 2020.  Led by Kathryn McCarthy, the club provides virtual gallery spaces for UT's Visual Arts students to showcase their work in the midst of the pandemic.  Virtual gallery spaces are built using Blendr and Unity so that viewers can actually walk through a gallery and interact with the images and art work.  Check out https://www.hallsandwallsgal.com for our current exhibition and scroll down to see my exhibition reviews, virtual tours, and our exhibition schedule.



April 12- April 30, 2021

Halls + Walls is excited to present our first combined IRL and virtual exhibition, Tangibles.  Marking a little over a year since the world went virtual, this exhibition showcases the human desire for tangibility.  Much of the sculpture and installation is made from things we touch to use, including things such as keyboard buttons, ketchup packets, wine corks, and shoelaces.  Additionally, the 2D and virtual works emphasize corporeality through detailed depictions of texture and form.

Tangibles Virtual Tour

Katy McCarthy, Morgan Gage and I give a tour of Tangibles and take a look at all the artists' work.

Link to tour (zoom login required)

Print and Painting Virtual Exhibition

October 22- November 5 

Come and see the galleries designed by Morgan Gage, Kathryn McCarty, and Genavieve Gurko with artwork from UT's undergrad painting and printmaking students.  I will be giving a personal tour, detailing the artists' processes with commentary on their work and the galleries as well.  

Sculpture and Digital Fabrication Exhibition

October 21, 2020

Standing in the central gallery, I cannot help but think this is a COVID-tired art historian’s dream.  A beautifully designed gallery with a fantastically curated show is wildly refreshing for my zoom-weary soul.  Halls + Walls second exhibition of the academic year features sculpture and digital fabrication artwork from UT Fine Art’s undergraduate students.  It includes a wide range of media, such as assisted readymades, installation art, and dioramas, with something to interest and engage any viewer. 

Glowing shades of violet and magenta, the Halls + Walls virtual gallery is the perfect mix of creative alternate reality and familiar setting.  The gallery is a beautiful space with high ceilings, large windows and even shadows from “natural” light on the walls.  It is clear architect and curator Kathryn McCarthy spared no detail in designing this wonderful experience.

Click here for the full review.

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