Guest artist to discuss collections, influences at 14th Annual Juried Student Exhibition

Artist Dario Robleto will visit Sam Houston State University campus to review and select students artwork for the 14th Annual Juried Student Exhibition on April 4.

Robleto will give a lecture titled “The Boundary of Life is Quietly Crossed.” In the lecture Robleto will use multi-media art to talk about investigating the “continuity of love and memory-over vast reaches of time and space.”

He uses the example of the Voyager space probe that was launched in the 1970’s to explain the idea of time and how this has influenced his art. Robleto will reveal the backstage details of his work through his own collection of stories, sounds and images.

Assistant Professor Annie Strader explains that it is something students to attend even if they are not a part of the art department.
“His practice is discursive and pulls in many different areas of study and I think it will interest people from many areas and backgrounds,” Strader said.

Robleto not only looks at himself as artist but a researcher, archivist and storyteller as well. Robleto lives in Houston and travels to different campuses to talk with students about his work and encourage them in theirs.

His work has been exhibited in several museums around the country such as the Whitney Museum of American Art at Altria, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver; and the Aldrich Contemporary Arts Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut.

The exhibit will began April 8 and runs through April 18. It will feature sculptures, paintings, drawings, photography, videos and animations of the students selected.

“The goal of the exhibit is for students to have the professional experience of submitting artwork to a juried exhibit and to have their work judged by an outside arts professional,” Strader said.

Robleto’s juror talk will be April 4 from 5-6 p.m. in e art building E, room 108. April 8-18 the exhibition will be open and there will be a ceremony and reception at 5-7 p.m. on April 18.

For more information contact Strader at or 936 -294-1322.

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