The Brookhaven College School of the Arts presents exhibitions by Bryan Florentin in the Forum Gallery and Judy Youngblood in the Studio Gallery from Feb. 11-March 6. A reception for both artists is Feb. 14, 6-8 p.m.
Bryan Florentin presents a video installation he developed for the Forum Gallery space. Engaging the physicality and psychology of the embodied observer, the phenomenology of looking, and the equivocal status of lens-based imaging, Florentin probes the relationship between photographic imaging and objectification. Florentin is senior lecturer in photography at the University of Texas at Arlington Department of Studio, Media Arts and Art History. He received the Master of Fine Arts from the University of North Texas.
Judy Youngblood is an active Dallas artist working in printmaking, on paper and painting. Recent exhibitions include New Prints, International Print Center New York; 2012 Delta National Small Prints Exhibition; and the 8th National Turner Print Competition. Her work is in numerous public collections, including the Smithsonian, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Mint Museum of Art and the Arkansas Art Center. Youngblood is Professor Emerita of Art at the University of North Texas, where she taught printmaking and bookarts. She received the Master of Fine Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and was a Fulbright Scholar studying at Atelier 17 in Paris with Stanley William Hayter.
The exhibitions are free and open to the public. Both galleries are open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information about the exhibitions, contact David Newman, gallery director, at 972-860-4101 or at dNewman@dcccd.edu.