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News at Brookhaven College

For immediate release through Feb. 1.

FARMERS BRANCH/DALLAS  •  Two exhibitions begin the new year at Brookhaven College School of the Arts galleries.

Dallas painter Jack Mims exhibits new work in the Forum Gallery Jan. 4-Feb. 1, 2006. Long noted for large-scale paintings and intense imagery, Mims’ work is at once founded in cosmological mythology and psychologically charged. Mims’ previous solo exhibitions include: The Black Maps, McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas; Petty Disasters and Petite Grotesqueries, Contemporary Art Museum, Houston; and Jack Mims, Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler, Texas.

New Mexico artist Christine Chin exhibits the New Genetically Modified Foods Cookbook in the Studio Gallery Jan. 9-Feb. 1, 2006. Chin uses fabricated photos of “Finger Rolls,” “Beefy Toetatoe Stew,” and other disturbing vegetable-human hybrids to make visible the usually invisible effects of genetic engineering. She uses the pieces to highlight the questionable technological construction of nature through biotechnology. Chin received her bachelor’s degree in English literature, a certificate in visual arts from Princeton University in New Jersey and a master’s degree from Purdue University. She is currently a candidate for the Master of Fine Arts from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. Her recent solo exhibitions include Vernomanus: from Prehistory to Production, Beelke Gallery, West Lafayette, Ind.; Landscape, Cornell Center for the Environment, Ithaca, N. Y.; and The Female Identity, 185 Nassau Gallery, Princeton, N. J.

Receptions for both the Jack Mims and Christine Chin exhibitions are Jan. 20, 2006, 6-8 p.m.

The exhibitions are free and open to the public. Brookhaven College is located at 3939 Valley View Lane, between Midway Road and Marsh Lane in Farmers Branch. The Forum Gallery is located in Building F, Room F101, and the Studio Gallery is located in Building D, Room D127. Both galleries are open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Brookhaven College School of the Arts is funded in part by a grant from the city of Carrollton. For additional information about the gallery exhibitions contact David Newman, gallery director at 972-860-4101 or send an e-mail to dNewman@dcccd.edu.