NACOGDOCHES – Four of the five artists represented in “Silent
Transmissions” will be present for the Stephen F. Austin State
University School of Art’s opening of the show at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan.
28, at The Cole Art Center in downtown Nacogdoches.
The exhibition, which will be on view in the Ledbetter Gallery,
includes thought-provoking paintings, sculptures and installations by
Frances Bagley, Vincent Falsetta, James Marshall, John Pomara and Jay
Shinn, explained Charlene Rathburn, SFA galleries director and curator
of the exhibition. Bagley, Marshall, Pomara and Shinn will attend the
Bagley, whose sculptures are included in public and corporate
collections in Texas and Arkansas and in the National Museum of Women
in the Arts in Washington, D.C., is the recipient of an artist grant
from the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, the Legend Award from the Dallas
Visual Art Center and the 2010 Moss/Chumley Award from the Meadows
Museum in Dallas. She also received an award in the 2008 Kajima
Sculpture Exhibition in Tokyo, the only American to have done so.
Paintings by Vincent Falsetta, professor of art at the University of
North Texas, are included in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts
Houston; Galleria Cavallino in Venice, Italy; Neiman-Marcus in Las
Vegas and Utah Museum of Fine Arts in Salt Lake City, Utah, to name a
few. On the artist’s website, he writes that his distinctly abstract
paintings “tend to suggest waves of sound, water, light or seismic
The ceramic pieces by Marshall included in the exhibition are from “The
Liminal Object,” a series he says “investigates the potential for an
ordinary object to move into other dimensions.” Marshall’s work is
included in over 250 public and private national and international
collections. The artist is the head of ceramics at Santa Fe Community
John Pomara is a professor of art at the University of Texas at Dallas.
His paintings, created by pulling industrial enamel across aluminum
panels, have been exhibited at the Barry Whistler Gallery in Dallas,
the Dallas Museum of Art, the Meadows Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts
Houston, and in exhibitions in New York, Chicago, Miami, Los Angeles
Jay Shinn, who has studios in New York City and Dallas, works in a
variety of media, but his paintings, sculptures, prints and
installations all deal with geometric shapes and perspective. His work
is included in collections of Microsoft Corporation; the State
Department in Washington, D.C.; Hilton Hotels; Fidelity Investments and
the DFW Airport, among others.
“Silent Transmissions” is a joint presentation of the SFA College of
Fine Arts and School of Art and will run through Saturday, March 31.
Regular gallery hours are 12:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is free.
The Cole Art Center is located at 329 E. Main St. For more information,
please call (936) 468-1131.