Krystal Read: Recovering the Past

Krystal Read: Recovering the Past

Twins Naval WatchRichland College’s Lago Vista Gallery
March 11 – March 29, 2010
Reception: Friday, March 26, 4-7 p.m. in the Lago Vista Gallery
Artist Talk: Thursday, March 25, 12-1 p.m. in the Lago Vista Gallery

Recovering the Past, an University of Texas at Dallas MFA thesis exhibition by Krystal Read explores the elusive and imaginative nature of memory.  Inspired by the discarded treasures that clutter our attics and fill antique stores, Krystal Read investigates and imbues these objects with her own fantasies. Who are the people in this photograph? How does this teacup relate to the miscellaneous knick-knacks surrounding it? With these questions in mind, Krystal attempts to recover and narrate history with prints, sculpture, and installation.

Krystal Read’s work has been shown in Dallas, Nova Scotia, and Taiwan. She received her BA at Smith College and MA from the University of Dallas. Read currently teaches art at Studio Arts in Dallas and Collin County Community College.

Please join us for the reception and the artist talk. Krystal Read will give an artist talk in the Lago Vista Gallery on Thursday, March 25 from 12-1 p.m. Richland College will host a reception for Recovering the Past on March 26 from 4-7 p.m. All events are FREE and open to the public.

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