Common Threads is a group exhibition consisting of photographic and installation works produced by female artists, who are in varying stages of their artistic careers. While each of these artists has a unique vision and style in regards to their artistic practice, there is a common theme that encompasses all of these works of art. Depictions of domesticity and explorations of female identity are visually portrayed through this exhibition. Each artist draws from her personal experiences and environment to further investigate the current and historic role of females in today’s society.
Exhibition runs from October 9 – 30, 2014
Opening reception with the artists: October 11, 2014, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Curatorial and artists lectures from 3:00 – 3:30 PM
Curated by Kalee Appleton
Kalee Appleton, Deedra Baker, Colleen Borsh, Lynné Bowan, Brianna M. Burnett, Patricia Earl, Allison Jarek, Adriana Martinez, Tesa Morin, Irma Sizer, Dianne Smith, Kristina Smith
Deedra Baker, 2014
2014 SPESC Conference Proposal: Engaging Possibilities
Panel / Forum
Presenters: Kalee Appleton (moderator), Deedra Baker, Rachael Banks, and Allison Jarek
Title: Identity, Memory, and Place: Texas Woman’s University Graduate Panel Discussion
The panel discussion, Identity, Memory, and Place: Texas Woman’s University Graduate Panel Discussion, will create dialogue regarding the use of photography as an avenue for the exploration of deeply rooted psychological subject matters. Panelists Kalee Appleton, Deedra Baker, Rachael Banks, and Allison Jarek create photographic artwork that explores the themes of identity, memory, and place. As graduate students at Texas Woman’s University, these artists each bring a new perspective from their own breadth of cultural and psychological experiences. The panelists will share their own work and a collection of inspirational materials via visual and literary sources. Within the panel, the artists will discuss the nature of their work both conceptually and by means of working methodologies, which vary from traditional analog photography to digital techniques.
Kalee Appleton, Untitled, 2014
Deedra Baker, Vined Identity, 2013
Rachael Banks, Superstition, 2013
Allison Jarek, Untitled, 2014
500X Gallery | Upstairs Gallery
Texas Woman’s University Visual Arts: Selected Works from the Graduate Program Group Exhibition
This exhibition is a selection of works highlighting the work being done by students in the Graduate MA/MFA programs at Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX. There are works from each area of the program represented, and all works were juried by the TWU Department of Visual Arts faculty. The opening is Saturday, January 11th, from 7PM – 10PM.
500 Exposition Ave
Dallas, TX 75226
Three of my photographs from my series The Pattern Lolls were selected for this juried exhibition. Below are the images that were chosen.
Deedra Baker, 2014
TEXAS WOMAN’S UNIVERSITY
School of the Arts
Department of Visual Arts
and the DALLAS PUBLIC LIBRARY
‘Select Works: TWU Visual Arts Graduate Students’
01 November – 30 November 2013
Closing Reception: Saturday, November 23, 2013, 2:00PM – 4:30PM
Lillian Bradshaw Gallery
Dallas Public Library | 4th Floor
1515 Young Street | Dallas, TX 75201
Kalee Appleton, Deedra Baker, Bailey Chapman, Lindsey Dunnagan, Angelia Ford, Liz Head-Fischer, Nathan Madrid, and Claire A. Warden
Deedra Baker 2013
Two of my photographs from my new body of work, The Pattern Lolls, were chosen for the TWU graduate exhibition ‘Select Works: TWU Visual Arts Graduate Students.’ The exhibition is at the Lillian Bradshaw Gallery in the Dallas Public Library. We are hosting a closing reception on Saturday, November 23rd from 2PM – 4:30PM.
The artists in the exhibition include:
Kalee Appleton, Deedra Baker, Bailey Chapman, Lindsey Dunnagan, Angelia Ford, Elizabeth Head-Fischer, Nathan Madrid, and Claire A. Warden
Confined Independence, 2013
Deedra Baker 2013