Video + Music by Eric Acuna
Every year, Texas State Galleries celebrates distinguished alumni of the School of Art and Design with an exhibition of selected works. This year, the Galleries presents a solo-exhibition of large-scale wall installations by alumna Shalena White. White’s Seed and Rock Mandalas reconsider conventional notions of preciousness by embracing the potential of raw materials, materials so removed in today’s technology-obsessed culture. In so doing, her works inspire a reverence for the sacred nature of seemingly mundane substances, and the information they reveal about cultural histories and the materials’ physical origins.