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SP/N Gallery at UT Dallas

Representation and Presentation in Photography: Selections from the Comer Collection

Jan 19 – Feb 16, 2019

In representing reality, photography reproduces, at a visual level, the cultural and ideological aspects of its society. At the same time, photography can be used to de-codify and question society’s principles by presenting reality itself in a way that promotes critical thinking about its criteria and norms. By discussing photography according to the concepts of representation and presentation the curator describes its development from the beginning of the 20th century to now.  Curated by Francesca Brunetti, Ph.D. student, UT Dallas.

The University of Texas at Dallas

SP/N Gallery

3020 Stewart Dr.

Richardson, TX 75080

Gallery Hours

Tues, Wed, Sat 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Thurs & Friday 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

 an interior Dutch scene by Barent Fabritius, Young Girl Plucking a Duck, but the painting has remained off view since 2004 due to its poor condition. The 17th-century painting recently underwent treatment in the DMA Paintings Conservation Studio this past year and is now on view in the Museum’s second-level European gallery. Chief Conservator Mark Leonard cleaned the surface of the painting, removing discolored varnish and extensive overpaints and subsequently filling and retouching old losses. During conservation, it was discovered that the original canvas had been removed at some point during the painting’s history and was transferred to a new canvas support. The painting returns to public view in time to complement the upcoming exhibition Vermeer Suite: Music in 17th-Century Dutch Painting (on view January 17 through August 21, 2016), featuring eight 17th-century Dutch works, including a work by the Dutch master Johannes Vermeer, from the prestigious Leiden Collection.