School of Art hosts two exhibitions

Jan 17, 2014 | General News, Liberal Arts

Louisiana Tech’s School of Art will host two artist exhibits beginning Tuesday, Jan. 21, and both professionals will speak about their work. Megan Singleton’s exhibit, “Ten Thousand Daughters Woven into Bayou Braids,” will be displayed in the F. Elizabeth Bethea Gallery. She will speak at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21 at the gallery. Dan Estabrook, who will have his exhibit “The Ache, The Cure” in the adjacent Mary Wilfred Moffett Gallery, will speak at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 30. Singleton received her BFA in photography from Webster University in Saint Louis, Mo., and her MFA in sculpture from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.  She has received numerous awards and honors and has exhibited her handmade paper works both nationally and abroad in Tokyo, Japan, Santiago, Chile and Galway, Ireland.  She currently teaches papermaking at Webster University.
Singleton's work

Singleton’s work

“I am interested in ways that art can address the natural world,” Singleton said. “The exhibition, ‘Ten Thousand Daughters Woven into Bayou Braids,’ depicts and interprets the Louisiana landscape, exploring the destructive beauty and materiality of invasive aquatic plants. I am interested in the small gesture of removing portions of these plants and utilizing them as a material in my studio.” For over twenty years Dan Estabrook has been making contemporary art using a variety of 19th Century photographic techniques. Recently he has focused on the earliest paper photographs – calotype negatives and salted paper prints – as sources for hand manipulation with paint and pencil. He balances his interests in photography with forays into sculpture, painting, drawing and other works on paper.
Estabrook's work, a salt print with watercolor and ink.

Estabrook’s work, a salt print with watercolor and ink.

Estabrook has exhibited widely and has received several awards, including an Artist’s Fellowship from the National Endowment of the Arts in 1994. He is also the subject of a recent documentary by Anthropy Arts. He is represented by the Catherine Edelman Gallery in Chicago, Daniel Cooney Fine Art in New York and Jackson Fine Art in Atlanta. Estabrook  attended Harvard University and received an MFA from the University of Illinois. He lives and works in Brooklyn, N.Y. Both exhibits and lectures are free and open to the public. The work will be on display until Feb. 18. The School of Art galleries are open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, with extended hours for artist talks. For more information, visit the School of Art website.