Layering objects, meanings, and processes, the artists Andrea de Leon, Mira Coquina Dickey, and Shalena White remind viewers of their own intricate connection to each other and their surroundings. By multiplying seemingly disparate materials with a ritualistic approach, the presented works convey an intense and rhythmic sense of harmony. Each artist builds upon these part-to-whole relationships by creating work rich with symbolic, mystic, and metaphysical qualities.
Center Space is the VAC’s student-run gallery showcasing the artistic and curatorial work of undergraduate and graduate students at The University of Texas at Austin. All exhibitions and related programs are overseen by the student arts organization, Center Space Project.
Generous support for Center Space Project comes from Robin and Trey Hancock. Its exhibitions are presented in collaboration with the Department of Art and Art History.
Mira Coquina Dickey is currently working on her BFA in Studio Art at The University of Texas at Austin.
Andrea de Leon studied Architecture and Industrial Design at Savannah College of Art and Design. She received her BFA in Studio Art from The University of Texas at Austin in 2012 with University Honors.
Shalena White received her BFA from Texas State University in 2009. She is a current MFA candidate in Studio Art at The University of Texas at Austin.