In distilling mundane spaces, structures, and events to their essential forms, artists Janaye Brown, Phil LaDeau, and Erik Swanson capture and clarify subtle visual moments that might otherwise be overlooked. A change in light, the experience of time, and the slow decay of an object become subjects that are paradoxically familiar and foreign as their ephemeral states are captured and embodied by the artists. Each work invites viewers to slow both their pace and their gaze in order to recognize the quiet nuances of everyday life that so often go unnoticed.
Center Space Project 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.
Janaye Brown received her MFA in Studio Art from The University of Texas at Austin in 2013 and her BA from California State University, Monterey Bay.
Phil LaDeau is a current MFA candidate in Studio Art at The University of Texas at Austin and is expected to graduate in May 2014. He holds a BA from Trinity University in San Antonio.
Erik Swanson is a current MFA candidate in Studio Art at The University of Texas at Austin and is expected to graduate in May 2014. He has a BFA from Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles.