- Jeanne Claire van Ryzin American-Statesman Staff
White, pristine gallery walls — they’re the ubiquitious and often forgotten backdrop for so many exhibits.
In a clever celebration of gallery walls — and a brilliant bit of end-of-budget summer programming — Texas State University Galleries presents, “Work on Walls” through July 30.
It’s the first of an annual series of student-run, student-based exhibits.
Five art students — Jade Young, Julio Barrientos, Kathryn Garner, Lisa Samson and Owen Drysdale — were given the freedom to draw and paint directly on the gallery walls, questioning the process of art-making with an “object” that also becomes a permanent part of the wall.
As part of the exhibition agreement, the students must return the walls to their clean white blankness at the end of the show.
Gallery hours: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays-Sundays
Exhibit continues through July 30. Texas State Galleries, Mitte Building, corner Sessoms and Comanche streets on the Texas State University campus, San Marcos