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Friday, March 30, 2012

Cat Snapp and Laura H. Drapac at Cliff Gallery

Exhibition: Truths & Lies: Explorations in Human Nature
by Laura H. Drapac and Cat Snapp
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 21st, 2012, 6 - 9pm
Dates: Tuesday, April 17th - Friday, May 4th, 2012
Hours: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 12 - 5 pm
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 - 7 pm
Location: Cliff Gallery, Mountain View College
4849 W. Illinois Avenue, Dallas, TX 75211

The Cliff Gallery at Mountain View College Presents Truths & Lies: Explorations in Human Nature, works in the printmaking and book arts traditions created by Laura H. Drapac and Cat Snapp, from April 17 – May 4, 2012.

Laura H. Drapac's current prints and drawings use pared-down figurative imagery to explore psychological complexities of identity. These images isolate narrative fragments that explore memory of personal experience and how that shapes self image and projected identity.

Cat Snapp's recent work explores the physical interaction with book and box structures in abstract sculptural form. The viewer is invited to touch and manipulate these hand-made compartments, pages, and pieces as a point of meditation on human interaction. The artist uses stitching, printed patterns, compulsive repetition of shapes, and varied textural surfaces as one would explore automatic drawing to search emotions, desires and fears about one's own personal relationships.

Laura H. Drapac is currently a MFA candidate in Printmaking at the University of North Texas, where she also teaches drawing and printmaking. She holds a BFA in printmaking and graphic design from Ohio University (Athens, Ohio). Her recent work has been exhibited in Florida, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Texas.

Cat Snapp is currently a MFA candidate in Printmaking at the University of North Texas. She holds a BFA in printmaking from the University of Central Florida. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and her works on paper are included in several public and private collections.

Directions & Parking: Mountain View College is located at Illinois Ave. and Duncanville Rd. in southwest Dallas, and can be accessed from the Illinois Ave. exit on Loop 12 / Spur 408 or the Illinois Ave. exit on I-35. There is plenty of free parking on campus. The Cliff Gallery is on the first floor of the W building near the Treetop Lounge.

For more information, please contact David Kirkland at dkirkland@dcccd.edu or 214-860-3649.