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The exhibition Grounded provides a reflection on the current state of our environment, with an emphasis on lens-based responses created by artists working in photography and video.  In its various forms, the word ground or grounded can be associated with the surface of the earth, with balance and stability, or conversely with limitations of movement.  These artists comment on our fragile relationship with our surroundings and, on a broader level, reference our connection with the planet.

Featuring works by:

Kalee Appleton, Hadi Asgharpour, Nitashia Johnson, Tara Lyon, Elizabeth Mellott, Leigh Merrill, Sharon Neel-Bagley, Becky Wilkes

Curated by Marilyn Waligore, Professor of Photography, Bass School of Arts, Humanities and Technology


Exhibition: October 13 – November 18, 2023 

Art Exhibition Reception: Friday, October 13, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Gallery Hours: 

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Thursdays and Fridays: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Artist Talks: 

Leigh Merrill: Thursday, October 19, 5:30 p.m.

Elizabeth Mellott: Thursday, October 26, 5:30 p.m.

Image: Becky Wilkes, A Bad Wrap (215 wrappers collected from 1 mile of lakefront), 2018, 40”x40”, Archival Pigment Print


SP/N Gallery
3020 Stewart Dr, Richardson, TX 75080


Harry W. Bass Jr. School of Arts, Humanities, and Technology

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Marilyn Waligore

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