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Small Talk

Saturday, April 13, 2024 11am to 4pm

+ 8 dates

  • Tuesday, April 16, 2024 11am to 4pm
  • Wednesday, April 17, 2024 11am to 4pm
  • Thursday, April 18, 2024 1pm to 6pm
  • Friday, April 19, 2024 1pm to 6pm
  • Saturday, April 20, 2024 11am to 4pm
  • Tuesday, April 23, 2024 11am to 4pm
  • Wednesday, April 24, 2024 11am to 4pm
  • Thursday, April 25, 2024 1pm to 6pm

SP/N Gallery, gallery

Exhibition Statement: Small Talk is a multimedia performance installation project by VPAS 6391 Creativity Visual Arts Workshop: Post-Studio Arts that will transform the UTD SP/N Gallery into a mischievous artistic apparatus that performs a series of creative chain reactions. Inspired by the mechanisms of a Rube Goldberg Machine, an elaborate device and system that perpetuates motion, often in unintended, unexpected, and nonsequential ways, the exhibition will morph in collaboration with UTD graduate students throughout the exhibition. As a dialectic space, the gallery will activate micro, local, and small conversations, in which the artworks become portals for community-building, and visitor interaction becomes a means for storytelling.

The exhibition/experience will run from March 20 - April 26, culminating with a closing reception Friday, April 26th, 6 - 8 p.m.

Artists: Maulin Agrawal, Dárē Akinwole, Olaoluwa John Alake, Hadi Asgharpour, Shaghayegh Ashouri, Parul Bhatia, Fatemeh Baigmoradi, Anisha Chaudhary, Rachel Finkelstein, Célia Hay, Zahra Jafarpour, Paul Monaco, Tess Nguyen, Maureen Okwulogu, Raquel Piantino, Maryam Takaloubighash, Tina Vahed, Brenda Vega, and Vajihe Zamaniderkani

Curators: Laura Hyunjhee Kim & SV Randall


Saturday, April 13, 2024 at 11:00am to 4:00pm

More dates through April 26, 2024

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


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

#RubeGoldbergMachine; collaboration;

Brian Scott

UTD strives to create inclusive and accessible events in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you require an accommodation to fully participate in this event, please contact the event coordinator (listed above) at least 10 business days prior to the event. If you have any additional questions, please email and the AccessAbility Resource Center at

  • Brian Scott
  • Preeti Nerella
  • Srinidhi Ramesh Babu

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