Wright Gallery

Wright Gallery displays visual art exhibits and serves as a center for campus and community arts engagement, education, and enjoyment in the School of Architecture and School of Performance, Visualization & Fine Arts.

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All Wright Gallery Exhibits

Location
Langford A, second floor 

Hours
Monday through Friday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Closed for university holidays

November 23 – 24, 2023.

December 25, 2023 – January 1, 2024. 

January 15, 2024.

Closing at noon on Friday, March 29th

Contact
979.458.0539
wrightgallery@arch.tamu.edu

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Exhibits

On View

Upcoming exhibit at the Wright Gallery: Lamentations by Lydia Bodnar-Balahutrak

Lamentations by Lydia Bodnar-Balahutrak

On view: March 25 – April 25, 2024

Artist talk & reception: April 3rd, 2024, 4:15-6:00 pm

Learn more on Artforum artguide

  • A view of the Lamentations exhibition featuring two dark toned artworks that cover most of the gallery walls
    Right: Pandemic Lamentations Part 2. Print media collage, charcoal, pastel, paper. 2020. Left: Pandemic Lamentations Part 1. Print media collage, charcoal, pastel, paper. 2020
  • A view of one dark colored artwork on the left side that covers most of the gallery wall and 3 smaller artworks on the wall next to it featuring motifs of nests and thorns.
    Left: Pandemic Lamentations Part 1. Print media collage, charcoal, pastel, paper. 2020. Right: The Nest that Tends the Eggs. Charcoal, pastel, Soviet banknotes, paper. 2023. The Price of Nesting Eggs. Charcoal, pastel, Soviet banknotes, paper. 2023. Money Pricks. Charcoal, pastel, Soviet and other banknotes, paper. 2023
  • A view of 3 artworks. The left and middle artworks feature a nest with eggs inside while the artwork on the right features jagged barbed thorns.
    Left: The Nest that Tends the Eggs. Charcoal, pastel, Soviet banknotes, paper. 2023. Middle: The Price of Nesting Eggs. Charcoal, pastel, Soviet banknotes, paper. 2023. Right: Money Pricks. Charcoal, pastel, Soviet and other banknotes, paper. 2023.
  • A view of one artwork featuring a nest with 6 eggs inside on a graduated dark to white background.
    The Nest that Tends the Eggs. Charcoal, pastel, Soviet banknotes, paper. 2023
  • A close up of The Nest that Tends the Eggs showing a detailed shot of the Soviet banknotes used in the artwork.
    The Nest that Tends the Eggs. Charcoal, pastel, Soviet banknotes, paper. 2023.
  • A view of the Lamentations exhibition showing 2 medium sized drawings and 2 large drawings that cover most of the wall.
    Left: The Price of Nesting Eggs. Charcoal, pastel, Soviet banknotes, paper. 2023. Money Pricks. Charcoal, pastel, Soviet and other banknotes, paper. 2023. Right: Will the Grass Grow Over It? Print media collage, oil, pigmented wax/linen. 2013. And Europe Was Silent. Print media collage, oil, chalks, distressed canvas. 2015.
  • A view of 2 artworks. The artwork on the left features green grass, newspaper clippings, and black text. The artwork on the right features a white tree branch, newspaper clippings, and black outlined text.
    Left: Will the Grass Grow Over It? Print media collage, oil, pigmented wax/linen. 2013. Right: And Europe Was Silent. Print media collage, oil, chalks, distressed canvas. 2015
  • A view of one artwork featuring blades of grass overtop newspaper clippings with black text atop the grass.
    Will the Grass Grow Over It? Print media collage, oil, pigmented wax/linen. 2013.
  • A view of one artwork featuring a single large pale branch overtop newspaper clippings with black outlined text placed over the branch.
    And Europe Was Silent. Print media collage, oil, chalks, distressed canvas. 2015.
  • A view of the Lamentations exhibition showing several different artworks within the gallery space.
    Lamentations by Lydia Bodnat-Balahutrak
  • A view of one artwork with 8 black birds and one white bird sitting on wires.
    Comb. Print media collage, oil, wax, litho crayon, canvas. 2021-2024.
  • A view of the Lamentations exhibition showing several different artworks within the gallery space.
    Lamentations by Lydia Bodnar-Balahutrak.
  • A view of two artworks. The artwork on the left features a dark colored background with light colored tree branches. The artwork on the right features a dark colored background with light colored thorns.
    Left: Pandemic Lamentations Part 3. Print media collage, charcoal, pastel, paper. 2021. Right: Thorny Issues. Print media collage, charcoal, pastel, paper. 2020
  • A close up view of Thorny Issues featuring a dark colored background with orange and red flames, white text, and white thorns.
    Thorny Issues. Print media collage, charcoal, pastel, paper. 2020.
  • A close up view of Pandemic Lamentations Part 3 featuring collaged works of germs/viruses, text, and drawings of plants/trees.
    Pandemic Lamentations Part 3. Charcoal, pastel, paper. 2021.
  • A view of two artworks. The artwork on the left spans most of the 2 walls it is mounted on. The artwork on the right features a dark background and a neutral horseshoe shape design.
    Left: Pandemic Lamentations Part 3. Charcoal, pastel, paper. 2021. Right: Choker. Print media collage, oil, wax, resins, canvas. 2019-2021.
  • A view of two artworks. The artwork on the left features the last panel of Pandemic Lamentations Part 3. The artwork on the right features a dark background with Cyrillic text with a horse shoe shaped design with animals and patterns inside.
    Left: Pandemic Lamentations Part 3. Charcoal, pastel, paper. 2021. Right: Choker. Print media collage, oil, wax, resins, canvas. 2019-2021.
  • A view of two artworks. The artwork on the left features a dark blue-purple background with a trapezoidal shaped fence with 2 winged animals and one horse at the top with flames. The artwork on the right features a dark background with Cyrillic text and a horseshoe shaped design with animals inside.
    Left: Go, go, go said the bird. Print media collage, oil, wax, sewn canvas. 2022-2024.

Upcoming

Fresh Forward II - Annual PVFA & SOA Student Exhibition

FRESH FORWARD II: Annual PVFA & SOA Student Exhibition

On view: May 8 – September 6, 2024

Artist talk & reception: TBA

The gallery provides rotating exhibits and hosts lectures and special events. Wright Gallery displays many different artworks and artists with emphasis on featuring:

  • Works that promote critical thinking and dialogue on topics of social and cultural importance
  • Artists who challenge conventional art practice 
  • Emerging and established artists, architects and designers of local, regional, national, and international acclaim

The gallery was named to honor donor James Wright, who earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Texas A&M in 1954. 

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