The Pollock Gallery of the Division of Art at SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts will present the exhibition From Dijon to Dallas, August 10-29, 2015.
The exhibition features two artists chosen through a newly established exchange between the Division of Art at SMU Meadows School of the Arts and École Nationale Supérieure d’Art (ENSA) of Dijon, France: Meadows alumna Melissa Tran (M.F.A. ’14) from Dallas and Hugo Capron from Dijon.
The exhibition is part of a postgraduate fellowship program launched in 2015 by the Meadows School and ENSA. Each year, an artist will be selected from each institution to spend a six-week residency on exchange at the other, which will include studio and living spaces and an exhibition in each location. Capron is serving as an artist-in-residence in Dallas in July and August, 2015; he is currently working on his exhibit and will meet with art students at the beginning of the semester. Melissa Tran will be in residence at ENSA in Dijon in September and October, 2015. Following the Pollock exhibition, ENSA will host an exhibition of the two artists’ work at Le Consortium Contemporary Art Center in Dijon in October. The artists were selected through a nomination process at each university, and the final selection was made by Astrid Handa-Gagnard, director of FRAC Bourgogne in Bourgogne, France.
Dallas and Dijon are official sister cities. The World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth notes on its website that “the majority of the visitors to Dallas from Dijon, and vice versa, are students or professors who participate on a short-term exchange program between the cities.”
A reception for From Dijon to Dallas will be held at the Pollock Gallery on Saturday, August 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. with the artists in attendance.