SMU’s Pollock Gallery presents Tim Coursey - "Driving Lessons: Thirteen Stories" opening day
The Pollock Gallery of SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts will present "Driving Lessons: Thirteen Stories," a solo exhibition by Dallas artist and Meadows alumnus Tim Coursey. The exhibition was created in collaboration with the RISO BAR collective and its concurrent exhibit at the Pollock and is curated by Pollock Gallery Director Sofia Bastidas Vivar.
The exhibition draws its name from Coursey’s newly released artist’s book, Driving Lessons: Thirteen Stories. Composed of the artist’s original short fiction and drawings, it was created on the risograph machine that is part of the Pollock Gallery’s RISO BAR display. The exhibition includes a new sculpture by Coursey, Hope Chest, as well as 70 copies of the book and a series of quotations from the text that have been printed and hung throughout the space.
Original pencil illustrations that appear in the book are included as well. The exhibition conjures a pre-modern era, emphasizing the craft and time necessary to form the hand-printed books and the delicately carved wooden chest. His writing is made to live sculpturally, in various forms, as Coursey explores his interest in the two mediums and the ways in which they intertwine in his practice.
The exhibition will remain on display through March 13. Due to the pandemic, the gallery, now located in the east campus of SMU, is open by appointment only; to arrange a visit, email Pollock Assistant Curator Everton Melo at email@example.com.