Press Release

Ira M. Taylor Gallery to Present Work by New HSU Art Faculty Member, Caleb Dulock

From Jan. 22 through Feb. 15, 2018, the Hardin-Simmons University Art Department, Ira M. Taylor Art Gallery, is hosting its first exhibition of works for 2018, Moving On: Photographs and Transmedia by Texas artist, and new HSU art faculty member, Caleb Dulock.

There will be a reception with the artist present for a gallery talk on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 from 5–6:30 p.m. The public is invited. Regular gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Thursday; Friday: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; or by appointment (call 325-670-1246).

Moving On will offer a personal view into Dulocks past and recent creative explorations, most of which have been prepared specifically for the Ira M. Taylor Gallery presentation. The exhibition space will be filled with many past home furnishings, personal artifacts, and technological interventions that will immerse visitors in the artist’s creative vision.

Dulock’s installations in Moving On present a series of personal home-likevignettes of objects and media that broadly illustrate a recent life event involving hope and loss with a variety of underlying themes including narrative, home, family, memory, play, and theatricality.

His creative approach reflects his evolving experimental practice of hybridizing art, technology, and existing materials while reflecting on the events of life and how they shape our experiences.

Broken furniture, texts, images, personal and mundane materials, and various technology intersections help viewers not only understand the tolls of having most home belongings broken, lost, or stolen following a major moving accident, but also the implication of hope in the midst of chaotic circumstances. In the face of chaos and loss, questions are raised in this work about what is truly valuable when it is time to move on.

About the Artist

Caleb Dulock received his BFA from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2005, as well as his MFA in Intermedia Studio from UT Arlington. He has lived and worked as an artist and educator in the Dallas/Fort Worth area for the last 5 years until moving to Abilene in August 2017 with his wife and three young boys. His work has been exhibited in various group exhibitions in Texas, nationally in Kentucky and New York, and also in an international traveling show for contemporary digital artists. Dulock has taught college level art for the last five years at Eastfield College in Dallas and at the UT Arlington as a Senior Lecturer. He currently teaches as an Assistant Professor of Art at Hardin-Simmons University. His work is trans-disciplinary in nature and spans a large breadth of intersections in art and evolving technology while being concerned with concepts of home, family values, play, narrative, and systems.