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New Exhibit in Architecture and Art Library

ART Texas Sign 2017 by Alton DuLaney. Reflective vinyl on metal.

ART Texas Sign 2017 by Alton DuLaney. Reflective vinyl on metal.

The William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library is pleased to present ART SIGNS by Alton DuLaney. The exhibit will be on view through March.

DuLaney is a third-year graduate student in Interdisciplinary Practice and Emerging Forms at the University of Houston School of Art.

Artist’s statement:


Alton DuLaney is an Artist who makes ART.

Through self-promotional self-expression, DuLaney researches art’s ability to transform the perception of objects, images, actions, producing interdisciplinary art focusing on the power, pride, and patriotism communicated through artistic expression, and the identity of the artist. Signs, inanimate yet capable of communicating instruction, are prevalent in his work, as is text: the word ART always appears as subject, theme, and title, tautologically expressed through a variety of mark-making techniques.

DuLaney has performed and exhibited his work in Austin, Houston, Marfa, New Orleans, NYC, LA, Miami, Berlin, London, Copenhagen, Paris, and Rio de Janeiro. A native of Splendora, Texas, DuLaney is currently the Art Director of James Surls’ Big Studio at Splendora Gardens, and in 2017 was elected to the Splendora City Council. DuLaney can also be seen promoting creativity on national TV as the World’s Most Famous Gift Wrap Artist.

Written by Esmeralda Fisher on February 16th, 2018 and filed under Announcements