Founded in 2011, HOMECOMING! Committee is an assembly of artists and creatives who seek to develop collaborative projects in conjunction with their own individual artistic production. HOMECOMING! projects, through shared involvement, transform the ephemeral into tangible experiences. They believe this transformation and interaction to be paramount, and is the true nucleus of artmaking.
James Sullivan is a Dallas-based sculptor and Professor of Sculpture in the Meadows School of the Arts at SMU. He earned an MFA degree in sculpture at California State University, Long Beach, and a BA in philosophy at Yale University. He has exhibited widely throughout the United States and Germany.
November 2013 James Thurman is an Assistant Professor at the University of North Texas’ College of Visual Arts & Design, where he coordinates the 3D Core program as well as teaches in the Metals & Jewelry area. He received his MFA in Metalsmithing from the Cranbrook Academy of Art and his BFA in Sculpture from Carnegie Mellon University.
Jill Downen's art is a focused investigation of the symbiotic relationship between the human body and architecture expressed in temporal installations, drawings, and models. Her art envisions a place of interdependent relation between the human body and architecture, where the exchanging forces and tensions of construction, deterioration, and restoration emerge as thematic possibilities.
Jill's work charts the distance between the real and imagined, using recycled cardboard to create large-scale imaginary-type spaces for her drawings, paintings, found objects, and puppet-like figural sculptures. She then hosts participatory happenings and performances in her space.
October, 2013, October 2012, October 2010, October 2009
It was not until he lost his sight in 2001 that he began to paint. Bramblitt’s paintings are intensely personal and are mostly taken from real people and events in his life. His workshops are unique in the art world, spanning the gap between beginning and professional artists and also including adaptive techniques for people with disabilities.
Award-winning book and magazine designer John Grandits has been fascinated by type and printing all his life. He is the author of two books of concrete poetry: Technically, It’s Not My Fault and Blue Lipstick. His protagonist’s hilarious views of the world are expressed through a series of concrete poems in which words, ideas, type, and art combine to make pictures and patterns.
John Hernandez received a BA from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas, and an MFA from the University of North Texas in Denton. His installations and sculptural work filled with his childhood imagery have been widely exhibited in Texas and in the United States for many years.
The Dallas Museum of Art is supported, in part, by the generosity of DMA Members and donors, the citizens of Dallas through the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, and the Texas Commission on the Arts.