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Jack Plummer: A Creative Mind

.This exhibition presents a series of works that speak directly to the inventive spirit of Jack Plummer, professional artist and Professor Emeritus, who taught at UT Arlington for over thirty years from 1970 through 2007. Showcased within the exhibition are a series of drawings and sculptural designs from his multi-faceted career, in which he developed a uniquely personal approach to both his creative practice and the innovative process he employed to see the original designs become tangible realizations.


Throughout my career I created objects that interpreted a personal vision of the natural world as I grappled to understand the fragile interrelationship of human beings and the environment. Spiders, beetles, and insects in general are often perceived as aggressive; the cicada for example, as noisy and unattractive. My curiosity drove me to explore various cultures and myths and I chose to present an alternate vision. Surface embellishment, manipulation of compounds and graphite, colored pigments and washes, all form a “skin” around a paper base and present the illusion of stone or clay. Through exploration of various media including drawing and sculpture, I merged biological and cultural facts within various design contexts in an effort to confront preconceived ideas and open

 a dialogue with the viewer.

                                                                        Jack W. Plummer, 2018


Please join us in viewing and celebrating these works throughout the Spring 2018 semester. Visual Resource Commons & Gallery, Fine Arts Building, 2nd Floor, FA2109.

Open Monday, Feb. 5th, 2018 through Friday, May, 4th, 2018. Opening Reception: Wednesday, Feb. 7th, 2018 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm.

Hours: M-W: 8:30a - 7p, Thu-Fri: 8:30a - 5p, Sat:12p - 5p. For more information on these or other artworks from the UT Arlington Fine Arts Collection, please contact Cheryl Mitchell, Collections Specialist, at

Friday, May 4, 2018 at 8:30am

Visual Resource Commons & Gallery, FA2109, 2nd floor, Fine Arts Building
700 Greek Row Drive, Arlington, Tx

Event Type

Arts & Culture


College of Liberal Arts, Art + Art History


Alumni, Local Community, Faculty & Staff, Students, Undergraduates



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