September 2022

Douglas Darracott

 is proud to present 

"Recent Paintings"

September 1st- 25th, 2022

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Douglas Darracott- Indiana

Indiana- Douglas Darracott

Douglas Darracott was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, and currently lives and works in Plano, Texas. He received his MFA in painting from North Texas State University and currently works as an art teacher at Plano West Senior High School. Darracott says, “My work reflects my interest in place, the titles of my paintings being names of cities and states, parks and zoos, etc… In a collective way, they can both affirm and negate a preconceived notion of place. I’ve organized my work into different series, each of which involves the investigation of a space for human and/or animal habitation. 

AMERICAN DREAM Series: I have been traveling throughout the United States in search of homes to paint that wave the American flag (each house is named after the state I discovered it in). I’m curious as to how these homes look together side by side, reflecting as they do, varied styles, economic classes, and/or distinct lifestyles. What connects them, of course, is what appears to be a patriotic gesture of displaying the stars and stripes. My thought was to arrange them as one would arrange patterns in a quilt as a suggestion of harmony, and to paint them in a style that speaks to the craft of colonial painting to reference our cultural traditions. 

ZOOLOGICAL Series: I have also traveled extensively to visit zoos. For me, a zoo represents an 'ideal place' that essentially functions as a microcosm of the planet. In a zoo, you lose a sense of place; they rarely distinctively reflect the town or country where they are found. Interestingly, they are most often a place designed for humans and their enjoyment rather than a haven for animals that brings them contentment."

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Douglas Darracott- Audubon Zoo

Douglass Darracott- Audubon Zoo


An immersive projection experience, 20 Years in 20 Minutes seeks to highlight the 20 years of the Eisemann Center during its 20th Anniversary Celebration. The experience will explore the Eisemann Center’s immense impact on the art landscape of Richardson and the greater North Texas area as a whole. Throughout its 20-year history, the Eisemann Center has shaped the cultural fabric of the region both inside the doors of the Eisemann Center through its signature events, as well as through community programming outside its doors. This composition seeks to explore that impact, as well as the impact the Eisemann Center will continue to have for many more years to come. Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled showing. Free parking will be available in the attached Public Garage.

Eisemann Edge Student Impact Statement

The Eisemann Edge Endowment provides a unique opportunity for The University of Texas at Dallas students to explore arts and technology through real-world, project-based, studio art practice. The project allows for students from many different areas of interest to develop their skill sets from video and graphic creation to coding, projection mapping, communications, marketing, and technological system building. This real-world development of skills allows a valuable experience for students to get outside-of-the-classroom learning that is unparalleled through any other fund or endowment in the arts.

About the AHT 3D Studio LightSquad

The 3D Studio at the UT Dallas School of Arts, Humanities, and Technology explores art, design, and technology through intensive project-based studio practice. The Studio combines applications of modern technologies with the tools and approaches of traditional studio practice to create meaningful experiences. Undergraduate students, graduate students, alumni, and faculty who work on 3D Studio projects, are known as the 3D Studio Lightsquad. The LightSquad aims to fuse unique, multi-disciplinary skillsets to create unified compositions and immersive experiences.

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