Dishman Art Museum presents Julie Speed in exhibition

The Dishman Art Museum is currently presenting Julie Speed: East of the Sun and West of the Moon in Julie Speedexhibition through Nov. 13. This exhibition is organized by the El Paso Museum of Art and curated by Dr. Patrick Shaw Cable.

Julie Speed: East of the Sun and West of the Moon features nearly 30 works of art from the last five years exploring Speed’s mining of Western and Eastern imagery, her combination of structured and spontaneous processes, and her creation of narratives and worlds that ignite the viewer’s imagination.

“Julie Speed's latest works, a combination of oil, gouache and collage, are technically brilliant and incredibly imaginative. Viewers will be intrigued by their implied narratives and after spending time with the paintings, will be excited and inspired by the discoveries they make,” said Dennis Keil, director of the Dishman Art Museum. “There’s something in each one of these paintings that our students will find inspiring and possibly educational. Each art piece is very different. I want the audience to give these pieces a chance because the more time you spend with art, the more discoveries you’ll make.”

Speed has been working as an artist in Texas since 1978 and residing in Marfa since 2006. Her colorful, detailed and evocative work possesses affinity with the figurative Surrealism of René Magritte, yet suggests scenarios that are more personal and more open ended. Two large volumes of her work, Julie Speed, Paintings, Constructions and Works on Paper, 2004 and Speed, Art 2003-2009 have been published by the University of Texas.

Admission to the Dishman Art Museum is free of charge and open to the public. For more information about the Dishman or Julie Speed: East of the Sun and West of the Moon, please visit