Updated: Mar 5, 2020
By Felicity Neptune, News Editor
The Director’s Cut art exhibition in the Hardin-Simmons University Frost Center features Arlington filmmaker Joshua Gallas.
Caleb Dulock, department head and professor of art, said Gallas was a student of his when he taught at The University of Texas at Arlington. “He’s not a traditional artist. His art isn’t typically meant to be seen on a wall or public gallery like most artists,” Dulock said.
Gallas works for Prelude TV and his films are typically commercial based. “We use the power of video to solve strategic problems and elevate brands,” states the Prelude website.
According to Dulock, Gallas uses films to take what most people may not think twice about and create an interesting and detailed 30-60 second short film from it.“[Gallas] uses narrative motifs to show us what film is and how we can understand it,” Dulock said.
Recent works Gallas has done include a recruitment film for the Allen Fire Department, a research video focusing on the people and culture of the Highlands and an opener for the Dallas VideoFest aiming to inspire others to make the world a better place.
Gallas’ short films are currently featured at the Frost Center’s Ira M. Taylor Memorial Gallery until March 19. An artist talk and reception will be held March 19 at 5 p.m.