Strangers Revisiting from 1984 at North Lake College

IRVING–Familiar strangers result from artworks displayed again at North Lake College after 30 years. Dallas Artist Maryanne Meltzer explored the topic of strangers and alienation in a 1984 exhibit. This month the works return, this time alongside those of artist Allison Proulx.

Meltzer North LakeFormerly a movie set designer in Los Angeles, Proulx’s seems to work in a parallel universe with Meltzer. She depicts flourishing city centers layered over elements of frequently catastrophic current events. While Meltzer explored the idea of strangers, Proulx deals with wanting, consumerism and a lack awareness of human suffering.

“When I saw Maryanne’s work, I immediately felt a connection with her, a kindred spirit of sorts,” Proulx says. “Her theme of alienation resonated with my urban landscapes reflecting one’s solitude amidst the crowd, constantly attempting to process the continuous bombardment of the media while carrying on our daily lives.”

Meltzer, who died in April, did the bulk of her work in the 1980s and 1990s.

A reception for Privileged Ignorance and Strangers will be held January 28, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. at North Lake College. More information is available at or by calling 214-329-9818.

Image: 1984 exhibit at North Lake College