I just found your email from last August! I wrote an interview for Arthash last summer and wanted to tell you about a recent project you might be interested in.
This past fall, I did an art residency at CellSpace in San Francisco. I interviewed women 60+ on their views of beauty and aging (when they were young and at present, as well as any changes). I then took photos of their faces and made oil paintings (of the faces) on disposable surfaces. I absolutely loved doing the interviews (and making many new friends in the process!) The exhibitions were wonderful celebrations for all involved. I created a blog with all the interviews and faces. I am hoping to continue this project here in my little town in Spain next. Here's the link to the blog...
(TYLER, TX) February 28, 2011 – Join us in celebrating the creative abilities of over 70 students from 9 local schools during the Tyler Museum of Art’s 7th Annual High School Art Exhibition, March 6–27, 2011. The event coincides with Youth Art Month and offers local high school students the opportunity to have their original works of art shown in a true museum exhibition. The public is invited to join student artists and their friends and families for a free reception and awards ceremony at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 20. Light refreshments will be served in the Museum lobby, and special art activities will be provided in the TMA Classroom. The exhibition is sponsored by Kay Arms.
“We look forward to this event as one of our most important annual endeavors,” said TMA Head of Education, Ken Tomio. “By participating in this exhibition, high school students are able to not only enjoy the excitement of having their art installed in a true museum setting, but to also build their resumes towards a future in fine arts. We believe that by offering this type of opportunity, we may be able to help support these young artists’ future activity in the arts as well as to encourage their artistic expression and creativity.”
The 7th Annual High School Art Exhibition will showcase both two and three-dimensional pieces, which will be installed in the Museum’s Bell Gallery. The works have been selected for entry into the exhibition by the students’ teachers. Prior to the opening of the exhibition, the pieces will be judged by a panel of jurors selected by the TMA curatorial staff from local college art departments. Jurors include Chris Stewart, chairman of the visual arts department at Tyler Junior College; Curtis Watson, professor of art at Texas College; and Merrie Wright, ceramicist and assistant professor for the University of Texas at Tyler.
The five most outstanding exhibition entries as determined by the jurors will be selected to receive Merit of Honor Awards, with recipients to be named at the March 20 awards ceremony. Each student whose work was selected for the exhibition will receive a certificate of participation and a one-year student membership to the Tyler Museum of Art. This year, the TMA will continue its “Up and Coming” category, which was created in 2010. Participating schools have been invited to select a work of art from one freshman, sophomore and junior student and submit the work for exhibition.
New This Year
For the first time, the exhibition will also have a “Viewers’ Choice” award, which will be announced during the March 20th reception. Voting begins on the opening day of the exhibition and will be closed at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 19. Ballots will be available in the Bell Gallery.
In order to create added dimension to the High School Art Exhibition, the Museum invited Michael Pianta, a past participant of the exhibition, to serve as assistant exhibition designer this year. Mr. Pianta will assist Museum staff in the exhibition design and installation of artworks, and he will also provide guidance to interns selected to participate in the installation process. “Michael is a practicing artist who has worked with the TMA exhibition department on several occasions since graduating college at the University of Texas at Tyler,” said Mr. Tomio. “We hope that this will become a permanent aspect of the high school exhibition experience so that students like Michael may return to the Museum for continuing opportunities and also to mentor students who have followed in their footsteps.”
Participating Schools & Student Artists
All Saints Episcopal School: (Millie Piwonka and Dede Smith, Instructors) William Baker, Sydney Booth, Cambridge Bosworth, Stephen DeCarlo, Ryan Dwyer, Baxter Easley, Hillary Hancock, Kate Hill, Jennifer Johnson, Neiman Johnson, Cassidy Loving, Ally McMann, and Lindsey Stewart.
Bishop T. K. Gorman High School: (Lisa McGehee, Instructor) Jacob Becker, Madelin Ann Camp, Jacob Johnson, Philip Morley, Zachary Norris, Aza Pace, Madeline Ryder, Mary Schwarzbach, and Miles Zeorlin.
Hallsville High School: (Jeannie Davis, Instructor) Anthony Eason, Kathryn Ortiz, Tia Owens, Sarah Pattullo, Matt Smith, Samantha Thompson, and Kristy Whitehurst.
Henderson High School: (Jodi Waggoner, Instructor) Brooke Moore.
John Tyler High School: (Marilyn Coler, Instructor)Sarah Branin, Racheal Correno, Gabrielle Pringle, and Jazmin Solis.
Lindale High School: (Walter James, Instructor) Chloe Parra.
Overton High School: (Cassie Bayless, Instructor) Dena Baker, Davida Harris, Shianne Lugenbell, Avery Lee Nevendorff, Shelbi Proctor, Michael Shelton Rogers, Alexandria Starke, and Reggie Thompson.
Robert E. Lee High School: (Linda East, Linda Keane, and Elizabeth Lade, Instructors)Ronnie Alley, Tyler Banks, Paige Chamness, Michael Esbay, Evelyn Galindez, Rebecca Hoffman, Jeremi McGuire, Brandi Prince, Robert McKay Rands, Mary Helen Reuter, Sergio Soto, Sabrina Wang, and Alicia Zavala.
Whitehouse High School: (Lisa Kendall and Christine Killian, Instructors) Kelsey Bailey, Alexandra Callaway, Mariah Caserez, Nathan Denning, Maddison Hartgraves, Amber Jones, Courtney McKay, Haneen Momani, Eduardo Ocampo, Alison Peck, Jacqueline Yost, and Jacob Ziegler.
Up & Coming
The following students will have works on view in the Up & Coming section of the exhibition: Jacob Johnson (Bishop T. K. Gorman High School), Gamaliel Mendoza (John Tyler High School), Chloe Parra (Lindale High School), and Norma Gonzalez (Whitehouse High School).
The Tyler Museum of Art, accredited by the American Association of Museums, is located at 1300 S. Mahon Ave., adjacent to the Tyler Junior College campus off East Fifth Street. Regular hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. (The Museum is closed Mondays and major holidays.) Lunch is available in the Museum Café from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and the TMA Gift Shop is open during Museum hours. For more information, call (903) 595-1001 or visit www.tylermuseum.org.
White Walls gallery is pleased to present, 'GREATEST' a solo exhibition by London-based artist, Ben Flynn a.k.a. EINE. The opening reception for 'GREATEST' will be held on Saturday, March 12, 2011 from 7-11 PM. The exhibition will be on view from March 12, to April 2, 2011 and is free and open to the public.
White Walls Presents:
New Works by EINE
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'GREATEST' is an art exhibition by the artist, Ben EINE, that will utilize both gallery and public space as a two-tiered platform for the artist’s visual expression. EINE'S work is a large-scale study of the shape and structure of the 26 letters found in the modern English alphabet in varied typefaces, color configurations and word arrangements. In the public spaces of San Francisco, EINE will be painting each letter of the alphabet on various walls around the city. A further ten canvases of his work using spray paint, acrylic, and glitter will be on display at White Walls gallery.
In an effort to engage the community through the creation of public artwork, EINE will be painting the entire alphabet throughout the city of San Francisco over the course of several weeks on walls and shutters. This public execution of street art aims to offer viewers a more participatory role in the observation and evaluation of artistic creation. All members of the community from collectors and appreciators to first-time viewers are invited to partake in the dynamic program of events that surround this ambitious undertaking. White Walls gallery will be producing a schedule of live installations, a continually updated map of works as they appear around the city, a public artist talk, and an evening of film screenings related to EINE'S art.
Rooted in the subcultural practice of graffiti, EINE moved into the more socially acceptable expression of street art in the early 2000s as a way to become a full time artist creating public works that were perceived as more legitimate. However, his fundamental art practice has essentially remained the same--he continues to paint words and letters on walls on the street. Letters either appear alone, on shutter fronts, or as words on walls such as 'scary', 'vandalism', and 'monsters' rendered in bright and amiable colors. In this way he turns negative words into positive ones. The contrast of jovial shapes and colors with dark sentiment is also a tongue-and cheek nod to the artist’s furtive and taboo origins as a graffiti writer.
The street art component of 'GREATEST' is complimented by a selection of works to be displayed inside the gallery. These works are part of EINE’s continual exploration of letters and words as his quintessential format for aesthetic inquiry. EINE’s studio process involves a layering of stencils onto the primed and painted canvas. Re- envisioning basic Victorian typographical structure, he begins with vintage hand-printed wood block fonts, reworking and refining them until he is inspired to cut the final stencil. This working methodology marks the continual evolution of the font by the artist’s hand.
In the early 2000s, EINE began a symbiotic collaboration with the street artist, Banksy. The artists worked and exhibited together for several years traveling to Australia, Berlin, Vienna and Denmark where Gallery V1 held the Banksy vs. EINE show in 2003. EINE also collaborated with Banksy on the famous Palestinian Wall project. In 2010 the Prime Minister David Cameron presented President Barack Obama with a piece of EINE’s work as a gift. This diplomatic exchange between the world powers catapulted EINE’s work into the limelight on both sides of the Atlantic. GREATEST will be EINE’s first show in the US since his work was given to President Obama.
Shooting Gallery Presents:
Rock You In A Tatami Room New Works by Yumiko Kayukawa
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The Shooting Gallery is pleased to present, Rock You in a Tatami Room, a solo exhibition by Seattle-based Japanese artist, Yumiko Kayukawa. This new collection of works will continue the artist’s affinity for fusing pop culture iconography such as western fashion and rock and roll with varying aspects of traditional Japanese culture. The exhibition will be her seventh solo show at the Shooting Gallery and will be comprised of her signature acrylic and ink on canvas works.
Filled with conflicting realities of pop culture, traditional Japanese aesthetics and cultural traditions, Yumiko Kayukawa’s Rock You in a Tatami Room presents a varied collection of themes representing a confluence of personal narrative, whimsical imagination and contemporary life. The acrylic and ink-based works are explosions of dynamic color and surrealist narratives where empowered females navigate the intricacies of modern life. Kayukawa’s subjects are youthful Japanese heroines in contemporary settings often surrounded by an entourage of displaced wildlife such as bears, wolves, bunnies and deer. By coalescing polar binaries such as nature/urbanity and the primal/the refined, her work intertwines and extends the relationship of femininity, nature, and modernity.
The show’s eponymous painting, Rock You in a Tatami Room, exhibits Kayukawa’s trademark style, a collision of seemingly disparate elements: young girls, rock and roll, and wild animals. An amalgamation of cultural references such as the animist aspects of Shinto and Japanese folklore, the tones and pallet of Ukiyo-e, the defined lines of Manga, and the topical content of Anime. Nostalgia for Japanese culture is further explored in a piece entitled New World, where a girl stands at the ruins of a post-apocalyptic scene. Inspired by Japan’s suffering after World War II and its successful recovery from devastation, Kayukawa creates a symbolic message of hope--that the world will recover from the current worldwide economic devastation as Japan did when it successfully rebuilt the country’s economy and infrastructure in the post-World War II era.
Yumiko Kayukawa (b.1970) was born and raised in the small town of Naie on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido where she graduated from the Hokkaido College of Art and Design. Kayukawa moved to the United States over 10 years ago to pursue her life as an artist. She has since shown her work at Joshua Liner Gallery, New York City; La Luz De Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles; and M Modern Gallery, Palm Springs. Group exhibitions include: The Good, The Bad and The Beautiful (with Niagara), Richard Goodall Gallery, Manchester, England (2008); Tag of War, Hemphill Fine Arts, Washington, DC (2007); We’ll Make a Lover of You, Miami Art Center/Art Basel Miami Beach (2006); and Beast From The East (with Moira Hahn), Roq La Rue Gallery, Seattle (2005).
365 Surf Days, http://www.365SurfDays.com, is a collection of one year of images inspired by the art of surfing by photographer Chris Lowery. The people, places, rides, objects, basically anything related to the "Sport of Kings" that reminded the artist of surfing and the lifestyle on a daily basis. Beautiful images from Northern California to the tip of Baja, Indonesia, Costa Rica and Hawaii are combined with the humor and perspective of an every day surfers life. A book by the same name and published by Blurb accompanies the year of daily online web postings from Oct 15 2010 to Oct 14th 2010. A collection of all of the images combined into a giant coffee table book published by Blurb can be previewed online at http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/1775064
Ok-- So don't really slap your momma, but DO make this baked chicken. It is SO easy and so delish. I used a 4.5 lb Organic chicken. If you aren't up for the expense of an organic chicken, buy a hormone/antibiotic free chicken.
Wash your chicken - inside and outside-- pat dry
Get half a stick of butter and set it out until it is room temperature.
Add 1 tablespoon of dried Cilantro
1/2 tablespoon of Thyme, Rosemary, Sage, Dill, Marjoram, Basil, Garlic Powder
1/3 of a Tablespoon of red pepper
1/3 teaspoon of Garam Masala (you don't have to use this if you do not have it-- it just adds a small depth of flavor)
And Sea Salt and Fresh Ground Black pepper to preference
Mix all this in the butter and rub it under the chicken skin-- put it everywhere-- and whatever is left over rub on the top of the skin.
Add 2 cups of high quality chicken stock-- I use the ones in the box without MSG and all that business
Add one Onion Sliced thin, 2 cloves of garlic, and a Package of baby Portabello mushrooms
Bake in a 350 oven, covered for about 1.45 munites. Take the lid of and bake for 15 minutes uncovered to get a nice brown on the chicken.
Take the chicken out of the pot and let rest on the side. Take half the mushrooms and onions with some liquid out of the pot and puree in a blender. Once blended add back to pot and let the whole thing reduce to 3/4 of original liquid or until just thickened. Slice chicken-- and pour gravy over the top. Serve over, rice, polenta, mashed potatoes, grits, couscous or any other thing you like.
You can thank me after you have eaten it all!
Do you have a formal art education or are you a self taught artist: BA in Art and Performance from the University of Texas at Dallas
What is the style of your pieces: Kitschy Cupcake Installation
What is the medium in which you work: Installation: cupcakes, cake batter
What started you on your path as an artist: I was studying to be a graphic designer and realized that I would end up working in advertising, helping rich companies make more money. I decided that I needed to do something to actively contribute to society, and knew that art was the platform where I could achieve these ideals.
What is one of the most important things that art has brought to your life: Art gives me drive and direction. It brought me to NYC. It is what continues to push me, and gives me a platform for social advocacy.
What is your favorite genre of art besides the one you work in: Any form of art that I can touch, feel, taste, embody, and experience. Felix Gonzalez Torres is my favorite artist of all time. His candy spills revolutionized my conceptions of art.
Do you have art showings, and if so what are they typically like: Cupcakes! Lots and lots of cupcakes! When you walk in to the room, the smell of cupcakes knocks you over. You could smell the cupcakes from the street at my last exhibition. It consisted of 10,000 cupcakes strung and hung from the ceiling to create an entire cupcake environment.
Do you have a certain set of clothes you make art in: I collect aprons, and usually wear one of my aprons while baking my cupcakes. At the openings, I tend to dress to resemble a cupcake.
What has been the most frustrating part of being an artist? Writing my bio. Everytime I sit down to write my bio, I realize how much more I need to accomplish before I have a bio worth reading. As of now, my bio reads "Tabula Rasa"
What is your favorite sandwich of all time: Turkey ham on a roll.
Has this year brought about any changes in your work, and if so what are they: I moved to NYC in August, and don't have a studio. My head is fuuuuullll of ideas that I can't execute, because I have nowhere to practice them.
Who is your favorite artist alive or dead: Felix Gonzalez Torres. I love love love love love him.
What is the most moving piece of artwork that you have seen in person: Felix Gonzalez Torres' Candy Spill at the Rachofsky House. It took me four times seeing it before I had the courage to take one of the pieces of candy.
Do you have any animals, and what do they think of your work: I have two bunnies (Tyra and Prozac). They love anything sweet! They're back in Texas, and I miss them terribly.
Do you have any upcoming exhibitions you would like to share with us: I am in a group exhibition at the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMaA). The show is Women in the Heights:Perspectives. It opens March 3rd from 6-8, with an artist talk March 8th. I've attached the card for the show if you want more info on it.
The notorious Burning Candy crew: last show at the gallery Rotating Exhibition from Feb 3 - Mar 25 2011. Open Wed - Fri 13:00 -18:30 and by appointment.
Sartorial’s very own Greta Sarfaty will be revisiting her fascination with a gang of street artists that first made themselves known to the world as the Burning Candy crew. Celebrated for their raw style and disturbing aesthetic, the once marginal Burning Candy paved their way right into the hearts of private collectors and to prestigious auction sales. The likes of Sweet Toof and Cyclops are now bona fide participants of the art scene.
It’s Time to Go I Have No More Breast... is in a way a retrospect of the glory days of their work that subverted both the streets and art and the last chance to see it in the context of the gallery space where it was first discovered and showcased.
Sartorial Contemporary Art is equally delighted to offer lovers of street art an opportunity to own a piece of this controversial work.
CYCLOPSA consummate street professional, Cyclops is ever-enigmatic. His statement accompanying Artistic Vandals merely read "Cyclops
has no friendly bacteria. He is gutless. Cyclops is developing eyeglasses radiation proof. Cyclops is a teenage surgeon or a diamond smashing into the sun blah blah blah".His works can be seen throughout London; Cyclopic skulls and other one-eyed manifestations,
the artist's calling cards.
JAMES JESSOP (TEK33)
His work borrows heavily from outlandish B-movie imagery and the '60s covers of pulp fiction, this eclectic and eccentric concoction bound with Bronx style tagging. Jessop's work featured in Saatchi's New Blood exhibition. While representing the artist, Sartorial arranged two International solo shows at Thomas Cohn, Sao Paulo and Tom Christoffersen, Copenhagen,
as well as a collaborative show James Jessop vs Harry Pye - It Takes Two, at a newly opened Fishmarket Gallery,Northampton, launched with the assistance of Gretta Sarfaty,
The artist cut his teeth as a graffiti writer in the late '80s. His huge, ghoulish skulls with their salmon-pink gums adorn the sides of many an unsuspecting end-of-terrace house. His works on canvas have been likened to Edward Hopper. But where Hopper employed hints of solitude, Sweet Toof whips out the macabre; masked raiders and chain gangs. Thanks to Sartorial, Sweet Toof is one of an esteemed few Street artists featured in the V&A permanent collection in London.
Do you have a formal art education or are you a self taught artist:
I'm self taught. My interest in painting came long after I'd put down the books.
What is the style of your pieces:
Abstract, although I'm leaning towards more Representational works as of late.
What is the medium in which you work:
Acrylics & Oils primarily.
What started you on your path as an artist:
Music. An Echo & The Bunnymen concert, specifically. I wanted to be a rock star. I played like one for awhile.
What is one of the most important things that art has brought to your life:
I've learned a lot about friendship. Some friends of mine (Diana & Dana) are helping me reintroduce myself & my art to the general public. They've sort of become my backbone in all of this. There's a lot of work & a lot at stake. None of this would be the same without their support. I'm truly grateful to have them as friends (and colleagues).
What is your favorite genre of art besides the one you work in:
Collage. I'm sure I'll take a stab at that one day.
Do you have art showings, and if so what are they typically like:
Yes. They've all been group showings, however. I've yet to have a solo show, which I'm really craving. I really want that fly on the wall experience. I'd love to hear what people are saying about my art.
Do you have a certain set of clothes you make art in:
Yes, I have painting clothes. They're much more interesting than my everyday clothes.
What has been the most frustrating part of being an artist?
Not having a formal education in art. It's sometimes hard to be taken seriously.
What is your favorite sandwich of all time:
I don't know if it truly qualifies as a sandwich, but definitely a Gyro. Hands down.
Has this year brought about any changes in your work, and if so what are they:
This year I'm staging my artistic comeback. I'd quit painting for nearly 5 yrs. There was a period where people kept asking me for stylistic reproductions of other artists' works. They wanted original art without originality. What's the point? I did that a couple of times and it left me feeling cheap and unfulfilled. So I hung it up. This time around I'm painting for myself first. And I'm enjoying art again.
Who is your favorite artist alive or dead:
JMW Turner. His work has always fascinated me.
What is the most moving piece of artwork that you have seen in person:
There's a great piece by John Alexander at the Blanton Museum, here in Austin. That's what's coming to mind at the moment. I went there to see some Turner & Monet, but was blown away by this John Alexander painting. I wish I could recall the name of it. Nonetheless, he's a major talent. Love his work.
Do you have any animals, and what do they think of your work:
I have a dog, and I'm pretty sure she's wondering why all this crap is in her way. She spends her time tiptoeing around my paints & canvases.
Do you have any upcoming exhibitions you would like to share with us:
I'm currently showing at the Austin Art Garage. I'm told they've got some tentative exhibition dates scheduled for 2011.
Painting is Levi Leddy's passion. He has been painting since he was a child. He has attended many seminars, art lectures, and studied art throughout his life. Levi completed his Associates Degree in Digital Imaging Technology and Design. He implements many design techniques and art principles throughout his work. His usage of color and his original style makes every painting an unique experience that captures and intrigues one's eye.
LightSpace & TimeOnlineArtGallery presents a Juried Competition, in which 2D artists from around the world are called upon to make online submissions for the theme “Botanicals” for inclusion into the April 2011 online group exhibition.
Light Space & Time encourages entries from all 2D artists regardless of where they reside and regardless of their experience or education in the art field to enter this art event.
A group exhibition of the top five finalists will be held online at the LightSpace & TimeArtGallery during the month of April 2011. Awards will be for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. In addition, 2 artists will recognized with Honorable Mention awards. Depending on the amount and the quality of the entries there may also be Special Recognition awards posted as well. The theme for March is "Botanicals”. The submission process for artists ends March 29, 2011.
There will be extensive publicity for the winners of this exhibition of email, press release, social media and website traffic in order to make the art world aware of the artist’s talents and providing links back to the artist’s website.
All winners will be selected, announced and featured on the Light Space & Time website on April 1, 2011 and remain online in the gallery through April 30, 2011. Thereafter, the artworks will remain online in the Light Space & Time Archives with links to the artist’s websites.
ArtSceneToday.com, the online destination for emerging artists, is seeking artwork in any medium for its online competition, Objectified… artwork that brings an inanimate object or objects to life in a series or body of work. Winners awarded ongoing artists profile pages and inclusion in the printed ArtSceneToday Exhibition Catalogue - 1st Place Winner is featured on cover - plus extensive publicity. Winners and finalists featured in online Exhibition April 1 - June 30, 2011 and in catalogue. Juror: Adriano Buergo, internationally renowned artist and curator. Open to all artists 18+ around the world with original works in any medium that addresses the theme. All entries will be exhibited on the homepage slideshow throughout the duration of the competition (the sooner you enter the sooner your artwork is shown). Deadline: March 21, 2011. $25 for 3 entries. Visit website for details. Questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ArtSceneToday.com was created to give emerging artists around the globe a needed forum for exposure through themed online juried competitions and exhibitions and to provide information and resources to help them succeed in artistic careers.
It's for artists, art buyers and galleries to use as a networking venue, a marketing tool, a forum for the exchange of ideas and a showcase for contemporary art. It's a gallery for the best work of emerging artists. It's a destination for art makers and art lovers around the world.
Art Scene Today is the new site to see and be seen in.
We can provide all sorts of smart answers that will convince or persuade people, but wisdom of the heart is the highest wisdom.
Great Opportunity to be in the West Village Neighborhood
CLIQUE, Dallas’s newest Custom Jewelry & Fine Art Gallery, requests submissions from area artists working in any medium (including glass, sculpture & jewelry) to be considered for inclusion in Heart Instead of Head Exhibition.
Artists may submit up to three images (at 72dpi and no larger than 800 pixels in the largest dimension) by email to email@example.com.
An entry fee of $35 (including advertisement in variety of newspaper and online sites) should be sent by mail to:
Custom Jewelry & Fine Art
3513 Oak Lawn Avenue
Dallas, TX 75219
Entries are due by midnight March 12, 2011. Entries sent without payment of the entry fee will not be considered.
Artists that exhibit their artwork in the Valentine exhibition that will wish to continue for the next show with their existing artwork at Clique will be charged the same.
Accepted artists will be notified by email on March13, 2011.
Accepted artwork will be delivered to Clique at 3513 Oak Lawn Avenue between 10:00am- 6:00pm on March14-15, 2011.
The exhibition will be open to the public on March 25 through April 25 2011.
A reception with the Artists will be held on April 2, 2011 between 7:30pm - 10:00pm.
Please pick up your work on April 25, 2011 between 10:00am-6:00pm.
Questions may be directed to Yael through email or calling 214-219- 7777.
The heart is not just a pump. It’s the seed of your two primary desires. I should do and I love to do.
The work of the five artists participating in this exhibition may at first glance appear somewhat dissimilar in terms of the stylistic, thematic, and physical approach employed by each person. Upon further examination, however, the viewer can see that the underlying concepts and persistent interests demonstrated by all the artists give proof of the existence of unquestionable reciprocity and interconnection. Some points of artistic correspondence among the exhibited artwork include a predilection for the execution of traditional printmaking techniques, such as monotypes, collagraphs, solarplates, and etchings. Also common in the work of these five artists is a strong attraction to the exploration of relationships, human and otherwise. The investigation of these relationships is translated graphically into a layering of shapes, colors, textures, and the interpretation of universal or not-so-evident meanings.
Some of the artists equate their experience of producing their art to the act of experiencing music with all its themes and variations, tensions and releases. Others see their artwork as an opportunity to illustrate the most compelling aspects of a person and welcome the printmaking media as an important process that creates dialogues even in its more raw, abstract form. Also, these five artists show a fascination for artistic innovation and collaboration as evidenced by their occasional use of alternative techniques such as painting, collage and modern printing methods, and by the frequency with which some of the artists work and exhibit together.
Enrique Fernández Cervantes, Visual Arts Coordinator and Curator of Exhibitions for the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, curated this exhibition.
LOCATION AND HOURS:The Bath House Cultural Center is located on the eastern shore of White Rock Lake at the end of Northcliff Dr. off of Buckner Blvd. at 521 E. Lawther, Dallas, TX 75218.
The Bath House Cultural Center's regular hours of operation are Tuesday-Saturday from 12 PM to 6 PM. The center is open until 10:00 PM on nights with theatre performances. For general information about cultural programs at the Bath House Cultural Center, please call (214) 670-8749 or visit the center’s website atwww.bathhousecultural.com
Forum Lounge: Miwa Matreyek: Myth and Infrastructure
Myth and Infrastructure is a multi-media performance using projected animation. As artist Miwa Matreyek walks behind the screen, her shadow becomes an integral part of a fantastical world: She traverses oceanscapes, and cityscapes as she conjures magical domestic scenes with light and shadow. Matreyek's performance can be viewed as a cinematic experience taking place on a screen. W hat is seen on the screen is a collapsed product of multiple layers of animation, objects and body. Her work exists in a juxtaposition of illusion and non-illusion.
Matreyek is an internationally recognized animator, designer, and multi-media artist based in Los Angeles. She creates animated short films as well as live works that integrate animation, performance, and video installation. Her work explores how animation transforms when it is combined with body and space (and vice-versa). In her video project-based installations, animation takes on a more physical and present quality, while body and space take on a more fantastical quality.
Support for Forum Lounge is generously provided by: Andrea Lang Fund,Endevermusic Productions, the Franciscan Inn, KCSB, Santa Barbara Winery, and the Santa Barbara I
Independent. Forum Lounge is presented in association with the Santa Barbara Downtown
Organization’s 1st Thursday.
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