“Fugue States” will be on sale at the LA Art Book Fair.
January 31-February 2, 2014
To commemorate the one year anniversary of the opening of BLUEorange Contemporary in Houston Tx, BLUEorange, and Houston curator Mark Hougham ( “What America Wants” -Poissant Gallery 2003, and “Work is a Four Letter Word”- M-squared Gallery 2006…etc ) are pleased to announce the opening of “Houston vs. Austin”. An exhibition of a selection of artists from two very different, but intrinsically intertwined Texas metropolises, both with their own respective, burgeoning, and energetic art communities.
“Houston vs. Austin” aims to bring together artists from both cities, from a multitude of various creative disciplines. Each artist brings to the table their own unique approach to creating fresh, relevant work in the “Lone Star State”. With an emphasis on artists whose work in a way has connotations of–or a general visual response to–the socio-political atmosphere of each of their cities, this show will inevitably create a visual dialogue between the two sibling cities, and will also highlight the subtle differences and similarities between the art communities that are known for a long-standing, and sometimes even playful, rivalry.
Featuring artwork by: James Burns (Houston, courtesy of Cardoza Fine Art), Chris Cascio (Houston, courtesy of Cardoza Fine Art), Jerry DeFrese (Austin), Hector Hernandez (Austin, courtesy of Pan Marquis), Syraya Horton (Austin), Galina Kurlat (Houston), Jonathan Leach (Houston, courtesy of Gallery Sonja Roesch), Joseph Phillips (Austin), Patrick Turk (Houston, courtesy of the artist), and Lana Waldrep (Austin).
Hector Hernandez, Hyperbeast: yellow
FotoFest and Houston Center for Photography (HCP), two of the state’s premier photographic arts organizations, continue their ongoing collaboration with the exhibition MOVING/STILL: RECENT PHOTOGRAPHY BY TEXAS ARTISTS, the fifth installment of the FotoFest seriesTalent in Texas and the third co-presented by FotoFest and HCP.
Featuring a diverse group of 12 artists from across the state, MOVING/STILLis curated by Kerry Inman, of Inman Gallery, Houston TX. The exhibition is split between the two exhibition spaces – FotoFest Headquarters Downtown and Houston Center for Photography in the Museum District. The exhibition is on view at the two venues September 20 – November 3, 2013. Beginning November 8, the exhibition will be unified at FotoFest Headquarters and continues through December 7, 2013.
The exhibition’s title, MOVING/STILL, is in reference to the performative aspect of much of the work, whether it is documenting a physical action taking place, or presenting a vision of the human connection to an alive and conscious natural world. Many of the pieces incorporate long or multiple exposures capturing a sense of time passing. In others, surreal hybrid forms inhabit construction sites, ragged shorelines, and abandoned factories. Several projects refer to ritual and ceremony and the transformative power of these acts.
“As I reviewed recent photographic work from around the state, I was intrigued by the strong emphasis on documentation of performance in the work,” said Ms. Inman. “Many artists are presenting new relationships to the natural world, where ‘Nature’ is a more active character in an unfolding narrative. These themes are certainly not unique to Texas, but this focused exercise helped me uncover them and I hope the exhibition will provide food for thought.”
The creatures in Hector Hernandez’ (Austin, TX) photographs are ephemeral, if anthropomorphic. Their airy and fluid bodies, made of silk and satin, rise in dynamic and dramatic fashion above seemingly human legs. The Hyperbeast Lives series is playful and intriguing.
MOVING/STILL is a participating exhibit in the Texas Biennial 2013 – a state-wide project that features exhibitions of Texas artists in cities across the state. Information on the Texas Biennial 2013 may be found athttp://www.texasbiennial.org
For more information or for visuals from MOVING/STILL, please contact:
Vinod Hopson, FotoFest Press, 713.223.5522 ext 26, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jonathan Beitler, HCP Press Coordinator, 832.964.9932, Email: email@example.com
ABOUT THE CURATOR
Kerry Inman is owner and co-director of Inman Gallery, Houston. Inman Gallery was founded in 1990 as a project space dedicated to showcasing the work of younger artists who were under-recognized by the contemporary gallery scene in Houston of the late 80’s. Since that time, Inman Gallery has steadily grown into a nationally recognized venue that encourages innovative, thoughtful visual presentations and nurtures talent. Emphasizing visual exploration and conceptual thinking over purely formal solutions have been cornerstones of the gallery programming since its inception. With director Patrick Reynolds, she has organized a number of thematic group exhibitions at the gallery, including Paper Space (2012, drawings by sculptors), Related Clues (2011, contemporary sculptural practice), do i know you (2010, contemporary portraiture), among many others. She has served on the advisory boards of the Glassell School of Art, and the Art League of Houston. Additionally, she has served as juror for numerous regional exhibitions, as well as several national panels, including Creative Capital and Altoids Collection.
Opening reception, September 14, 2013
Gravelmouth invites you to join us Second Saturday in the South Flores Arts District as we welcome Austin artist Hector Hernandez in his solo exhibit “The Day of Hyperbeast” Hectors unique investigation of color and form immediately drew us into his photography and kept us wanting more. Here is a little insight to Hectors work.
The Day of Hyperbeast is about form, energy, light and movement. When I first began the series, I was interested in creating new characters, but I also wanted to add an element that I felt had been missing from my previous work. Color. The explosion of color is the “hyper” in hyperbeast. Bold, untamed and vibrant.
I began the series by experimenting with fabrics and how light reflected on them. When I added movement, the fabric changed from something I recognized as a piece of cloth, thin and fragile, to a mass of shapes and light. The hyperbeast was born.
I imagined that these creatures exist in some other universe, that they roam wild somewhere, like lions or giraffes in Africa. I am simply capturing them in their natural habitats. Then again, I sometimes imagine that these hyperbeasts exist in our own world at some hidden level. They could exist, hidden to us in the same way that atomic and subatomic particles used to be hidden. These creatures could be a part of our world, dancing and living in the same spaces where we exist.
Opening reception, September 14, 2013
1906 S. Flores
San Antonio, TX 78204
Thursday, September 12th @ 7pm
This is your chance to collect some of the best contemporary art being created today at the 18th annual Red Dot Art Spree & Silent Auction. Fabulous art, beautiful people and incredible silent auction packages brought to you by Women & Their Work. More than 200 paintings, sculptures, drawings, photographs, prints and mixed media works all for $600 or less & all shopping is tax free. This party takes place in the gallery, at 1710 Lavaca Street, Austin, Texas 78701.
on sale at Women & Their Work
PBS – KLRU Collective
Hector Hernandez and William Hundley have come together in an exhibit about collaboration and independence. The artists pushed each other to places they had never been, creating a masterful concoction of intricate sculptures and exquisite photographs. Titled “The Watchdog and the Thief,” the exhibit explores how new mediums change us, as viewers and consumers.
Find out who is the watchdog and who is the thief at the Mexican American Cultural Center MACC through August 31, 2013.
Music: “Wide Eyes” by Local Natives
Art to the Power of Ten
Friday, September 6, 7:00–10:00 pm
I will be part of this years McNay contemporary collectors forum.
AnArte Gallery, San Antonio
Bismarck Studios, Marfa
Chris Davila, San Antonio
Gallery Nord, San Antonio
Gravelmouth, San Antonio
The Lullwood Group, San Antonio
Okay Mountain Gallery, Austin
Parchman Stremmel Gallery, San Antonio
REM Gallery, San Antonio
Ruiz-Healy Art, San Antonio
Unit B, San Antonio
Artist talks will begin at 6:30 pm in Council Chambers. The gallery will be open for self-guided tours 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Artworks are on display on the first three floors.
The theme for August is “References to the Body” with featured artists: Jade Abner, Michael Anthony Garcia, Carla Goodman, and Hector Hernandez.
Art After Six
The Watchdog and The Thief represents the interplay of character interpretation in an exhibition of dueling personalities-two artist working collaboratively and independently. By working together as well as apart, the artists’ work will represent both distinct and corresponding forces and as a result blur the divide between the individuals.
The Watchdog and the Thief (taken from the prologue of The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains) refers to the idea, originally described by Marshall McLuhan, that every new medium changes us. Our conventional response to all media, namely, that it is how they are used that counts, “is the numb stance of the technological idiot.” The content of the medium is just “the juicy piece of meat carried by the burglar to distract the watchdog of the mind.”
MACC – Mexican American Cultural Center
600 River St Austin, TX 78701