My work is featured on Gigantic #6 TALES
Link Gigantic #6
Reception: Saturday, June 7th, 7-11PM
@ Project Space (613 Allen)
On view during events and by appointment only
During a relay race, members of a team work together by take turns performing for prescribed portion of a race. One person performs and then “passes the baton” for the other person to take over. In our case, Joseph and I decided to work towards our shared artistic goals by relaying throughout the creation process. We accomplished this by taking turns in leading the creation of pieces, one person making a creative decision and then passing the metaphorical baton to the other to continue in the next creative step. In this way, we were each able to make decisions that were wholly from our own perspectives and aesthetics, yet still explore new directions and end up in unexpected places. Both Joseph and I believe that it is very important to share information and ideas throughout the creative process. Creating Relay has developed a strong sense of mutual trust and respect between us.
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, email@example.com
Jonathan Beitler, HCP Press Coordinator, 832.964.9932, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.