My Hyperbeast: Bulca, was featured in VOUGE previewing Pacific Standard Time Mundos Alternos in @ucrartsblock #hypebeast #ucrart #pstinla#pstlala #vogue
Art and Science Fiction in the Americas
September 16, 2017 – February 3, 2018
UCR ARTSblock presents Mundos Alternos: Art and Science Fiction in the Americas in fall 2017. A wide-ranging survey exhibition, it brings together contemporary artists from across the Americas who have tapped into science fiction’s capacity to imagine new realities, both utopian and dystopian. Science fiction offers a unique artistic landscape in which to explore the colonial enterprise that shaped the Americas and to present alternative perspectives speculating on the past and the future. In the works featured in the exhibition, most created in the last two decades, artists employ the imagery of science fiction to suggest diverse modes of existence and represent “alienating” ways of being in the world. Mundos Alternos brings into dialogue the work of international artists from across Latin America with Latino artists from throughout the US. Drawing on UCR’s strong faculty and collections in science fiction, ARTSblock offers a groundbreaking account of the intersections among science fiction, techno-culture, and the visual arts.
Mundos Alternos: Art and Science Fiction in the Americas is curated by Tyler Stallings, interim Executive Director of ARTSblock; Joanna Szupinska-Myers, CMP Curator of Exhibitions; and Robb Hernández, Assistant Professor, UCR Department of English. Kathryn Poindexter, CMP Curatorial Assistant, is Project Coordinator. This project is made possible with support from the Getty Foundation. Additional support is provided by UCR’s College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (CHASS) and the City of Riverside.
Mundos Alternos: Art and Science Fiction in the Americas is part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles, taking place from September 2017 through January 2018 at more than 60 cultural institutions from Santa Barbara to San Diego, and from Los Angeles to Palm Springs. Pacific Standard Time is an initiative of the Getty. The presenting sponsor is Bank of America.
For more information about the Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative, visit http://www.getty.edu/pacificstandardtime.
Image: Hector Hernandez, Bulca, 2015 (detail). Courtesy of the artist and UCR ARTSblock.
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.
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