Artist Lecture

EXHIBIT: Looking at a Flower, Chapter 3 by Joseph Cohen

"Art meets science" in this latest body of work by Joseph Cohen in the culminating chapter of his trilogy

This culminating chapter of a trilogy by Joseph Cohen features artworks created with paint that he developed in a medical research laboratory using nanomaterials -- from tracer dyes to separated carbon nanotubes. The works fluoresce outside of the visible spectrum -- ultraviolet and infrared, allowing for multidimensional viewing. When observed with a special light source, the art transforms into vibrant color; and when viewed under natural light, an evident, but faint glow emits from the works due to Cohen's use of purified phosphorous. Also on view are works from Cohen's Chapters 1 and 2. 


Winston Contemporary Art
2426 Bartlett St., Ste. D
Houston, Texas 77098

Opening Reception
Thursday, March 21 @ 6-9pm

Artist Talk
Saturday, April 6 @ 1-2pm

Closing Reception
Saturday, April 27 @ 4-6pm
When:
Mar 21, 2019 to Apr 27, 2019
ABOUT JOSEPH COHEN: Joseph Cohen was born and raised in Houston, Texas. Cohen received his MFA from the University of Texas in San Antonio, where he also taught undergraduate drawing and received his BFA from Texas State University in San Marcos. Cohen’s art practice has afforded him the opportunity to travel the globe and take part in international projects, residencies, and exhibitions. For the past decade after returning to Houston, his artwork has been acquired by The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, he was awarded best in show at Lawndale’s Big Show, and he has given presentations at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, The Menil Collection, and the Children’s Museum of Houston, among many others. Following the artist’s 2015 solo exhibition in New York at De Buck Gallery, Cohen began working with leading figures in the science and health industry. This led to an Artist-in-Residency program being created for the artist at Memorial Sloan-Kettering in New York. Likewise, Cohen has taken part in Artist-in-Residency programs at Rice University, and the Houston Methodist Research Institute, collaborating with researchers and scientists. For over four years, Cohen has been working in Houston, New York, and Gaithersburg (MD) developing works from nanomaterials in an effort to develop a conversation between the two fields of art and science that goes beyond the superficial and fully integrates artist-researcher in ways never before seen. Cohen is also the Co-Founder of Davis Cohen Art, a full-service art advisory and appraisal firm. To learn more, visit www.josephcohenart.com. Follow the artist on Instagram at @josephcohenart.ABOUT WINSTON CONTEMPORARY ART: Founded in September 2018, Winston Contemporary Art works with collaborators and facilitators to bring compelling art to Houston in new and innovative ways. The gallery works with various like-minded artistic, nonprofit and private partners across Houston, throughout Texas, and beyond to bring meaningful art experiences to the community in ways that are accessible and encourage participation. For a list of exhibitions and other information, visit www.wcahouston.com.
Cost:
Free
Time:
7:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Wednesday Time & Price:
10:00am to 5:00pm FREE
Thursday Time & Price:
10:00am to 5:00pm FREE
Friday Time & Price:
10:00am to 5:00pm FREE
Saturday Time & Price:
10:00am to 3:00pm FREE
Location:

41st Annual UH School of Art M.F.A. Exhibition


Each
spring the Blaffer Art Museum and the University of Houston School of Art
proudly present the work of the Masters of Fine Arts degree candidates from the
school’s five studio programs: Graphic Design, Interdisciplinary Practice and
Emerging Forms, Painting, Photography/Digital Media and Sculpture. The
exhibition showcases highly developed bodies of work produced in a studio
intensive environment over a three-year degree program.

School of Art 2019 Masters of Fine Arts
candidates


Erin Carty

Angel Castelan

Jimmy Castillo

Jinyong Choi

Dylan Conner

Leticia Contreras

Sunni Forcier

Rafael Gamero

Madison Luetge

Karen Martinez

Melissa Noble

Robert Redfearn

Amanda Shilling

Derek Witucki

Hoaxing Zhang


When:
Mar 29, 2019
Opening reception: Friday, March 29, 2019 from 6 - 9 p.m. M.F.A. Thesis Artist Talks: Tuesday and Wednesday, April 9 & 10, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Exhibition on view through Saturday, April 13, 2019 
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:00 pm
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Derek Boshier “Paintings, Drawings, and Film: Selected Works 2004 - 2019” Opening at Redbud West Gallery


“In 2017, after visiting our residency in Germany, I was fortunate to attend an extraordinary exhibition at the Wolfsburg Museum entitled ‘This Was Tomorrow, Pop Art in Great Britain’ showcasing artists, architects, film directors, music bands and photographers. Some of the artists included: The Beatles, Peter Blake, Richard Hamilton, David Hockney, Allen Jones, R. B. Kitaj, Eduardo Paolozzi, Lord Snowdon, The Rolling Stones, The Who and our own Derek Boshier. 

Boshier, born 1937 in Portsmouth, UK and now living in LA, is a well-known English pop artist who works in painting, drawing, collage, photography, film, and sculpture. During the 1990’s, Boshier was an exemplary artist teaching at the University of Houston. While he has kept in touch with many of his Houston friends, he has not had a major show in Houston in recent years.  

We are honored that Derek has agreed to present some of his recent works in this exhibition. A special series, directly devoted to Houston and entitled ‘Ghosts of Houston’, will be premiered. Recent paintings, drawings, and photographs will be available for viewing. The artist will be present. 

After the Saturday, April 6th opening, Redbud will have a rare Boshier film screening and lecture the next night, Sunday, April 7 from 6pm to 8 pm. All events are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be available.”

- Gus Kopriva (Redbud Gallery Owner)

On View at Redbud West Gallery:
April 6 - April 30, 2019

Opening Reception:
Saturday, April 6, 6pm-9pm

Film Screening and Lecture:
Sunday, April 7, 6pm-8pm

Redbud Gallery
303 East 11th Street
Houston, Texas 77008
713-862-2532
When:
Apr 6, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Saturday Time & Price:
FREE
Sunday Time & Price:
FREE
Location:

Book Club: “Just My Type”


Joins us for an evening of discussion of the book Just My Type
(Simon Garfield, 2012) and the history of font design, followed by an
engaging look into the museum’s rich collection of wood and metal type.

About “Just by Type”

Fonts surround us every day, on street signs and buildings, on movie
posters and books, and on just about every product that we buy. But
where do fonts come from and why do we need so many? Who is behind the
businesslike subtlety of Times New Roman, the cool detachment of Arial,
or the maddening lightness of Comic Sans (and the movement to ban it)?
Simon Garfield embarks on a mission to answer these questions and more,
and reveal what may be the very best and worst fonts in the world.

Typefaces are now 560 years old, but we barely knew their names until
about twenty years ago, when the pull-down font menus on our first
computers made us all the gods of type. Beginning in the early days of
Gutenberg and ending with the most adventurous digital fonts, Garfield
unravels our age-old obsession with the way our words look. Just My Type
investigates a range of modern mysteries, including how Helvetica took
over the world, what inspires the seemingly ubiquitous use of Trajan on
bad movie posters, and what makes a font look presidential, male or
female, American, British, German, or Jewish. From the typeface of
Beatlemania to the graphic vision of the Obama campaign, fonts can
signal a musical revolution or the rise of an American president. This
book is a must-read for the design conscious that will forever change
the way you look at the printed word.

“A deliriously clever and entertaining book”

The Boston Globe

“Informative, delightful — and essential reading for word geeks everywhere.”

The Seattle Times

When:
Mar 21, 2019
Cost:
Registration: $8. Free for TPM members. Become a member today!Free
Time:
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Location:
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Artist Lecture: Rafael Soldi


The UH Photography and Digital Media program welcomes Rafael Soldi to the University of Houston to discuss his photographic art work and curatorial practice.

About the Artist
Rafael Soldi is a Peruvian­-born, Seattle-based artist and curator. He is the co-founder of FOUND, a space for contemporary art in Seattle, and the Strange Fire Collective, a project dedicated to highlighting work made by women, people of color, and queer and trans artists. 

http://www.rafaelsoldi.com/

When:
Mar 26, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
1:00 pm
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CounterCurrent19: Current Conversations


4/10 – 4/13, 12–1pm daily 
MATCH, Rehearsal Room, 3400 Main St., Houston 77002

Current Conversations are a series of public discussions across disciplines and along parallel lines of inquiry. CounterCurrent festival artists and University of Houston faculty experts engage in lively discussion about themes and concepts connected to this year’s festival programming. Each one-hour, lunchtime talk kicks off with a set of rapid-fire presentations followed by questions and answers among panelists and the audience. Light fare and coffee will be provided. 

Carrie Marie Schneider (Houston, TX) is an artist interested in reimagining the sociocultural politics of space and time through the organization social projects that interrogate the many ways in which community, care, and economics are connected. Her projects include Hear Our Houston (2011), a hub of public generated audio walking tours, Care House (2012), an installation in the house she grew up in considering the roles of caregiving/caretaking and the bodies of mother/home and Sunblossom Residency (2009-15). Schneider co-organizes Charge, a convening at Art League Houston of local and national presenters to platform artist-led models and to consider artists’ work in the larger economy. Schneider was an inaugural fellow for the 2017 Center for Art and Social Engagement fellowship through the University of Houston and Project Row Houses. 

Note: Light lunch and coffee provided.

About CounterCurrent
CounterCurrent is a free festival of performance, installation, and ideas. Presented by the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts, CounterCurrent includes audio and visual installations, live performances, talks, and participatory events by artists from around the world. From large-scale spectacle to intimate interaction, CounterCurrent projects reflect the range of ways we view each other and the city around us. The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts is part of the University of Houston Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts.


You can find the full festival lineup and schedule here: 

Free tickets to festival events are available March 5.

When:
Apr 10, 2019 to Apr 13, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Wednesday Time & Price:
12-1PM | FREE
Thursday Time & Price:
12-1PM | FREE
Friday Time & Price:
12-1PM | FREE
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Artist Lecture: Jeffrey Gibson


The UH School of Art presents a talk by renowned multidisciplinary artist Jeffrey Gibson.

About the Artist
Jeffrey Gibson is a painter living in Brooklyn, New York. His work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally in both group and solo exhibitions.

https://www.jeffreygibson.net/

Image: "Shanekia McIntosh (Peace Helmet)" by Jeffrey Gibson, 2018. Photo by Caitlin Mitchell.

When:
Mar 19, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:30 pm
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Artist Lecture: Coco Fusco


The UH School of Arts presents "Don't Look Down: Art on the Political Tightrope," an artist talk by Coco Fusco taking place in Dudley Recital Hall at the University of Houston. Join us for a pre-lecture reception in Blaffer Art Museum from 5 – 6:30 p.m.

About the Artist
Coco Fusco is an interdisciplinary artist and writer and the Andrew Banks Endowed Professor of Art at the University of Florida. She is a recipient of a 2014 Cintas Fellowship, a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship, a 2013 Absolut Art Writing Award, a 2013 Fulbright Fellowship, a 2012 United States Artists Fellowship and a 2003 Herb Alpert Award in the Arts. Fusco's performances and videos have been presented in the 56th Venice Biennale, two Whitney Biennials (200, 1993), Brooklyn Academy of Music's Next Wave Festival, the Biennale of Sydney, the Johannesburg Biennale, the Kwangju Biennale, the Shanghai Biennale, inSite O5, Mercosul, transmediale, the London International Theatre Festival, Videobrasil and Performa 05. Her works have also been shown at the Tate Liverpool, the Museum of Modern Art, the Walker Art Center and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona. She is represented by Alexander Gray Associates in New York.

When:
Mar 4, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:30 pm
General Categories: 

Artist Talk with Darwin Arevalo and Grace Zuñiga

A two-person exhibition featuring artworks from Houston artists Darwin Arevalo and Grace Zuñiga


Join us for on February 16th, Saturday afternoon artist talk with Darwin Arevalo and Grace Zuñiga as we discuss their shared and respective creative impulses and the origin of their artworks featured in Prima Materia at The Union, a dual artist exhibition presented during Houston's first-ever Spring of Latino Art.


ABOUT PRIMA MATERIA

"Prima Materia," whose meaning refers to a formless primeval substance regarded as the original material of the universe — essential to alchemical processes, shares recent works from process-driven artists Arevalo and Zuñiga, whose scope, subject matter, and content in art-making include personal investigations around ideas of origin, memory, migration, and mortality via the transformation of matter and material.


By establishing the creative genus from which these artist contemporaries come, this exhibition juxtaposes visual parallels and experimental material processes to question creative impetus, the subconscious nature of the creative act, and the fundamental, invisual qualities with which both artists imbue their artwork.


Artworks from Darwin Arevalo presented in Prima Materia are products of the artist's deeply exploratory and process driven art-making practice. The results of Arevalo’s artistic experimentation are rooted in material exploration and applied processes that exploit the unpredictable intersections of materiality and form as each of his artworks, in the first place, are reactions unto themselves. His impulse in constructing, combining, and reconstituting found and industrial materials determine the outcome of each piece, respectively. Detectable in this body of work, through the lens of an intense study of the formal advancements in painting throughout art history, is the heavy influence of the nuanced socio-political Latin American experience that color the artist’s life.


Through her creative process, Grace Zuñiga explores the embodiment of memory, narrative, and intention through the methodical manipulation and interweaving of artificial substances with raw materials. By creating powerfully emotive yet minimalistic compositions, she superimposes a visual cosmology upon her artworks and in doing so, defines for herself what is sacred in objects and establishes personal geographies and a sense of time. Zuñiga finds inspiration in natural processes and attempts to emulate nature through the concerted manipulation of material. Each of her compositions conjure the visceral and evoke a palpable sense of the sacred, offering viewers a moment to immerse themselves in an act of reflection, meditation, and devotion


ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Darwin Arevalo was born in San Salvador, El Salvador and migrated to Texas at the age of four. He received a BFA in painting from the Kansas City Art Institute and has since exhibited in numerous venues in the Texas region and nation-wide.


Grace Zuñiga was born in Corpus Christi, Texas and in 2007 received her BFA from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, with a focus in photography. In 2010, she studied printmaking and papermaking in the UGA Cortona Program in Cortona, Italy, and in 2012, she received her MFA in studio art, with a focus in printmaking, from the University of Georgia, Lamar Dodd School of Art in Athens, Georgia. Zuñiga has exhibited both nationally and internationally. In May of 2014, she completed a nine-month residency at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft and currently works at Sawyer Yards as the Creative Director.

When:
Feb 16, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
2:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Monday Time & Price:
-
Tuesday Time & Price:
-
Wednesday Time & Price:
-
Thursday Time & Price:
-
Friday Time & Price:
-
Saturday Time & Price:
Free, 2 - 4 PM
Location:

Artist Lecture: Soledad Salamé


The UH School of Art presents a talk by artist Soledad Salamé whose work focuses onthe connection between art, science, nature and technology.

About the Artist
A native of Santiago, Chile, Soledad Salamé is the founder and director of Sol Print Studios in Baltimore, Maryland where she lives and works.

http://www.soledadsalame.com/

When:
Feb 26, 2019
University of Houston - Fine Arts Building, Room 110
Cost:
Free
Time:
1:00 pm
General Categories: 


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Houston, TX 77266-6494


713.868.1839


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