Sculptor

Lauren Chapman "Metamorphosis" Opening at Redbud Gallery

Contact Name:
Gus Kopriva
Contact Phone:
713-854-4246


Artist Statement

I create sculptures that ask the observer to question what they see.  I start with natural components, such as driftwood, and add character elements, like carved faces, or industrial elements to them. I disguise faces on objects and in places where they do not belong. I create scenes and objects that evoke emotions, be they joy, curiosity, or angst.  This combines my interests in nature and the human psyche into a work that draws in the observer, the natural, the human, and the industrial with one another. 

Often, a hidden element in the work causes the observer to do a double-take upon noticing the familiar in an unfamiliar context. This awareness (and initial lack thereof) informs my work: I want the observer to become more conscious of their surroundings. Any object may be hiding an interesting, unnoticed world in plain sight. My work asks the observer to notice the worlds before us that often become obscured by our supposed familiarity and to take them in with the wonder of one who sees it for the first time.

Opening Reception: March 3 from 6pm to 9pm

The exhibit will be on display from March 3 through March 31, 2018.


Redbud Gallery
303 East 11th Street
Houston, Texas 77008
713-862-2532
General Categories: 

Lauren Chapman "Metamorphosis" Opening at Redbud Gallery


Artist Statement

I create sculptures that ask the observer to question what they see.  I start with natural components, such as driftwood, and add character elements, like carved faces, or industrial elements to them. I disguise faces on objects and in places where they do not belong. I create scenes and objects that evoke emotions, be they joy, curiosity, or angst.  This combines my interests in nature and the human psyche into a work that draws in the observer, the natural, the human, and the industrial with one another. 

Often, a hidden element in the work causes the observer to do a double-take upon noticing the familiar in an unfamiliar context. This awareness (and initial lack thereof) informs my work: I want the observer to become more conscious of their surroundings. Any object may be hiding an interesting, unnoticed world in plain sight. My work asks the observer to notice the worlds before us that often become obscured by our supposed familiarity and to take them in with the wonder of one who sees it for the first time.

The exhibit will be on display from March 3 through March 31, 2018.

Redbud Gallery
303 East 11th Street
Houston, Texas 77008
713-862-2532
When:
Mar 3, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Saturday Time & Price:
FREE
Location:
General Categories: 

Raw Ceramic Workshop

Lawndale exhibiting artist Michelle Matthews will guide participants in creating raw clay vessels while exploring ancient clay techniques.

Raw Ceramic Workshop
Sunday, March 4
1 - 3 PM
$5 Lawndale Members
$10 non-Members

Join Lawndale and ceramicist Michelle Matthews on Sunday, March 4 from 1 - 3 PM for Raw Ceramic Workshop, inspired by Matthews’ Sculpted, on view in Lawndale’s Mary E. Bawden Sculpture Garden until Sunday, March 25. In this workshop, Matthews will guide participants in creating raw clay vessels while exploring ancient clay techniques.

This workshop is $10 for non-Members and $5 for Lawndale Members. All ages welcome! Click "Get Tickets Now!" above to reserve your spot today! Space is limited (20).

To become a Member of Lawndale today and receive workshop discounts among other benefits, visit our website: http://www.lawndaleartcenter.org/about/memberships.shtml
When:
Mar 4, 2018
Cost:
$5 members; $10 non-members
Time:
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
General Categories: 

Year of the Dog Chinese New Year Celebration and Open Studios

We are celebrating the Year of the Dog at Art Square Studios on Commerce!

We are celebrating the Chinese New Year in Studio 8- the Year of the Dog!


Stop by for some Chinese New Year treats, and to view our new Year of the Dog-related pieces.  Jain Jones, in Studio 20, and Marilyn Lewis, in Studio 15, will be open as well- come see their awesome work!  

We will be highlighting the amazing work of Barrio Dogs, and will have information about their organization and will be accepting donations for them on site.

Parking is free- either in the parking lot behind our building, or in the street.  Enter the building through the left rear door across from the parking lot.

Art Square Studios on Commerce
2315 Commerce Street
Houston, TX  77002

We are looking forward to seeing you all on 2/17!





When:
Feb 17, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Saturday Time & Price:
Free admission

Back in the Saddle Art Show

Back in the Saddle

It's that time of year again! Come join us as we express our love for the Houston Live Stock Show and Rodeo at our rodeo themed art show... from the shopping and the livestock show, to the carnival and the concerts, the Houston rodeo has something for everyone, and so will our art!

Light bites and local craft beer provided!

Show us your Eventbrite ticket for a chance to win a HLSR Carnival Pack ($34 Value)

  • 22 tickets (valid for rides and games)
  • Four refreshment coupons (must buy items to receive free item)
  • Buy one game and get one FREE
  • $5 off Show merchandise (when $25 or more is purchased)

Thank you for supporting local art!
Part of the proceeds will go to help an FFA Student with the cost of raising an animal for 2019!

Artists enter here: 
http://stateoftheartshows.com/call-for-art-back-in-the-saddle/

When:
Mar 10, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Saturday Time & Price:
Free
Location:

60+ MONTH-LONG RESIDENCY FELLOWSHIPS

25 VSC Fellowships Open to ALL Artists and Writers


ALL artists and writers applying at the 2/15/2018 fellowship deadline are automatically considered for one of 25 VSC Fellowships.



Every VSC residency includes:

--private room

--private studio space

--all meals.



Apply: https://vsc.slideroom.com/



We also have a number of special awards (many with stipends), including residency fellowships for artists working in clay, fiber, glass, metal, and wood; socially-engaged teaching artists; Native American visual artists; 2D woman artists; and artists and writers with demonstrable financial need and more! In addition to these special awards, many generous merit-based grants are available.



For the complete list of awards, visit: www.vermontstudiocenter.org/fellowships


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The Vermont Studio Center is a vibrant, diverse community of artists situated in Vermont's northern Green Mountains. Each month we welcome more than 50 writers and visual artists from across the country and around the globe to our historic campus along the Gihon River in the town of Johnson, Vermont.



Residencies range from 2 to 12 weeks and offer residents unrestricted time for creative work, along with daily opportunities to engage with fellow artists. Our monthly program includes slide nights, readings, open studios, gallery openings, and optional studio visits and conferences with our Visiting Artists and Writers.



Email: info@vermontstudiocenter.org

Phone: 802.635.2727


Due Date: Feb 15, 2018
Contact Name: Nicole Czapinski
Phone: 8026352727
Fee: $25
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We Love Houston Art Show


Come and see how much we love OUR city at our Houston themed art show!

We are #HoustonStrong, and February 2018 is the perfect time to show you how strong our love for Houston is! Part of the proceeds will be donated to help support those in need in our city! We have chosen Jenna Lee, a Houstonian fighting cancer... you can read more about her story here,https://www.youcaring.com/jennalee-1070778. Part of the proceeds from art sold during the event will be given to Jenna to help her along in her fight with cancer. 

Drinks and lite bights provided.

Saint Arnold Brewing Company is providing amazing craft beer for you as you support the Houston art scene!

Artists, deadline to enter is Jan. 25th.
Enter today: http://stateoftheartshows.com/we-love-houston-art-show-entry/

When:
Feb 17, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Saturday Time & Price:
6-9 Free
Location:

Randall Mosman "I'm Still Here" Opening at Redbud Gallery

Contact Name:
Gus Kopriva
Contact Phone:
713-862-2532

Redbud Gallery is proud to announce the solo exhibition and introduction of one of our most talented artists, Randall Mosman.

Born in New Orleans and educated both in Texas and internationally through extensive travels, Mosman has developed an original recognizable artistic style. You will be delighted to view impressive large mixed media, small sculpture and paintings.

His large works are somewhat dark, painted with thick layers of oil and found objects. The house like structures are reminiscent of those we see as we travel the highways and backroads of the American South. They appear surrealistic, ramshackle, as one would observe while on a very fine mind altering high. The small metallic sculptures are miniatures of the large home pieces while retaining the sense of the larger works.  Smaller paintings depict voyeur like scenes taken from a tour of our favorite lake houses or cabins nestled in the dark woods at night.

Our tunnel like eyes are directed to interesting lighted windows full of imagined potential surprises. Mosman’s figurative elements are somewhat scattered throughout his art. Observation of the human element leads the viewer to draw many different conclusions or observations of what is actually happening. Mosman’s art teases us in many ways which is his intent.

Artist Statement:
“From the desert, over the mountains, through the forest, and into the delta, across the sea, into the jungle, and back again:  The familiarity of shelter along the way is what interest me.  The space that we occupy within a place.  The cabin, the cottage, the bungalow, the shack, the house on stilts, the house on the hill.  All serve their purpose, only in a different place in a different space.”

The exhibit will be on display from February 3 through February 26, 2018.
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 3 from 6pm to 9pm.
 
Redbud Gallery
303 East 11th Street
Houston, Texas 77008
713-862-2532
General Categories: 

Randall Mosman "I'm Still Here" Opening at Redbud Gallery

randall mosman, redbud gallery, artist, exhibition, painting, sculpture, mixed media, opening reception, the heights, houston, gus kopriva

Redbud Gallery is proud to announce the solo exhibition and introduction of one of our most talented artists, Randall Mosman.

Born in New Orleans and educated both in Texas and internationally through extensive travels, Mosman has developed an original recognizable artistic style. You will be delighted to view impressive large mixed media, small sculpture and paintings.

His large works are somewhat dark, painted with thick layers of oil and found objects. The house like structures are reminiscent of those we see as we travel the highways and backroads of the American South. They appear surrealistic, ramshackle, as one would observe while on a very fine mind altering high. The small metallic sculptures are miniatures of the large home pieces while retaining the sense of the larger works.  Smaller paintings depict voyeur like scenes taken from a tour of our favorite lake houses or cabins nestled in the dark woods at night.

Our tunnel like eyes are directed to interesting lighted windows full of imagined potential surprises. Mosman’s figurative elements are somewhat scattered throughout his art. Observation of the human element leads the viewer to draw many different conclusions or observations of what is actually happening. Mosman’s art teases us in many ways which is his intent.

Artist Statement:
“From the desert, over the mountains, through the forest, and into the delta, across the sea, into the jungle, and back again:  The familiarity of shelter along the way is what interest me.  The space that we occupy within a place.  The cabin, the cottage, the bungalow, the shack, the house on stilts, the house on the hill.  All serve their purpose, only in a different place in a different space.”

The exhibit will be on display from February 3 through February 26, 2018.
 
Redbud Gallery
303 East 11th Street
Houston, Texas 77008
713-862-2532
When:
Feb 3, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location:


PO BOX 66494
Houston, TX 77266-6494


713.868.1839


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