Sculptor

Solo Exhibitions Opening Reception

Gray Contemporary - (Main Gallery) Ernesto Marenco: The True History of the Objects (Second Gallery) Kamila Szczesna: Spatial Compositions

Main Gallery
Ernesto Marenco: The True History of the Objects


Time, poetry and the human condition through the common object as its representative, is the only thing I ever wanted to create. Some people say I make ready-mades, assemblages, sculptures or art objects, but for me, my work is closer to literature, specifically to poetry or short stories. I consider myself a writer or a poet but I don’t write with pencil and paper, I write with abandoned and uncommon materials and create 3-dimensional poetry.


Ernesto Marenco (b. 1960, Mexico City) son of exiled Nicaraguan poet and politician, Marenco was surrounded from childhood by artists, painters, writers and poets, that had been exiled to Mexico from the Spanish Civil War, and countries in Central and South America. Marenco is an artist, or visual poet, who has more than 35 years translating the language of poetry to everyday objects. His objects express a particular and committed manner and a great sense of humor. The artist has exhibited his work in international galleries and museums and produced more than 20 covers for books in Latin America, mainly poetry books, placing him as one of the leading representatives of contemporary Mexican art objects. Marenco currently lives and works in Houston, Texas.


Second Gallery
Kamila Szczesna: Spatial Compositions

 

I am preoccupied by the moments that precede understanding. The space between; neither here nor there; the areas that cannot yet be described by words. My work is about the moment of inquiry, before knowledge sets, stabilizes, and finally transforms.

I am especially drawn to moments of surprise and confusion which often spark discovery... as I examine the nature of this; I attempt to stop time, embalming the fleeting object of change in a saturation of physical material. This work generates dynamic gestural impressions of mass and surface that recreate the sense of urgency on a path to a kind of “knowing”.

The work from the “Spatial Composition” series is my quasi-scientific approach to constructing new entities by repetition, reconfiguration, and manipulation of just a few elements. The inspiration was a human genome that contains about 20,000 protein coding genes but is built with just four types of nucleotides that are “building blocks” of the whole DNA.

The images that make up the works are derived from photos of my creative process. Even though the variety of the photographic shapes I construct my compositions with is very limited, manipulating them in various ways by changing the size, gradient, brightness, multiplication, and placement gives me endless possibilities to construct new configurations.

By constructing my compositions out of two dimensional, see-through elements and employing the depth to preserve characteristics of sculpture, I attempt to push formally sculptural objects to the limits of their corporeality.


Kamila Szczesna (b. 1974) is an interdisciplinary artist working in various media and formats including sculpture, drawing, and installation. In her work she explores the complex interactions between body and mind. Szczesna was born in Poland where she earned MFA degree at the Academy of Art and Design in Wroclaw. Her work has been nationally and internationally exhibited and is held in public collections in Poland, Japan, Spain, Taiwan, Korea, and Germany.

Her most recent exhibitions and projects include: “Peak Shift” for Sculpture Month Houston at SITE Gallery in Houston, “Visual pathology” at Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, “Process 2”, a solo show at Centre of Polish Sculpture in Oronsko, Poland; Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale in Korea; European Triennial for Ceramics and Glass, Mons, Belgium, “Objectives”, Artpace in San Antonio.

Her project “Urban Mutations “a series of sculptures created as a result of self-directed residency in Wroclaw, Poland, has been permanently installed in multiple locations within the city.

Szczesna is a recipient of multiple awards, including, Grant Award, “Wroclaw - Backyard Door”, European Capital of Culture Wroclaw 2016; Assistance League Houston Celebrates Texas Art 2014 and 2012, second and first prize; "Contemporary Ceramics CERCO-09" Saragossa, Spain - First Prize; "8th International Ceramics Competition Mino 2008", Tajimi City, Japan; Bronze Award. She participated in artist residencies Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston; Centre of Polish Sculpture, Oronsko, Poland, Project New Atelier House Hilmsen, Hilmsen, Germany, XXXIII International Ceramics Symposium "Porcelain Another Way", Porcelain Factory "Krzysztof" in Walbrzych, Poland and Young-Jae Lee's Ceramic Studio "Margaretenhöhe", Essen, Germany.

When:
Dec 1, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Tuesday Time & Price:
12-5pm & free
Wednesday Time & Price:
12-5pm & free
Thursday Time & Price:
12-5pm & free
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12-5pm & free
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12-5pm & free
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2019 Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park

The Art Colony Association, Inc. (ACA) will celebrate 48 years of fine art at the park and giving back to local nonprofits.

The
Art Colony Association, Inc. (ACA) will celebrate 48 years of fine art and
giving back to local nonprofits as it spotlights 300 artists at Bayou City Art
Festival in Memorial Park, Friday-Sunday, March 29-31, 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

 As
one of the nation’s premier outdoor fine art events, the three-day festival
will provide patrons with the opportunity to personally meet artists, view
original works, and purchase world-class art. The festival benefits local
nonprofit partners and features live music, local food vendors and food trucks,
beverages, entertainment, a Children’s Creative Zone and so much more. An
exhibition of student artwork composed of the top 30 finalists from the Middle
School Art Competition will also be featured at Bayou City Art Festival
Memorial Park.

When:
Mar 29, 2019
Cost:
$5-$15
Time:
10:00 am
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Friday Time & Price:
10am-6pm
Saturday Time & Price:
10am-6pm
Sunday Time & Price:
10am-6pm
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Sculpture Month Houston: "Wild blue yonder" Opening


Opening Reception: Saturday, October 20, 2018, 6:30 – 9 p.m.

This is the first time that the Houston art community -through  Sculpture Month Houston- has partnered with the 1940 Air Terminal Museum  in displaying contemporary art in this historic art deco structure.   These 8 artists, who all have connections to Houston, have made unique  installations in response to the site. The artwork is reacting to  architecture and history of the space, but there is also an interaction  between the artists.   

Artists:
 Nick Barbee (Galveston)
 Shane and Peter Allbritton (Houston)
 Julie De Vries (Houston)
 Thomas Glassford (Mexico City)
 Christy Karll  (Houston)
 David Medina (Houston)
 Pablo Gimenez Zapiloa (Houston)

This is a SMH sponsored and curated event at the 1940 Air Terminal Museum at Hobby Airport.

It opens October 20, 6:30 to 9 PM. {will be on view until Dec.1 and viewable by appointment}
When:
Oct 20, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Saturday Time & Price:
Free
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Felipe Lopez Art Studio Show


Description:Join Felipe Lopez for a special studio show including beautiful new multimedia video and sculptural work along with paintings and more.

When:
Oct 18, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Thursday Time & Price:
Free

BOX 13 ArtSpace Exhibitions, December 1, 2018 - February 2, 2019

Contact Name:
Emily Link
Contact Phone:
713-533-8692

BOX 13 ArtSpace is pleased to present three exhibitions opening December 1, 2018, 7 - 9 PM. On view in the Front BOX, the exhibition From the Treehouse was born upon artist Elisabeth Mladenov’s first contact with the Houston environment – having settled into what she describes as a tree house next to the Menil – as she shed control over both process and result in her work through the use of automatic painting techniques. The exhibition Earthly Bodies: The Houston Brick Archive in the Back BOX highlights a large collection of bricks salvaged from sites around Houston by artist Alexander Squier/Fondren Project, presenting an “archaeological theater” – a multifaceted research project that combines sculpture, maps, and other documents focusing on the physical qualities and histories of the bricks, which serve as a metaphor for change and for people, their migrations, and the diverse fabric of the world. In the installation Neither Here Nor There in the Window BOX, Jasmine Zelaya explores the loss and gain and sense of insider vs. outsider of her experience as a daughter of immigrants, raised to assimilate, and as that of a woman of color with an adopted culture, in collaboration with New Orleans based artist Jacob Reptile.

The exhibitions continue through February 2, 2019. An Opening Reception will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2019, from 7 - 9PM at BOX 13 ArtSpace, 6700 Harrisburg, Houston, TX 77011.

ArtCrawl 2018 Call for Artists

GREAT NEWS! JoMar Visions is back at the Houston ArtCrawl! YAYYYY!

Coming in November, the JoMar Visions ArtCrawl exhibit, in the East End will count with more than 50 artists participating and you can be one of them.  Participants will have space to showcase their art during ArtCrawl on the 17th and 18th of November, and will also be given a complimentary entry into the JoMar Visions Art Excellence Juried Competition 2018, with a chance also of participating as a featured artist during that event in December, at no extra cost.

 

If you want to participate in the one and only ArtCrawl, the largest free and open to the public art event in Houston that brings thousands of visitors, organized by local passionate communities of artists , then join us.

Due Date: Nov 12, 2018
Contact Name: Joana Esteves
Phone: 832-474-3116
Fee: $85.00
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OBSTACLES

An Art Installation in the Most Authetic Art Studio in the Historic Thirdward

Tatiana Escallon invites you to the unveiling of her Art installation, OBSTACLES.
An abstract reflection of life and the obstacles that present themselves; their importance and the positive change they generate in personal perception.
The reflection is capture in more than 25 Mache paper Penguins that combines Tatiana's abstract art and her whimsical illustrations.

The installation will be at the Art Studio, an old house located in the Historic Thirdward , close to the Emancipation Park. It is a house from the 1940s That was abandon and Tatiana is recovering and has been adapting the space into her very authentic Art Studio.


Free & Family friendly

When:
Oct 27, 2018 to Oct 28, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
12:00 am to 5:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Saturday Time & Price:
12-6:00 pm Free
Sunday Time & Price:
12- 5:00 pm Free
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Sculpture Month Houston: Peak Shift


Sculpture Month Houston is excited to announce this year’s exhibition, Peak Shift. 

the SITE Gallery exhibition will be a grand display, completely transformed into a new atmosphere with 14 artists’ works. This year, more of our artists have been asked to fill multiple silos, expanding the overall experience for our visitors. Sound will again be incorporated alongside video installation and performance. We are so excited to launch this multi-sensory exhibition for Houston!


SMH will also be expanding into 2 additional venues, including the 1940 Air Terminal Museum at Hobby Airport and a defunct control tower designed by I.M. Pei at Bush Intercontinental Airport. The first will feature a group show by 7 sculptors, including Tommy Glassford from Mexico City, and the latter will showcase an installation created by Jo Ann Fleischhauer. 


SCULPTURE MONTH HOUSTON

SITE Gallery Opening: October 13th, 2018 // 6 PM – 9 PM // food truck, beer and wine

On view until December 1st, 2018

1940 Air Terminal Museum Opening: October 20th, 2018

Control Tower at Bush Airport Opening: November 1st, 2018

When:
Oct 13, 2018 to Dec 1, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Monday Time & Price:
Free
Tuesday Time & Price:
Free
Wednesday Time & Price:
Free
Thursday Time & Price:
Free
Friday Time & Price:
Free
Saturday Time & Price:
Free
Sunday Time & Price:
Free
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Solo Exhibitions Opening Reception


Gray Contemporary is pleased to announce two solo exhibitions, in the Main Gallery Deborah Dancy: Un/Natural Occurrence and in the Second Gallery Austin Turley: Correspondence. Both exhibitions open Saturday, October 20 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm, and will continue through November 24, 2018.


Main Gallery

Deborah Dancy: Un/Natural Occurrence

Slump, in geological terms, describes a form of mass wasting when a quantity of loosely consolidated material moves a distance, downward. “Paint Slumps” nicely describes my sculpture collection. Each sculpture is, in fact, the collected accumulation of paint scrapped off failed paintings and cleaned palette surfaces. This accumulated matter accrued from two-dimensional abstraction, is collected, piled and pushed over a period of time to become organically formed sculptural mass. As such, the collection is both the record and residue of the trial and error process of my painting.

Re-contextualize, this viscus matter has now become a newly actualized object of beauty and the abject. Intentionally combined with 20th century objects, - the idealized relics of “beauty and nature”-- they become powerful signifiers to engage a reinterpretation of history and a critique of our future.


About the Artist:

Deborah Dancy (b.1949) is a multi-media artist abstract artist, whose paintings, drawings, digital photography and small sculptures are situated between abstraction and representation. She has been awarded Guggenheim Fellowship, a YADDO Fellow, and a National Endowment of the Arts NEFA awardee, an American Antiquarian Society Fellow and a Women’s Studio Workshop Fellow. Solo exhibitions include: Pernicious Beauty, K. Imperial Fine Art, San Francisco CA, Lush Life, N’Namdi Contemporary Miami, Chasing the Light, Sears Peyton Gallery, New York. Selected exhibitions include Magnetic Fields: Expanding American Abstraction, 1960’s to Today, The Kemper Museum of Art, Kansas City, Mo. The Women’s Museum of Art, Washington DC and The Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, FL. and The Tide is High, Governors Island, NY. Her work has been reviewed in The Paris Review, ArtPulse Magazine, and Art New England, is in numerous collections including: The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, The Birmingham Museum of Art, The Hunter Museum and The Detroit Institute of Art.


Second Gallery

Austin Turley: Correspondence

My artistic practice stems from, and responds to, the act of collecting. I am interested in the transient and transformative character of objects as they evolve, erode, and alter throughout time. These fragmented and ambiguous forms serve as a point of departure within my making process. It is through physical work with the material that the disparate elements become unified into a singular entity. I believe these materials possess the capacity to act as a proxy for things beyond itself and its seemingly simple material existence. I am drawn to the metaphorical nature of these things, the traces of life they carry, and the simultaneously objective and subjective memory that can be found in their contents.


About the Artist:

Austin Turley (b. 1977, San Antonio, TX) received a BFA in sculpture from Pacific Northwest College of Art. He has been awarded residencies at GLEAN (Portland, OR), Arquetopia (Puebla, Mexico), and a grant from the Regional Arts and Cultural Council. His work has been exhibited nationally, including the Sanchez Art Center (Pacifica CA), Perry and Carlson (Mount Vernon, WA), and Fort Works Art (Ft. Worth, TX). He currently resides in Portland, OR.

When:
Oct 20, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Tuesday Time & Price:
11-5pm & free
Wednesday Time & Price:
11-5pm & free
Thursday Time & Price:
11-5pm & free
Friday Time & Price:
11-5pm & free
Saturday Time & Price:
11-5pm & free
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