Visual Art

Houstonary 2019: Cyber Punk City


An evening of Art, Film, Musik and Fashion showcases guaranteed to be unforgettable. The ticketed event will provide access to multi-sensory exhibits centered around the creative industry and benefiting a local creative non-profit. Event-goers will have the unique experience to interact with Houston’s creative community inside the Harrisburg Art Museum. Houstonary 2019 presents "Cyber Punk" inspired fashion runway showcases, dance performances, short-film screenings, art exhibits, dj's, dancing, VIP Musik Houston hosted lounge, pop-up "Kaleidoshop", musical performances and more. The one of a kind contemporary art museum sits in the heart of Houston's East End District which has been designated as the official Texas Cultural District.

When:
Feb 22, 2019
Cost:
Varies
Time:
7:00 pm

Opening Reception | Shapeshifters


Join us to celebrate Shapeshifters, a group exhibition featuring work by over forty Houston-area teen artists. The exhibition is organized by CAMH’s Teen Council and includes painting, sculpture, video, photography, textile, and digital media. Shapeshifters addresses both instant and continuous responses to rapid shifts in our cultural, sociopolitical, and physical landscapes.

Complimentary beverages and beer provided by Lagunitas Brewing Company will be available for select membership levels from 6:30–8PM. Memberships will be available for purchase.

When:
Mar 1, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:30 pm
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Do the Hustle: Creating and Sustaining a Commercial Gallery


FotoFest presents a panel discussion with Houston gallerists Jonathan Hopson, Kerry Inman, and Betty Moody, on the business of commercial art galleries.

 

Representing a variety of experience, from long-lasting to brand-new, the three gallery owners will discuss the decisions they've made when starting their galleries, and the techniques they have to keep them going.

 

The discussion is free and open to the public. 

When:
Feb 20, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:30 pm
Location:
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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
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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:
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Tuesday Time & Price:
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Thursday Time & Price:
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Friday Time & Price:
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Saturday Time & Price:
Free, 2 - 4 PM
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Solo Exhibition Jamey Hart: PISTACHIO & Group Exhibition Steve Riedell, Suzanna Scott, Molly Thomson, Derrick Velasquez

Solo Exhibition Jamey Hart: PISTACHIO & Group Exhibition Steve Riedell, Suzanna Scott, Molly Thomson, Derrick Velasquez

In the Main Gallery is a solo exhibition titled Pistachio, which consists of new works by Jamey Hart who is currently working on his MFA in painting at the University of Houston. Hart’s work in this exhibition exists as objects, while through formal concerns lingers into the questions of painting. In the Second Gallery is a group exhibition featuring four artists, Steve Riedell, Suzanna Scott, Molly Thomson, and Derrick Velasquez. 

When:
Feb 23, 2019
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
Friday Time & Price:
12-5pm & free
Saturday Time & Price:
12-5pm & free
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Opening Reception: Pierre Bergian: Intimate Vedute 2/7/19


Pierre
Bergian: Intimate Vedute

On view: February 7 – March 23, 2019

Opening reception: Thursday, February 7,
6-8pm

 

 

Octavia Art Gallery is pleased to present Intimate Vedute,
a solo exhibition of paintings and works on paper by Pierre Bergian. This is the
artist’s first solo exhibition with Octavia Art Gallery.
The works
featured in this exhibition allow us a voyeuristic glimpse into the collected memories
of time and space revisited.

Belgium
based artist, Pierre Bergian, expresses his fascination with architecture
through his paintings by investigating space, structure and the presence of
architectural components. His works
depict interiors that convey a sense of emptiness, bar a
small selection of furnishings or objects. The interiors often contain a
ladder, table, or pictures, whether hanging on the wall or piled against an
easel on the floor. An interior may also feature a veduta, an Italian term for a highly detailed painting of a
cityscape or some other vista.
In these works, it is
oftentimes unclear whether the vista is intended to be a painting inside the
room or a window through which we view the outside world.

Bergian’s
interiors are composites of spaces that have fascinated him over time.
As a young boy, Bergian could be
found clambering in and out of the abandoned buildings of Bruges and Ghent,
captivated by the
mysterious atmosphere and natural light of the deserted
rooms. He refers to this interest for old interiors and abandoned rooms as the archeology of the interior. “Even now, I
love ruins with broken windows where the light streams in, high ceilings and
doors onto corridors with mysterious perspective.” – Pierre Bergian

Pierre Bergian studied Art History and
Archeology at the University of Ghent and has published writings on the topic
of design and architecture. He has had solo exhibitions at Purdy Hicks, London;
Gallery Laurent de Puybaudet, Paris; Galerie Josine Bokhoven, Amsterdam, among
others, and his work is included in the permanent collection at the British Museum
in London. Bergian is the featured artist in the new Winter 2019 issue of The Southern Review

    

When:
Feb 7, 2019 to Mar 23, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Monday Time & Price:
Closed
Tuesday Time & Price:
11:00am-5:00pm, Free
Wednesday Time & Price:
11:00am-5:00pm, Free
Thursday Time & Price:
11:00am-5:00pm, Free
Friday Time & Price:
11:00am-5:00pm, Free
Saturday Time & Price:
11:00am-5:00pm, Free
Sunday Time & Price:
Closed
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DiverseWorks presents COLLECTIVE PRESENCE


Houston, TX, February 6, 2019) - This spring, DiverseWorks is proud to present Collective Presence, a curatorial initiative led by DiverseWorks Assistant Curator Ashley DeHoyos. Collective Presence is a hub for creative and cultural activity to address topics related to social, political, and environmental issues of the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean.
 
Through a series of micro-residencies, workshops, and community discussions, invited artists will join DiverseWorks from
 February 21 – April 14, 2019, to create new work on site and in conversation with each other. Rabéa Ballin (Houston), Rafa Esparza (Los Angeles), Joshua Rios (Chicago) and Awilda Rodríguez Lora (San Juan, Puerto Rico) will each be at DiverseWorks for 10-day micro-residencies.
 
Collective Presence
 will kick-off in the MATCH Gallery (3400 Main Street) on Thursday, February 21, 7 - 9 pm featuring a curator’s talk by DeHoyos at 7:30 pm, followed by music and hands-on art activities. Programs will be presented throughout the run of the project in a community flex space in the gallery with events hosted by community partners Raul Edwards and Reinaldo Costa of Strictly Street Salsa, S Rodriguez and Sara Balabanlilar of Paraspace Books, Lisa E. Harris of Studio Enertia, and Risa Puleo.
 
Collective Presence
 seeks to bring together multiple perspectives and interdisciplinary approaches to creative leadership and critical inquiry. Through the artistic practices of those involved, a collective call and response will be activated in the gallery to address the current trends of futurism and decolonization practices. This project continues the curatorial thinking of Dehoyos's previous projects Cultural Platform for Resistance, curated as part of VisArts Emerging Curator program in Rockville, Maryland, and Journey to Aztlan: Contemporary Conversations with the Land at Sam Houston State University.

GALLERY HOURS
Thursdays, 12 - 6 PM / Fridays & Saturdays, 12 - 8 PM
(except as noted below)

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Thursday, February 21, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Curatorial Kick-Off
 
Thursday, February 28, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Paraspace Books Film Screening I:
 Oil on My Mind
 
Friday, March 1, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Dance Class:
 Heritage in Motion: Not So Equal with Raul Orlando Edwards & Reinaldo Costa
 
Friday, March 15, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Paraspace Books Film Screening II:
 Sofia Cordova
 
Saturday March 16, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Workshop:
 The Politics of Collage with Joshua Rios
 
Saturday March 16, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Artist Talks with Rabéa Ballin and Joshua Rios
 
Thursday, March 21, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Workshop:
 Threshold: Deep Listening & Creative Sound with Lisa E. Harris, Studio Enertia
 
Friday, March 22, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
Dance Class:
 Heritage in Motion: From the Soul to the Dance Floor with Raul Orlando Edwards & Reinaldo Costa
 
Thursday, April 4, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Paraspace Books Film Screening III:
 Drexciya
 
Saturday, April 6, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Performance Lecture:
 Heritage in Motion: Salsa—A Tale of Discovery, Blood, Rhythm & Identitywith Raul Edwards and Reinaldo Costa
 
Sunday, April 7, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Brown Artist Retreat: Houston
 with Risa Puleo & Rafa Esparza
 
Friday, April 12, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Dance Class:
 Heritage in Motion: Que Viva la Salsa! with Raul Orlando Edwards & Reinaldo Costa
 
Saturday April 13 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Performance Workshop Part I: Anatomy of Our Land / Anatomia de Nuestra Tierra
 with Awilda Rodríguez Lora. Pre-registration required.
 
Sunday, April 14, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Performance Workshop Part II: Anatomy of Our Land / Anatomia de Nuestra Tierra
 with Awilda Rodriguez Lora. Pre-registration required.
 
Sunday, April 14, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Closing Party and Collective Performance of
 Anatomy of Our Land / Anatomia de Nuestra Tierra with Awilda Rodríguez Lora


DiverseWorks and
 the University of Houston Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts are co-presenting Awilda Rodríguez Lora as part of the CounterCurrent Festival (April 9 – 14, 2019). www.CounterCurrentFestival.org.
 
Collective Presence
 programs are presented in conjunction with the Latino Art Now! 2019 National Conference, a program of the Inter-University Program for Latino Research and hosted by the University of Houston’s Center for Mexican American Studies and the Smithsonian Latino Center (April 4 – 6, 2019). 

When:
Feb 21, 2019 to Apr 14, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
7:00 pm to 4:00 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
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Da Camera of Houston: Stop, Look and Listen! Family Concert


Da Camera of HoustonYoung Artists present the annual family concert, Keeping Time. This year’s concert celebrates Da Camera's season theme, Time Future Time Past. 

Casey Cangelosi: Sleight of And Evil Hand
Mozart: Allegro from Eine kleine Nachtmusik, K. 525
Bartók: Allegretto from String Quartet No. 1, Op. 7, BB 52 Sz. 40
Chopin: Waltz in D-flat Major, Op. 64, No. 1, “Minute Waltz”
Arvo Pärt: Spiegel im Spiegel
Mark Applebaum: Wristwatch: Rabbit Hole

Da Camera Young Artists and special guest
Giancarlo Latta, violin; Madison Vest, violin; Rainey Weber, viola; Hasmik Vardanyan, cello; Timothy Krippner, piano and special guest Joe Desotelle, percussion

Stop, Look and Listen! is a series of free chamber music and jazz concerts presented in one of Houston’s most inspiring and stimulating environments, the world-renowned Menil Collection. These museum concerts feature unconventional, interactive concert formats and fun, adventurous musical selections. The programs are often designed to celebrate specific art works on display in the museum.

This program is free and open to everyone.

When:
Feb 23, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
3:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
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