Cultured Cocktails benefiting Interior Interruptions
Join Fresh Arts in raising a glass (and some funds) for our friends Interior Interruptions on Thursday, September 19th from 5:00 to 8:00pm for Cultured Cocktails at Bar Boheme.
Grab a refreshing cocktail (or two) and learn more about Interior Interruption’s exhibition that presents new work by Marisa LaGuardia and Ellen Drew Phillips, each challenging archetypes of
printmaking by exploring how edition-making can expand into sculptural forms. Inspired by choose your own adventure formats, fractals, and reoccurrences, the exhibition highlights the concept of multiples and varied perspectives, inviting viewers to experience the work many times over with fresh eyes. Mark your calendars now and meet us #BarBoheme for all the fun!
About Interior Interruptions Exhibition:
Interior Interruptions presents new work by Marisa LaGuardia and Ellen Drew Phillips, transforming printmaking into expanded sculptural forms. Inspired by self-guided exploration, fractals, and reoccurrences, the exhibition highlights the concept of multiples and varied perspectives, inviting viewers to experience the work many times over with fresh eyes.
Printmaking emphasizes duplicates, echos, and overlaps. Interior Interruptions creates a visual and conceptual dialogue between the repetitive ritual of printing on a flat surface like paper, and the act of replicating imagery across three dimensional space using mixed media. Analyzing the alliterative aspects of printmaking, works on paper will be shown in conversation with sculpture, installation, and video.
The artists utilize printmaking techniques and the production of multiples in a variety of formats to consider interrupted interiors. These disruptions manifest in layers—physically within the gallery by way of considered installation choices; visually via shifting perspectives created through the artworks’ subtle modes of interference; and conceptually, revealing the permeability of nested spaces within the mind, body, home, and external environments.
Baltimore-based artist Marisa LaGuardia investigates visual interruption as a redirect, a change in pace, and an opportunity to invite the unexpected. LaGuardia’s practice emphasizes proximity and navigation, with work manifesting as partitions, portals, reflections, and illusions. Houston-based artist Ellen Drew Phillips creates poetic material narratives sourced from dreams and quotidian life, observing notable intersections of energies. Phillips’ work brackets time and traces fluctuations of what is near, temporal, and tender.
The show is curated by Christopher Beer and Kelly Johnson, and is on view at Sabine Street Studios (1907 Sabine St) from October 3 to November 9. An opening reception takes place Thursday, October 3, 6-8pm.
About Cultured Cocktails:
Fresh Arts’ Cultured Cocktails fundraising program has been raising a glass to the arts every Thursday for more than decade! Hosted at Boheme Café & Wine Bar, this community building happy hour features a different artist or arts group offering a weekly opportunity to get up close and personal with the artists that make Houston unique! Plus 10% of all drink sales from 5:00 to 8:00pm directly support the featured artist.
Since its inception in 2008, the Cultured Cocktails program has raised more than $120,000 for hundreds of local artists and arts organizations.
Powered by Fresh Arts, Cultured Cocktails is generously sponsored by Boheme Café & Wine Bar, located at 307 Fairview, Houston, TX 77006.