Since about midway through 2010, we have been presenting work by Houston artists in an exhibition series in our Artist Resource Center (ARC) Gallery. In November, we launched our first formal exhibition proposal submission process and got a number of outstanding submissions. Our Artist Advisory Board juried the submissions and selected four individual artists to exhibit their work in the first half of 2011.
Our goal with the ARC Gallery is to provide emerging and established visual artists with an alternative space to show their work outside of a commercial gallery setting. In furthering our mission to provide economic and professional development opportunities for artists, we dedicate time and resources to mentor each exhibiting artist along the process of presenting a public exhibition, from marketing, to pricing, presentation skills, cultivating clientele, and more.
***We are excited to announce our Spring 2011 ARC Exhibition Series***
The Specter of Nature by Stephanie Anne Clark
In her exhibition The Specter of Nature, fine art photographer Stephanie Anne Clark creates hybrid images in an effort to explore relationships between materiality and ideals within representation – cutting and staging photographs and decorative materials to reframe them through the lens of fantasy and make believe. In a childlike setting where light plays with shadows, figures emerge from cutout foliage like paper dolls trapped in a space that straddles the real and unreal.
The Poo-tail Collection by Jude Theriot
Spacetaker presents The Poo-tail Collection, a new multi-media exhibition by Jude Theriot that will feature art objects anchored and inspired by the spirit of the unbridled exhilaration of childhood creativity, curiosity and wonder. The works featured will be a collection of objects both large and small scale, highbrow and lowbrow, three-dimensional and two-dimensional, as well as a piece of art-in-action.
|Memory Pending by Joshua Smith
April 9 – May 7, 2011
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 16, 5 – 7 p.m.
Joshua Smith will exhibit a collection of collage-based work influenced by film, theology, religious art, architecture and history in his exhibition entitled Memory Pending. Smith works with found and collected imagery that can be manipulated into social, political, and historical narrative and iconography. From Dada-influenced collage and photography to found photographs telling tales from the 1950s, his body of work serves as a visual representation of how memory is constructed and the role memory plays in shaping both personal and public histories.
|Title TBD by Kerry Adams
May 28 – June 25, 2011
Opening Reception: Friday, June 3, 6 – 8 p.m.
Spacetaker presents a new exhibit by Kerry Adams comprised of multi-media sculptures, photographic documentation of installations, and installations that address the idea of the passage of time in our everyday lives, particularly the moments between sleeping, eating, working, and tending to responsibilities that pass without notice.
For all ARC Exhibitions:
Spacetaker ARC Gallery Hours: Wed-Fri 11a.m. – 6 p.m. or by appointment: 713.868.1839
2101 Winter Street, Studio B11, Houston, TX 77007
Free and open to the public
If you're a Houston-based artist who would like to be considered for an ARC Gallery exhibition, our next submission deadline is April 1, 2011. Visit our ARC Exhibitions web page for info on how to submit.