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Jon Whitfill’s Re-Cap of 2015 TxSS on Bowerbird

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Jon Whitfill has written a detailed re-cap of the 2015 Texas Sculpture Symposium.  Read about it on the (new) Bowerbird blog site (here).

February 19, 2015   Comments Off

Amarillo Museum of Art Announces CALL for BIENNIAL 600: SCULPTURE

AMoA Biennial-600 Sculpture

The AMoA (Amarillo Museum of Art) BIENNIAL-600: SCULPTURE will be an exhibition of artworks selected by a distinguished juror from works submitted by artists residing within a 600 mile radius of Amarillo, Texas. The exhibition will be on view August 14 – October 9, 2015.

BIENNIAL-600: SCULPTURE is the sixth in an ongoing series of juried biennial exhibitions exploring specific areas of artistic practice, material, and content. Previous exhibition focuses include Drawing (’05), Clay (‘07), Glass (‘09), Figurative Painting(‘11) and Printmaking (‘13). This year, the AMoA staff and Board of Trustees are excited to offer the museum’s exhibition spaces to artists working in the realm of sculpture.

JUROR: LEIGH ARNOLD; Assistant Curator, the Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, Texas

In addition to her work at the Nasher Sculpture Center, Arnold is a doctoral candidate at the University of Texas at Dallas. She was guest curator for Robert Smithson in Texas and co-curator for DallasSITES: Charting Contemporary Art, 1963 to Present, both 2013 exhibitions at the Dallas Museum of Art. Arnold has also curated exhibitions at CentralTrak: The University of Texas at Dallas Artists Residency & Gallery, Gray Matters Gallery, and The Wilcox Space.

In her role at the Nasher Sculpture Center, Arnold has assisted in the research and development of exhibitions and publications including Nasher XChange, David Bates, Mark Grotjahn, and Melvin Edwards: Five Decades. For the last exhibition’s forthcoming publication, Arnold contributed the first catalogue of the artist’s public sculpture. This coming fall, Arnold will be helping to shape artist Piero Golia’s provocative Chalet Dallas installation at the Nasher Sculpture Center.

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ELIGIBLE WORKS

Any work of art in three-dimensions may be submitted for consideration. Artists whose work could be sited outdoors are encouraged to submit work/proposals, as are artists with installation based sculpture practices (though the nature of the museum’s interior spaces does impose limits). Artists whose work requires exceptionally challenging handling or installation may be required to assist with installation on-site.

The AMoA will publish a brochure to document the exhibition. Four awards will be chosen by the juror: Best of Show, 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place. Images of these works will be included in the publication. Each participating artist will receive two copies of the AMoA BIENNIAL-600: SCULPTURE brochure. The museum does not take a commission on works sold as a result of the exhibition. Interested buyers will be referred directly to the artist.

ENTRY GUIDELINES

Artists must be 18 years of age or older and reside within a 600 mile radius of Amarillo, Texas.

Artists may submit images of up to three artworks with a maximum of three images of each work. Digital (JPEG) images at 300 dpi and ten inches on the longest side, copied to a CD, is the preferred format for submission. CDs must be clearly labeled with the artist’s full name. Identify each JPEG image with the artist’s last name and title of the work. Mail a completed entry form and CD of images to BIENNIAL-600, Amarillo Museum of Art, 2200 S. Van Buren Street, Amarillo, TX 79109. Entry CDs will not be returned.

There is no entry fee. AMoA Biennial-600 Sculpture-submission form.

The prospectus and entry form is also available on the AMoA website, www.amarilloart.org.

TRANSIT AND LIABILITY

Artists whose work(s) are accepted into the exhibition are responsible for shipping or hand delivering artwork(s) to and from the museum. Artworks that are shipped to AMoA must include a prepaid return address label. Artists are responsible for insuring their artworks in transit. The works included in the exhibition will be insured while in AMoA’s possession. AMoA is not responsible for damage due to improper packing. As a courtesy, please refrain from using Styrofoam peanuts as packing material.

IMPORTANT DATES:

Deadline for Entries: Friday, June 5, 2015 (postmark)

Artist Notifications: on or before July 3, 2015

Accepted artworks due at the AMoA: July 31, 2015

For questions or information about the exhibition contact Alex Gregory at 806.371.5050 or alexgregory@actx.edu.

February 17, 2015   Comments Off

JED FORONDA, Exhibition at Grace R. Cavnar Gallery through February 28th.

Jed Foronda, Day Dreams, 2014.

Jed Foronda, Day Dreams, 2014.

Day Dreams, the latest exhibit from Jed Foronda, will run through February 28th at Grace R. Cavnar Gallery, Lawndale Art Center.

As he explains in his artist statement:

Day Dreams is a site specific installation derived from momentary observations, cultural elements and the artist’s memories. The work focuses on my continued exploration of altering paper mediums, from Art Forums to Playboys, by systematically carving organic abstract patterns into the surface. These carefully excavated forms result in mandala-esque patterns that subvert the objects original content and intention. In this way, the works are subjectively and intuitively derived from my own experiences towards more generalized, objective, and shared histories.

Foronda received his BFA in painting from the University of Houston in 2008. His most notable achievement is becoming the Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series 2012 National Winner at Art Basel in Miami. He currently resides and works in his studio in Houston.

January 26, 2015   Comments Off

SHOWS TO CATCH ON THE WAY INTO TEXAS SCULPTURE SYMPOSIUM

No mater which direction you head into Lubbock, any of these shows would make a great stopping point.

Supranatural Realistic at Texas Woman’s University East Gallery in Denton, TX, through February 4.

Artists Helen Altman, Celia Eberle, Kana Harada, Beverly Penn, and Linda Ridgway will be exhibiting sculptural works pertaining to natural materials, nature, as well as human nature.

A piece by Kana Harada

Kana Harada, “Together,” 2013, foam sheet and mixed media

For more information please click here.

Beili Liu: STRATUS at Grace Museum in Abilene, TX, through April 25.

Artist Beili Liu has transformed Grace Museum into a large scale installation focusing on elemental crises, specifically the statewide drought.

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Beili Liu, “Stratus,” 2015, a site-responsive installation

For more information please click here.

Tom Sachs: Boombox Retrospective 1999-2015 at The Contemporary Austin, TX through April 19th.

Tom Sachs retrospective assemblages, sculptures, and immersive audio installations will be exhibited at the Jones Center, Marcus Sculpture Park, and various Art School locations.

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Tom Sachs, “Model One,” 1999. Mixed media. 32 x 41 x 14 inches. Image courtesy Tom Sachs Studio.

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Tom Sachs, “Phonkey,” 2011. Mixed media. 49 x 34 x 13 3/4 inches. Courtesy Tom Sachs Studio and Gagosian Gallery.

For more information on sites of exhibition, directions and times please click here.

Caprice Pierucci: Dream State at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, TX, through April 12th.

Austin based artist Caprice Peirucci’s wooden sculptures are reminiscent of textile and fiber. “Sinuous repetition of form, texture, progressive rhythms, and linear abstractions are the images I was surrounded by as a child.”

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Birch Cascade with Loose Loops

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Detail of Birch Cascade Loose Loops

For more information on directions and times please click here.

January 21, 2015   Comments Off

ED WILSON Exhibition At Art League Houston Through February 21st

“The content of my work is the beginning. The joy is the process. I love the challenge of making ideas tangible through my chosen medium of metal. Working in the studio is a struggle of will, forcing the material into forms that are expressions of my thoughts and at the same time revealing the innate beauty of the material itself.”Ed Wilson

Ed Wilson: A Survey will open this Friday, January 16th, at Art League Houston’s Main Gallery

Ed Wilson was born in Louisiana in 1953, and lives and works in Houston, TX. He received a BFA in sculpture from Louisiana State University in 1981, and an MFA from the University of Houston in 1984.

Recognized for his masterful craftsmanship in metal fabrication, Ed Wilson’s ability to manifest sculptures that embrace a clear sense of honesty through personal and political means have made him one of Houston’s most appraised artist. In a career spanning over twenty years, Art League Houston is proud to present this incredible collection of work by the artist.

The opening reception is Friday January 16, 6 – 9 PM, with an artist talk at 6:30 PM, and will be on exhibit through February 21st.

Ed Wilson, Child's Play, 1994

Ed Wilson, Child’s Play, 1994

January 12, 2015   Comments Off

Art on the Llano-Lubbock Issues 2015 Call for Public Art Proposals

Art on the Llano – Lubbock, has issued the 2015 Call for Public Art Proposals – see the proposal (2015 Request for Proposals – Art on the Llano). The deadline for submissions is Friday, February 27, 2015.

"Dancers" by Jerry Daniel, the 2013 Art on the Llano selection.

“Dancers” by Jerry Daniel, the 2013 Art on the Llano selection.

Art on the Llano is a consortium of Lubbock groups supporting art in the community including TxDOT, the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, the Buddy Holly Center, Civic Lubbock, and Visit Lubbock,  Texas Tech University School of Art and the Texas Tech University Public Art Collection.

Last horn of Jeffie Brewer's "Purple Bull" (a 2014 selection) being installed by TxDOT. "Purple Bull" is located at the intersection of Marsha Sharp Freeway and Avenue L, near the Louise Underwood Hopkins Center for the Arts.

Last horn of Jeffie Brewer’s “Purple Bull” (a 2014 selection) being installed by TxDOT. “Purple Bull” is located at the intersection of Marsha Sharp Freeway and Avenue L, near the Louise Underwood Hopkins Center for the Arts.

Since 2012 Art on the Llano has supported two-year sculpture installations in Lubbock’s public sphere by selecting works proposed by artists and installing them at major traffic intersections.

Previously selected artists include Brent Baggett, William Cannings, Eric McGehearty and Michelle O’Michael in 2013, Jerry Daniel in 2013, and Jeffie Brewer, Peter Mangan, and a collaborative project by Chad Plunket and Matt Weaver in 2014.

 

December 19, 2014   Comments Off

DARRYL LAUSTER, Exhibition at Devin Borden Gallery Through December 20th

Devin Borden Gallery: Ought Not No One opened at Devin Borden Gallery on November 14 and continues through December 20th.

Darryl Lauster at Devin Borden Gallery 2014

Darryl Lauster at Devin Borden Gallery 2014

Darryl Lauster incorporates digital media, printmaking, sculpture and installation in his artworks. He finds inspiration from American history, national identity, and mythology.

Darryl Lauster is currently an Associate Professor of Sculpture at the University of Texas at Arlington.

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  Darryl Lauster at Devin Borden Gallery 2014

December 10, 2014   Comments Off

HIGHLIGHTS from “The Dysfunction of Damage: Collective Illusion”

On the night of November 7th, The Dysfunction of Damage: Collective Illusion exhibition showcased an array of Texas Tech University School of Art graduate and undergraduate student works from different disciplines that intersected a wide variety of concepts, media and processes. The one-night show presented students with the challenge and encouragement of conceiving works that transverse their studio and into The Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts Warehouse Space. Below are some of the highlights from this exhibition. [Photos taken by Alberto Careaga]

Alberto Careaga and Harrison Brooks, "Not An Exit", Collaborative Site-Specific Installation, 2014.

Alberto Careaga and Harrison Brooks, “Not An Exit”, Collaborative Site-Specific Installation, 2014.

Corin Herzog, "Love Note", Cast Aluminum, 2014.

Corin Herzog, “Love Note”, Cast Aluminum, 2014.

Harrison Brooks, "Rust", Deflated Steel and Found Objects, 2014.

Harrison Brooks, “Rust”, Deflated Steel and Found Objects, 2014.

Madison Manning, "49 Legs", Site-Specific Installation, 2014.

Madison Manning, “49 Legs”, Site-Specific Installation, 2014.

Nicolle LaMere, "Projected Formality", Site-Specific Installation, 2014.

Nicolle LaMere, “Projected Formality”, Site-Specific Installation, 2014.

Noah Wakefield, "Under Pressure", Compressed and Fabricated Iron Pipes, 2014.

Noah Wakefield, “Under Pressure”, Compressed and Fabricated Iron Pipes, 2014.

Charles Dreis, "Rubble Columns 1, 2, 3", Concrete, Rebar, and Wood-fired Ceramic, 2014

Charles Dreis, “Rubble Columns 1, 2, 3″, Concrete, Rebar, and Wood-fired Ceramic, 2014

Pedram Baldari, "Tagging an Un-Certain Wrapping Labor", Interactive Site-Specific Installation, 2014.

Pedram Baldari, “Tagging an Un-Certain Wrapping Labor”, Interactive Site-Specific Installation, 2014.

November 19, 2014   Comments Off

REGISTER NOW FOR THE 2015 TEXAS SCULPTURE SYMPOSIUM

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Register Now: (Registration Form Here).

November 13, 2014   Comments Off

DANVILLE CHADBOURNE Exhibition at The International Museum of Art and Science Through April 12th

Danville Chadbourne will be presenting works at IMAS McAllen, TX. Opening reception will take place Thursday, December 18 and continues through April 12th. This exhibition will feature large and small-scale wood and ceramic sculptures. There will also be an outdoor instillation of selected works.  For more information click (here).

Danville Chadbourne received a BFA in 1971 from Sam Houston State University and an MFA in 1973 from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas.

 

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November 12, 2014   Comments Off