News & Updates
MI TIERRA: CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS EXPLORE PLACE
On View through October 22, 2017. Denver Art Museum.
Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place features site-specific installations by 13 Latino artists that express experiences of contemporary life in the American West. Dynamic artworks were created by Carmen Argote (Los Angeles), Jaime Carrejo (Denver), Gabriel Dawe (Dallas), Claudio Dicochea (San Antonio), Daniela Edburg (San Miguel de Allende), Justin Favela (Las Vegas), Ana Teresa Fernández (San Francisco), Ramiro Gomez (West Hollywood), John Jota Leaños (San Francisco), Dmitri Obergfell (Denver), Ruben Ochoa (Los Angeles), Daisy Quezada (Santa Fe), and Xochi Solis (Austin).
These artists examine diverse narratives of migration and the complex layering of cultures throughout the Western United States through ideas related to labor, nostalgia, memory, visibility, and displacement. Installations incorporate mixed media, performance-based video art, digital animation, fiber constructions, painting, sculpture, and ceramics.
The High Art Of Riding Low: Ranflas, Corazón E Inspiración
Opens July 1, 2017. Petersen Automotive Museum, Los Angeles, California.
The High Art of Riding Low: Ranflas, Corazón e Inspiración examines the diverse and complex viewpoints of artists who visualize and celebrate the lowrider aesthetic through a selection of artwork that includes vehicles, paintings, sculptures, and art installations which present the lowrider as an object of artistic inspiration.
Unlisted Projects at the Museum of Human Achievement
Artist in Resident, September 2017. Austin, Texas.
Unlisted Projects’ visiting artists live & work along a thriving community of 25 in-house creatives & are supported to collaborate with the greater Austin art community. The program provides studio/living space & working stipend, ensuring that each artist’s experience is productive & comfortable. Each residency period culminates in a public presentation of new work. Our program’s mission is to support, sustain, accelerate & grow interdisciplinary collaboration between Austin & national/international artists.
Shonky: The Aesthetics of Awkwardness
curated by John Walter
Opening at The MAC in Belfast October 2017
Shonky: The Aesthetics of wkwardness, a group exhibition that will bring together international artists and architects to explore the nature of visual awkwardness. Shonky is a slang term meaning corrupt or bent, shoddy or unreliable, that stands here for the hand-made, deliberately clumsy and amateurish - against the slick production values of much contemporary art.