January 2015

Drive Artist Talk
Saturday, January 10, 2015
2 PM

Please join us to hear the artists included in Drive talk briefly about their work.

Freeways are a ubiquitous presence in Houston, circumscribing its inner and outer loops, bisecting downtown, and stretching over its neighborhoods and bayous. Snaking through and around the city, I-10, 59, 45, and the 610 and Beltway 8 loops have physically and psychologically shaped the everyday lives of Houston residents in profound ways. In this group exhibition Drive, Joshua Fischer and Katia Zavistovski explore the various roles that freeways and driving culture have played in our human experience and perceptions of the city. Questioning how freeways have impacted art making – whether as inspiration, antagonist, or more neutrally as platform or stage – the exhibition will feature a broad range of work by artists and architects who engage with the topic from multiple perspectives and in diverse media. These range from works that address the subject directly – for example, Bryan Gardner’s recreation of the 610 loop that draws from his experiences commuting – to the more indirect and open-ended, such as Susie Rosmarin’s abstract paintings that explore visual repetition and seriality. The exhibition will also feature work by The Art Guys, Jesse Morgan Barnett, Claudia Casbarian, Cody Ledvina, Lars Lerup, and Mike Osborne, among others; as well as visual ephemera that provide a brief history of the freeway as it has shifted from an optimistic symbol of growth and freedom to what is now commonly seen as a problematic piece of infrastructure associated with traffic jams and long commutes.

Opening Reception for January 23 - February 28, 2015 Exhibitions

Opening Reception
Friday, January 23, 2015
6:30 – 8:30 PM
Artist talks at 6 PM

Topologies • {exurb}
Johnny DiBlasi, Stephen Kraig, Patrick Renner & Eric Todd

The Idyll • Ryder Richards

Day Dreams • Jed Foronda

Synthetic Happiness • Stephanie Patton

I'd Prefer To Keep My Distance • S.A. Hinson

February 2015

Exploring Notan, the Dark-Light Principle of Design Workshop
with JooYoung Choi

Saturday, February 7, 2015
1:30 – 4:30 PM
Free - Registration required as space is limited to 10 participants

Notan is both a method for organizing light and dark values within the picture plane, and a philosophical mindset of how one can use the concept of yin and yang to balance or create tension within a composition. Through this workshop participants will receive a basic knowledge of Notan, and get busy learning with hands on activities to see how this method of organizing light and dark shapes can be applied to their own work and life.

All are invited, but please keep in mind this program has been created with those involved in the visual arts in mind. All ages are welcome, but participants must be able to use a utility knife or have someone accompany them who can.

Please bring: x-acto knife, scissors, and a piece of hard board or cutting mat you can cut on top of (a piece of hard cardboard would suffice). Glue and paper will be provided.

Click here to register.

March 2015

Opening Reception for March 13 - February 28, 2015 Exhibitions

Opening Reception
Friday, March 13, 2015
6:30 – 8:30 PM
Artist talks at 6 PM

On Plasticity: Poetics of the Built • Adam Crosson, Jonas Hart & James Scheuren

With Wild Abandon • Anthony Sonnenberg

Tongue-and-Groove • Erin Stafford

8 Ohms • Jason Flowers

Also on view...
Ghost Grid • Jonathan Leach

 

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Lawndale's offices and galleries will be closed December 24, 2014 - January 1, 2015.
The galleries will reopen Friday, January 2, 2015.

 

Coming Up

Opening Reception for
January 23 - February 28, 2015 Exhibitions

Friday, January 23, 2015
6:30 – 8:30 PM
Artist talks at 6 PM

Exploring Notan, the Dark-Light Principle of Design Workshop
with JooYoung Choi

February 7, 2015
1:30 – 4:30 PM
Free - Registration required as space is limited to 10 participants




 

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