MBG Issue #20: March 11, 2004

Issue # 20

March 11, 2004

March 11, 2004

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Jim Hodges
Austin Museum of Art, Downtown
February 21 - May 23, 2004

Jim Hodges takes pantone color chips, light bulbs, silk flowers and chains and manipulates them by stitching, affixing, cutting, and linking. Although he uses everyday materials, his primary concerns are color and light, time and perception. The work is definitely beautiful, and certain pieces stand out (look for the cobweb) but overall, one leaves wondering about the critical capacity of beauty and its ability to fascinate, rather than expose.

Zoe Charlton + Holly Fischer + Edward Monovich
dberman gallery
March 4 - April 10, 2004

The current exhibition at dberman gallery is especially worth visiting in order to see the work of Zoe Charlton and Holly Fischer, both graduate students (former in the case of Charlton and current in the case of Fischer) of the MFA program at UT Austin. The work of Charlton and Fischer occupies the realms of the beautiful and the grotesque simultaneously. As such, it elicits a host of seemingly contradictory responses from the viewer: revulsion as well as fascination, aversion as well as attraction. This is intelligent, thoughtful work. Charlton and Fischer systematically engage a variety of preconceptions around race, gender, and sexuality. The female body-as an object of dread and desire-emerges as a shared concern of both artists.


Special SXSW Presentation
Luke Savisky: T/x
An interactive film and video intervention with the windows of the Jones Center
March 11 - March 28. 2004, 7pm - Midnight

In T/x, created especially for Arthouse during SXSW as a part of Arthouse Presents... , Savisky explores paradigms of the art exhibition and cinema through the existing architecture of the Jones Center building (formerly Hegman's Queen Theater). As with his earlier work, he explores themes of personal, structural and cultural passage and transformation using original and found film projection. Included in the
Arthouse installation will be a new live interactive element involving the vacant 2nd floor space of the Jones Center and people on Congress Avenue. Arthouse Presents... is supported in part by the Alice Kleberg Reynolds Foundation and the Austin Fairchild Art Foundation.

Lecture by Distinguished Artist Kerry James Marshall
Department of Art and Art History, The University of Texas at Austin
March 31, 2004, 5:00pm

Kerry James Marshall Is the winner of the College of Fine Arts Distinguished Artist Fellowship and Stillwater Foundation Grant. A Professor of Studio Art at the University of Illinois in Chicago, Marshall is a painter, photographer, printmaker and installation artist, most recognized for his large-scale, figurative paintings of African American life and history. This event is sponsored by the Art and Art History Department at The University of Texas at Austin and admission is free and open to the public.

Viewpoint 2004: Tom Eccles and Chrlssle lies
Department of Art and Art History, University of Texas at Austin
Lecture: Thursday, March 25, 2004.4pm; Seminar: Friday, March 26. 2-4pm

The Department of Art and Art History is proud to present its 13th consecutive Viewpoint Lecture Series. Viewpoint is a sequence of concentrated visits to campus by leading curators, critics, and scholars who are involved in the diverse and multifaceted contemporary art world. Chrissie lies and Tom Eccles, this year's invitees, are returning for the second of three visits consisting of public lectures, seminars, and studio critiques. Chrissie lies has been Curator of Film and Video at the Whitney Museum of American Art since 1997 and is one of the curators of the 2004 Whitney Biennial. Tom Eccles has been the Director of The Public Art Fund in New York City since 1996. He has organized engaging and innovative contemporary art exhibitions for many of New York City's diverse and prestigious public spaces including Rockefeller Center, Battery Park City, Park Avenue, and Doris C. Freedman Plaza in Central Park. Admission to the lectures and seminars is free and open to the public.

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