MBG Issue #43: March 31, 2005

Issue # 43

March 31, 2005

March 31, 2005

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Armaceii: New work by Roy Stanfield
The Lab Gallery at the Roger Smith Hotel, New York

Roy takes commercially-produced materials and constructs objects that trace the life cycle of these materials from their availability in the store to their immediate placement onto the curb outside. This "pre-garbage", as termed by Roy, is made into forms that are like offerings of what to do after these materials have been discarded. Freestanding tarps have been fashioned into forms that represent boulders. In "Fuji", a found Styrofoam cooler is placed high on the wall and is flanked by foam insulating tubes used for plumbing. These works, and others, collapse indoors and outdoors in a way that Smithson himself may have only anticipated during the conventions of his own time. Click here for images from the show.

Andy Warhol: Black and White
Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin
On view through April 30, 2005

Take a trip off to the beaten path to West Avenue and at the end you will find the Lora Reynolds Gallery - a new exhibition space that is well worth the trip! For her inaugural exhibition (the space opened just two weeks ago) Lora Reynolds presents Andy Warhol: Black and White featuring 18 works on paper dating from 1974 -1986. Among these works are unique trial proofs and unpublished prints from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts (New York) and is the first time these have been exhibited. Black and White offers a rare glimpse into both Warhol's mind and working progress as many of the prints use the exact screens to incorporate the iconic imagery of his more famous paintings such as his Marilyn series or Electric Chair. Though we are all familiar with
Andy Warhol's work, this exhibition presents a fresh re-interpretation of an iconic artist. Andy Warhol: Black and White will be on view through April 30, 2005.

Lawrence Jennings: Laminae
Sala Diaz, San Antonio
March 11-April 17, 2005

Currently on view at Sala Diaz, Lawrence Jennings presents a series of new work titled Laminae which includes wall-painting and lo-relief sculpture. Feedback 3 is a 2 minute, 25 second video loop of the camera turned directly onto the monitor causing high contrast, mandala-like patterns that pulsate with oddly beautiful effects. In addition, a wall-size mural of one of the video stills dominates the first gallery. In the second room Jennings shows 3 new sculptures made of grip tape and acrylic paint on shaped acrylic panels. While still referencing Jennings' interest in skateboard culture found in other works, these 3 delve into more formally interesting territory. Seen in daylight, all three works blush subtle auras of color on to wails behind which appears to be painting on the rear side. Laminae is on view First Fridays and will be on view this Friday, April 2nd.


Black & White at Dberman opens tonight!
On view March 31 - May 2, 2005

Where does Robert Dale Anderson get his ideas? Dberman kicks off the spring season tonight with a group show titled Black & White featuring works on paper by Texas artists Robert Dale Anderson, Jeffrey Dell, Frank X. Tolbert and Randy Twaddle. Anderson's small drawings steal the show — each one's immediate delicacy thrown askew to reveal a creepy, unseemly and unsettling world. Black and White opens tonight at Dberman from 6pm - 8pm ~ check it out!


AMOA seeks Associate Director of Special Events

The Austin Museum of Art seeks Associate Director of Special Events responsible for planning, coordination, execution, and success of Museum's two main fund-raisers: Art Bali gala and La Dolce Vita food and wine festival, as well as 40+ Museum Membership events. Responsibilities include: development of annual plan for assigned events, written and personal underwriting solicitations, planning and execution of fund-raising events, and stewardship of donors. Candidate will ensure that logistics, budget, and time lines are met for each applicable event and that accurate and complete financial records are maintained. Candidate will facilitate and ensure Museum standards of all membership events.

Requirements: 5 years nonprofit fund-raising experience is a must. Team player that has experience training, orienting, and working with community volunteers including members of the Board of Trustees. Well disciplined, self-starter that is extremely resourceful. Detail-oriented and strong organizational skills. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Aptitude for presentation delivery. Proficient in Microsoft Office. Effective multitasking, priority-setting and ability to work in a fast paced environment. Highly efficient in time management and can meet deadlines under pressure.

Brown Foundation Awards for Texas Artists & Writers at the Vermont Studio Center
DEADLINE: June 15, 2005

The Vermont Studio Center announces the Brown Foundation Awards to fund four-week Residencies for three outstanding Visual Artists and Writers from Texas. The Fellowship will provide 3 outstanding Texas artists and writers with 4-week VSC Residencies in 2005, including ample studio space, comfortable housing, 3 meals daily, as well as access to the 7 distinguished Visiting Artists and Writers who are in residence each month.

The Brown Foundation, in Houston, Texas, was established in 1951 by Margarett and Herman Brown and Alice and George R. Brown as a nonprofit charitable foundation. All funds donated to the foundation and income generated from these funds is used for public charitable purposes, principally for support, encouragement, and assistance to the arts and education. Since its inception, the Brown Foundation has awarded grants in excess of $185 million to artistic, educational, medical, and other charitable organizations.

Please call Kate Westcott, VSC Receptionist, for more information (802) 635-2727, or visit our Web site: www.vermontstudiocenter.org for detailed application procedures.


testsite artists Peat Duggins & Faith Gay in Texas Biennial
On view through March 30, 2005

Check out testsite artists Peat Duggins and Faith Gay in the Texas Biennial's inaugural year! Peat Duggins is showing at Bolm Studios and Faith Gay Is showing at Gallery Lombardi. Here are links to Peat and Faith's previous shows at testsite.

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