Downstairs Front BOX
Downstairs Back BOX
Julia Barbosa Landios
BOX 13 ArtSpace is pleased to present four exhibitions opening July 14th, 2012, 7 – 9:30PM. In the Downstairs Front BOX, Orna Feinstein’s installation takes over the floor of the gallery and investigates the relationship between art and science inMulti-librium. The Downstairs Back BOX features Joshua Goode’s sculpture The Frog Queen. A Window BOX installation by Julia Barbosa Landois, titled The more you honor Me, the more will I bless you, addresses ideas of ritual. Kate Kendall invites the public to participate in a spiritual act building a gods eye in the Upstairs BOX.
The exhibitions continue through August 18th, 2012. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, July 14th from 7 – 9:30PM at BOX 13 ArtSpace, 6700 Harrisburg, Houston, TX 77011.
|Multi-librium - Orna Feinstein
Downstairs Front BOXFour years in the making, Multi-librium is an installation made of thousands of reused art invitations. It seeks to challenge preconceived notions of the traditional gallery space, delivering an engaging contemporary installation, where the use of space is limited only to the floor. The installation will examine and illustrate the concept of equilibrium in which all biological systems co-exist, survive and function. This concept operates both on a cellular and exterior level. The installation compares, contrasts, and balances art and science, and creates soft tension between the organic and geometric.Special thanks to all who donated the cards for this installation: Anya Tish Gallery, Houston Arts Alliance, the Museum of Geometric and Madi Art Dallas, and the Museum of Printing History Houston. This exhibition is courtesy of Anya Tish Gallery.Orna Feinstein was born is Jerusalem, Israel, and moved to the USA in 1984. In 2008, the artist received a BFA majoring in sculpture from the University of Houston Suma cum laude. Feinstein is represented by Anya Tish Gallery in Houston, and Craighead Green Gallery in Dallas. This year she is scheduled for solo shows at Anya Tish Gallery, Craighead Green Gallery, Box13 Houston, and Williams Tower Gallery, as well as numerous group and juried shows including International Print Center NY.
The Golden Age - Joshua Goode
Joshua Goode received his BFA from SMU and his MFA from Boston University and has exhibited his work throughout the USA and internationally with solo shows in venues such as the Zendai Museum of Modern Art in Shanghai, as well as group shows at the Museum of the National Library in Madrid, MX Espai Gallery, Barcelona, Westminster Library, National Library of Argentina, and at Loyola University, Rome. Joshua is represented in public and private collections including the Zendai Museum of Modern Art in Shanghai, Penang State Museum in Malaysia, Cabildo de La Palma in Spain, and the Naval Academy Museum in Maryland. Joshua was recently awarded the Dozier Travel Grant from the Dallas Museum of Art and is currently the Chair of the Fine Arts Department at Tarrant County College in Fort Worth, Texas.
The more you honor Me, the more will I bless you - Julia Barbosa Landois
The more you honor Me, the more will I bless you is inspired by the practice of slipping photographs and letters beneath the feet of sacred statues as a plea for assistance. The installation centers on a pedestal topped by a teetering column of paper ephemera that threatens to grow beyond the confines of the Window Box. At the apex, barely visible, are the feet of a saint or deity, pushed by the tower to the ceiling and beyond. The more you honor Me, the more will I bless you reflects the artist’s fascination with Catholic material culture and ritualistic exchange. The piece is an ode to solace sought by ritual, a gesture of control when control eludes us.
Julia Barbosa Landois is an installation, performance, and video artist based in San Antonio, TX. Landois received her MFA in Sculpture/New Media from the University of Pennsylvania in 2007 and her BFA in Painting/Women’s Studies from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2003. Her work has been shown throughout the United States, as well as in Latin America and Europe. Her awards include an Artpace Travel Grant to Denmark, a Media Arts Grant from the Artist Foundation of San Antonio, and artist residencies at the Santa Fe Art Institute and Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder in Norway. Landois currently teaches New Media at the University of Texas at San Antonio.
a gods eye - Kate Kendall
Kate Kendall continues her spiritual investigation in a performance-based installation a gods eye. The artist and her audience turned participants will weave a giant gods eye between two large sticks to create the installation. Much like wrapping a May pole, the act engages the audience and participants in a spiritual dance, simultaneously celebrating and transcending physicality of the object and the body. Anyone and everyone is invited to participate in the creation of a gods eye. The creative act will continue through the duration of the show with direction from the artist during normal gallery hours and at personal request. Visitors are also invited to bring their own yarn/ribbon/rope/string-able objects to weave into the god’s eye. A closing ceremony will be held to honor and celebrate the culmination of the weaving and all who participated and witnessed thecreation of a gods eye.
Kate Kendall is a visual artist working in Houston, Texas. She was born in Denver, Colorado and grew up in Colorado, Oklahoma, Texas and Los Angeles. Her work embraces all media and finds its roots in the nuances of photography, both in visually constructing a space and the interaction photography generates between creator, subject and audience. She received her BA in Studio Art from the University of Southern California and spent a year in Cape Town, South Africa studying photography, religion and philosophy. She has shown work in Houston, Los Angeles and Cape Town, South Africa. She currently works as an assistant to artist Dixie Friend Gay.