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Lawndale Art Center Newsletter: Exhibitions opening this Friday!
Lawndale Art Center

November, 2012

4912 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002 | 713.528.5858

Lawndale Art Center Newsletter
Monday, November 26, 2012
In This Issue
Exhibitions Opening Friday
Staring at the Wall: The Art of Boredom | Curated by Katia Zavistovski
Fibers of Being | Laura Nicole Kante
TRAVELOGUE | Jane Eifler
Voyager Found | Peter Lucas
Human Hamster Wheel | James Ciosek
"F" Team Mural
Design Fair 2013 Call for Exhibitiors
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Houston Museum District

Upcoming Exhibitions

On view November 30, 2012 - January 12 


Opening Reception 
Friday, November 30, 2012
6:30 - 8:30 PM, Artist talks at 6 PM 



Staring at the Wall: The Art of Boredom | Curated by Katia Zavistovski  

Work by Chris Akin, Seth Alverson, Uta Barth, Jeremy DePrez, Clayton Porter and Jenny Schlief 


Fibers of Being | Laura Nicole Kante  


TRAVELOGUE | Jane Eifler  


Voyager Found | Peter Lucas  


Human Hamster Wheel | James Ciosek 


Also on view... 

"F" Team Mural | Daniel Anguilu, James Burns, Tierney L. Malone, Angel Quesada, Michael C. Rodriguez, Roland Saldaña and Dandee Warhol  


Paolo Piscitelli Staring at the Wall: The Art of Boredom 

Curated by Katia Zavistovski

Work by Chris Akin, Seth AlversonUta BarthJeremy DePrezClayton Porter and Jenny Schlief  

John M. O'Quinn Gallery


Nobody strives to be boring or likes to be bored, and there is probably no worse criticism of an artwork or exhibition than to say that it's "boring." And yet, boredom is a powerful state of mind. It is an everyday part of human existence, but one that most people deny and work hard to avoid. A close relative of repose, it is the experience of not having anything to do, and yet its prerequisite is the overwhelming desire to do something, anything, to fill that empty time. Commonly associated with frustration, futility, or failure, boredom can also be a stimulus for contemplation, imagination, work, and play - triggering inspiration or motivation, it often plays a significant role in the process of art-making and viewing.


Staring at the Wall: The Art of Boredom examines what goes on when supposedly nothing is going on. The artists in the exhibition - Chris Akin, Seth Alverson, Uta Barth, Jeremy DePrez, Clayton Porter, and Jenny Schlief - work in a variety of media and address boredom in a number of ways. Some of the artists consider themes of repetition and feelings of restlessness, while others explore what lies beneath and beyond the idle moments in our everyday lives.


This is exhibition is supported in part by the The Brown Foundation, Inc. 

Angela Piehl Fibers of Being 

Laura Nicole Kante

Cecily E. Horton Gallery

Laura Kante uses the fibers processes of crochet and weaving to express the paradoxical narrative of the human condition: the continuous interplay between the internal world of mental/spiritual processing and the external world of experience. The works are sculptural metaphors drawing on cultural associations of color and material to elicit an intuitive response; black/white, hard/soft, aggressive/passive. Fibers of Being contains three types of work: a site specific installation of crochet lace that consumes the wall and organically responds to the architecture of the gallery; sculptural wall pieces in which woven forms and crocheted cloth interact; and deconstructed and reworked sections of wall from previous installations.  


Laura Nicole Kante's website  

Angela Piehl TRAVELOGUE 

Jane Eifler

Cecily E. Horton Gallery

Instead of sketchbooks, Jane Eifler has always kept notebooks filled with collages made primarily while traveling on long car trips, at home watching movies and during her free time. Using items from catalogs and magazine including photographs of consumer goods, Eifler cuts abstract fragments and arranges them into diaristic compositions, referencing the time and place when they were created, often serving as a snapshot of an imagined environment. For her exhibition at Lawndale, Eifler presents these collages in larger, human-scale formats for the viewer to imagine as an entrance into these environments. 


Jane Eifler's website 

Candace Hicks
Voyager Found
Peter Lucas
Project Space
In 1977, Astronomer Carl Sagan and colleagues assembled a collection of diagrams, greetings, photographs, and recorded sounds and music as a "message in a bottle" for potential neighbors in distant galaxies. This ambitious, curated biography of our species was etched into two gold-plated phonograph records and the twin discs were affixed to NASA's Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft. Now, on the 35th anniversary of their launches into space (and with one of the craft currently in the outer edge of our solar system and expected to enter interstellar space soon), artist Peter Lucas assumes the role of an imagined, distant recipient to create an entirely new translation. Voyager Found is an audio-visual installation that responds to Sagan's landmark "mix tape" by playfully removing the linear structures and human logic of its original form and remixing its disparate fragments of life on Earth in an ever-changing montage.
Candace Hicks
Human Hamster Wheel
James Ciosek
Mary E. Bawden Sculpture Garden
Human Hamster Wheel comments on the confines of urban living and the habitual, repetitive, sometimes futile, nature of human psychologies and activities which expend vast amounts of energy but in the end go nowhere. The piece serves as a static, interactive, and performative sculpture. Ciosek encourages attendees to Lawndale Art Center's openings and local performance artists to take a walk on the wheel. Human Hamster Wheel is part of the artist's Icon and Symbology series which explores meaning via iconic figurative objects, materials, and reinterpretation of traditional symbols.

On December 8, Emily Sloan will activate the Human Hamster Wheel with a performance titled  Rotational Aesthetics, and on December 15, Continuum performance art troupe will serve up a variety act titled  Counterclockwise.

Also on view...   


"F" Team 

Daniel Anguilu, James Burns, Tierney L. Malone, Angel Quesada, Michael C. Rodriguez, Roland Saldaña and Dandee Warhol   

North Exterior Wall


Image courtesy of
Alex Luster

As a continuation of the "Famous Monsters" mural created by Daniel Anguilu for the 2011-2012 season, Lawndale Art Center presents a collaborative mural by Daniel Anguilu, James Burns, Tierney L. Malone, Angel Quesada, Michael C. Rodriguez, Roland Saldaña (Sode) and Dandee Warhol on view August 24, 2012 - January 12, 2013. This project is the first collaborative effort for this group of artists. Elements of street art will help to navigate the narrative design and special attention will be paid to complimenting the building's historic nature and location. Alex Luster will document the process and present a digital-short to accompany an artist panel to be held at Lawndale.    This project is generously sponsored by Kinzelman Art Consulting and Power Electrical.



Design Fair 2013: Learn. Shop. Connect.

April 24 - 28, 2013




Design Fair 2013 features vintage modern objects of the 20th century as well examples of cutting-edge contemporary design. A wide selection of carefully curated items will be available for purchase as part of the Design Fair, including furniture, glass, ceramics, lighting, books, metalwork and fashion. Visitors to the Fair will be able to meet the designers and exhibitors for an up-close and personal look at the pace-setting designs of today and the mid-20th century. 


Please visit our website for more information about Design Fair 2013.  


Designers and dealers interested in participating in Design Fair 2013, please visit our Exhibitor Information Page to apply.  


Applications are due January 7, 2013.


April is Modernism Month

Don't miss out on a week's worth of great events, lectures and shopping in celebration of all things modern at the 
 Houston Modern Market, April 17 - 22, the week before Lawndale's Design Fair. Proceeds from the market benefit Houston Mod

 Programs at Lawndale are supported in part by The National Endowment for the Arts, Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The City of Houston through the Houston Museum District Association, The Texas Commission on the Arts, Houston Endowment, The Brown Foundation, Inc., The John R. Eckel, Jr. Foundation, The John P. McGovern Foundation, The Wortham Foundation, Inc., Art Colony Association, John M. O'Quinn, Cecily E. Horton, Ann W. Harithas, Diana M. Hudson and Lee Kaplan, Chinhui Juhn and Edward R Allen III, Bevin and Dan Dubrowksi, Bruce Eames, Anita and David Garten, Felvis Foundation/David R. Graham, Jenny and Mark Johnson, Jeryn and Walter Mayer, Paula Murphy, Andrew C. Schirrmeister III, Scott Sparvero, Gabriela Trzebinski, TeleFlex, United Airlines, Kinzelman Art Consulting, Poggenpohl Design Studio and other contributors, memberships, benefit events and many volunteers.


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