Current Exhibitions

 

January 18 through May 11, 2014

    

The Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET) is pleased to announce its winter exhibitions showcasing remarkable works of art that examine the human form.  Mirrored and Obscured: Contemporary Texas Self-Portraits and Figures: Artwork from the Permanent Collection will be on view January 18 through May 11, 2014.

An opening reception for both exhibitions will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, January 24 at AMSET.  Artists, Debra Barrera, Michael Bise, Carl Block, Sharon Kopriva, Laura Lark, Sherry Owens, Sam Reveles, Rusty Scruby, Jonathan Whitfill and Ann Wood will be present in the galleries at that time to conduct discussions about their artwork.

Mirrored and Obscured:
Contemporary Texas Self-Portraits

This exhibition, organized by AMSET, is a dynamic group exhibition examining a range of self-portraiture from artists all over Texas.  The notion of self-portraiture will be explored to include work that is literal and non-literal.  Participating artists include Adela Andea, Debra Barerra, Michael Bise, James Drake, Sharon Kopriva, Laura Lark, Lawrence Lee, Mary McCleary, Sherry Owens, Sam Reveles, Shaun Roberts, Rusty Scruby, Gael Stack, Kathy Vargas, Jonathan Whitfill, Ann Wood and Xiaoze Xie.  

Mirrored and Obscured: Contemporary Texas Self-Portraits is funded, in part, by the Edaren Foundation, the Wesley W. Washburn, M.D. and Lulu L. Smith, M.D. Endowment Fund, the Texas Commission on the Arts, Helen Caldwell Locke and Curtis Blakey Locke Charitable Trust, the C. Homer and Edith Fuller Chambers Charitable Foundation, and the City of Beaumont - Beaumont CVB.

Figures: Artwork from the Permanent Collection

Also on view is Figures: Artwork from the Permanent Collection, featuring artwork from the permanent collection depicting the human form.  This exhibition will include photography, painting, mixed media, ceramics, and sculpture from the museum’s contemporary folk art and fine art collections.  Featured artists include: Carl Block, Enrique Chagoya, Bessie Harvey, Paul Kittelson, Sharon Kopriva, Mary McCleary, Rosemary Meza, Kermit Oliver, Gael Stack and James “Son Ford” Thomas. 

Figures: Artwork from the Permanent Collection is organized by AMSET and funded, in part, by the Wesley W. Washburn, M.D. and Lulu L. Smith, M.D. Endowment Fund, the Texas Commission on the Arts, Helen Caldwell Locke and Curtis Blakey Locke Charitable Trust and the C. Homer and Edith Fuller Chambers Charitable Foundation.

For more information on this exhibition or reception, visit www.amset.org or call (409) 832-3432.

 

Above artwork:

Laura Lark, Top Depart! (Powder), 2004, ink on Tyvek, 96 x 72 inches, courtesy of the artist and Devin Borden Gallery, Houston, Texas, photo credit: Britt Ragsdale

Bessie Harvey, Untitled (Bust), 1984, unfired clay, 8.5 x 9 x 6.5 inches, gift of Warren and Sylvia Lowe

 

 
 

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