Future Exhibitions

Mirrored and Obscured: Contemporary Texas Self-Portraits
– Jan. 18 - May 11, 2014
Opening Reception: 6-8 p.m., Friday, January 24, 2014

Mirrored and Obscured: Contemporary Texas Self-Portraits
, organized by the Art Museum of Southeast Texas is a group exhibition examining a range of self-portraiture from artists all over Texas including Cedar Hill, Conroe, Dallas, El Paso, Houston, Galveston, Lubbock, Nacogdoches and San Antonio.  Self-portraits included in the exhibition are literal and non-literal.  Portraits are in many different types of media: drawing, sculpture, painting, photography, and mixed media.  The exhibit features 17 artists: Adela Andea, light sculpture; Debra Barerra, sculpture; Michael Bise, drawing; James Drake, mixed media drawings; Sharon Kopriva, sculpture; Laura Lark, drawing; Lawrence Lee, mixed media drawing; Mary McCleary, mixed media collage; Sherry Owens, sculpture; Sam Reveles, painting; Shaun Roberts, painting; Rusty Scruby, photographic reconstruction; Gael Stack, drawing; Kathy Vargas, hand-colored photograph; Jonathan Whitfill, sculpture; Ann Wood, mixed media; and Xiaoze Xie, painting.  Many of these artists are creating new pieces for the exhibit including: Debra Barrera, Sharon Kopriva, Lawrence Lee, Sherry Owens, Shaun Roberts, Jonathan Whitfill, Ann Wood, and Xiaoze Xie. 

Figures: Artwork from the Permanent Collection – Jan. 18 - May 11, 2014    
Opening Reception: 6-8 p.m., Friday, January 24, 2014

Figures: Artwork from the Permanent Collection organized by AMSET, features 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: Sharon Kopriva, Keith Carter, Carl Block, Rosemary Meza, Paul Kittelson, Mary McCleary, Gael Stack, Terry Allen and Enrique Chagoya.   

Abigail McLaurin: Tongues Talking in Caf
é Arts –
March 13 through June 1
, 2014

These works are collaged from family photographs, home movies, and abandoned
pictures that McLaurin has collected over the years. These images reflect the southern
vernacular of Texas and inspire her narrative drawings. The stories convey a sense of ambiguity that can be both pleasing and disturbing without assumption.  My intent is to illustrate an emotional tension or awkwardness between characters, and to suggest the possibility of a deeper-rooted conflict.

Tiffany Studios: The Women Behind The Glass – April 19 - May 18, 2014    
Opening Reception: 6-8 p.m., Friday, April 25, 2014

Tiffany Studios: The Women Behind the glass was organized by guest curator Kathryn Fuljenz.  Not only will this exhibit feature a lamp from the museum’s lamp permanent collection that has never been on public display since its donation in 2004, but will also be accompanied by some of the best examples of lamps made currently by Tiffany studios as well as a Tiffany stained glass window, Road to Emmaus.

Justice Illuminated: The Art of Arthur Szyk – April 25 - May 30, 2014    
Opening Reception: 6-8 p.m., Thursday, May 1, 2014

Justice Illuminated: The Art of Arthur Szyk organized by The Arthur Szyk Society, exhibits reproductions as well as original art by artist Arthur Szyk focusing on three themes: World War II, America and Jewish Response.  Arthur Szyk was a Polish Jew who escaped Europe in the wake of the Holocaust and immigrated to the United States in December 1940.  Curator, Rabbi Irvin Ungar, will be attending the opening reception and present a lecture addressing the themes found in Szyk’s artwork.

Karin Broker: wired, pressed and nailed – May 24 - August 31, 2014    
Opening Reception: 6-8 p.m., Friday, May 30, 2014

The exhibition wired, drawn, and nailed is organized by the Art Museum of Southeast Texas.  This Houston-based artist’s exhibition will be comprised of collages, monotypes that utilize etchings, wired objects and large boxes.  AMSET will collaborate with the Dishman Art Museum who will be featuring printmaking and organizing workshops.  Although this exhibition does not include direct printmaking per se, all of the artwork is either informed by printmaking or incorporates preprinted materials.  Preprinted materials such as vintage printed metals are used in collages and assemblage box constructions.

Beili Liu: Chine – May 24 - August 31, 2014    
Opening Reception: 6-8 p.m., Friday, May 30, 2014

Beili Liu, Associate Professor at the College of Fine Arts, University of Texas at Austin, will create a site-specific installation with materials suspended from the gallery ceiling.  Her work strikes a balance between old-school emotion and progressive innovation.  Her ingenious use of materials and process are a blend of Eastern and Western sensibilities.  AMSET is hiring a professional film crew that will document the installation process.  The installation video will be on view during the exhibition.    

Artwork by Annie Orchard in Café Arts – June 5 through August 10, 2014

Artwork by Zach Dubuisson in Café Arts  – August 14 through October 26, 2014


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