Opening Reception: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Friday, June 24
*Featured speaker: Teresa Baker*
Born in Watford City, North Dakota, Teresa Baker is a relative newcomer to the Southeast Texas art scene, known for her minimal, formalist works of immense bravura achieved through a melding of original materials and non-objective, unencumbered vision. Baker received her BA in Visual Arts from Fordham University, New York in 2008, followed by her MFA from the California College of Arts in San Francisco, 2013. Prior to her academic studies, Baker was awarded a painting and drawing intensive at the prestigious Gerrit Rietveld Academie in the Netherlands. The artist has exhibited widely on the west coast, and is the recipient of numerous awards and residencies.
This exhibition is Baker’s first museum feature in the Southeast Texas area, and presents fresh works by the artist highlighting her experimental and sophisticated use of textures, color and space in the artistic process. Often incorporating vinyl, felt and other fabrics with acrylic paint, Baker creates artworks that seem to dynamically propel off the wall in their strong visual form and texture. The artwork in this exhibition highlight Baker’s recent use of vinyl coated mesh as a means for further exploration of shape, lines and folds in her media – proffering limitless boundaries for artistic expression.
Teresa Baker, Gallery Guide
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