Beginning September 24 through January 8, AMSET will present Obsessive Worlds, a group exhibition comprised of work in a variety of media by 15 contemporary artists. The opening reception will be at the Art Museum from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on September 24 with a performance by the Symphony of Southeast Texas following at 7:30 p.m. at the Julie Rogers Theatre.
This exhibition will feature artists whose works embody and embrace obsessiveness in one form or another. The obsessive is a product of their repetitive, excessive use of a particular material, idea or process as in the case of Lauren Levy, who utilizes hundreds of buttons incessantly to create sculpture. These 15 artists fall into what is considered an obsessive world and these worlds will be united in one exhibition at AMSET to explore their shared and individual forms of obsessive creativity. The artists whose work will be featured include: Charlotte Smith, Shawn Smith, Ellen Frances Tuchman, Paul Booker, Marco Maggi, Gabriel de la Mora, Jonathan Whitfill, Susie Rosmarin, Harvey Bott, Beili Liu, Elisa d’Arrigo, Vincent Falsetta, Mary McCleary, Lauren Levy and John Adelman.