The Art of Found Objects: Enigma Variations
On view December 8, 2018 through March 3, 2019
Enigma Variations is organized by guest curator and author, Robert Craig Bunch of San Antonio, and is an exhibit of artwork by artists who use found objects. They were included in Bunch’s book, The Art of Found Objects: Interviews with Texas Artists, published by Texas A&M University Press, 2016. This exhibition focuses on artists currently (or formerly) working in Texas that all create art with found materials. Artists Steve Brudniak (Austin), Marilyn Lanfear (San Antonio), Angelica Paez (Houston), Ward Sanders (Lytle) and Kelly Sears (Boulder, Colorado) will be featured as the focus of the exhibition and will each have numerous works in the exhibition. They will be joined by other well-known Texas artists that often explore creating art with found objects, including: Charles A. A. Dellschau, Forrest Bess, Felix “Fox” Harris, Jesse Lott, David McManaway, Maudee Carron, Clyde Connell, Bert Long, Mary McCleary, Dario Robleto, Vernon Fisher, Trenton Doyle Hancock and Jonathan Rosenstein. As guest curator, Bunch has selected each artist, considering the diversity and enigmatic visual history of the found object realm. A book signing of Bunch’s book will take place at the opening reception. Bunch will also write an essay for our gallery guide explaining the focus of the exhibition. Some of the featured artists will be present at the opening reception and will participate in a gallery talk with Bunch.
This exhibition is generously supported, in part, by an award from the Texas Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the arts, the City of Beaumont, the Wesley W. Washburn, M.D. and Lulu L. Smith, M.D. Endowment Fund and the C. Homer and Edith Fuller Chambers Charitable Foundation.
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Jane Honovich: All Over Not Yet
Jane Honovich was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, and moved to Beaumont, Texas, at age six. Jane pursued her love of art at Sullins College in Bristol, Virginia, for two years and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. After two years at Wells Design, Jane returned to college to receive her certification in Art Education at the University of Texas at Austin. She then began her career teaching art to middle school students in Houston, Texas. While teaching she developed an After-School Art Program for interested students. Many of these students, with Jane's help and encouragement, entered various art contests and won numerous awards.
Jane began taking summer classes at the Glassell School in Houston while teaching, where she rediscovered her love of painting. After retirement, Jane was able to fully devote herself to painting. Her artwork has been accepted into juried shows over the years and she won 2nd place in the Assistance League Celebrates Texas exhibit in 2010. Her artwork is also on view at the Brown Ingram Gallery (Jack E. Brown Engineering Building) at Texas A&M University in College Station. Jane currently lives in Houston where she continues her artistic explorations with calligraphic line.