The Transferable Image

 

 

 

Back in May, I created an installation at El Rincon. I also curated an art show. Here is a photo of the installation.

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The opening was May 16th, with a performance by Architects of Cinema and Alex Tu. On the 24th, I played in a trio with Ronnie Yates and Ryan Edwards. Melanie Jameson, Rebecca Novak, Parham Daghigi and Steve Jansen performed in an ensemble.

Here is my curatorial statement and a list of the included pieces:

The Transferable Image: Art, Performance & Sound

El Rincon Social

3210 Preston Street, Houston TX

May 16 & 24th, 8:30-11PM

Curated by Sandy Ewen

 

Compare the relationship of art as an object to art as a transferable image. We are asking: where does art live? In 3dimensional reality, as a digital file, as a print? Projection? Installation? Experience? Memory?

This show presents a variety of work that deals with the fluidity of art mediums & the recycling of image, sound and object through a variety of art pieces. Ewen’s work in particular lives in this type of flux. Hand made slides become projections, projections become installations, installations become performance, become video, become performance again. Materials shift from physical object to photograph and mediums are repeatedly collaged, recycled & reimagined.

Presented alongside Ewen’s work are assemblages, drawings and performances by local artists including Damon Smith, Alex Tu, Rebecca Novak, Traci Matlock & Y.E. Torres and Ben DeSoto. These works repurpose materials, memories, and older artworks to create new work. The artworks are enriched through the reuse of materials and ideas. They become tied to their histories and suggest a dialogue through time, creators & objects.

Projection Installation
Fabric, wire, string, projectors & handmade slides
Sandy Ewen, 2010-2014
thanks to Chris Nelson, Ryan Edwards
& Damon Smith for assistance.

Videos
Chris Nelson, Sandy Ewen & Y.E. Torres, 2012-2014

Three Photographs
Traci Matlock & Y.E.Torres, 2014

Untitled
24×36 Archival print, edition of 1
Sandy Ewen, 2014

Source
Plastic & mixed media
Sandy Ewen, 2014

Mountain
30×36 Archival print, edition of 1
Sandy Ewen, 2013, printed 2014

Apparition
30×36 Archival print, edition of 1
Sandy Ewen, 2013, printed 2014

Time & Distance
Recycled aluminium
Alex Tu, 2014

Seven Photographs
Ben DeSoto

Lilacs in the Rain/One Hour With You/
I Had the Craziest Dream/El Rancho Grande/Exodus

Rebecca Novak, 2014

Painting in three parts on fabric
Daniel Healey & Damon Smith

Box in Nazareth
Acrylic & photo on clayboard
Damon Smith, 2014

Untitled
Collage on foam core
Damon Smith 2012

DMA
Acrylic, oil, oilbar, graphite & collage on linen
Damon Smith

Roll of paper on wood used in “Branches”
Damon Smith, 2014

Triptych from C.O.
Collage on illustration Board
Damon Smith, 2014

Used Paint
Latex paint, dirt, washers, screw
Damon Smith / Patrick Renner, 2014

Untitled
Rust, graphite, gesso on paper
Damon Smith, 2014

Untitled
Acrylic & gel medium on panel & canvas
Damon Smith

Chance Triptych
Damon Smith, 2014

Heart
16×20 Archival print, edition of 2
Sandy Ewen 2014

Remnants 2
16×20 Archival Print, edition of 2
Sandy Ewen 2014

Image of the Source (previously Untitled)
16×20 Archival print, edition of 2
Sandy Ewen 2014

Untitled
Styrofoam, crayon & wire
Sandy Ewen, 2014

Performance relic. Expired icon.
projector lamp, wire, frame.
Sandy Ewen, 2014

Holes & Loops
Wire, frame, plastic.
Sandy Ewen, 2014

Inverted Packing Material
Wire, frame, packing material.
Sandy Ewen, 2014

Untitled
16×24 Archival print, edition of 1
Sandy Ewen, 2014

Untitled
Frame, beeswax, crayon, plastic, etc.

Sandy Ewen, 2014

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