December 9, 2017 - January 7, 2018, Reception - December 9, 7pm-10 pm
Downstairs Gallery: A Thing Added
participating artists: Scott Bell, Kathleen Janvier, Adam Knoche, Kathy Lovas, Abby Sherrill, Kristina Smith
The definition of the word adjunct is: a thing added to something else. The adjunct professors in our DFW community are diverse and studious additions to our university arts programs. This December, 500x Gallery has selected a group of artists who balance their studio time with the demands of a teaching.
Upstairs Gallery: Houston artist collective, Box 13
participating artists: Kristy Peet, Daniela Koontz, Emily Link, Hannah Campbell, Caroline Roberts, Melinda Laszczynski, John Forse, Claire Chauvin, David McClain, Lance Brown, Jessica Kreutter, Patrick Phipps, Alexander Squier, Tudor Mitroi
Upstairs Project Space: Squeeze Machine, Yuni Lee and Molly Valentine Dierks
Squeeze Machine brings together the work of Molly Valentine Dierks and Yuni Lee in a 2 person show that explores the artists’ shared interest in the links between humanity and nature. Drawing on the disciplines of Ikebana, Japanese woodblock prints, and traditional Korean artwork, the large-scale paintings and installation borrow from the bright color-scapes and simulacrae of post-industrial culture, creating foreign landscapes from new and recycled materials and forms. Translating elements both familiar and strange, Squeeze Machine is inspired by machinery and ecology, questioning how technology and nature converse in the human void of longing and intimacy.