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INSTALACIONES DE ARTE

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A lo largo del año, Orange Show cura instalaciones de arte específicas del sitio diseñadas para integrar obras de arte contemporáneas de artistas emergentes y establecidos dentro del contexto de nuestros entornos de arte popular.

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INSTALACIONES ACTUALES
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PRÓXIMAS INSTALACIONES

PAUL KITTELSON: WIND FIELD

Opening Reception: March 24, 2024, 2-5pm

On View March 24 - November 6

The Orange Show World HQ

2334 Gulf Terminal Drive, Houston, TX 77023

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Paul Kittelson’s sculptures invite the viewer to look and look again. They have a sense of humor. You’d probably like to have a beer with them. Oversized lawn chairs, impossibly complicated wayfinding signs, plants made from shiny aluminum—Kittelson always puts an unexpected spin on otherwise familiar objects, figures, and forms.

Wind Field comprises twenty-three kinetic sculptures that dazzle the eye and lampoon the contemporary art canon. Animating the Orange Show Center’s campus through the fall, Kittelson’s collection of pinwheels and whirligigs riff on the legacies of Andy Warhol, Eadweard Muybridge, Jasper Johns, and most of all, Marcel Duchamp in a playful swirl of color and motion. They acknowledge the traditions of op art and vernacular yard art, and they echo the Orange Show’s perpetually-spinning wind vanes.

Kittelson was part of the original cadre of artists at the University of Houston’s legendary Lawndale Annex that helped define the character of the city’s developing art scene. He received his MFA from UH in 1985 and joined the faculty of the UH School of Art in 1992. His work has been widely exhibited in museums and galleries, but it’s been most frequently seen on esplanades, parks, and airports. He’s currently associate professor at University of Houston.

DAVID BEST: THE HOUSTON TEMPLE

Opening April 12, 2024 at The Legendary Art Car Ball

On View April 12 - November 6

The Orange Show World HQ

2334 Gulf Terminal Drive, Houston, TX 77023

The Orange Show Center seeks to transform lives through the power of art and community. No artist better represents this mission than our 2024 artist-in-residence, California sculptor David BestBest is renowned for the immense “temples” he creates from elaborately pattered salvaged wood. Constructed all over the globe (including many of the world-famous Burning Man Festivals), these monumental public art projects are non-denominational sacred spaces that allow communities to express their deepest emotions: love, grief, joy, sorrow, celebration, and remembrance.

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INSTALACIONES ANTERIORES

MARIA CHAVEZ: SERIE ABSORCIÓN DE SONIDO

A la vista hasta mayo de 2023 | Sede mundial de Orange Show

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Experimente el ambiente escultórico original, absorbente de sonido y específico del sitio creado por la artista de turntablism abstracto María Chávez, hecho de telas reutilizadas y materiales de construcción que de otro modo terminarían en el vertedero. Chavez es la artista residente de primavera de 2023 de The Orange Show y marca su regreso a la actuación pública después de un año sabático de cuatro años después de una cirugía cerebral. Su residencia comprende una instalación escultórica inmersiva y monumental que absorbe el sonido hecha de telas encontradas y recicladas; giras dirigidas por artistas; dos talleres para jóvenes; un set de DJ en la noche de apertura y una actuación de duración y un recital de clausura con los participantes de los talleres y otros invitados especiales.

 

Sobre María Chávez:

La coincidencia, el azar y el fracaso son temas que unen los objetos de libros, las esculturas sonoras, las instalaciones multimedia y otras obras de María Chávez producidas dentro de su práctica de interpretación improvisada en un solo tocadiscos. Nacido en Lima, Perú, Chavez creció en Houston y desarrolló un enfoque autodidacta y completamente original como DJ y tocadiscos que privilegia los defectos e idiosincrasias únicos de los discos de vinilo. Está fuertemente influenciada por el concepto de "escucha profunda" de Pauline Oliveros que "fomenta la innovación creativa a través de fronteras y habilidades, entre artistas y audiencia, músicos y no músicos, curanderos y discapacitados físicos o cognitivos, y niños de todas las edades".

A TIERRA: UNA EXPLORACIÓN POR ARTISTAS DE HOUSTON DEL SUELO QUE LLAMAMOS HOGAR 

Disponible hasta mayo de 2023 | Orange Show World HQ & Parque Smither

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Grounded es una exploración de los artistas emergentes de Houston del suelo que llamamos hogar. Este espectáculo será una interpretación de lo que significa tener una base sostenible, cultural y social en Houston. Los artistas encuentran formas de crecer, conectarse y reflexionar sobre experiencias y narrativas personales a través de la disposición del suelo, las plantas y los materiales encontrados. Incrustados en las obras creadas hay aspectos de descanso, dolor, esperanza y juego.

 

Comisariada por Matt Manalo y Cecilia Norman

 

Con obras al aire libre de Brandon Tho Harris, Ceci Norman, Maria Jacinta Majithia, Marcos Hernandez Chavez, Matt Manalo. 

Brandon Tho Harris examina la relación de su familia con este paisaje extranjero con una colección de tierra de los sitios de las casas de su familia, fotografías de archivo, documentos de inmigración y ropa y objetos encontrados. No Room on Water, No Home on Land propone que la tierra es un archivo viviente que oculta historias íntimas, recuerdos y el trauma de quien una vez llamó hogar a esta tierra en el pasado, presente y futuro.

 

ceci normando es un artista centrado en el juego, la creación de imágenes, la narración de historias y el bienestar. Comfort Obscura es una habitación circular de seis pies de altura, con una lente en la parte superior que deja pasar la luz del mundo exterior. Diseñada como un espacio de contemplación tranquila, esta cámara oscura refleja el espectáculo naranja y brinda un espacio para la paz y la meditación.

 

Maria Jacinta Majithia La práctica se inspira en el collage y el ensamblaje de objetos encontrados. Ubicado en Smither Park, el Flower Bed es un armazón de cama tamaño queen de metal reutilizado como un jardín móvil, con especies comunes en la ciudad natal del artista, Medellín, Colombia. Se cultivan cebollas verdes, plátanos y algunas flores ornamentales para satisfacer necesidades tanto estéticas como culinarias.

 

Marcos Hernández Chávez explora temas de trabajo, autoría artesanal y cuestiones ambientales. Una especie de memorial, Parent's Path Piece es un camino de mantillo a través de un pequeño campo de hierba que termina en una cerca compartida con el patio de camiones de carga vecino. El camino recrea el mapa de los sitios de trabajo donde la madre y el padre del artista trabajaron duro como jóvenes trabajadores migrantes en las décadas de 1960 y 1970.

 

de Matt Manalo El trabajo ambientalmente consciente incorpora materias primas y objetos encontrados y aborda ideas en torno a su propia identidad de inmigrante, el desplazamiento y cómo se define el “hogar”. Hoop Dreamzzz es una portería de baloncesto hecha a mano con materiales naturales y una oda a las que se encuentran en las calles de su ciudad natal en Manila, Filipinas. 

Recepción de apertura el 17 de septiembre de 2 a 5 p. m. Fechas de programación TBA.

CAROL SANDIN COOLEY: GUSANOS Y MANOS DE ARENA

3 al 23 de septiembre de 2022 | Centro de estudios Orange Show

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"Almost to my Cave" de Carol Sandin Cooley, 2022, 8"x8", acrílico.

El Orange Show Study Center contiene su oficina curatorial, biblioteca y una micro-galería diseñada para pequeñas exhibiciones de fantasía inusual y potencia particular, accesible durante los eventos y con cita previa. Estamos encantados de presentar esta serie de espectáculos con el trabajo de Carol Sandin Cooley, una participante activa en la comunidad creativa de Houston al menos desde su participación en la banda de ruido psicodélico de la década de 1990, Sad Pygmy. Esta es su primera exposición individual y presenta obras en lienzo, cartón y cerámica. Las actuaciones curadas por artistas se llevan a cabo la noche de apertura y la mayoría de los sábados durante todo el mes en el espacio de muelle de Orange Show World HQ. 

 

“Dibujo, pinto y toco música desde que era un niño, comenzando a tocar en bandas a los 15 años.  Empecé a tomarme en serio las artes visuales cuando estudié fotografía en la Glassell School en 2003. He estado dibujando un mundo habitado por gusanos y manos de arena que ha existido en mi mente durante años.  Durante el huracán Harvey hice mi primera pintura que inició esta colección. Los wormclops están tratando de navegar por su mundo y llegar a salvo a casa y no quedar atrapados en una nube de spoilers. Son pequeños y dulces gusanos generosos que intentan sobrevivir mientras los areneros giran en el aire. Las nubes de spoiler siempre se acercan sigilosamente por detrás tratando de que llueva en su día, pero se mantienen un enlace por delante. Me encanta crear mis propios pequeños mundos tanto en pintura como en cerámica y estoy agradecida de tener la oportunidad de compartirlos con ustedes”.

 

Actuaciones asociadas

Experimente el mundo de Wormclops a través de una serie de conciertos los sábados por la noche en los muelles de Orange Show organizados por la artista Carol Sandin Cooley. 

 

3 de septiembre de 2022 (recepción de apertura)

Alucinaciones astrogénicas | Relación ilícita | scott ayers

 

17 de septiembre de 2022

pelo de rana | Jo Bird, la bruja violinista

 

24 de septiembre de 2022

Muzak John | Jane ¡Ay! los wiggins

9-30 de junio de 2022

La sede mundial de Orange Show

2334 Terminal del Golfo Drive

Actuaciones especiales todos los jueves durante todo el mes de junio, de 20:00 a 22:30 h.

SONIA FLORES: ASCENDIENTES DEL FUTURO

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Visual and performing artist Sonia Flores and team present a new sculptural installation, an other-worldly realm created through the use of macramé. The macramé pieces, reminiscent of DNA strands, hang from the ceiling, cascading to the floor, combined with  airy tulle, dried flowers and iridescent vinyl cuttings, to create an interstellar ambiance in magenta, purple, teal, dark blue, sea green, hot pink, and chartreuse. At the center of the structure is an open clearing in which performances take place on Thursday nights throughout the run of the exhibition. Opening night performances by Sonia Flores (double bass and vocals)  / Emmanuel Guajardo (electric bass)  / David Dove (trombone)  / Gabriel Martinez (percussion and drums) and by Una Behdi with soundscapes and textures by Megan Easley. Free and open to the public. Bring mats/chairs to sit on. This event is funded in part by the City of Houston, Houston Arts Alliance.

RE: TENTACIÓN DESPRECIO
8 de mayo - 28 de mayo en The Orange Show Monument
2401 Munger St., Houston, TX 77023

Recepción de apertura: 8 de mayo, 3-6PM

A la vista los sábados y amp; Domingos de 10 am a 5 pm hasta el 28 de mayo
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Re: Tempt Contempt is the newest variant of an exhibition model developed through the exhibition Temporary/Contemporary from 2004. In 2004, I was interested in art in uncustomary spaces, developing new contexts, and exploring the expanded field. I was curious how artworks responded to heterogenous situations in which they were dis-played. I organized and curated an exhibition of exceptional artworks embedded within and responding to the Orange Show monument. Temporary/Contemporary of 2004 was an extraordinary art exhibition in which many contemporary artists engaged with the Orange Show through temporary artworks embedded within the folk art environment. The Curator of Programming at the Orange Show, Pete Gershon, invited me back to curate a new exhibition. For this new iteration Re: Tempt Contempt in 2022, I have chosen extraordinary artists that emit vibrancy and intensity, the variety of art you won’t find anywhere else. These six outstanding artists will respond to the Orange Show monument through temporary site-specific artworks. There is no other place to find such an experience. Ciriza is a multidisciplinary artist who explores transformative form in relation to transmuting and composting experiences of pain, molting processes, body as vessel of multiplicity and impermanence. Ciriza's works are exploration of states of fluidity and transmutation; the slippery, elusive, and anomalistic spaces materializing in tactile and visceral forms. The result is otherworldly, a connection to the infinite where phantasmagoria becomes tangible, familiar, and feral. Rooted in the medicinal, Ciriza's sculptural works illuminate the possibilities of healing and metamorphoses within the opacity of shadow and murk.  Jean Daye is an artist and reformed influencer. Originally from Houston, they now operate worldwide. Led by the twin stars of "The Far Side" and the Zucker brothers, they've long worked in the media of post-content content. They have DJ'd and VJ'd museum openings, art spaces, music and performing arts festivals, and private events. Since the outbreak of global plague they have relapsed into a practice of making physical, visual art. For this exhibition, they are preparing a series of site-specific installations about reactionaries, Davos refugees, animal cosmonauts, and other space pilgrims. These works will combine #paintings #screenprints #survival kits #relics from Potempkin launch sites and other #cosmic jetsam. D O M O K O S / S T A R C H I L D E 7 develops audio/visual/sculptural works concentrating on white light and anti-war energy / future Armbageddon realities + the F A N T A S Y 1 international underground network. Alexandra Isabel Lechin is a Venezuelan-American sculptor whose work expands on modes of pacification and self-soothing through repetitive motions. She's explores this primarily through the use of the Morié optical illusion in various forms. Lechin's piece "Immortality" gives a physicality to the spirits that protect the Orange Show, a place intended for gathering, joy, and community. Immortality is accomplished so long as the stories and memories live on. The piece consists of oranges frozen in time with amber shellac surrounded by plaster angels. Working as a member of the conservation efforts for the Orange Show, Lechin has felt the spirits that linger in the space and is paying homage to the time and care that artists of past generations have poured into the monument. The oranges were eaten amongst friends and charged with happiness and laughter. Phillip Pyle, II is a visual artist, graphic designer, photographer, and agitator based in Houston, Texas whose primary interests are race, humor, advertising, sports and popular culture. Mining imagery from sources diverse as mass consumer culture, contemporary advertising, to ephemera, historical imagery, and hip-hop, Pyle introduces a complex vision that derives from a robust comedic foundation while also looking at the abstraction and transience of our values and beliefs. Jon Read's work is a day-glo dystopia full of bootleg animatronic hybrids, cryptids, and mutant ghouls, masquerading infantilism which obscures imminent catastrophe. Reverie and discord are both addictive pleasures, vividly hued disaster is always around the corner. Abandon all rational senses, savor the shambles.

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PUNTOS DE ENTRADA: TRABAJO ESPECÍFICO DEL SITIO DE SEIS ARTISTAS CONTEMPORÁNEOS DE HOUSTON
19 de marzo - 29 de mayo de 2022
La sede mundial de Orange Show

2334 Gulf Terminal Drive, Houston, TX 77023

Recepción de apertura: 19 de marzo, de 2 p. m. a 5 p. m.

A la vista los sábados y amp; Domingos de 10 am a 5 pm hasta el 29 de mayo
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“Entry Points” features large-scale environmental pieces by six contemporary Houston artists working with creative reuse and community engagement: Jonathan Paul Jackson, Ronald L. Jones, Gabriel Martinez, Ayanna Jolivet Mccloud, Patrick Renner, and Emily Sloan. In each case, visitors enter a site-specific environment, as defined by the artist, that in some way intersects with the aesthetic or spirit of the Orange Show and its expanding campus.  Jonathan Paul Jackson  Jonathan Paul Jackson is an African American Visual Artist working across various disciplines including painting, sculpture, and illustration. He has some formal education in art but is mostly self-taught. He interrupted his own practice for several years to focus on presenting the work of others, and in 2011, he returned fulltime to artmaking with a series of oil pastel works depicting jazz greats, political figures, and everyday objects. Successive waves of productivity have yielded Neo-Expressionism and action painting; color studies informed by Matisse, Warhol and Gauguin; and works inspired by Jackson’s interest in African, Latin and Native North American indigenous sculpture and culture.  Ronald L. Jones  Ronald Llewellyn Jones is a self-taught multidisciplinary artist whose artwork explores barriers between creatives and audiences and encouraging conversations about the relationship between individuals and their communities. Originally a filmmaker and photographer, he’s become best-known for his site-specific string and wire installations in gallery spaces and public outdoor areas that reference both the connections that build community and the barriers that impede progress. Jones challenges individual perceptions in relation to the availability of access and agency within normative societal structures.  Gabriel Martinez Gabriel Martinez is an artist, writer, and performer who takes the urban environment as a frame within which to examine concerns both local and global. Installations, discrete artworks, and even performative works may be made from the recontextualized detritus of city life--traffic barriers, shattered auto glass, empty cans, found fabric scraps. Martinez graduated with an MFA from Columbia University and attended the Whitney Independent Study Program before moving to Houston as a Core Program fellow and as an artist-in-residence at Project Row Houses. He is the founder of Alabama Song, an experimental arts space in Houston, and an active participant in Houston’s creative music community.   Ayanna Jolivet Mccloud  Ayanna Jolivet Mccloud is a native Houstonian, a fourth-generation artist, and a community leader. Inspired by mapping and geography; the natural environment; and diaspora, memory, and loss, she works across disciplines including site-specific land installations, studio-based work, and writing. She has led interdisciplinary community initiatives throughout the U.S. connecting arts, culture and the environment; and she frames new ways of imagining and advocating for natural resources and environmental justice. Currently, she is Executive Director of Bayou City Waterkeeper, where she works on wetland protection and urban water management, promotes watershed resiliency efforts that center equity and nature-based solutions, and supports community efforts to improve water quality in greater Houston.  Patrick Renner  Sculptor Patrick Renner explores refuse as a vehicle for memory and a way of exploring the human condition. He is best-known for his first large scale public sculpture, Funnel Tunnel, a 180’ woven wood and metal construction commissioned by Art League Houston and placed for over a year on Montrose Boulevard. During his decade of teaching at the High School for Performing and Visual Arts and at Sharpstown International High School, Renner led four student art car projects, winning three prizes including the Mayor’s Cup in 2011. He’s also among the founding members of El Rincon Social and of the {exurb} projects collective. He received his BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2004 and his MFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 2006. Emily Sloan Social sculptor Emily Sloan’s “recreational aesthetics” encompass performance, education, and visual arts. She works with a variety of materials including wood, clay, humor and dreams. Projects have included a faux burning house, funeral wakes for the undead, baptisms out of a pick-up truck, an art gallery in a refrigerator. She is the founding reverend of the controversial Southern Naptist Convention and Co-Director for Houston International Performance Art Biennale. In 2009, Sloan received her MFA in sculpture at the University of Houston, and in 2013 she established the Mystic Lyon art space in the Fifth Ward.

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