The Momentary and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art announced today that 60 artists have been selected for State of the Art 2020. As part of opening the new contemporary art space, the Momentary, the exhibition will be on view at the Momentary and Crystal Bridges from February 22 through May 24, 2020, free for all visitors.
Lauren Haynes, curator of visual arts at the Momentary and curator of contemporary art at Crystal Bridges, is leading State of the Art 2020, along with Alejo Benedetti, assistant curator of contemporary art, Crystal Bridges and Allison Glenn, associate curator of contemporary art, Crystal Bridges. The team visited studios across the country, resulting in the selection of a diverse group of 60 artists, from varied backgrounds and at different points in their careers.
More than 100 artworks will be featured in State of the Art 2020-- most created in the last three years. A number of artists are making site specific works in response to the interior architecture of both spaces as well as the histories of this region. At both the Momentary and Crystal Bridges, artwork will include paintings, sculpture, photography, video, performance, and mixed media.
“State of the Art 2020 fits our vision for the Momentary and builds on some of what we’ve already done at Crystal Bridges--presenting contemporary artists who are making work that raise topics and important questions about this moment in time,” said Haynes. “As we traveled the US talking with artists, connections between their work and ideas began to emerge, which drove the selection of themes.”
The 60 individuals in State of the Art 2020 represent a cross-section of artists working today and their artwork will be organized into thematic sections including world-building: creating real and fictional spaces; sense of place: investigating ideas of home, family, immigration, and more; mapping: connections to and relationships with landscapes and power, and temporality: the concept of time and how we perceive it.
Artists Featured in State of the Art 2020:
Sama Alshaibi | Tucson, AZ
Eddie Aparicio | Los Angeles, CA
Marcela Pardo Ariza | San Francisco, CA
Mae Aur | Memphis, TN
Frances Bagley | Dallas, TX
Paul Stephen Benjamin | Atlanta, GA
Frank Blazquez | Albuquerque, NM
Kate Budd | Akron, OH
Amy Casey | Cleveland, OH
Domingo Castillo | Miami, FL
Alex Chitty | Chicago, IL
JooYoung Choi | Houston, TX
Alex Bradley Cohen | Chicago, IL
Jill Downen | Kansas City, MO
Carla Edwards | Brooklyn, NY
Jenelle Esparza | San Antonio, TX
Peter Everett | Salt Lake City, UT
Joey Fauerso | San Antonio, TX
Jennifer Harge | Detroit, MI
Elisa Harkins | Tulsa, OK
David R. Harper | Philadelphia, PA
L. Kasimu Harris | New Orleans, LA
Mari Hernandez | San Antonio, TX
Scott Hocking | Detroit, MI
Hong Hong | New Haven, CT
Letitia Huckaby | Benbrook, TX
Cory Imig | Kansas City, MO
Chele Issac | Madison, WI
Ronald Jackson | Spotsylvania, VA
Lori Kella | Cleveland, OH
Jody Kuehner (Cherdonna) | Seattle, WA
Nicolas Lobo | Miami, FL
Joanna Keane Lopez | Albuquerque, NM
Jova Lynne | Detroit, MI
Suchitra Mattai | Denver, CO
Hannah McBroom | Kansas City, MO
Art Miller | Kansas City, MO
Cristina Molina | New Orleans, LA
Jiha Moon | Atlanta, GA
Tabitha Nikolai | Portland, OR
Kris Pierce | Dallas, TX
Timothy Portlock | St. Louis, MO
Enrico Riley | Lebanon, NH
Kellie Romany | Chicago, IL
Anthony Romero, Josh Rios, and Matthew Joynt, in collaboration | Boston, MA
George Sanchez-Calderon | Miami, FL
Jordan Seaberry | Providence, RI
Karen Seapker | Nashville, TN
Rick Silva | Eugene, OR
Anthony Sonnenberg | Fayetteville, AR
Edra Soto | Chicago, IL
Francisco Souto | Lincoln, NE
Damian Stamer | Hillsborough, NC
Su Su | Pittsburgh, PA
Jena Thomas | Spartanburg, SC
Stacy Lynn Waddell | Durham, NC
Larry Walker | Atlanta, GA
Diego Rodriguez Warner | Denver, CO
Didier William | Philadelphia, PA
Alice Pixley Young | Cincinnati, OH
State of the Art 2020 is the continuation of an exploration into contemporary art that began in 2014, when Crystal Bridges presented State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now. The exhibition sought to showcase art being created across the US and develop the understanding that contemporary art is approachable and relevant to topics of the day. More than 175,000 visitors experienced the exhibition and engaged in meaningful discussions and events surrounding the show. PBS created a documentary released in April 2019 called State of the Art, which follows the journeys of seven artists featured in that exhibition. After its opening at Crystal Bridges, State of the Art then traveled to the Minneapolis Institute of Art; Telfair Museums, Savannah, GA; Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis, TN; The Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC; and the Frist Art Museum, formerly known as the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN.
The book created in conjunction with the exhibition at MASSMoCA curated and edited by Denise Markonish is now available through the MASSMoCA store!
“It will gradually become apparent that at particular moments when there is within a society a crisis of belief…the sheer material factualness of the human body will be borrowed to lend that cultural construct the aura of ‘realness’ and ‘certainty.’ – Elaine Scarry, The Body in Pain: The Making and Unmaking of the World (1985)
Suffering From Realness explores the politics of representation — and the ways in which artists use the body to grasp at and re-center the “aura of realness” in an age of uncertainty. The title for the exhibition is borrowed from the song “Ni**as in Paris” by Jay-Z and Kanye West in which West raps: “Doctors say I’m the illest / ‘Cause I’m suffering from realness.” This prophetic lyric ended up signaling the musician’s spiraling ego, over-the-top public behavior, and mental health issues. But the phrase also begs the question, “What exactly is realness?” In her most political group exhibition to date, curator Denise Markonish explores the fluidity of identity and the media rituals performed to tell the narrative of “realness.”
192 pages. Hardcover.
F&M Projects proudly announces the four artists participating in the inaugural 2019 - 2020 publication program: Jennifer Ling Datchuk, Ryan Takaba, Sterling Allen, and Joey Fauerso.
Artists were invited through an open call for applications and chosen by a selection panel made up of curators from Ballroom Marfa, Blanton Museum of Art, Dallas Museum of Art, DePaul Art Museum, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.
testsite 18.1 ~ Dig Three Tunnels
Joey Fauerso & Neil Fauerso
Opening Reception: Sunday, January 21, 4-6p with an Artist/Collaborator discussion at 4:30p
In Dig Three Tunnels, artist Joey Fauerso will present new work drawing from the histories of 19th-century utopian communities, the writings of Walter Benjamin, and early American radio plays to examine the realities, histories, and longings associated with escape both real and imagined. Fauerso’s work will be accompanied by poems and essays written by Neil Fauerso.
I will be exhibiting my commisioned film with original music by my dad, Paul Fauerso as part of the project 'St Anthony's Lost and Found', running from January 25th-April 28th, Culture Commons Gallery, San Antonio.
St. Anthony’s Lost & Found is a multi-genre exhibition grounded in the history of San Antonio, featuring community poems and artworks that pay tribute to both the known and lost history of our City.
The exhibit is a signature initiative of San Antonio Poet Laureate Jenny Browne, resulting from a citywide education project conceived for San Antonio’s 300th Anniversary: St. Anthony’s Lost & Found: A Poetry Exchange. The goal of the project is to commemorate the Tricentennial through a study of poetry and how it can communicate personal, social, and historical connections to the land, people, and cultures that make up the City’s landscape in 2018.
Albert Alvarez, Fernando Andrade, Lisette Chavez, Joe De La Cruz, Joey Fauerso, Paul Fauerso, Barbara Felix, Ana Fernandez, Xavier Gilmore, Joe Harjo, M. Guadalupe Marmolejo, Abraham Mojica, Kristy Perez, Jose Sotelo, Hiromi Stringer, Allison Valdivia, Jose Villalobos, and Juan Zavala Castro
Central Features Contemporary Art
- Saturday, January 27, 201811:00 AM
Saturday, March 10, 20184:00 PM
Seeing The Unseen
Jesse Amado, Joey Fauerso, Riley Robinson & Chris Sauter
Brownsville Museum of Art
Opening Reception: November 11th, 2017
Exhibition: November 11th - January 28th, 2017
The Brownsville Museum of Fine Art is pleased to present " Seeing the Unseen " a groupexhibition by Texas based artists Jesse Amado, Joey Fauerso, Riley Robinson and Chris Sauter. Together, the artists of this show exemplify the idea of design and construction through the theater of surprise and the unexpected. They speak about regional and global issues of family, addiction, technology and agriculture in an intimate and personal manner and turn the concerns of identity and the accompanying sociopolitical effects into a collective response and experience. The act of creation and process in these works provoke curiosity in a manner which should delight the viewer. Bold and attractive with an astonishingly unique expression – these artists redefine how we perceive what is before us.
I will be participating in the Blue Star Contemporary Berlin Residency at the Kunstlerhaus Bethanien this summer through Jul15.
Blue Star Contemporary
November 4, 2016-January 8th 2017
Opening November 3rd and 4th
Guest Curated by Claudia Arozqueta
Reclaimed by Nature is the first in a series of collaborative exhibitions at Blue Star Contemporary curated by participants of Sala Diaz’ Casa Chuck Residency, an international invitational program for curators and critics.
Featuring artists: Alejandro Almanza Pereda; Dulce Chacón; Daniela Edburg; Joey Fauerso; Buster Graybill; Jasmyne Graybill; Arturo Hernández Alcázar; Sofía Taboas; Raul Ortega Ayala; Kristy Perez; Ethel Shipton.
The relationship between humankind and nature leans toward a dichotomous visualization in which both entities are independent from—and non-contingent upon—each another. This conceptualization, forged in industrial age furnaces, leads to obsessive attempts to master and control nature, but this perceived binary is fallacious. Mutual feedback between the natural environment and human civilization is unavoidable: what effects one always reverberates in the other, as we dramatically witness on a day-to-day basis.
Featuring the work of Mexico City- and San Antonio-based artists from multiple generations, Reclaimed by Nature reflects upon the problematic coexistence and fragile boundaries between human industriousness and the natural world. Exploring environmental interventions of man-made artifacts and spaces, the works on display examine and celebrate natural forces as a timely reminder to attain a much-needed balance between what we create and what exists, despite of us.
'A Soft Opening', new work by Joey Fauerso opens at David Shelton Gallery on October 14th with an opening reception from 6-9m. The show runs through November 12th.
David Shelton Gallery
4411 Montrose Blvd, Suite B
Houston, TX 77006
Tuesday - Saturday, 11 - 6
A Soft Opening
The phrase “a soft opening” carries a double meaning—the test run of plays and restaurants and the phantasmagoria of orifices, Cronenbergian portals. The common denominator of these two meanings is uncertainty, fluidity, flux. One never knows what will happen opening night when the red curtains draw back.
Joey Fauerso’s kinetic solo exhibition, her second at David Shelton Gallery, revels in the flash of possibilities. Across text, painting, film and sound, Fauerso luxuriates in a coiled chaos, telescoping from the whimsical, joyful intrigues of family to the dark, cresting tides arising from a year where the world is gripped with hatred and panic.
In Attendance, a six-minute video that splices earthy images of familial play with tactile, stark paintings and a serene ghostly long take of the ocean—all to a minimal metronomic score—euphoria and unease pervade. There is the sense and terror that things are always transitioning faster than one can process.
In Utopia, a painted tapestry of medieval proportions, men carry each other to and from a snaking, humid river. It’s unclear whether they are hurting or helping, whether it’s a grim death ritual or a rescue. Though depicted in metallic tones, it feels like steaming Technicolor, charged with the blood rush of immediacy and peril.
Similarly, one mono-print piece titled Contrast interjects the text: “Pretend You are A Newborn Baby” with smeared, swirled faces electric with sensory overload. The hinge flutters like butterfly wings between terror and wonder.
Several of the works space longer, surreally didactic poems with Fauerso’s monochrome paintings. Some of the text from the poems comes from things said by her children during make-believe games. As Fauerso states, “When children play and make-believe, the assigning of meaning and value is incredibly fluid. There is an elasticity to the naming of things.” These sequences are simultaneously instructive and disorienting, and much of the meaning alights and connects through the process of arranging.
The exhibition is inspired by Fauerso’s life, family, what she reads and what is happening in the world. Fauerso is keenly aware of the gap between these streams and the way they lattice together. Marcel Duchamp once referred to the space between components as the “infra-slim”, and suggested meaning could be located within this invisible seam. As A Soft Opening demonstrates, the infra-slim goes on forever.
Printed Matter, Inc. presents
THE NY ART BOOK FAIR
September 18–20, 2015
Preview: Thursday, September 17, 6-9pm BUY PREVIEW TICKETS HERE
Printed Matter presents the tenth annual NY Art Book Fair, from September 18 to 20, 2015, at MoMA PS1, Long Island City, Queens. A preview will be held on the evening of Thursday, September 17.
Free and open to the public, the NY Art Book Fair is the world’s premier event for artists’ books, catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines.
This year, the fair features over 370 booksellers, antiquarians, artists, institutions and independent publishers from twenty-eight countries. Last year’s fair was attended by more than 35,000 people.
Blue Star Contemporary is excited to host a selection of artists participating in the Drawing Center’s Open Sessions program. Featuring artists Joey Fauerso, Tatiana Istomina, Patte Loper, Matt Neff, Mona Sharma, Adam Shecter, Naho Taruishi, and Arturs Virtmanis, the new exhibition will be on view from September 3, 2015, through November 8, 2015
Name It by Trying to Name It: Open Sessions 2014-15
Thursday, July 16, 6–8pm
The Drawing Center | 35 Wooster Street
Initiated in 2014, Open Sessions is a new program at The Drawing Center through which a large group of artists consider their relationship to drawing as medium, process, and metaphor. Working together over a two-year period, Open Sessions artists participate in ongoing studio visits and discussions, punctuated by small group exhibitions at The Drawing Center, as well as other self-organized shows in New York and abroad.
Name It by Trying to Name It: Open Sessions 2014-15 includes all artists in the program, giving the first floor of the museum over to an exploration of contemporary drawing, encompassing performance, video, sculpture, and installation, as well as traditional drawing forms. The show's numerous collaborations, in which ideas and materials are shared, emphasize the medium's flexibility and process-oriented nature. The exhibition will evolve over its six-week run, as some artworks enter and exit in two-week cycles, while others remain constant throughout the show's run. Taken as a whole, Name It by Trying to Name It presents a window into nearly two years of thinking about drawing. The Open Sessions program is curated by Nova Benway and Lisa Sigal.
New work including a collaborative film on fairy tales and politics; an installation under the stairs; a stack of posters in envelopes, ready to be mailed; a comic book for reconciliation; drawings
for patents; Morse code messages; and other new work. Participating artists: Joey Fauerso, Tatiana Istomina, Patte Loper, Matt Neff, Mona Sharma, Adam Shecter, Naho Taruishi, and Arturs Virtmanis.
My work will be featured in this year's Luminaria taking place November 7th and 8th at the Tobin Center and beyond.
Public Art San Antonio (PASA) a Division of the City of San Antonio’s Department for Culture and Creative Department has launched a new series as part of their X MARKS THE ART downtown art program titled, Redrawing the City. The exhibit has been curated by San Antonio artist and Texas State Associate Professor of Art, Joey Fauerso, and presents the work of six emerging Texas-based artists and recent BFA graduates of Texas State University: Julio Barrientos, Kate Garner, Darby Hillman, Hope Mora, Kameron Richie, and John Tennison. Responding to the San Antonio urban landscape, culture and architecture, the six artists employ a wide range of material and conceptual approaches to create new pathways, rhythms and creative intersections throughout the heart of San Antonio’s rich and diverse downtown.
The Drawing Center is pleased to announce the selected artists for Open Sessions. A two-year program open to artists working in a variety of disciplines, Open Sessions will offer exhibition opportunities in The Drawing Center’s Lab Space and other venues, as well as studio visits, public programs, and informal gatherings. These programs will be cooperatively organized by Open Sessions Curators Nova Benway and Lisa Sigal, and groups of the participating artists, with support from Open Sessions Fellows Kamrooz Aram, Nathan Carter, Emilie Clark, and E.V. Day.