Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Post from Matt

Untitled (Blast Walls)

Matt Hanner sent this new image for the blog.

Lou in Denton

Lou Mallozzi one of the artists in Sustenance will be coming from Chicago to install his sound piece and then perform in Denton next saturday night:

Improvised music concert

Lou Mallozzi: turntables, CDs, microphones, mixer
Damon Smith: bass

Tex Gallery
1012 Egan St.
Denton, TX 76209

Saturday, Sept. 4
9PM, 2 sets

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Post from Shannon and Courtney

SUSTENANCE | abstract
Shannon Brunskill with Courtney Brown
Performance driven installations 
two closets | two women
to be emptied | to be present | to be filled
Opening performance begins at 11 am, September 11th.
Closing performance begins at 11 am, October 2nd.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Post from Iris

Iris Bechtol sent these images with the following quote.

"You live your life through and around objects." 
Lawrence Weiner

Saturday, August 21, 2010

More Images of the Building, Part 3

Last of this batch of photos from Stephen of the exhibition site, 337 Singleton.

More Images of the Building, Part 2

More of Stephen's photos of the exhibition site, 337 Singleton.

More Images of the Building, Part 1

More photos from Stephen of the exhibition site 337 Singleton.

New Post from Kristin

Andrè Thomkins "Erscheinung"
Light Dancer

Loie Fuller's Radium Dance
Kristin Mariani sent the following images and description for her piece in the Sustenance exhibition. 

Sustenance Statement:
A curtain of photo-luminescent fabric hangs on a wall.  The fabric absorbs light and slowly releases it over intervals of time.  The material just hanging there supports a metabolic process, absorbing and emitting, consuming and expelling.  The gathering of the curtain creates a fullness containing pockets of space and darkness in each fold.  All of this I want to integrate into the architecture of the site.

Kristin Mariani is a Chicago based dressmaker, designer and artist. In her art and design practice she investigates hidden layers of labor discovered inside found cloth and garments, incorporating physical responses to material that emphasize process, patience, and chance.  In 2000 she founded her label RedShift; a line of contemporary couture created from salvaged materials and found garments.  Her designs have been described as work “that elevates the unique and the unrepeatable, and openly acknowledges a connection to the material world of production and consumption.”  She maintains an engaged practice by collaborating with artists from other disciplines, creating garments for dance, performance, and installation.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Post from Michael

Michael Mazurek sent these new photos from inside and near the site of the exhibition.

Post from Sedrick

Sedrick Huckaby sent along the following images of his work for the blog. More information to come!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Post from Justin

Justin Ginsberg sent the following description with the above images about his installation.

"The installation will speak to space, time, nature, and human. The strands are free to be and allowed an opportunity to behave naturally, but because the material is presented in such an unfamiliar context it challenges the presumed nature of things, and how they should act. The piece is animated by tension, and charged with energy. It will appear as if natural and mysterious forces are at play, manipulating this seemingly impossible flowing form. The glass fibers activate the environment, and this interaction expresses a symbolic and romanticized view of existence that is fundamentally harmonious."

Post from Lou

Lou Mallozzi sent this description and excerpt of his sound installation for "Sustenance."

sound installation, looping, stereo, dimensions variable

Peers is a sound installation that mines the banal for a veiled drama.  Twelve narrators recite, in unison, a compilation of everything Lee Harvey Oswald said from the moment of John F. Kennedy’s assassination to the moment of his own demise at the hands of Jack Ruby.  These voices on loudspeakers conjure the jury that Oswald never had, absent from justice and history, one of many absences in an event that will likely never resolve, perhaps destined only to continue its ongoing mythological mutation.

Narrators: Anton Hatwich, Kate Joyce, Carla Duarte, Jacob Ross, Hamza Walker, Rebecca Kressley, Gary Marks, Lee Blalock, Richard Cahan, Benjamin Chaffee, Noè Cuellar, Chi Jang Yin.

Lou Mallozzi is a sound artist, arts administrator, and educator in Chicago.  His work involves phonography, site, body, actuality, and language in various combinations and collisions; working individually and collaboratively, he has performed and exhibited internationally.  He is co-founder and executive director of Experimental Sound Studio, in which capacity he has curated and organized hundreds of sonic arts events for the public and opportunities for artists since 1986.   He is also a core faculty member of the Sound Department of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he has taught since 1985.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Kimberly's Photo

Kimberly Aubuchon sent this image of The Gathering, a felt installation of birds, clouds, and bushes, as a point of reference for her upcoming installation in Sustenance

Jesse's Photo

Jesse Barnett sent this image--his installation will be based on it. You can find out more at his website.

Stephen's Photo

Exterior of 337 Singleton, seen from the parking lot across the street.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Exhibition Press Release

SUSTENANCE, Site-Specific Art Exhibition
September 11-October 3, 2010

August 11, 2010, Dallas, TX – Site-specific installations by 24 artists will occupy a vacant two-story building in West Dallas during the exhibition Sustenance, opening Saturday, September 11, 2010, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

Exhibition curator Stephen Lapthisophon explains, "Sustenance relates to the need to create—to fill up, to add on or to embellish. We add to the world every day but sometimes there is just enough. We keep going in order to sustain ourselves—and our fellows. We keep ‘keeping on’ in order to continue. To breathe, feed, share and give permission for others to open the same door. Recognizing that the door has left the hinges we rush in to fill in the gaps, block out the echoes and fill in the shadows.”

Two-dozen artists from Dallas, Arlington, Fort Worth, San Antonio and Chicago will create site-specific responses to the idea of sustenance including sound installations, video, sculpture installations, and performances. Participating artists include: Kimberly Aubuchon, Frances Bagley, Jesse Barnett, Iris Bechtol, Shannon Brunskill (with Courtney Brown), Brian Fridge, Justin Ginsberg, Linnea Glatt and Jim Cinquemani, Matt Hanner, Chris Hefner, Kate Helmes, Sedrick Huckaby, Devin King, Darryl Lauster, Lou Mallozzi, Kristin Mariani, Michael Mazurek, Patrick Murphy, Tom Orr, Ludwig Schwarz, Lizzy Wetzel, and Jeff Zilm.

The property, owned by West Dallas Investments, is located within sight of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge designed by Santiago Calatrava under construction over the Trinity River. The stripped building has been out of use for years and offers unique opportunities for exploring visual and conceptual ideas.

The exhibition will be open on Saturdays and Sundays between September 11 and October 3, 2010, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. on opening day, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. subsequent Saturdays, and 1-6 p.m. on Sundays (newly updated hours). For more information about programming during the exhibition, images, updates from participating artists, and links to artist websites visit the exhibition blog at http://sustenanceexhibition.blogspot.com.

What: Sustenance
Who: Organized by Stephen Lapthisophon and Anne Lawrence
When: Opening day—Saturday, September 11, 11am-10pm
Open September 11-October 3, 2010, on Saturdays 11am-6pm, Sundays 1-6pm (UPDATED HOURS)
Where: 337 Singleton Blvd., Dallas TX 75212
FREE: Open to the public


Contact: Anne Lawrence
Blog: http://sustenanceexhibition.blogspot.com
Facebook (group): Sustenance

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Where is 337 Singleton?

337 Singleton, Dallas, TX 75212 - a bright blue two-story building just across the Trinity River from Downtown. Map here.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Post from Stephen

"Sustenance" relates to the need to create--to fill up, to add on or to embellish. We add to the world every day but sometimes there is just enough. We keep going in order to sustain ourselves--and our fellows. We keep "keeping on" in order to continue. To breathe, feed, share and give permission for others to open the same door. Recognizing that the door has left the hinges we rush in to fill in the gaps, block out the echoes and fill in the shadows.

- Stephen Lapthisophon

Post from Patrick

Patrick Murphy just sent a photo that is related to his multi-media piece. 
"It's a polaroid instant photo that works in tandem with a sound piece, both are inspired by the ideas of decay / obsolescence / time."

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Post from Lizzy

Lizzy Wetzel sent along these images.

Sand in the wall, outside the room

Inside the room
Downstairs, directly below