MARCH 4 – APRIL 16, 2017
Opening Reception Saturday, March 4, 2017
6:00 – 9:00 PM
Houston artist David Aylsworth is well-known within Texas art circles for his stunning abstract paintings celebrating his facility with the brush, sophisticated understanding of color, and harmonious spatial relationships between form and shape. He is inspired by images around him, in both a mental and physical sense, and paints intersecting lines and shapes with luscious strokes, giving his works a sense of energy and movement. Aylsworth’s titles often reference songs and show tunes, at times giving his highly abstract, non-objective style, a sort of verbal and lyrical foundation
Born in Tiffin, Ohio, Aylsworth graduated in 1989 with his BFA from Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, and was an artist in residence in the Core Program at the Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, from 1989-91. Recent exhibitions include solo shows at Inman Gallery (2016), Morgan Lehman in New York (2014) and Holly Johnson Gallery (2013). His paintings are found in numerous private and permanent collections, including the Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Dallas Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and the Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi. A full color catalogue published by the Art Museum of Southeast Texas will accompany this exhibition.
This exhibition and catalogue are organized by the Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont and made possible through the support of Paul Hester of Hester + Hardaway Photographers, Fayetteville, Texas,Leslie and Brad Bucher, Glen Gonzalez and Steve Summers, Linda and George Kelly, Bob Ackerley, Jim F. Avant, Bob Black and Gary Tucker, Sissy and Denny Kempner, Kevin and Avril Schofield, Emily and Dr. Alton Steiner, Anonymous, and Yvette and Scott Hill.
Growing up in the Houston-Galveston area of the Texas Gulf Coast, Steve Fisher learned to appreciate the spare, understated beauty of our coastal landscape. Fisher’s images represent his desire to highlight to viewers the unique visual qualities inherent to these humble but specialplaces. Fisher is a fine art photographer who specializes in large format black and white images of the Texas Gulf Coast. His photographs of the Galveston area have received local, regional, and international recognition. A Houston native, he currently lives in Pearland, Texas. Fisher received a Master’s Degree from Texas Tech University and a PhD from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston and now also teaches at UTMB.
WAKE is a DIY collective active in Galveston, Texas. The collective creates Wake the Zine, a monthly music and arts publication, and organizes DIY music events in Galveston. WAKE is a group of volunteers who are brought together by a passion for DIY practices, live shows, zines, and local scene-building.
Unique to other booking entities in Galveston, WAKE also promotes select local shows from other organizers via a monthly local calendar on the back cover, social media, and other coverage. WAKE also explores off-line promotion via print media and an innovative text-alert for WAKE events. 300 copies of each issue of Wake the Zine are distributed in publicly accessible spaces, primarily MOD Coffeehouse in Galveston. PDF scans of the zine are also accessible online at wakethezine.com .
Pool of Sound is an interactive two channel sound installation. As visitors walk through the space, they push the sound of water with their bodies. Dib is a multidisciplinary artist and anthropologist. Her installations and compositions range from the experimental to the ethnographic and investigate socio-technical and ecological change.