from the Box13 Website
Disturbance of Distance
OPENING Reception: Saturday, January 17, 7:30 to 9:30 pm
HANA HILLEROVA, Houston
LESLIE MUTCHLER, Austin
JENNIFER PRICHARD, Austin
Skote: JILL PANGALLO, Austin and ALEX WHITE, New York
EMILY SLOAN, Houston
GABRIELA TRZEBINSKI, Houston
Curated by Eleanor L. Williams
Box 13 ArtSpace is pleased to announce the opening of Disturbance of Distance, a site-specific exhibition curated by Eleanor L. Williams, which brings together the work of Hana Hillerova, Leslie Mutchler, Jennifer Prichard, Emily Sloan, Gabriela Trzebinski, and Skote, a collaboration by Jill Pangallo and Alex White. Upon entering the exhibition visitors will be greeted with comedic “art-o-tainment” provided by Skote as a prelude to the exciting sculpture inside by Hillerova, Mutchler, Prichard, and Sloan, and a video installation by Trzebinski. The opening reception for the exhibition will be Saturday, January 17, 2009 from 7:30pm – 9:30pm. The exhibition will be on view from January 17, 2009 through February 19, 2009 with a curator and artists talk to be held on Thursday, February 19, 2009, at 7:00pm at Box 13 ArtSpace.
In Disturbance of Distance, Hana Hillerova offers what the artist describes as a utopian city of Buckminster Fuller design built by hippies that oscillates somewhere between chaos and order. Leslie Mutchler investigates the consumer desire to purchase an organized lifestyle focusing on furniture that functions as storage that unifies an accumulation of belongings into a minimal guise of solidarity.Ceramic artist Jennifer Prichard creates wall installations made of hundreds of handcrafted porcelain pieces that resemble beautiful new forms of lichen that propagate throughout a space. Emily Sloan proposes ideas regarding containment and nostalgia in her domestic-themed, life-sized snow globes. Gabriela Trzebinski presents a visceral and moving video installation examining the struggle against poaching in Africa. Finally, as guests arrive to and depart from the exhibition, Skote, a collaboration by Jill Pangallo and Alex White, will be staging a Live! From Pansuitland performance. Using the classic language of popular television formats — the talk show, the sitcom, and 70’s variety shows — Skote presents a comedic, art-o-tainment spin on celebrity-culture, object worship and reality TV, and at the same time exposes our own relationship to the phenomenon.
Austin Video Bee is a multimedia video collective based in Austin, Texas that seeks to promote experimental and innovative pieces and to be an integral part of the vital Austin arts community. Seven of the members of AVB have mined the history of performance art to find works that they felt were not "alive" or available to newer generations of artists and audiences. They each "re-performed" the work of an artist they admired and created video documentation of their performances. Stringing these documentation videos together becomes analogous to a game of "telephone," where our potential misunderstanding of what the performance originally was becomes a generative process, like covers of songs that retain the essential qualities of the original but become something new in the process.
"AVB RE-Performs" includes:
Elizabeth Abrams re-performs an excerpt from Hannah Wilke's "Gestures"
Anna Krackey re-performs Jill Pangallo's "Some Lady Kickboxing"
Ivan Lozano re-performs Ana Mendieta's "Body Tracks"
Jill Pangallo re-performs Vito Acconi's "Theme Song"
Corkey Sinks re-performs Marina Abramovic's reperformance of Gina Pane's "Conditioning"
Lee Webster re-performs Marina & Ulay's "Great Wall Walk"
Jamie Wentz re-performs Phyllis Baldino
The Green Box is a space for video and media installations and is upstairs at BOX13 ArtSpace.
For more information please contact Michael Henderson at firstname.lastname@example.org and visit the website