Friend of a friend
Curated by Robert Jackson Harrington
Serra Victoria Bothwell Fels
Rachel Wolfson Smith
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 4, 7-10 pm
Exhibition: March 4 – April 1, 2017
Gallery Hours: Saturdays 12-5pm or by appointment
Based on a simple curatorial strategy, 'Friend of a friend' examines the associations and influences of contemporary artists who use drawing as their primary means of art making. The intent is to foster dialogue, generate questions, and provide exposure to different perspectives.
Curated by Roberto Jackson Harrington, he chose two artists and selected one artwork from each. In turn, those two artists selected two other artists and selected one artwork from each. The process proceeded once more, ultimately creating two branches totaling fourteen artists from the initial two. Artists featured in this exhibition include Andrew Beincasa, Emily Belknap, David Crosland, Alyssa Dennis, Ryan Ebelt, Serra Victoria Bothwell Fels, Jonathan Herrera, Mike Huddleston, Stephanie Inagaki, Yujin Lee, Nicole Maloof, Devin Mawdsley, Dasha Shishkin and Rachel Wolfson Smith.
Roberto Jackson Harrington creates drawings and sculptural installations from everyday materials that center on the concept of potential. Recent exhibitions include The IV Bienal Ciudad Juárez- El Paso Biennial 2015, Ciudad Juárez, MX & El Paso, TX and TEXAS DRAWS IV, at the Southwest School of Art, San Antonio, TX. Currently he directs the Museum of Pocket Art and is a member of the Center for Experimental Practice and the curatorial collective, Los Outsiders, based in Austin, TX.