Black Box Lunch - Jill Bedgood & Sherry Owens
Black Box Lunch
Several times throughout the year, Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum presents Black Box Lunch. These short and intimate lunchtime chats give featured artists direct contact with their audience and art-lovers the chance to peek inside the artist's mind. Delicious box lunches from SIP are available for $8 to members, $10 to non-members. Past Black Box Lunch artists include Philip John Evett, Justin Parr and Ed Saavedra, Ivano Vitali and Joan Hall, Gary Sweeney and Julia Barbosa Landois.
Space is limited so please RSVP to elizabeth@bluestarart or 210-227-6960
Texas Tough features four renowned artists: Jill Bedgood, Amita Bhatt, Sharon Kopriva, and Sherry Owens. Texas Tough is Blue Starʼs first all-women exhibition since Arte Latina: ROAR, in April 2008. This exhibition, which runs from June 6, 2013 to August 24, 2013, includes artists from Austin, Dallas and Houston representing multiple visual arts disciplines.This exhibition was made possible by an NEA grant and the support of DCCD.
During this Black Box Lunch we will have the opportunity to hear from two of the exhibiting artists, Jill Bedgood & Sherry Owens.
Jill Bedgood's Artist Statement:
Referencing small devotional books used daily and as yearly calendars of spiritual practice, the installation "Books of Hours: Interventions" meditates on medical intrusions of the body to heal an illness. Each "book" is unique containing a relief of an object used in an "intervention" of the flesh or mind, or ones used in requesting an "intercession" from the universe, or those that provoke a memory providing solace. Objects include, for example, a needle, IV regulator, religious medallion, drugs, swab, bottle lid, key. In others, the book pages are manipulated to indicate the effects time has on the natural world. The white marble appearance speaks to memorialization of the individual, of medical procedures, of simple objects one contemplates visually and uses daily. The books are a collective experience; life is woven from our sensory encounters with objects, making them valued. Books of Hours acts also as a "memento mori", a contemplative reminder of our own mortality.
Sherry Owens Biography:
Sherry Owens, a native Texan, lives and works in Dallas. She received a BFA from Southern Methodist University in 1972 and the Moss/Chumley North Texas Artist Award in 1999. She is a former president of the Texas Sculpture Association, has served on various art boards and was a co-founder of the Emergency Artists' Support League. Owens has been in numerous exhibitions throughout Texas and the southwest including solo exhibitions at Haggar Gallery, University of Dallas; Women & Their Work, Austin; Martin Museum, Baylor University; Irving Arts Center; and Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos. Owens is known for her meticulous crepe myrtle sculptures, as well as large outdoor works in steel and bronze. Informed by observations in nature, she constructs nest-like objects using twigs and branches to create both dense, chaotic forms and open drawings in space.
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