Top Five: February 10, 2022

by Glasstire February 10, 2022

Glasstire counts down the top five art events in Texas.

For last week’s picks, please go here.

A photograph of an installation by Sabra Booth which fills three windows visible from the sidewalk outside of Artpace in San Antonio. All three windows have an off-white background with white, snow-like, dots. The left window has a green abstract and jagged shape that snakes across it. The middle pane has purple flowers that come from the top of the image and hang down. The right pane has blue leaf-like images similar to an agave plant that start in the bottom right corner and extend up and out.

Installation view of “Snow Shadows” by Sabra Booth at Artpace, San Antonio. Photo by Beth Devillier.

1. Sabra Booth: Snow Shadows
Artpace (San Antonio)
January 20 – May 8, 2022

From Artpace:

“Our first Main Space exhibition this year features local artist and City of San Antonio Department of Arts & Culture 2022 Individual Artist Grant recipient, Sabra Booth. Booth’s studio practice offers interpretative observations of nature while addressing complex ecological issues, and Snow Shadows further explores this interest. The exhibition is visible from the Artpace’s Main Space gallery windows along North Main Avenue.”

A photograph of the interior of a gallery. On the walls four large circular heavily textured paintings hang. Work by David Jeremiah.

Installation image of “David Jeremiah: I Drive Thee” at Gallery 12.26 in Dallas.

2. David-Jeremiah: I Drive Thee
12.26 Gallery (Dallas)
January 29 – March 5, 2022

From 12.26 Gallery:

“12.26 is pleased to present David-Jeremiah: I Drive Thee, a new series of works on wood panel that continues the artist’s conceptual throughline of the Lamborghini automobile, likening this highly complex and grandiose piece of machinery to the male Black body as a symbolic site of masculinity, violence and potential. Through the meticulous arrangement of two motifs, the Human Collar Bone and the Orchid, David-Jeremiah has created eight uniformly sized tondo paintings that are each based on the design of a Lamborghini steering wheel. For this exhibition, David-Jeremiah draws upon the link between the luxury car brand and the history and brutality of Spanish bullfighting. Typically, each Lamborghini model is named after a bull breed or a fighting bull that has either defeated a matador in the ring or survived enough contests to retire.”

A dark photograph of a a figure dancing with their arms in the air. The figure is illuminated by an array of blue, green, and red lights.

Leonardo Ramadinha, “Last Party,” at FotoFest in Houston. Photo courtesy of FotoFest.

3. Leonardo Ramadinha: Last Party
FotoFest (Houston)
December 13 – February 14, 2022

From Fotofest:

“FotoFest announces its newly created Digital Residency program and the program’s inaugural artist project, Last Party, by Leonardo Ramadinha. FotoFest presents images by Brazilian artist Leonardo Ramadinha through an exhibition taking place on the FotoFest website. Ramadinha’s series Last Party was selected by FotoFest Executive Director Steven Evans from the numerous portfolios the FotoFest team reviewed at the 2021 FestFoto POA Festival and Portfolio Review. Subsequently, Ramadinha worked with FotoFest Associate Curator Max Fields to produce a digital experience that reflects the atmosphere and sense of community cultivated through the online parties Ramadinha attended and documented throughout the early phases of the Covid-19 pandemic.”

A small cut paper work of art by Noriko Ambe. A deep stack of small square cut papers are layered on top of a rectangular page.

Noriko Ambe, “Dividing 2,” 2021, cut paper, wood panel, 16 1/8 x 12 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches. Photo courtesy of Lora Reynolds Gallery.

4. Noriko Ambe: Dividing
Lora Reynolds Gallery (Austin)
December 11, 2021 – February 19, 2022

From Lora Reynolds Gallery:

“Noriko Ambe cuts into stacks of paper with a razor blade, one sheet at a time, to create sculptures that resemble three-dimensional topographical maps. The works in this show are framed and hang on the wall; one is entirely white (the color she is best known for using), the rest incorporate bold fields of colored paper. Some include topo lines Ambe drew with pencil or ink. Most notably, though, two works seem like the freestanding sculptures she has made in the past, but adapted to hang on panels: they extrude from the plane of the wall, rather than tunneling toward it. They feel like Ambe is working in a new realm, defying physics, extending her maps of imaginary worlds into the fourth dimension.”

An installation image showing large two cut paper hanging works by Sangmi Yoo. Each work has a colorful pixelated background with a detailed white cut paper image depicting leaves.

Installation image of Sangmi Yoo’s “Tides of Resilience” at the College of the Mainland Art Gallery in Texas City.

5. Sangmi Yoo: Tides of Resilience
College of the Mainland Art Gallery (Texas City)
January 18 – February 16, 2022

From College of the Mainland Art Gallery:

“An exhibition of print works by Sangmi Yoo — professor at Texas Tech University. Korean-born artist, Sangmi Yoo, exhibits prints and installations based on iconic images created through personal memory, simulating the perception and memory from a collective experience.”

Note: Tides of Resilience, print works by Sangmi Yoo is also on view at the NorthPark Center in Dallas from January 18 – March 15, 2022.

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