March 7 - 24, 2020
Haptic Recordings: The Body Eyes, by New Orleans-based artist Adam Crosson opening Saturday, March 7, 2020, from 6 to 9 PM in conjunction with Galveston ArtWalk. The exhibition includes video and photo-based works that explore the artist’s ongoing research along waterways, including the oxbox lakes of the Mississippi River. This exhibition will remain on view through May 24, 2020.
Exhibitions by Britt Thomas and Amada Miller will continue through April 12, 2020 in GAC’s second floor galleries. Britt Thomas’ photography exhibition Indian Spirit documents the Port Neches-Groves Indians high school football traditions and community who keeps those traditions alive. Amada Miller’s exhibition But then (again) includes photographic and video work focusing on the celestial bodies that make seasonal appearances near our planet.
About the Exhibition:
Adam Crosson’s exhibition, Haptic Recordings: The Body Eyes, emerges from the artist’s practice of exploring the Mississippi River and examines the results of intractable relationships with littoral spaces. While produced within the extents of the river’s alluvial plain, the work constellates both from within and beyond this territory—akin to the river’s own supplying tributaries and flows of distribution. Included in the exhibition are video works, along with two kinds of photographic processes. One involves the fabrication of pinhole-type cameras constructed in response to analyzing physical properties of waterways that were once the Mississippi River’s mainstream. The other sources anthropogenic detritus gathered from the river’s banks toward the production of photograms, a photographic process involving the arrangement of objects directly onto light sensitive paper. The work looks to reveal hydrological functions and human incursions over courses of both geologic and human timescales.
About the Artist:
Adam Crosson received his MFA in Sculpture + Extended Media from The University of Texas at Austin where he was a Jack G. Taylor and Virginia R. Allen Presidential Scholar and was awarded the College of Fine Arts Fellowship and the Umlauf Prize. He also holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the Fay Jones School of Architecture. In 2016-17, Crosson was a Core Fellow at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. In 2018, he received a Tulane University COR Research Grant, a Monroe Fellowship Grant from the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South, and he was awarded a scholarly retreat. Crosson has been awarded additional fellowships to study at the Royal College of Art, London, and to attend the Vermont Studio Center. He has been included in recent group exhibitions in Berlin at the Humboldt University Nord Branch Library and the Erwin-Schrödinger-Zentrum Science Branch Library, The Ohr-O’Keefe Museum, Biloxi, MS, and The Carrol Gallery at Tulane University. Crosson has organized exhibitions in London, Texas, and Vermont. He is currently Assistant Professor and Sculpture Area Head at Tulane University.
These exhibitions are supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Texas Commission on the Arts.
Artist talk: February 11, 2020
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