October 22 - December 10, 2022
From Box 13 Artspace:
“Space City Glueston is a macro and micro reflection on Houston maps, neighborhoods, and their history through the medium of collage. This exhibition features both a collaborative site-specific large-scale mixed-media piece and six smaller works that represent the (now defunct) geopolitical wards of Houston. In addition to scale, I focus on using a lot of recycled materials in the show. For example, a cardboard city skyline will be visible in the forefront space of the Window BOX. With provided scissors, glue sticks and magazines, visitors will be encouraged to create their own Houston-centric collage during the length of the exhibition, also on recycled cardboard. These collages will then be added to the larger wall installation, reinforcing and illustrating the mutable nature of the City and its residents as the work changes over time. Additionally, through this project I was able to explore extending my usual solitary collage-making practice into the public realm, which is something that is relatively new for me as an artist.
Anastasia “Stacy” Kirages, a Houston-based collage artist and zinester, received a BA in Art History from the University of Texas at Austin, and certificates from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice and the University of Houston’s SURE™ Program, in Arts & Cultural Strategy and Entrepreneurship, respectively. Currently, she is working toward her M.Ed in Reading Education at Texas Woman’s University. She has been a lead organizer for Zine Fest Houston (ZFH) since 2013. In addition to her work with ZFH, she volunteers with Black & Pink, Girls Rock Camp Houston, and the Montrose Center. Inspired by the work of Joseph Cornell at a young age while on a field trip to The Menil Collection, she quickly took to collage making and never looked back.
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