January 14 - April 16, 2023
From the Galveston Arts Center:
“Galveston Arts Center (GAC) presents the exhibition I Wish I Had A River by San Antonio-based artist Joey Fauerso. A reception in conjunction with Galveston ArtWalk will take place on Saturday, January 14 from 6 to 9 PM with an artist talk at 6:30PM. Fauerso’s exhibition features new paintings, sculptures, videos, and site-specific installations addressing subject matters that are both personal and political, centering on family, gender, humor, figuration, and representation. Fauerso’s work explores the ways in which depictions of bodies in stillness and action speak to women’s dual experiences of transcendence and confinement within a patriarchal system. This exhibition continues through April 16, 2023.
About the Exhibition:
Joey Fauerso’s exhibition I Wish I Had A River presents new paintings, sculptures, videos, and site-specific installations addressing subject matters that are both personal and political, centering on family, gender, humor, figuration, and representation. For this exhibition, Fauerso was inspired by the writings of socialist feminist Iris Marion Young, philosopher Maurice Merleau-Ponty, and the history of magic tricks involving women’s bodies (historically referred to as ‘torture illusions’). Fauerso’s work explores the ways in which depictions of bodies in stillness and action speak to women’s dual experiences of transcendence and confinement within a patriarchal system.
Fauerso is interested in an expanded definition of painting and has developed a subtractive method of painting that uses various non-traditional tools including kitchen spatulas, clay tools, and silkscreen squeegees. In addition to works created during the last year, Fauerso will also exhibit a series of videos entitled Drawing Battles originally created during the Drawing Center’s ‘Open Sessions’ residency program in 2014/15. Drawing Battles explore interpersonal dynamics through a series of collaborative drawings between Fauerso’s family and friends recorded in her studio.
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About the Artist:
Joey Fauerso is an artist and Professor in the School of Art and Design at Texas State University. Recently her work has been exhibited at Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL; the Visual Arts Center at the University of Texas, Austin, TX; Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE; MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA; Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR; the Drawing Center in New York, NY; and New Mexico State University Art Museum, Albuquerque, NM. Fauerso has been the recipient of multiple grants and residencies, including a 2022 Guggenheim Fellowship in the Fine Arts, a 2020 Joan Mitchell Grant for Painters and Sculptors, a 2021 Sustainable Arts Foundation grant, the Open Sessions residency at The Drawing Center in New York, the Golden Foundation Grant, Dallas Museum of Art Kimberough Grant, the RAIR artist in residence grant, Yaddo, MacDowell, and Kunstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin. She lives with her family in San Antonio, Texas.
Reception: January 14, 2023 | 6–9 pm
2127 Strand Street
Galveston, 77550 TX
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