June 3 - July 15, 2023
From the Galveston Artist Residency:
“GAR would like to invite you to our 2022 – 2023 Artists in Residence Exhibition on Saturday, June 3rd. Join us in celebrating this year’s residents and see what they have been working on in Galveston this past year. There will be food and beverages!
Lili Chin is an artist based in New York City. Combining installation, video and sculpture, her practice focuses on nature and architecture to explore rituals in time, bridging contemporary and ancient ideas that investigate themes of memory, duration and spirituality.
She has exhibited at The Drawing Center, NY, Below Grand, NY, Microscope Gallery, NY, Bronx River Art Center, NY, STPI Gallery in Singapore, as well as several other art organizations in the US, Scotland, Latin America, Europe, Japan and China. She has created commissioned installations for the He Xiangning Museum in Shenzhen and the Ely Center of Contemporary Art, CT and her work is part of the White Columns Artist Registry. She has received fellowships from MacDowell, Visual Studies Workshop, the Akiyoshidai International Art Village and attended residencies at Mass MoCA, Swatch Art Peace Hotel, Cove Park, BRIC and the Galveston Artist Residency. She received her MFA from the University of California San Diego, her BFA from Pratt Institute, and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.
William Warden is a painter from Knoxville, Tennessee. Much of the painting involves modernist approaches to flatness and materiality with reference to landscape painting and it’s numerous strategies regarding spatial construction. Concepts such as “observation” and “perspective” and how they operate in the making/seeing of an image as well as the evocation that can occur are concerns of the work. He holds a BFA from the University of Tennessee and a MFA from Yale University.
Samira Yamin’s interdisciplinary practice cultivates an ethics of viewership as an active position, with the potential to make dynamic otherwise static depictions of people and places represented exclusively through war, disaster and suffering. Using repetitive, precisely articulated gestures, Yamin dissects, reorganizes, and often obliterates images — news magazines and family photos alike — resulting in a collision of representation and abstraction and the confusion of objectivity and subjectivity.
Yamin’s work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at the Santa Monica Museum of Art (now ICA LA), Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery and PATRON Gallery and has been included in numerous group exhibitions including at the Craft and Folk Art Museum (now Craft Contemporary), Camera Club of New York, MSU Denver, and SF State University. A recipient of grants from the Joan Mitchell Foundation, California Community Foundation and Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Yamin has been an artist in residence at the Rauschenberg Residency, Headlands Center for the Arts, Penumbra Foundation, and Djerassi Resident Artists Program. Yamin received an MFA from UC Irvine and BAs in Art and Sociology from UCLA. She lives in Los Angeles.”
Reception: June 3, 2023 | 6–9 pm
2521 Mechanic St
Galveston, 77550 TXGet directions