Natalie Macellaio and Kathleen Janvier have put together a beautiful exhibition of works by Texas Metalsmiths. I count myself quite lucky to be among them and am looking forward to the reception on Friday, September 14th from 6-8. Hope to see you there!
I am very pleased to be having an exhibition with my colleague Harlan Butt. It opens this Saturday and we are both giving talks on Sunday. The crew there have been super nice and I love the advertisements they made.
I was awarded a solo exhibition at the Sheetz Gallery of the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts at Penn State, Altoona. The exhibition is free and open to the public and will run January 15 - March 15. A reception will be held 3-5 p.m. January 15 in the Titelman Study of the Center.
The pieces in the exhibition utilize disparate forms of metalworking in order to create metaphors for intra- and inter-personal relationships. The exhibition consists of a mixture of small sculptural pedestal pieces, wearable objects and framed drawings executed in vitreous enamels. These pieces address a variety of relationships including those of the contemporary constructed body to industry, the alchemy of interpersonal relationships and those of the individual to one’s core beliefs. They represent a collection of metaphors in metal.
I will be giving a talk on the methods and materials used in ancient Peruvian metalworking at the Irving Arts Center on November 2nd at 2pm. The talk is free and open to the public. In addition to explainging how they acquired and used various metals, I will also give short demonstrations on some of the techniques using more contemporary equipment. Even if you don't get a chance to see the talk, I highly reccommend the exhibition which was organized in conjunction with the National Geographic Museum. Its an outstanding collection of work. It will be up until the end of the year. For more information, visit the Irving Arts Center Website.
Three of my works will be included in this group exhibition. It is an "investigation into the work of metal artists / jewelers using organic form and natural based imagery in the development of their work." Curated by John Ready, director of the University Art Gallery at University of Wisconsin – La Crosse, the exhibition opens on Friday September 20th from 4-6pm and continues through the 12th of October.
Yuyen Chang, Madison, WI
Sharon Church, Philadelphia, PA
Daniel DiCaprio, Richmond, VA
Catherine Grisez, Seattle, WA
David Huang, Denver, CO
Evan Larson, Detroit, MI
Ana Lopez, Fort Worth, TX
I have been remiss in not mentionng my current exhibition. It has a great deal of new work in it and several older favorites.
Ana M. Lopez: Interpersonal Alchemy.
Hurt Gallery, Indianapolis Art Center. June 15 - August 5, 2012