Point to Point::Feb13
February 13th, 2015 – March 14th, 2015
Opening Reception Friday February 13th 6-9pm
Point to Point
galleryHOMELAND is proud to presents Point to Point, an exhibition focusing on the act of mark making. Steering away from your typical drawing show, Point to Point hones in on a few of Houston’s key engineers in the creative community, and their creative processes. The realm of “Making” resides heavily in these artists works and the artist’s hands become the key medium. While these artists rely heavily on drawing and drafting tool to paper, the work becomes more than work on paper or canvas. Drawing can be viewed as the staring point in the creative process, these artists amplify the medium to a fresh and experimental level.
Richard Serra said, “Drawings are an autonomous body of work that deals with the context of where the drawings are made, and in the sense they are three-dimensional. Drawings don’t configure path or final destination.” Malone, McGee, Ledvina, and Secor rearrange order by allowing the drawing to become the focus and final product. This exhibition highlights an exciting new angle from which to view their memorable work.
Please join us February 13th from 6-9pm for the opening of Point to Point. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 503-819-9656
2327 Commerce St,
Houston, TX 77002,
Fri. and Sat. 12-5pm,
Natural Selection: Constructions and Paintings
Joe Spangler::Feb 28-March 14
galleryHOMELAND in the Ford Building
Opening Reception March 7, 6-9 p.m.
galleryHOMELAND is host to art in transition with the work of Joe Spangler, spanning the photorealistic oil on canvas squares, farm house and farmland scenes inspired by a cross-country drive and a visit to the home of the artist’s maternal ancestors, and the bold, developing medium of sculptures he calls “constructions,” assemblages of recycled materials and oil paintings.
The show describes the artist as he explores the changing life and inspiration. Beginning in 2000, where he graduated from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Spangler grounded his early art with plenair cityscape works. Moving to Portland with his wife and young daughter in 2006 meant a shift in inspiration as well as a new schedule and new weather. Color, light, subject and general techniques all changed.
Natural Selection begins in 2011, when Spangler’s trip to his mother’s family farm during a Chicago-to-Portland drive shifted his focus to the themes of fatherhood and the passage of time. “The farmland works are about the loss of the dreams of handing down agricultural heritage due to the corporate influences over small farmers,” Spangler said. During his roadtrip, he took a great number of photographs documenting the farm equipment left to waste because of its obsolescence.
This work dovetailed with his carpentry work, and he began looking at the materials he had been collecting from job sites with new interest. He had long made use of reclaimed wood and other hardware for his contracting clients, and was working on a PRIDE self-portrait, a painting of a carpenter. The natural outcome was the assemblages, which mark the metamorphosis of meaning from the corporate irresponsibility as it affects consumers to the wasteful practices of the consumers themselves.
“Our culture has become very much a throwaway society,” Spangler said. “I wanted to make a series which was devoted to using things we toss out, as well as pictures from abandoned homes.”
The exhibit will run from February 28 to March 14, with an artist’s reception Saturday March 7, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., in galleryHOMELAND in the Ford Building, 2505 SE 11th Ave. #136, Portland, Oregon.