Slab in temporary space / Unheralded Media from a Pop-culture monologue...
Opening reception: Friday, June 18, 2010, 7 pm - 10 pm
On view: June 18 - June 25, Tuesday night, 8 pm - 10 pm or by appointments
the temporary space
1320 Nance St.
Houston, Texas, 77002
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the temporary space is pleased to host Slab in temporary space and Unheralded Media from a Pop-culture monologue..., opening Friday, June 18, 7 pm - 10 pm.
Slab in temporary space is an exhibition project organized by Wendy Mason and Nancy Zastudil, the curatorial and artistic creators of Slab. For this exhibition, Slab invites a limited number of artists from all over the world to examine relationships between an artwork and its location by photographing one of their existing works in a temporary location - specifically an area that is arguably unconventional.
Participating artists: Laura Aldridge, Justin Boyd, Nick Brown, Enrique Castrejon, Kim Collmer, Jason David, Michael Decker, Alyssa Gorelick, Deva Graf, Julia Hechtman, Jon Irving, Rachel de Joode, Louisa Van Leer, Karen Lofgren, Dashiell Manley, Frederique de Montblanc, TV Moore, Kia Neill, Amy Patton, Melissa Scherrer, Mindy Rose Schwartz, Jason Underhill, Max Warsh, and Chris Wilder.
Unheralded Media from a Pop-culture monologue... is a local survey of Houston comic book artists that focuses on varieties of narratives, graphics and styles. The exhibition includes Ted Closson, Brian and Stevie McCord (The McCords) and Mark Nasso.
Ted Closson’s work focuses on archetypes within heroic narratives through combinations of historic references and contemporary issues. Closson applies digital technology in his process and visualizes autobiographical and fictional stories about life and memory.
Entitled Spectacula, Brian and Stevie McCord, also known as a collaborative partnership The McCords, employ intense and meticulous illustration of visual narratives with minimal typed texts examining and questioning the current state of global conflicts and the environmental concerns through anthropomorphic animal characters.
Mark Nasso’s Land of the Rats is an illustrated fantasy story about the adventures of a hybrid rat-human in a spectacular, otherworldly setting. Nasso utilizes traditional tools of a pen and ink to create bold and heroic characters, as well as imaginary villains and monsters, dealing with dualities relating to our life.