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Lawndale Opens New Exhibitions
Lawndale Art Center in Houston

November, 2009

Lawndale Art Center, 30th Anniversary
4912 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002 | 713.528.5858

Lawndale Art Center Newsletter
November 18, 2009
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In This Issue
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Exhibitions Opening Friday
Upcoming Exhibitions
Houston Museum District Member Sale
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Thursday, Closed

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Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
Exhibitions Opening Friday

On view November 20, 2009-January 9, 2010
Opening Reception THIS Friday,
November 20, 2009 from 6:30-8:30 PM

Artist Talks at 6 PM

Lawndale Art CenterBlow Up Heart | Monica Vidal
Monica Vidal has been using variations on the tent and the body as the primary themes in her work for the past 5 years. The tents have anthropomorphized with a palette of anatomical colors and textures that evoke muscle and tissue. She has a reoccurring character named the "hive". It's a tent that has mutated and become organic, but with a pattern that suggests textiles The hive is both a place and an entity. More...

Kia Neill, GrottoGrotto | Kia Neill
Through sculpture and installation, Kia Neill creates simulations of nature that blur discomfort and the fantastic. With her installation Grotto, Neill mimics extraordinary, almost alien, natural landscapes, such as caves and coral reefs, as well as enlarges the diorama of their miniature collectable counterparts, which serve in household aquariums, souvenir cases, gardens, etc. More...

Lawndale Art CenterMoonlight Towers | Andy Mattern
In 1895, the City of Austin acquired a street-lighting system from Detroit, Michigan consisting of thirty-one 165-foot tower lights. The network originally ran on hydro-electric power and provided illumination to the city center and surrounding neighborhoods. By the late 1930s, however, the lighting system was all but obsolete, and yet the city kept it in use due to public admiration and advertising value. More...

Vicious Venue | Shawn SmithLawndale Art Center 
Shawn Smith's work explores the depiction of nature through digital technology and comments on the effects of technology on our perception of the world. Smith's recent work explores his interest in birds of prey as a source of conceptual inspiration and analogy. He is fascinated by vultures and the visceral way most people react to them. More...

Negotiation | Jasmyne GraybillLawndale Art Center
As an interdisciplinary artist, Jasmyne Graybill uses site-specific installations and sculptures to explore and magnify the ongoing negotiations for space that arise everyday between nature and domestic life. Borrowing from the familiar forms of fungus, lichen, mold, and barnacles, she invents and sculpts fictional organisms that graft onto manufactured domestic objects and infest the nooks and crannies of architectural spaces. More...

Also on view

Lawndale Art Center Snack Projects | featuring Claire Chauvin
Snack Projects is a miniature and portable art space, a "gallery" measuring 11" x 20" x 13", organized by artists Michael Guidry and Robert Ruello. Snack Projects will feature the work of both local and regional artists throughout the 2009-2010 exhibition season at Lawndale Art Center.

Upcoming Exhibitions

On view December 2, - December 19, 2009
Opening December 2, 2009 6-8 PM

Lawndale Art CenterHypnopomp | Britt Ragsdale
University of Houston Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts Studio Residency

Lawndale Art Center and the University of Houston Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts present Hypnopomp, a installation by Mitchell Center alumna Britt Ragsdale. Through sculptural objects and audio components, Britt Ragsdale explores the combination of hypnopomp and sleep paralysis. More...

Houston Museum District Members Sale!
November 19 - 22, 2009

Are you a Lawndale member or a member at any of the 18 Museum District museums? If so, you can save 20% at all 13 museum gift shops in the district during a special sale just for members. For more information on the sale, please visit or download the flyer and poster.

Not a Lawndale member? Please visit our membership page to find out how to join.

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