VERNON FISHER

November 2010

Devin Borden Hiram Butler Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of paintings by Vernon Fisher opening December 4th from 11 am to 1 pm.

Vernon Fisher Painting Devin Borden Hiram Butler Gallery December 2010

Vernon Fisher Paintings Devin Borden Hiram Butler Gallery December 2010

Vernon Fisher is currently the subject of a major retrospective at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.  He has had solo exhibitions in Houston at the Contemporary Arts Museum (1980 and 1989 – Organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla and traveling to The Albright Knox, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and Center for the Fine Aarts, Miami) and the Glassell School of Art of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (2000).  In addition to installations at the Museum of Modern Art (NY 1990) and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (Washington DC 1988), Fisher has also been included in Biennial exhibitions at The Whitney Museum of American Art (NY 1981 and 2000).

Vernon Fisher Hurry Up Please oil and acrylic on canvas 54 x 54″

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Vernon Fisher Upstream Devin Borden Hiram Butler Gallery November 2010

Vernon Fisher "Disconsolate Pairs" Devin Borden Hiram Butler Gallery November 2010

Vernon Fisher "The Incorrigibility of Pain" Devin Borden Hiram Butler Gallery November 2010

WILLIAM BETTS

November 2010

6 November through 23 November 2010

We are pleased to announce  New Mirror Paintings by William Betts, his third solo exhibition at Devin Borden Hiram Butler Gallery (also 2007 and 2008).  The artist lives and works in Houston.  Recently the recipient of an Individual Artist Grant from the Houston Arts Alliance, Betts has also received top awards from the Assistance League  (Juror: Keven Salatino), and the Albuquerque Southwest Biennial (Juror: Neal Benezra) .

 

William Betts is a recipient of an Individual Artist Grant Award.  This grant is funded by the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance.

Please join us Saturday 11 September 2010 for a group exhibition by Luca Buvoli, Joseph Havel, Hana Hillerova and Eric Schnell.

Artists’ Reception Saturday September 11th: 11 am to 1 pm; through October 5th.

Each of these artists ordinarily creates large sculpture and room-sized installations.  This current show explores relationships between works sharing intimate scale that nonetheless confer a sense of the monumental.

Hana Hillerova Devin Borden Hiram Butler Gallery 2010

Luca Buvoli Devin Borden Hiram Butler Gallery 2010

Luca Buvoli "Flight Simulation Laboratory"

Luca Buvoli lives and works in New York.   Recognized for his animated film and video as well as sculpture, his work has been shown worldwide including the Museum of Modern Art (2004 – video premier), the Venice Biennale (2007 – curated by Robert Storr – link to review here), the ICA Philadephia (2007 ), The Weatherspoon Art Museum, North Carolina  (2003) and The List Visual Arts Center at MIT.   (2000).  His work  has been shown previously in Houston at Devin Borden Hiram Butler Gallery (2003 and 2006) , as well as the MFAH Glassell School (2003).  Buvoli’s work is also on view in a new permanent public art installation at William P. Hobby Airport (2010).

Joseph Havel Installation View DBHBG 2002

Joseph Havel lives and works in Houston and has shown widely in the US and abroad.  The subject of a retrospective at the Museum of Fine Arts (2006), his work is permanently installed on the facade of  Raphael Moneo’s Beck Building and  in the Isamu Nouguchi designed Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden, as well as in the collections of the Dallas Museum of Art, The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, The Whitney Museum of American Art, among many others.  Currently on view is Joseph Havel’s exhibition Cockroach Poems at the Art League of Houston.

Eric Schnell (L) Joseph Havel (R) Devin Borden Hiram Butler Gallery 2010

Hana Hillerova lives and works in Houston and has had solo exhibitions in Austin (2004, 2006)  and San Antonio (2007) and Houston, including Lawndale Art Center (2008) and  Devin Borden Hiram Butler Gallery (2008, 2009).  Originally from the Czech Republic, Hillerova has attended Charles University (MA 2000) and the University of Texas (MFA 2006), as well as a Skowhegan Residency (2005).  Recently she completed a major permanent public art commission at the city’s Intercontinental Airport which is scheduled to open to the public during  Fall 2010.

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Eric Schnell The Pretty Lost Messenger (R) and Joseph Havel Untitled (L) both 2010

Hana Hillerova Untitled (Unfolding Space) powdered coated steel, 112″ high 2009

Hana Hillerova 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eric Schnell lives and works in Lake Jackson where he re-located following the destruction of his Galveston studio during Hurricane Ike.   He attended the University of Houston (BFA 1995) and Columbia University (MFA 1998).  Solo exhibitions have included Devin Borden Hiram Butler Gallery (1995, 2004, 2010) and the Hammer Projects, University of California (2002).  Recipient of numerous grants (Pollack-Krasner, Rema Hurt Mann and Joan Mitchell Foundation), he was awarded a six-month residency at the International Studio and Curatorial Program, New York (2006.)

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Eric Schnell Installation View Hammer Museum 2002

Eric Schnell Hammer Projects

Update: From the Houston Chronicle

Will Henry Southwestern Painting

Above: Will Henry A Burning Man 2009

Below: Will Henry Prehistoric Astronomy in the Southwest 2009

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Will Henry "A Burning Man" 2009 gouache on paper 15 x 30"

Will Henry "Black Sunday" 2009 gouache on paper 12 x 12"

Will Henry "Campfire for FR" 2009 gouache on paper 22 x 25"

Will Henry "Junction" 2009 gouache on paper 18 x 16"

Will Henry "Motorway to Roswell" 2009 gouache on paper 15 x 30"

Will Henry "Prehistoric Astronomy in the Southwest" 2009 gouache on paper 30 x 30"

Will Henry "Prop" 2009 gouache on paper 12 x 20"

Will Henry "Southwestern Painting" 2009 gouache on paper 12 x 10"

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Joseph Havel I am your fiction

A native of Minneapolis, Joseph Havel attended the University of Minnesota (BFA) and Pennsylvania State University (MFA).   Solo exhibitions of his work have recently been organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Laumeier Sculpture Park and the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, England.  Please join us Saturday 3 October 2009 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm for an artist’s reception.

HAVi2009I AM YOUR FICTION