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.


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



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.