September 10, 2011 - December 4, 2011
Although less in number, female artists have considerable influence, vision and perspective. Fourteen is a group exhibition of Texas artists whose works encourage political, social or spiritual consciousness. Each artist has a distinctive, recognizable style. Through a variety of media, the exhibition presents balanced imagery: delicate and severe, intricate and simple, real and fantasy. The works communicate the impressive talent, passion, and dedication of these artists and demonstrate that artistic strength should never be measured in numbers alone. The Art Car Museum presents the exhibition ‘Fourteen’ in an attempt to gauge the talent of those women who continue to be underrepresented in Texas museums.
Wanda Alexander, Kelly Alison, Lydia Bodnar-Balahutrak, Ann Harithas, Jackie Harris, Maria Cristina Jadick, Mary Jenewein, Aimee Jones, Trina McIsaac, Erika Pochybova-Johnson, Kaneem Smith, Nicole Strine, Brandy Watkins and Julie Zarate.
Featuring "Psychedelic Surfer Dude" a 1963 Porsche 356B painted by Robynn Sanders and owned by David Duthu.
Image: “Cher de Luv” at Burning Man, photo by David Brenham
Mark David Bradford aka “Scrapdaddy"
January 29, 2011 - April 24, 2011
As one of the most prolific and truly original Houston art car artists, Mark Bradford has built some of the greatest innovative pieces of engineering/art on wheels. Giant, robotic, hydraulic, articulated creatures are his best known works but he creates much more. Mark is a sculptor working primarily in metal and will exhibit both freestanding & wall related pieces. Many of his works are motorized. Mark has participated in several television shows that include “Battle Bots”, “Junkyard Wars”, “Guiness Primetime Live”, and even hosted two shows for the History Channel entitled “Scrapyard Scavengers.” He has been in the “Smithsonian Magazine” and has been regularly featured in newscasts and newspapers. His work has been shown throughout North and South America, as well as in Europe. Mark will be filling the Museum with his wide range of art, art cars, sculptures and contraptions in this survey exhibition covering 20 years of his career as an artist.
(image): A Seabird takes a dying fish under its wing
as they are both sprayed with COREXIT by Jim Hatchett.
6th Annual Open Call Show: Good Gulf
Featured artist: Bonnie Blue
October 17, 2010 - January 14, 2011
Bring your artwork to the museum Sat. Oct. 16th or Sun. Oct. 17th between 11am - 6pm.
Space is limited to the first 125 artists. Maximum size is 4ft. by 4ft. For sculpture works, please bring your own pedestal. ONE piece per artist.
Sat. Oct. 23, 2010 from 7-10pm
Good Gulf will be on view through Jan. 14, 2011