Artpace Announces Marie Lorenz:
In The Hudson (Show)Room:
July 26 - October 14, 2007
For Immediate Release: March 6, 2007
Media Contact: Celina Emery
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San Antonio, TX ?rie Lorenz?performances, installations, and sculptures are inspired by narratives of exploration and discovery, highlighting the uncertainties that arise on travels in unfamiliar territory. For her Texas debut at Artpace, Lorenz navigated the San Antonio River in a handcrafted plywood boat, traversing both the commercial Riverwalk area and less developed areas south of the City?downtown. The culmination of this voyage is presented at Artpace in Narrative/Memory/Navigation.
The installation presents artifacts from Lorenz?adventure: her boat, a series of illustrative rubbings, and five woodblock carvings depicting imagery from navigational logs of famous explorers. They feature Robert Juet, Henry Hudson?first mate on his 1609 excursion up New York?Hudson River; Donald Crowhurst, who disappeared at sea after faking a circumnavigation of the earth in 1969; William Clark, who accompanied Meriwether Lewis on their famous expedition to the Pacific coast of the United States; Thor Heyerdahl, renowned Norwegian explorer and archaeologist; and finally Lorenz herself, captain of the Tide and Current Taxi
, a project exploring urban waterways. Like illustrations in an adventure novel, the imagery in each carving is accompanied by a captioned phrase from the explorer?journal, recounting the scene depicted.
The rubbings culled from the five woodblocks depict the artist at the water?edge, radio and electrical towers, dams, boat hulls, decaying carcasses, and other images from both her journey and those of her historical fellow travelers. None of them translate into a coherent account of any one moment in her voyage. Rather, like memory, incidents from the adventure, both real and imagined, recur and blend together across different compositions. Here, as in the journals of the explorers Lorenz emulates, documentary fact and embellishment for the sake of posterity turn otherwise mundane incidents into adventuresome discovery.
About the Artist
Marie Lorenz was born in Twenty-nine Palms, CA, in 1973 and currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. She received her MFA in sculpture from Yale University, New Haven, CT, in 2002. She has participated in residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, ME (2004); Salzburg International Summer Academy, "Public Interventions" Seminar, Austria (2002); and The Arques School of Traditional Boatbuilding, Sausalito, CA (1997). Her recent group exhibitions include 12345678910, Eleven Twelve
, Galleria Pilar Parra and Romero, Madrid, Spain (2007); Eternal Flame
, Red Cat, Los Angeles, CA (2007); and High Desert Test Sites
, Joshua Tree, CA (2006-2004).
About the Exhibition
This exhibition is made possible in part by the Linda Pace Foundation; The City of San Antonio, Office of Cultural Affairs; and The Brown Foundation, Inc. with additional support from Texas Commission on the Arts.
Exhibition Details and Related Events
Exhibition Dates: July 26 ?tober 14, 2007
Reception and Artist Walk-Thru
July 26, 6:30-8:00 PM
The opening reception for Marie Lorenz will be held from 6:30 to 8:00 PM with a gallery walk-thru led by the artist at 7:00 PM.
Brown Bag Lunch
Wednesday, September 5, 2007, 12:00-1:00 PM
Join Artpace for a gallery walk-thru and discussion of Marie Lorenz. Lunch is provided by Sip ($6.50). Call Artpace for menu and reservations.
Also on View
New Works: 07.2
New Works: 07.2 presents new projects by resident artists Stefano Arienti (Milan, Italy), Eduardo Mu�oz Ordoqui (Austin, Texas), and Lorraine O?ady (New York, New York). Selected by The Art Institute of Chicago?James Rondeau, these three artists call the viewer to observe, experience, and reflect by transcending meaning, time, and boundaries through mixed media, photography, film, and sculpture. On view through September 9, 2007.
is made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art; City of San Antonio, Office of Cultural Affairs; Linda Pace Foundation; Nimoy Foundation; The Brown Foundation, Inc.; and Melva Bucksbaum and Raymond Learsy, with additional support from the Texas Commission on the Arts.
WindowWorks: Andr�a Caillouet
An evening drive by Artpace will reveal a video installation by San Antonio-based artist Andr�a Caillouet. Mimicking the profile of car windows, images projected onto Artpace?Main Avenue windows invert our sense of space to reconstruct our understanding of domestic environments and resulting personal association. On view through September 3, 2007.
Artpace is proud to recognize The Cultural Collaborative, a division of the City of San Antonio Office of Cultural Affairs, for providing matching funds to enhance support of the San Antonio artists commissioned through WindowWorks. This program is also supported by The Brown Foundation, Inc. and Texas Commission on the Arts.
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