Spellerberg Projects

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Current and Upcoming

Michael Villarreal, Whitetail

June 17 – Sept 16 2017

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Villarreal takes materials that are common for the construction of houses — such as pink insulation foam, joint compound, latex paint, and spray paint — and gives them a new identity. The objects he makes are depictions of items brought into his home when he was child, and are grouped to create both an interior and exterior version of a domestic environment. The three-dimensional forms create a conversation with his past work as a painter — most objects he makes have a relationship with the wall against which they are placed or hung and others mimic the idea of oil paint’s materiality. Some forms resemble minimal sculpture, leading the viewer to reinvestigate how we perceive the household item.

Michael Villarreal was born in Austin, TX and raised in Lockhart, TX. In 2013, he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Texas State University, and in May 2017 a Master of Fine Arts at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He has exhibited his work nationally at multiple commercial art galleries and art centers. Among these include: Art Palace Contemporary Art Gallery and Barbara Davis Gallery in Houston, TX, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art in Omaha, NE, LA Artcore: Brewery Annex Gallery in Los Angeles, CA, and Art + Literature Laboratory in Madison, WI. In 2014, Villarreal was invited for solo exhibition at Art Palace Contemporary Art Gallery in their Project Gallery. He has been in several publications, online and in print, such as Huffington Post for a group exhibition in Los Angeles and in Issue No. 126 of New American Paintings which was release in October 2016. He has participated in several curatorial endeavors such as a show titled Conduit at Tugboat Gallery in Lincoln, NE which featured three artists from three different regions of the nation. Recently, he was awarded with the 39th Mayor’s Arts Awards in Lincoln, NE and the Francis William Vreeland Scholarship Award. In July, he will be an artist in residence at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts in Nebraska City.

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Guy Woueté, Being Awake

Aug 12 – Sept 16 2017

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A program of short videos by artist Guy Woueté, examining migration and displacement, borders and non-places.

Opening with a special screening event at Chaparral Coffee Saturday August 12 2017, 8pm. The program will then be on view by appointment at Spellerberg Projects August 13–September 16 2017.

Guy Woueté divides his time between Antwerp and Douala. Born in Douala in 1980, he holds a Master of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts from Erg school of Arts in Brussels, and from the University of Paris 8. He has completed post-academic study at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam. A video artist, sculptor and painter who also embraces installations and photography, Woueté creates his images following a conceptual artistic approach similar to that of a reporter, albeit leaving behind the reporter’s obligation to refer to familiar images. He confronts the paradox that as an artist he materializes and represents things that can only be experienced as contradictions and transitional situations. Guy Woueté’s oeuvre always encompasses elements of social criticism and the questions of migration in the age of globalization; everyday life realities are his source of inspiration.

Works being screened: Next week, 2010; D’ici là, 2015; Volcano, 2008; Echo Between, 2009; After Walls, 2009; La liste est longue, 2006–7; Burka... (No, you have to ask the questions...), 2013; Ouidah Return, 2007.

The presentation of this work by Spellerberg Projects is made possible though a partnership with Vtape, Toronto. The program was curated for Vtape by Pierre Beaudoin.

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Past Exhibitions

Seth Anderson, UrbanSeens

Apr 1 – Jun 10 2017

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Seth Anderson has been fascinated by photography since he was a small boy, and has been diligently taking photographs for over twenty years. One of his favorite pastimes is strolling in diverse neighborhoods, camera on hip, seeking the poetry contained in urban milieus, as seen in all four seasons. His work explores the intrinsic beauty of shared public spaces, from the dust of the pavement, to the delight of architectural patterns.

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Kate Schneider, We, the Heartland

Jan 6 – Mar 25 2017

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Photographs of the Keystone XL route. Kate Schneider is a Toronto-based photographer and educator. Her work is based in the traditions of documentary storytelling and ethnography, and her most recent works focus on the impact that land and the socialized landscape have on individual and cultural identity in North America.

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Alex Beriault, Paralleled

Oct 22 – Dec 31 2016

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Two-channel video installation. Alex Beriault has developed a practice where the objects and circumstances that she creates manifest as purgatorial experiences for herself and for the viewer. She functions as a catalyst within her installation practice.

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Pop Up, Group show

Aug 6 – Oct 7 2016

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Central-Texas arts and crafts group show featuring tables by local artists, craftspersons and friends of the gallery.

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Elana Langer, We are all in this together

Apr 27 – Jul 10 2016

We are all in this together

Exhibition of participatory installations

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Poly-style, Group show

Mar 25 – Apr 23 2016

Poly-style

Lockhart youth group show

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Honoria Starbuck, Flaneuse

Jan 16 – Mar 20 2016

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An exhibition of small-format paintings

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Past Events

Life Drawing and Painting

Ongoing

Life Drawing

On the 1st–4th Thursdays of each month
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Abigail Brown, Pottery

Nov 23 2016

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Janet Christian, Artist talk

Jul 16 2016

Janet Christian Artist talk

An evening of art and conversation

Hayden Yates, Artist talk

Feb 20 2016

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An evening of art and conversation

New Year, New Color!

Jan 23 2016

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A family-friendly art-making experience

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