G SPOT CONTEMPORARY FEBRUARY 2017

NOW SHOWING IN HOUSTON TEXAS FEBRUARY 2017

The Gallery located at 310 East 9th Street, 77007, is open Friday – Sunday from 12pm – 5pm and also by appointment.

ARTIST TALK FEBRUARY 23rd 6pm – 9pm

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SOLO SHOWING OF NEW WORK AT G SPOT CONTEMPORARY IN HOUSTON TEXAS FEBRUARY 2017

The Gallery located at 310 East 9th Street, 77007, is open Friday – Sunday from 12pm – 5pm and also by appointment.

ARTIST TALK FEBRUARY 23rd 6pm – 9pm

Inquires: Wayne Gilbert 713.822.4842

These paintings, installations, and encaustics convey a colorful world seemingly untouched by the upheavals of ruin, bigotry, evil, violence, and fear, but are, in fact, a penetrating and personal view of this moment in our American life. They assert that, even at this time, the ideals of tenderness and compassion serve as the foundation of a prosperous society.You could say that I want to challenge perceptions, beginning with the idea of a fixed self, gender, body, or ontology, including the perception that delight and tenderness are not part of a discourse of political protest and protection.

With a preference for motes of pure pigment, pencilled lines, metallic, neon, and iridescent color, I’ve developed a personal iconography. By presenting tangibly politicized objects and images in pacific settings— guns, rainbows, clouds, triangles, plant life and male/female reproductive organs— these works skirt the lines of representation and abstraction to create a vantage from which to view violence and prejudice.

I employed lines of graphite and loose constellations of shapes, favoring day-glow and translucent paint. I mixed pure pigments with water or encaustic medium or applied them directly to create celestial compositions of colors. Throughout the year, my work became simplified. I let myself go, scattering handfuls of pleasures across surfaces. It has been liberating to let particles of pigment direct the topography of the resulting work.

I’ve also explored the whimsical possibilities of installations, joining materials from the cultures of construction, craft, and play to create hanging sculptures. These immersive forms reveal the armature of their own making and invite us inside to question our expectations about reality.

I hope that experiencing familiar impulses in new surroundings will educate our emotions and influence a comprehensive reconsideration of how we treat the world, each other, and ourselves.

Cover image: PULSE 36″X36″ mixed media on canvas.

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Evolution of a Painting

This small mixed media painting will be on display along with 50+ other works in, acrylic, pure pigments, encaustic, installation art and Neon art, throughout the month of February 2017 at G Spot Contemporary Art Space in Houston.

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The 2D or 3D works range in size from 3″ x 3″ to 8′ x 11′ and are on pine, gallery wrapped canvas, or ceiling mounted immersive sculptures. All but a few of the pieces were begun and completed in 2016

Please Join Us a G Gallery

Reception Feb 4th 6pm-9pm

Artist Talk Feb 23rd 5:30pm-8pm

Regular Gallery Hours
12:00-5:00 pm: Friday- Sunday and by appointment

310 East 9th Street Houston, TX 77007
713.869.4770

 

HOLIDAY SALE!

Gift Sets, solos, stocking stuffers and a triptych available till Thursday December 3rd…

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Encaustic paintings on pine, mixed media on canvas and acrylic on pine sized from 3.5″ x 3.5″ to 10″ x 8″ for individual deals and pricing check out my Facebook Page or Instagram account. Happy Holidays!

PHANTOM ORGANS

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PHANTOM ORGANS is an 8″x10″ mixed media painting for BOTH AND, a series based on an image I’ve created  to express a general opposition to binary thinking. Depending upon the viewer, the image – a uterus with a cervix in the shape of a penis, with gonads that can be read as both testicles and ovaries – appears female or male or both.

The title BOTH AND is inspired by Freud’s Interpretation of Dreams: “if an uncertainty can be resolved into an ‘either – or’, we must replace it for purposes of interpretation by an ‘and’ and take each of the apparent alternatives as an independent starting-point for a series of associations.”

My initial drawings of the image were made in 2001 as a response to undergoing surgery to diagnose endometriosis. After experiencing additional “reproductive health issues” I had a radical hysterectomy. For me, BOTH AND is associated with health, gender, and equality.

I’m currently working on 3 5’x5′ paintings in the series. The  painting above is available.

I HEART NYC

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ART FOOD VIEWS

In Order of Appearance Index

ART   1.Keith Sonnier 2.Jonathan Borofsky 3. Chris Doyle at Andrew Edlin Gallery 4.Prada SOHO 5.Dan Flavin at 101 Spring St. 6.Roy Hargrove Quintet at The Blue Note 7.Oscar Bony 8&9.MOCA Transmissions: Art in Eastern Europe and Latin America, 1960–1980, Artisits- you tell me… 10.MOMA Sculpture Garden, artist- you tell me… 11.Juan Downey 12.Joan Miró 13.Barbara Rossi 14.Geta Brătescu 15.Robert Janitz at Teamgallery

FOOD   1.Marta Manhattan 2.Friend of a Farmer 3.MAMO NYC 4.Hudson Clearwater 5.The Dutch 6.Sarabeth’s Tribeca 7.The Greek NYC 8.Santina (for dinner and breakfast the next day) 8.Indochine 9.Joe’s Pizza on Carmine 10.I didn’t take any photos but The Shake Shack in Brooklyn

VIEWS   1.Manhattan 2.Central Park 3.Washington Square Park 4.Kimpton 70 Park 5.The New Whitney 6.The Highline 7.Reunion Goods&Services 32 Avenue of the Americas 8.Greenwich Village 9.Prada 10.SOHO 11.Downtown 12.Brooklyn Bridge 13.Brooklyn Hights 14.NYC Subway 15.MOMA 16.Chelsea Market 17.West Side Riverwalk Sunset 18.Uptown 19.Central Park 20.Washington Square Park 21.Fountain at 6th Ave and Carmine 22.Hotel Hugo

CHECK OUT MY VIMEO

Screen Shot 2015-06-23 at 11.33.37 AMI’ve been posting video of my site-specific installations up at https://vimeo.com/user9916619

 

GIVE LOVE: AUTOPOIESES RECEPTION AND BENIFIT FOR CASA LIBRE $5 VIRTUAL OR IN PERSON WINNERS’ CHOICE RAFFLE TICKETS

Please join me SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21 at 8pm for a RECEPTION and WINNERS’ CHOICE RAFFLE At CHE’S LOUNGE
350 N 4th Ave, Tucson, Arizona 85705. 100% of the proceeds go to benefit CASA LIBRE; raffle tickets are $5 AND ARE AVAILABLE IN PERSON AND AT CASA EVENTS IN FEBRUARY OR ON LINE AT casalibre.org. Winners need not be present or may choose a work on display to take home that night. There will be no charge to mail prizes to locations outside of Tucson.

The mission of Casa Libre en la Solana is to cultivate and enrich a vibrant community of writers and artists through the invention, presentation, and appreciation of creative work.
Casa Libre provides- a venue for classes, residencies, readings and workshops, opportunities to artists by offering the resources and support they need to make their artistic dreams a reality and offers space for other community events related to arts and letters.

Casa Libre has these previous works in my Autopoiesis series on display.

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A generous portion of the sale of any of these works will be donated to Casa as well.

Raffle Prizes
One intaglio print
One 3″x3″ acrylic or mixed media on canvas
One 3″x3″ or 6″x6″ acrylic or mixed media on canvas or pine
One encaustic or acrylic or mixed medium of any size

Please see the slideshow below or visit valyntinagrenier.com to view potential prizes.

Work will be on display through February
Cafe Passe is at 415 N. Fourth Ave. Tucson, AZ 85705
Su-W 8 am – 8 pm
Th-Sa 8 am – 10 pm

Casa Libre is at 228 N. 4th Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85705