ETERNAL 30 | ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE
A WEEKLY ROTATION OF LOCAL ARTISTS WILL ACTIVATE THE INSTALLATION WITH THEIR OWN WORK
RONALD LLEWELLYN JONES
Ronald Llewellyn Jones's site specific sculptures are exercises that investigate the usage of available space and how those spaces are navigated by the public. Jones utilizes the natural environment as anchor points for his sculptures, using a stapler for additional support when needed. His works, though large in scale are nearly invisible from a distance. This characteristic allows the audience to simultaneously experience the sculptures and environment, perceiving the re-imagined space without obstructions.
For Eternal 30, Jones will construct a site-specific work on Flatland's often-overlooked front yard which will welcome visitors entering the space from Westheimer. His work will be on display from September 1 through September 30.
Randi Long received her BFA in Sculpture from the University of Houston in 2014. She was an artist in residence at Project Row Houses and Alabama Song in 2015. Long collaborated with Gabriel Martinez and James Racliffe for the project Noise Truck, which received an Idea Fund Award in 2016 and 1st Place, Grand Trophy for Best Music at the Orange Show’s 2016 Art Car Parade. Long has performed in projects with Nameless Sound at Avant Garden, DiverseWorks, and MECA.
Long's work will be on display in the space from September 1 through September 7.
Owen Lartson is a queer/trans writer and artist born in Houston, TX. Most of their visual art comes through jewelry making, specifically wearable chainmail and Chinese knots. Their work draws heavily from themes of identity, nostalgia, and the reappropriation of Classical design motifs to make opulence and splendor accessible to those typically kept from it, particularly queer and gender nonconforming people of color.
Lartson's work will be on display in the space from September 8 through September 14.
Lindsea Varisco (b.1995) is a self taught artist living in Houston, Texas. Her work is response to her every day real life living. Delighting in a long, wide, channel of mediums, each one is thoughtfully worked with at its appropriate/inappropriate time to precisely convey and investigate each thought train, each one: an attempt to get to the bottom of. Varisco has shown at juiceBOX space/ Rice Univeristy (htx), Blank Check Gallery (htx), Capitol Street Gallery (htx), Cardoza Gallery (htx), a solo exhibition at Private Eye Gallery (htx), and been involved in many diy underground exhibitions. Recently, Varisco has taken up an interest in furniture making, and attended a two month chair making course at Penland School of Crafts. Varisco’s furniture designs are built around the desire to receive and give love to all, to induce a giggle, to warm souls and bring out light we may have suppressed. She is an advocate for truth, love, laughter and the dig to find it.
Varisco's work will be on display in the space from September 15 through September 21.
CIVIC TV PRESENTS RICK REED
Civic TV Laboratories is a nomadic interdisciplinary arts space devoted to the development of exhibition models that explore the potentiality of intersection. Civic TV Laboratories has been based in Houston, TX since 2014. www.civictv.org
Reed's work will be on display in the space from September 21 through September 28.