Saturday, May 5 , 2018 - Friday, August 24, 2018
Clarke & Associates
301 East 11th Street, Houston TX 77008
Saturday, May 5, 2018 6pm to 9pm
A solo exhibition that encompasses an extensive perspective of work from artist Felipe Lopez. It examines our relationship with the ambiance of water, nature, and how the two collide into memorable landscapes. This exhibition offers a refined retrospective of work over the past 4 years, including a plethora of pieces in various mediums from his Light Bulb Series, Ambiente, Flor, Ambiente Chandelier, and the most recent painting series Space Is Only Noise That You Can See.
The title Ambiente Amore speaks to how one relates to the immediate surroundings, to being completely engulfed in a landscape, and how our interaction with particular parts of water and nature can create a certain reaction or mood. Just as biologists study the effects of ambient light on plants, meteorologists report on ambient pressure, and acoustic experts try to engage yet control ambient sound, Lopez is constructing materials that once assembled, offer encompassing landscapes, a myriad of moods, and a place of reflective space.
Resin, hand tied fishing flies, fishing net, acrylic paint, neon, and more all morph together in collections of pieces that fully encompass their material to fill a viewer’s sight along with evoking particular feelings. The alluring qualities of the work will fill the space of Clarke & Associates, offering reverberated solace, colorful speculation, and alluring emotions. Lopez’s work invites interaction, whether that be physically touching the light bulbs in a sculpture, to emotionally being transported to a famous water landscape.
The exhibition will include experiential multimedia components that will provide an engaging sensory experience to the audience.
To schedule a preview of the work, please email email@example.com
Two series, including the new pieces from the series Ambiente Chandelier No. 3-5, will be featured at the Asterisk Project Booth at Scope Miami Beach 2017.
The 17th edition of SCOPE Miami Beach returns to the sands of Ocean Drive and 8th Street.
SCOPE MIAMI BEACH 2017 VIP SCHEDULE
Platinum First View
Tue | Dec 05 | 12:00PM - 4:00PM
Invitation or Platinum VIP card for entry
VIP | Press Preview
Tue | Dec 05 | 4:00PM - 8:00PM
VIP card holders and Press only
Wed | Dec 06 | 11:00AM - 8:00PM
Thu | Dec 07 | 11:00AM - 8:00PM
Fri | Dec 08 | 11:00AM - 8:00PM
Sat | Dec 09 | 11:00AM - 8:00PM
Sun | Dec 10 | 11:00AM - 8:00PM
Felipe Lopez's artwork will be featured on behalf of Cindy Lisica Gallery during the 2017 Aspen Art Fair August 4 -6, 2017 in booth A8.
For more information, visit www.art-aspen.com
‘Printmaking’ Sounds Boring; A New Exhibition Says Otherwise:
The Cindy Lisica Gallery in Montrose debuts an international printmaking exhibition with works experimenting with mixed media and even Instagram data.
By: Julia Gsell
Houstonia Magazine, July 2017
LAYERS OF HANDMADE PAPERS, fishing net and even Swarovski crystals make up just a few of the works on the walls in Montrose’s Cindy Lisica Gallery. Each work has been made by some process of printmaking—even though it might not be in its most traditional sense.
This exhibition, Fine Wind, Clear Morning, showcases work from seven artists from across the world. The title is a callback to the most traditional form of printmaking, referencing the Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai, who created famous woodblock prints of Mount Fuji and The Great Wave, with the latter now slapped on everything from shirts to scarves at The Met. Lisica says she chose this title for both its reference to traditional woodblock printing and the dreamy, fluid atmosphere it creates for a group show.
In the first series taking up the entire left wall of the gallery, Guyana-born artist Gavin Benjamin collages paintings and photographs on lacquered wood panels. Garnished with small crystals, these colorful representations of ball gowns, human busts and flowers lead into his next section, filled with decoupage blocks of flowers and beach scenes.
On the back wall, Deborah Nehmad overlays handmade Japanese papers on top of dip-dyed paper. Nehmad burns her papers with a heating wand, leaving unique burn holes in each work.
The largest piece in the gallery, Felipe Lopez’s, Embers of Land Reclamation, anchors the exhibition. Lopez is the only Houston-based artist featured in the exhibition and was inspired by his love for water for this piece. “The oceanic clean up process has so many metaphors people can instantaneously identify with,” he says. “Water is a protective resource, and we don’t pay attention to that.” Lopez used a piece of fishing net to create nearly 50 silk-screen like layers to complete his work.
Two paper prints by British artist Charles Uzzell-Edwards, or PURE EVIL, hang on the other side of Lopez’s piece. His signature teardrop drips all the way down and puddles on the floor to trademark his graffiti-style work.
On the right wall of the gallery, digital prints from Minka Stoyanova collage bright colors by swapping binary image data with images from Instagram. Stoyanova’s work comes to Houston all the way from Hong Kong.
If you look closely, you’ll see physical objects disguised in Jamie Earnest’s combination of painting and printmaking. After working on each print, she individually sews them onto a separate canvas.
At the end of the exhibition, Chun Hui Pak uses color and texture to depict origami folds of an iris. The same woodblock was used with each print, but different shading along different folds creates an entirely different image.
“With this exhibition, I really wanted to show non-traditional and hybrid work,” Lisica says.
EXHIBITION ON VIEW | FINE WIND, CLEAR MORNING
Opening reception: Friday, July 7th, 6-8PM
on view through September 2, 2017
CINDY LISICA GALLERY | 4411 MONTROSE BLVD. SUITE F, HOUSTON, TX 77006
Tel: 713.807.7760 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Hours: Tues-Sat 10:30-5:30
Cindy Lisica Gallery is pleased to announce a summer group exhibition, "Fine Wind, Clear Morning", as a featured venue in PrintMatters’ PRINTHOUSTON 2017. The exhibition’s title references a historic woodblock print by the famous Japanese artist Hokusai and sets the tone for a summer group show that brings together artists using both contemporary hybrid and traditional techniques honed via diverse backgrounds from street art to master printmaking. Unique works on paper, wood, and canvas are highlighted.
Participating artists are Gavin Benjamin (b. Guyana, lives and works in Pittsburgh), Chun Hui Pak (b. Seoul, S Korea, lives and works in Austin), Deborah Nehmad (b. New York, NY, lives and works in Honolulu), Charles Uzzell-Edwards a.k.a. PURE EVIL (b. S Wales, lives and works in London), Jamie Earnest (b. Birmingham, AL, lives and works in Pittsburgh), Felipe Lopez (b. Bronx, NY, lives and works in Houston), and Minka Stoyanova (b. New Orleans, lives and works in Hong Kong).
This group presents an exciting assemblage of new international artwork in Houston.
CAMH 2017 Gala and Art Auction
Time and Place
Friday, April 7, 2017
7 PM to Midnight
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
5216 Montrose Boulevard
Houston, TX 77006
Contemporary black tie
Valet parking provided
Schedule of Events
Cocktails Hour and Silent Art Auction
Sumptuous seated dinner by Jackson & Company
Live Art Auction with Christie's auctioneer Steve Zick
After Party with
Open bar featuring Casa Dragones Tequila and Equality Vodka
Music and dancing by DJ Souljah
CINDY LISICA GALLERY | 4411 MONTROSE BLVD. SUITE F, HOUSTON, TX 77006
Tel: 713.807.7760 Email: email@example.com
Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 10:30am - 5:30pm
EXHIBITION ON VIEW | NATURAL FLEXIBILITY
March 17th - April 15th, 2017
Cindy Lisica Gallery presents a sculpture exhibition that brings together four artists combining innovative material processes with an investigation of human interaction and our impact on nature and each other.
Felipe Lopez, Sarika Goulatia, Shang-Yi Hua, Anthony Suber
Felipe Lopez is a Houston-based artist who has shown work at numerous galleries and institutions, including the MFAH, CAMH, Houston Arts Alliance, Art Institute of Houston, and the KCAM. Born in the Bronx, NY, Lopez relocated to Houston at a young age. His recent compositions use light bulbs filled with resin (a synthetic material) and handmade fly-fishing lures, symbolic of the artist’s personal connection with fishing, water resources, and the environment.