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January 24th - March 14th
Artist reception on February 21st, 7-10PM
Industrial Orchestrator by Luis Fernando Camacho
LuminArte presents Mnemosyne, a celebration of contemporary figurative art. In this inspiring exhibition, international artists, including Viktorija Bulava, Esther Wertheimer, Ray Ferrer, Sal Zagami, Victor Frankowski, Luba Muravyeva, Cesar Santafe, Katrin Alvarez, Bruno Angel, Francisco Ceron, Chema Gil, He Si'en, Dick Nosbisch and Noir/Vogue exhibit with local artists, Jonathan Davis, Michael Pavlovsky, Rick Timmons, Luis Fernando Camacho, Ben Britt, Sergei Rodionov, Anja Yamaji and John Milton. The exhibition opens in tandem with the abstract exhibit “No Body, No Evidence, Right?” and runs from January 24th to March 14th; the artists’ reception will commence on February 21st from 7-10pm. Both the reception and exhibition are free and open to the public.
In Greek mythology, Mnemosyne was the personification of memory. She was a Titaness, the daughter of Uranus and Gaia; and through her bond with Zeus, she was known for being the mother of the nine Muses. The exhibition, Mnemosyne is a sequel to the 2014 international figurative exhibition, Muse; and in this selection, the artwork encompasses the full spectrum of figuration, including Art Nouveau, Pop Art, Realism, Surrealism, Expressionism and Synthetic Cubism in the media of photography, sculpture, drawing and painting.
Blue Dream by Viktorija Bulava
For many, figurative art evokes a certain kind of sentiment or emotional response. We are inspired by our memories and experiences, even in their abstraction; since the human brain tends to reconstruct the events of one’s life into an overall gestalt or narrative perception. We cannot help but relate our subjective experience to something tangible; and the most physical, personal reference is our own body. We relate to each other in a similar way, finding common connections by nurturing a sense of empathy. Figurative art can inspire this concept of connectivity, which draws upon our memories, our emotions and our life experiences. How we relate to art together as an audience can inspire social, political and cultural movements, yet can alternately restrict popular sentiment, as witnessed in the use of figurative art by totalitarian regimes and through other forms of propaganda. In this exhibition, we strive to free ourselves from restrictions and to view the liberating potential of art through the imitation of existence as inspired by the human form.
Pandora by Chema Gil
No Body, No Evidence, Right?
January 24th - March 14th
Opening Reception January 24th, 7-10PM
Whirlwind by Gina Rossi
We are hard-wired to find the human form in everything that we see, finding figures in the clouds or faces in a burned piece of toast. People strive to find a narrative in a non-objective artwork as a means of grounding their experience and relating the image to something physical or recognizable. In LuminArte’s first exhibition of 2015, “No Body, No Evidence, Right?” we explore the ethereal universe of the abstract artist and examine the connection between art and emotion. We analyze whether there is evidence of existence within abstraction or if it is merely a spontaneous reaction to materials. In this eclectic and energetic exhibition, internationally recognized artists like Ron Burkhardt, Irene Neal, Puneeta Mittal, Robin Antar, Paul Lorenz, Keiko Gonzalez, Gina Rossi, John and Elli Milan, Durand Seay, Shawn Man Roland, Carmelo Midili, Bonnie Teitelbaum, Diane Sanborn, Joe MacGown, Cristina de Castro and Steve Smith combine with Texas talent, including Elizabeth Schowachert, Michael Broussard, Antoaneta Hillman, Leanne Venier, Trent Mann, Judith Seayand Awadh Baryoum to challenge the imagination and to inspire reflection on the intangible.
The exhibition opens on January 24th from 7-10PM and runs through March 14th. Several artists will be in attendance in the opening reception; and both the reception and exhibition are free and open to the public. There will also be a sneak preview of the upcoming figurative exhibition, “Mnemosyne.”
Atmospheric Drift by Bonnie Teitelbaum
Before the advent of Modernism, art focused on the physical, objective world; but the new generation of 20th century artists strived to depict the intangible and the conceptual in a grand departure from the status quo of the academic art establishment. Art became an exploration of the sublime; and often times, art movements preceded scientific discoveries and began to challenge classical systems of thought. The visual arts often progressed hand in hand with philosophical movements as well as developments in literature and in music, as abstraction in art began to evolve into something existential and even spiritual.
Dreams and Divinities
March 21st - May 2nd
Opening Reception March 21st, 7-10PM