Paintings and Sculptures on Display at the TAMIU Art Gallery
Posted: 09/02/2010

Paintings and Sculptures on Display
at the TAMIU Art Gallery



Monument to a Monument sculpture
Riley Robinson, “Monument to a Monument”, plywood, steel HO train set, 2009

Joey Fauerso, “Field Study (3), watercolor on paper. 45”x66”, 2008

Thoughtful, provocative and modern best describe the upcoming art exhibit from a husband and wife team at the Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) Center for the Fine and Performing Arts (CFPA) Gallery. The exhibit, “Fields and Monuments: Paintings by Joey Fauerso and Sculptures by Riley Robinson,” marks the first time San Antonio artists Fauerso and Robinson exhibit their work together. The exhibit will be on display starting Thursday, Sept. 9 through Thursday, Oct. 14. A reception is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 17 from 5 – 7 p.m. in the CFPA Lobby.

Admission to the Gallery and reception is free and open to the public.

Fauerso is an assistant professor of art and design at Texas State University. Her recent paintings and videos have been exhibited at the Hogar Collection in Brooklyn, New York; i8 Gallery, Rekjavik, Iceland; Sala Diaz, San Antonio, Texas; and UTSA Satellite Space, San Antonio, Texas.

In her artist’s statement, she writes that her paintings explore her interest in the erotic and the ecstatic as they are experienced through the landscape. Her large and small “Field Studies,” watercolors on paper, erode the boundaries between the body and its environment.

She adds that her recent work dissolves distinctions between our bodies and their environments, creating sites that conflate the public and private. Turning the inside outside, her paintings create shifting, elastic spaces of dominance and submission, creating “landscapes” that are at once active and passive.

Robinson, studio director at Artpace in San Antonio, Texas, has seen his work exhibited at Sala Diaz, San Antonio, Texas; Testsite, Austin, Texas; Corpus Christi Museum of Art, Corpus Christi, Texas; and Stockholm, Sweden. He is currently working on two public art commissions for the city of San Antonio.

Riley states in his artist’s statement that his work reflects his interest in art historical precedent and the work creates physical intersections in time, crisscrossing between personal and collective histories.

His Monument to a Monument references the arc of modernism, starting with Vladimir Tatlin’s Monument to the Third International and ending with Chris Burden’s Medusa’s Head.

Hours of operation are 12 – 5 p.m., Monday – Thursday and by appointment. To have an event reminder sent by e-mail or text or downloaded to your calendar, visit the University’s online calendar, @TAMIU , located at tamiu.edu/calendar

For more information, contact Alma Haertlein, Gallery director and associate professor of art, at almah@tamiu.edu or 326.3041.

Gallery hours are noon – 5 p.m., Monday – Thursday or by appointment.

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