Degradado

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The Projecto & Presa House Gallery are happy to present “Degradado” (Gradient), an exhibition featuring artists from Austin, Tx, and Monterrey, Mx in San Antonio, Tx.


“Long-lasting friendships and professional relationships inspired this show where colors turn to shapes and reason dissolves in emotions.

Each artists’ voice is clear and defined, they share very little with each other but together they meld into a gradient spectrum of awesomeness”. 


The opening reception will be held First Friday, December 7 from 6:00 PM to 12:00 AM featuring music by Chido Machine (Austin, TX).

Degradado will be on view by appointment December 7 through December 29, 2018.

Ernesto Walker (Monterrey, N.L., MX)

Based in Monterrey, N.L., MX, Ernesto Walker’s artwork is characterized by the exploration of chance and abstraction as a way to encode and visually translate the reality around us, looking for links between what is accidental and what becomes meaningful. His academic formation is on the field of humanities with a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations obtained in 2006. He has exhibited his work in over 15 solo and 60 group exhibitions in London, Brussels, Luxemburg, Athens, Switzerland, Argentina, United States, Colombia, Italy, and Spain. His work is also in collections in Italy, England, United States, Canada, Argentina, and Mexico.

Walker was recently a recipient of FONCA Fellowship in November of 2018, as well as FONCA Young Creators Fellowship in 2016. He was awarded 1st place in the Saatchi Gallery Drawing Showdown in 2011 among many other national and international prestigious awards. Since January 2011, Walker has served as a professor of the School of Art, Architecture, and Design at the Tec de Monterrey College.

Christina Moser (Austin, TX)

Christina Moser was born and raised in Houston, TX where art played a significant role in her childhood which continued while attending the High School for Performing and Visual Arts. In 2012, Moser received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Design from The University of Texas at Austin. She’s currently living and pursuing her art practice in Austin, TX where she also works as the graphic designer at Austin-based arts non-profit, Big Medium. Moser has exhibited her work in both solo and group exhibitions throughout Austin and Houston, TX.

Patricia Carrington (Monterrey, N.L., MX)

Patricia Carrington was born in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, and is currently based out of Monterrey, N.L., MX. Her work draws influence from the sea and the mountains of her childhood in Tamaulipas. In 2002 she received her Bachelor of Visual Arts specializing in Design, at this time Carrington also began to experiment and exhibit her photography throughout Monterrey. She has exhibited her work in solo and group exhibits throughout México and group exhibits and happenings in Austin, TX. Carrington has been the recipient of several notable awards in México including the Young Creators of the National Fund for Culture and the Arts (FONCA), and the Photography Salon Nuevo León (Mexica- Argentina), among others.

Greometría (Monterrey, N.L., MX)

Greometría was born in Monterrey, N.L., MX. He studied visual arts at The Autonomous University of Nuevo León. His work has been exhibited throughout Mexico and is often representational depictions of animals and other characters loaded with cheerful color and vibrant line work. In addition to Greometría’s studio work, he has worked in several museums, galleries, and cultural spaces in the area of museography.

Matthew Bonifacio Rodriguez (Austin, TX)

Matthew Bonifacio Rodriguez was Born in Austin TX. A self-taught and prolific muralist, his art dates back to the early 90s Austin graffiti street art scene. Rodriguez’ uplifting and instantly recognizable characters can be found all over Austin including his black cat mural and walking smiles at Cheer Up Charlie’s as well as larger-scale projects for Urban Outfitters and Facebook. Rodriguez’ work has been showcased both nationally and internationally including Mexic-Arte Young Latinos, Austin, TX; Rivera Gallery and Cinders Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; the Deitch Projects Art Parade, Deitch Projects, NY, NY; Scope Basil in Basel, Switzerland, and many more.

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EAST | Ernesto Walker by The Projecto

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The Projecto is happy to present awarded artist, Ernesto Walker, for EAST 2018.

This year we’re doing things a bit differently, we partnered with the awesome people at Furman+Keil Architects who have generously provided a brand new space for Ernesto’s geometrical magic to happen: 2 weekends, 1 artist, all the love.

The festivities will begin on November 9th at Furman + Keil Architect’s new space, come and be one of the first to experience “The Flea and the Acrobat” plus some of Ernesto’s showstoppers, accompanied by our lovely sponsors Topo Chico, the always delicious Hendrick’s Gin & our one and only Pennyback Tonics ❤

Can’t wait to show you what we’ve been preparing for you, let the most exciting season in Austin Arts begin!

Cheers!

Lou Gargokken | EAST 2017

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As you may know by now, Lou is one of my favourite people in the world. Not only he’s super creative, but he loves sharing his ideas and art to the world, and that is something not everyone is willing to do… He shares his passion towards Art as a Professor, avid Instagrammer, traveller, and of course Artist and Architect.

“Humor and melancholy are an essential part of his composition. Earthy textures, exaggerated expressions, horns, wings and fangs resemble creatures from the mythological world… I guess these creatures are in some way the physical manifestation of my emotions, my madness and joy”.

Come and meet him this November 18th & 19th at the East Austin Studio Tour #95, you’ll be delighted, I swear 😉

 

 

You’re The Worst

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Listen, I know I’m like a year late with this comment, but for all of you out there that, like me don’t have cable and recur to the glorious HULU as an entertainment provider, the 3rd (1 yr old :/ ) season for one of my favorite TV Shows “You’re The Worst” just dropped (Or I just saw) and it brought me joy, laughter, a bit of anxiety and a revelation on an important matter: “Leg Washing”.

“Leg Washing” you say? YES, that’s what I just said.

On one of the episodes, the leading lady confesses to not regularly washing her legs. The conversation went like this:

“You don’t wash your legs,” asks Jimmy incredulously. “You take showers and you don’t wash your legs?!”

Gretchen responds: “No way, what am I? A sucker? … What am I going to do, like, bend down and wash my legs? Who has the time?”

This conversation was not only funny ’cause it is; but it was extra funny to me since I’ve had a similar conversation with my husband. LOL To Gretchen’s eloquent response I must add the irrefutable fact: “The legs wash themselves” HAHAHAHA. My husband, like Jimmy, remained incredulous as well.

So now I ask you: Is this normal? Like, do you do it too? You do, right? Because I thought it was a perfectly common practice until that conversation in my household hahaha and seeing it on TV made me feel better for sure. Now I want you to chime in and confirm. It is normal not to scrub your legs? It is! Right?