How does an artist shift the scale of her work, from making jewelry for the body to creating large-scale installations? More importantly, what implications does this have for the work? What connections remain between the body and the installation?
Join artists and metalsmiths Julia Barello and Beverly Penn, along with Jenni Sorkin, Assistant Professor at the University of Houston in Contemporary Art & Critical Studies, and Clint Willour, Curator of Galveston Arts Center, for a lively discussion about these topics, inspired by the artists’ two-person exhibition, Interstitial Spaces: Julia Barello & Beverly Penn, at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. (Interstitial Spaces is on view through September 1 in the large gallery.)
The panel discussion is presented by Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, The Glassell School of Art and The Houston Metal Arts Guild.
The Glassell School of Art offers a Studio School for Adults that offers courses in art history and studio arts and also serves as the art department for the University of St. Thomas. The Core Program awards residencies to exceptional visual artists and critical writers. The Houston Metal Arts Guild (HMAG) is a vibrant community providing opportunities for inspiration and education of the metal arts. For more information, visit the website at www.HMAG.org.
Above: Beverly Penn and Julia Barello, “Submerged” (detail). MRI and dyed X-Ray films, steel, bronze. 2012. Photo by Eric Hester.