January 15 – February 26, 2022, Exhibitions

Presented by BOX 13 ArtSpace at Box 13 ArtSpace, Houston TX

Jan 15 2022
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Feb 26 2022
January 15 – February 26, 2022, Exhibitions

BOX 13 ArtSpace is pleased to present four exhibitions opening January 15, 2022, 1 – 5 PM. Exhibitions will be on view Saturdays 1pm to 5pm January 15 – February 26, 2022.

Opening Reception Saturday, January 15, 2022, 1 – 5PM

BOX 13 ArtSpace is pleased to present four exhibitions opening January 15, 2022, 1 – 5 PM.

In the Front BOX is Emma Blader solo exhibition, Good Evening, Morning Star, is a product of welcoming the darkness, knowing that light will glisten towards the dawn of a new day. This collection of fiber paintings and sculptural paintings unearth gems found within hardship. In the Back BOX is our member’s show and this is a wonderful opportunity to come out and meet all our amazing artist. Learn about the wide array of creative practices the Box

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INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*

  • Jan 22, 2022 at 01:00 pm - 05:00 pm (Sat)
  • Jan 29, 2022 at 01:00 pm - 05:00 pm (Sat)
  • Feb 5, 2022 at 01:00 pm - 05:00 pm (Sat)
  • Feb 12, 2022 at 01:00 pm - 05:00 pm (Sat)
  • Feb 19, 2022 at 01:00 pm - 05:00 pm (Sat)
  • Feb 26, 2022 at 01:00 pm - 05:00 pm (Sat)

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January 15 – February 26, 2022, Exhibitions

Opening Reception Saturday, January 15, 2022, 1 – 5PM

BOX 13 ArtSpace is pleased to present four exhibitions opening January 15, 2022, 1 – 5 PM.

In the Front BOX is Emma Blader solo exhibition, Good Evening, Morning Star, is a product of welcoming the darkness, knowing that light will glisten towards the dawn of a new day. This collection of fiber paintings and sculptural paintings unearth gems found within hardship. In the Back BOX is our member’s show and this is a wonderful opportunity to come out and meet all our amazing artist. Learn about the wide array of creative practices the Box supports. Showing in our Window BOX is artist Margaret Craig and their exhibition Monsters in the Window. Here Margaret presents an alternate world of evolutions that they created from repurposed plastic and other mixed media. The glass window will become an aquarium for the creatures. Finally in our Upstairs BOX Cuyler Ballenger will show their film entitled Heavy Metal which documents the unique and process and culture sounding a metal processing factory in southern Spain.

Good Evening, Morning Star, | Emma Balder

Front BOX

Emma Balder’s solo exhibition, Good Evening, Morning Star, is a product of welcoming the darkness, knowing that light will glisten towards the dawn of a new day. This collection of fiber paintings and sculptural paintings unearth gems found within hardship. Each work examines the natural order of life through captured mementos; death of loved ones, discovering community, or realigning a failing body. The works soften the boundaries between nature and humanity. Balder uses process to understand the natural world’s teachings, its constant change, interconnection, and regenerative abilities. Through gentleness with material, repurposing parts of paintings and textile remnants via hand sewing and painting with fibers, Balder repairs what is deemed broken. Seeking equilibrium in the collective parts, her materials collaborate towards a shared goal of renewal. A goal of light and new life. The works both comfort and confront trying moments, mending fragments to illuminate what was once at the edge of darkness. At its core, Good Evening, Morning Star welcomes what it means to be human.

Balder received a BFA in Painting from the Savannah College of Art and Design. She has exhibited with venues such as Trestle Gallery, Torpedo Factory Art Center, 500X Gallery, Heidi Vaughan Fine Art, Aqua Art Fair, Meow Wolf, Gutstein Gallery, Lawndale Art Center among others. The artist was awarded a one-year Residency at the Vermont Studio Center in 2015 and received a 2020 grant from the Houston Arts Alliance. Her work has been written about in the Houston Chronicle, Art Maze Magazine, Denver Life Magazine, 303 Magazine, Emboss Magazine, Peripheral Vision Press, Create Magazine, Artifactoid and more. Balder has facilitated fiber painting workshops throughout Colorado, including at the MCA Denver. She has collaborated with companies such as Meow Wolf, Sweetgreen and PepsiCo’s LIFEWTR. Good Evening, Morning Star marks her eighth solo exhibition.

More of Emma’s work and process can be found on her website at www.emmabalder.com and Instagram @balderthanyou.

Box13 Member’s show

Back BOX

As we ring in 2022, we wanted to kick the year off with an exhibition to introduce all our current members to the public. We have lots of bright and shiny new artists who have recently joined our family. Come out and help us celebrate all the wonderful talent currently at Box13.

You can learn more about our current members on our member’s page

https://www.box13artspace.com/current-members

Monsters in the Window| Margaret Craig

Window BOX

I have a theory that the tons of plastic trash being dumped into the oceans and other places, will become a resource for newly evolved life forms. Whether this will be helpful to humanity or not is where the monster comes in. In this exhibition I fill the window at box 13 with an alternate world of evolutions that I have created from repurposed plastic and other mixed media. The glass window will become an aquarium for the creatures. The work is detailed, beautiful, and looks like glass yet also gives the viewer a deeper message to contemplate.

My art extends the process of human manipulation of natural influences that become decoration. It concerns contemplation of the ways we affect the plants and animals around us, and, sometimes how we may be affected by them. The excessive, compulsive process I use in my work evokes a quality of human over manipulation. My message is not overt. My intent is not to preach but instead create work that will engender thought about the relationship between humans and their surroundings.

Margaret Craig received a degree in Biology Secondary Education, a BS in Art and an MA in Painting from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She received an MFA in Printmaking from the University of Texas at San Antonio.

She invented Tar Gel Pressless Etching and has demonstrated that and other techniques at national conferences. She is often involved in trade portfolios and exhibits locally, nationally, and internationally.

Currently she is Professor and Chair of Printmaking at the Southwest School of Art in San Antonio, TX. Her original Biology degree has been a major influence in the visual and ecological context of her work, and her shop promotes a less toxic approach to printmaking.

Website https://margaretcraig.com

Instagram: @margaretacraig

Heavy Metal| Cuyler Ballenger

Upstairs BOX

Heavy Metal is an art documentary about the practices of a metal processing factory in

southern Spain. The unnamed factory is family owned and operated, and follows a humane

code of labor conditions. The workers never work more than seven hours per day, often four

days per week. The factory regards the health, safety, happiness and longevity of its workers.

Why? Because the work is hard, dangerous and loud. And yet the factory is thriving, earning

enough to maintain these labor practices and pay the employees fairly. This film offers insight

to the work the laborers do, and to the rarely seen shapes and colors of metal recycling.

Additionally Heavy Metal is about music. Some of the workers at the factory are guitarists. The

film uses the image of the guitar, strings made of metal, to highlight that the workers who do

this job, also work with their hands to make other sounds. As is said by the guitar playing

worker who also operates the metal claw, “Initially I get carried away by the mechanical

movements of the hand. But after a couple of minutes, I manage to connect with what it really conveys to me, which is the connection to the earth, the sound of life that is nothing more than an expression that being here is good for something.”

Cuyler Ballenger is a video artist whose works incorporate documentary filmmaking and contemporary visual practice. Ballenger employs elements of personal documentary to open up larger themes such as addiction, family, and labor. In Houston his work has been supported by Lawndale Art Center, Houston Cinema Arts Society, and Houston Arts Alliance.

Website: www.cuylerballenger.com

Instagram: @cuylerballenger

The exhibitions continue through February 26, 2022. An Opening Reception will be held on Saturday, January 15, 2022, 1 – 5 PM at BOX 13 ArtSpace, 6700 Harrisburg, Houston, TX 77011. Visitors are required to wear masks that cover their nose and mouth and practice social distancing. Please visit our website, www.box13artspace.com  for more information about Box 13 ArtSpace.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.

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