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Lawndale Art Center Newsletter: Exhibitions opening!
Lawndale Art Center

August, 2012

4912 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002 | 713.528.5858

Lawndale Art Center Newsletter
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
In This Issue
Upcoming Exhibitions
Paolo Piscitelli
Angela Piehl
Lillian Warren
Candace Hicks
"F" Team
Upcoming Events
Volunteer Opportunities
Artist Opportunities
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Upcoming Exhibitions

On view August 24 - September 29, 2012


Opening Reception 
August 24, 2012
6:30 - 8:30 PM, Artist talks at 6 PM



More Work More Space * Paolo Piscitelli  


Lonely Hunters * Angela Piehl  


Wait With Me * Lillian Warren  


Compositions * Candace Hicks  


On view through January 12, 2013

"F" Team Mural * Daniel Anguilu, James Burns, Tierney L. Malone, Angel Quesada, Michael C. Rodriguez, Roland Saldaña and Dandee Warhol  


Paolo PiscitelliMore Work More Space 

Paolo Piscitelli

John M. O'Quinn Gallery


Paolo Piscitelli focuses on the sculptural process and its evolution into a site specific installation for the John M. O'Quinn Gallery. Piscitelli's sculptures are often in perpetual state of construction and destruction in which forms of metamorphosis and variations occur, using elements such as adhesive tape, clay, steam, foam and wood. For More Work More Space, Piscitelli will create a wooden sculptural installation (Sculpture Play) and will premiere the video Labor #1, the first of an ongoing series of sculptural video. Started in 2007 this series shows the intimate geometry created by the artist's hands, the clay and the camera that refer to the elemental practice of the sculptural act.    


Angela PiehlLonely Hunters 

Angela Piehl
Cecily E. Horton Gallery

Lonely Hunters is a series of drawings that feature the accumulations, creatures, and hybrids of flora and fauna, in the dark environments that Angela Piehl incorporates into her work. Piehl's accumulation drawings reference luxury and opulent decay, recombining elaborately decorative elements with organic material like flesh, hair, tentacles, eggs, fat, bone, muscle, crystalline structures, and wood. The title, Lonely Hunters,references the Southern Gothic literary genre, and like characters within the genre, Piehl's creatures are solitary-- at once seductive and repellant, grotesque and beautiful.  Piehl's pieces include large-scale framed graphite drawings, mid-sized and large-scale white and grey pencil on black paper drawings, and small-scale graphite drawings.


Angela Piehl's website  

Lillian WarrenWait With Me
Lillian Warren
Grace R. Cavnar Gallery

Lillian Warren creates a specific painting installation to cover the walls of the Grace R. Cavnar Gallery with a continuous series of figures. Foreground figures are life sized or larger and others diminish in scale and recede into empty space. Through repetition of figures throughout the paintings, Warren implies reflections, passage of time and a shifting point of view. Each figure seems to have been waiting for a long time, glancing up to see if something has happened, absorbed with some electronic gadget, staring into space, or even sleeping; oblivious to the others, although clearly inhabiting the same space and all waiting...for something. 
Warren explains, "This series is a continuation of my investigation of liminal spaces, in-between situations and conditions characterized by dislocation, uncertainty and the dissolution of hierarchies. When working on the paintings I find myself thinking of "Waiting for Godot" and how that absurdist play can feel uncomfortably familiar as we spend our lives waiting endlessly for something that we might not recognize when we see it." 

Lillian Warren's website

Candace HicksCompositions
Candace Hicks
Project Space

Candace Hicks presents two projects using the form of a notebook in unique ways. String Theory undertakes to explain coincidence through science. Hicks has long collected coincidences and published them in a series of handmade books entitled, Common Threads. String Theory is Hicks' first attempt to form a hypothesis about the meanings and rules that govern coincidence. Part pseudo-scientific humor, part genuine awe at the complexity of the cosmos, String Theory is an embroidered book in which the text and images are rendered entirely in thread. The embroidery thread symbolizes the connectedness of coincidence.

Hick's new series of prints, Compositions, resolve the abstract patterns on the covers of cheap composition books into representational images. Her "covers" use small silhouette drawings of various figures to produce an abstract pattern. The covers are named in the fashion of color field paintings.

On view through January 12, 2013   


"F" Team 

Daniel Anguilu, James Burns, Tierney L. Malone, Angel Quesada, Michael C. Rodriguez, Roland Saldaña and Dandee Warhol   

North Exterior Wall


Image courtesy of 
Alex Luster

As a continuation of the "Famous Monsters" mural created by Daniel Anguilu for the 2011-2012 season, Lawndale Art Center presents a collaborative mural by Daniel Anguilu,James BurnsTierney L. MaloneAngel QuesadaMichael C. RodriguezRoland Saldaña (Sode) and Dandee Warhol on view August 24, 2012 - January 12, 2013. This project is the first collaborative effort for this group of artists. Elements of street art will help to navigate the narrative design and special attention will be paid to complimenting the building's historic nature and location. Alex Luster will document the process and present a digital-short to accompany an artist panel to be held at Lawndale.    This project is generously sponsored by Kinzelman Art Consulting and Power Electrical.


Upcoming Events 


Museum District Day 

Saturday, September 15, 2012

10 AM - 5 PM




As the country's fourth largest city, Houston is among the most popular destinations for travelers, according to Trip Advisor. And it's no surprise to locals that one of the city's major draws is the Houston Museum District. The District is home to thousands of masterpieces, historic relics and groundbreaking science experiments, just waiting to be discovered. On Saturday, September 15, Houston will celebrate the 16th annual Museum District Day. Once again, 18 museums will be free and many museums will host special events and exhibits. Many of the museums are free all year round, but Museum District Day is a truly special occasion with a variety of fun and educational opportunities. Visitors are encouraged to walk from one museum to another, but free pedicabs will also be available - a new addition to the festivities.

Museum District Day 2012 at Lawndale Art Center

Galleries Open 10 AM - 5 PM

Sketchbook Activity 11 AM - 4 PM


During this year's Museum District Day, Lawndale invites visitors to create their own personalized sketchbooks, inspired by the work of exhibiting artist, Candace Hicks. Enjoy complimentary ice-cold lemonade and decorate our back patio with sidewalk chalk. Visitors of all ages are encouraged to cool off by taking a look at our current round of exhibitions. Please join Lawndale, and our fellow Houston Museum District neighbors in this free and exciting annual event!



Volunteer Opportunities 


Volunteer with Lawndale during one or multiple events this Fall! We have a plethora of events on the horizon, from Museum District Day in September, to Lawndale's Day of the Dead celebrations and Bayou City Art Festival Downtown in October. There is something for everyone, and we hope to have your support!

Sign up for our Volunteer Mailing List to receive emails about upcoming events!

View Día de los Muertos volunteer shifts and sign up!  

Artist Opportunities 


Lawndale Art Center Call for Exhibition Proposals

Deadline: September 15, 2012

Lawndale Art Center accepts proposals from artists and curators throughout the year to be reviewed twice annually by Lawndale's Programming Committee. Lawndale is currently seeking proposals forexhibitions to be scheduled between May and November 2013. Proposals for murals for the north exterior wall for Spring 2013 will also be reviewed for the September 15, 2012 proposal deadline. 


Artadia Awards 2012 Houston

Deadline: September 24, 2012  


Artadia: The Fund for Art and Dialogue is accepting applications for the Artadia Awards 2012 Houston from all visual artists living and working in Harris County, TX. Individual artists and collaboratives working in all media and at any point in their career are strongly encouraged to apply. Awardees will be selected in the fall of 2012 through Artadia's two-tiered jury process. This is Artadia's sixth awards cycle in Houston. 


For eligibility requirements and to access the Web-based application, please visit 


Programs at Lawndale are supported in part by The National Endowment for the Arts, Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The City of Houston through the Houston Museum District Association, The Texas Commission on the Arts, Houston Endowment, The Brown Foundation, Inc., The Cavnar Foundation, The John R. Eckel, Jr. Foundation, The John P. McGovern Foundation, The Wortham Foundation, Inc., Art Colony Association, John M. O'Quinn, Cecily E. Horton, Ann W. Harithas, Diana M. Hudson and Lee Kaplan, Anita and David Garten, Bruce Eames, Felvis Foundation/David R. Graham, Jenny and Mark Johnson, Jeryn & Walter Mayer, Andrew C. Schirrmeister III, Scott Sparvero, Gabriela Trzebinski, United Airlines, Kinzelman Art Consulting, Party With Cris, Poggenpohl Design Studio and other contributors, memberships, benefit events and many volunteers.


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