Projection & Amplification
Fresh Arts features solo exhibition by multimedia artist Sandy Ewen
November 2 - December 14, 2012
Friday, November 2
6 p.m. - Opening Reception
Free and open to the public
Fresh Arts is pleased to present Projection & Amplification, a solo exhibition of new microcollage work by Houston artist Sandy Ewen, as part of its ARC Exhibition Series. Accompanied by video projections and live experimental music performances, Projection & Amplification opens to the public with a free opening reception on Friday, November 2 at 6 p.m. and a live performance at 8 p.m.
Ewen's microcollages, enlarged through projection and digital printing, are an exploration of material and technique. Using a unique process pioneered by the artist, natural materials and polymers are torn, liquefied, scorched, melted, cut, and fused. When enlarged, the microscopic nuances of these manipulations are manifested in exquisite detail. This solo exhibition presents numerous prints and projections of the microcollages with associated video work.
Ewen’s Projection & Amplification is on view from November 2 through December 14. In addition to Monday through Friday gallery visits by appointment, the show will also be open to the public on Saturday, November 10 from 2 to 5 p.m. for the monthly Second Saturday Open Studios at Winter Street Studios. Several performances are scheduled & listed below.
About the Artist:
Born in Toronto, Canada in 1985, Sandy Ewen received a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Texas at Austin in 2008. Since then she has resided in Houston, TX where she pursues musical and visual projects and her architecture license. This year, Ewen has released several music albums, including a duo with guitarist Tom Carter, a trio with bassist Damon Smith & drummer Weasel Walter, and a rock album with Austin's Weird Weeds. Ewen’s visual work is closely tied to her work in sound. Ewen uses both mediums to explore texture, composition and materials. More information at www.spacetaker.org/profile/sandy-ewen and www.sandyewen.com.
November 2 @ 8 p.m.: Tim Feeney/Nick Hennies/Greg Stuart Trio, Jindra with projections by Sandy Ewen
November 16 @ 10 p.m.: Weird Weeds, Plutonium Farmers
November 17 @ 8 p.m.: Compositions by Nick Hennies for vibraphone and large ensemble
November 30 @ 8 p.m.: Projections and Improvised Sound: Ewen/Smith/Novak, Helton/Jindra, Illicit Relationship
December 7 @ 8 p.m.: Sandy Ewen Solo Guitar, Continuum performance art & Black Leather Jesus
December 14 @ 8 p.m.: Architects of Cinema performance ensemble featuring Sandy Ewen, Y. E. Torres & Chris Nelson
$5 suggested donation to support the performers
Projection & Amplification is on view Monday through Friday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., November 2 - December 14, with visits by appointment only.