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The Journey of Death As Seen Through the Eyes of the Rancher's Wife: New Paintings by Annabel Livermore
January 28 - May 20, 2007


The Journey of Death As Seen Through the Eyes of the Rancher's Wife: New Paintings by Annabel Livermore Exhibition celebration and catalogue signing by EPMA Curator, Christian Gerstheimer on Sunday, February 4 at 2pm.

Annabel Livermore lives and works in the northern Chihuahuan desert, maintaining studios in El Paso, Texas and Hillsboro, New Mexico. Praised by the New York Times as "fresh," "a tough act to follow,"and the "ultimate in transgression." Livermore is widely recognized in her home state of Texas as a unique presence and highly original artist. She has been characterized by Karen Moss, former curator at the Santa Monica Museum of Art, as "an anachronism who earnestly pursues a long-held tradition of landscape and genre painting ... inspired by her Southwestern environment and vivid imagination." Art historian John T. Spike, director of the Florence Biennali, has observed that "Livermore embodies the whole spectrum of American symbolist painting." Rendered with thick applications of radiant colors, Livermore's paintings are intensely personal, dream-like explorations of the natural world. Over the past 25 years her subjects have ranged from the ordinary to the sublime, including luminous floral arrangements; the hustler bars and frenetic streets of Juarez, Mexico and landscape of New Mexico. Livermore spends months and sometimes years working on individual paintings and often composes free-verse poems to accompany them. This exhibition will feature 10 of her recent oil on board paintings of the Jornada del Muerto Valley in New Mexico.






Tom Lea's Historical Imagination presented by Philip Parisi
January 29th  from 2:00 - 4:00 pm


Tom Lea's Historical Imagination Please join us on Sunday, July 29th from 2:00 - 4:00 pm at the El Paso Museum of Art for the lecture:
Tom Lea's Historical Imagination presented by Philip Parisi.

Philip Parisi is a freelance writer and an editor who lives in Logan, Utah. His book, Texas Post Office Murals: Art for the People was published in 2005 and includes several murals by Tom Lea. The Texas Institute of Letters recognized it as one of the best books of nonfiction for 2005. He began the book while working for the Texas Historical Commission to bring awareness to endangered public artworks created in the 1930s and 1940s.

In addition to his interest in art and history, Parisi is a poet and a translator of Italian poetry, and has published in numerous literary journals. He currently is the managing editor of a wildlife management journal at Utah State University and teaches writing.

A reception will follow. Please call (915) 532-1707 to RSVP or to request more information. This event is in conjunction with Tom Lea Month and is free to the public. While at the Museum, come see the artist's works on display in the Tom Lea gallery.

Funding for this program has been generously provided by the El Paso Museum of Art Tom Lea Endowment.






Sister Cities Testing Boundaries: Art and Artists Along the U.S. - Mexico Border
Ciudades hermanas desafiando fronteras: Arte y artistas de la frontera EE.UU.- Mexico

May 20- August 26, 2007


Sister Cities: Testing Boundaries: Art and Artisans Along the U.S. - Mexico Border Contemporary Crossroads Including artists such as Margarita Cabrera, Gaspar Enriquez, Carlos Gomez, Louis Hock, Alfred Quiroz, Mauricio Saenz and Einar and James de la Torre from the sister cities along the US and Mexico border, (S.C.T.B.) investigates why the US/Mexico border and the frequent passage of ideas, culture and people found there has become an increasingly crucial subject that produces numerous misunderstood realities and paradoxes. This multi-state and binational exhibition explores the work of emerging and established living artists working in a variety of media and testing physical, aesthetic and conceptual boundaries.

Save the Date

Join us Sunday, May 20, 2007 from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm at the El Paso Museum of Art for the opening of Sister Cities: Testing Boundaries: Art and Artisans Along the U.S. - Mexico Border Contemporary Crossroads. A reception will follow. Please call (915) 532-1707 to RSVP or to request more information. This event is free to the public.

The Museum is now open until 9:00 pm Thursday evenings for your convenience. Please join us!






The El Paso Museum of Art presents:
Untitled 5: A Video Art Installation by Camille Utterback
Sunday, May 6, 2007 from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Untitled 5: A Video Art Installation by Camille Utterback Camille Utterback is an interactive installation artist whose work bridges the gap between painting and interactive art. Part of her ongoing External Measures Series, Untitled 5, 2004 will react to the visitor's movements with a colored light projection. This work of art gives visitors to the El Paso Museum of Art an opportunity to see and experience the aesthetics of an electronic artwork. This interactive video projection challenges the viewer to ask many questions about the nature of art and dimensions of control.

Save the Date
Join us Sunday, May 6, 2007 from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm at the El Paso Museum of Art for the opening of Untitled 5: A Video Art Installation by Camille Utterback. A reception will follow. Please call (915) 532-1707 to RSVP or to request more information. This event is free to the public. The exhibition will show from May 6 - August 19, 2007.

The Museum is now open until 9:00 pm Thursday evenings for your convenience. Please join us!

Camille Utterbach Bio

Camille Utterback is a pioneering artist and programmer in the field of interactive installation.

Her work has been exhibited at galleries, festivals, and museums internationally including The New Museum of Contemporary Art, The American Museum of the Moving Image, New York; The NTT InterCommunication Center, Tokyo; The Seoul Metropolitan Museum of Art; The Netherlands Institute for Media Art; The Taipei Museum of Contemporary Art; The Center for Contemporary Art, Kiev, Ukraine; and the Ars Electronica Center, Austria. Utterback's work is in private and public collections including The La Caixa Foundation in Barcelona, Spain.

Awards include a Transmediale International Media Art Festival Award (2005), a Rockefeller Foundation New Media Fellowship (2002) and a commission from the Whitney Museum for the CODeDOC project on their ArtPort website (2002). Utterback holds a US patent for a video tracking system she developed while working as a research fellow at New York University (2004). She was selected as a member of the 'TR100 - the top 100 innovators of the year under 35' by MIT's Technology Review (2002) and by Res Magazine as artist pick of the year for their "Annual Res 10 - Ten people who are making a difference in their field" (2000). Her work has been featured in Art in America (October, 2004), Wired Magazine (February 2004), The New York Times (2003, 2002, 2001), ARTnews (2001) and many other publications. It is also included in Thames & Hudson's 'World of Art - Digital Art' book (2003) by Christiane Paul.

In addition to creating her own artwork, Utterback develops long term and permanent installations for commercial and museum settings via her company Creative Nerve, Inc. Creative Nerve commissions include work for The American Museum of Natural History in New York, The Pittsburgh Children's Museum, The Manhattan Children's Museum, Herman Miller, Shiseido Cosmetics, and other private corporations. Her work has helped clients win industry awards including Best Showroom at Neocon, 2001 (Herman Miller), and a Communication Arts Exhibit Design award, 2002 (American Museum of Natural History).

Utterback holds a BA in Art from Williams College, and a Masters degree from The Interactive Telecommunications Program at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.

Camille has also taught in the MFA Design of Technology department at the Parsons School of Design, and the Interactive Telecommunication Program at New York University, both in New York City

 

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