Fall Exhibitions Opening + Courtney Kessel Performance

Blue Star Contemporary

October 5, 2017 6:00 pm - October 5, 2017 9:00 pm

BSC invites you to join them for their Fall Exhibitions opening reception on October 5, 2017 at 6pm to celebrate two new exhibitions — “Home Bodies” and “Origins, Rations, Extractions.”

“Home Bodies” artist Courtney Kessel and her daughter Chloé will perform “In Balance With” at 7pm on October 5.

BSC’s opening reception and First Friday (October 6, 2017) are free and open to the public.

We encourage the use of the Via VIVA Culture buses and rideshare as parking is limited.

October 5, 2017 – January 7, 2018
Main Gallery, Middle Gallery, and Gallery 4

Featuring Ivonne Acero, Lenka Clayton, Catherine Colangelo, Karina Etcheverry Roberto, Casey Arguelles Gregory, Las Hermanas Iglesias, Courtney Kessel, Hillerbrand + Magsamen, and Barry Stone

This group exhibition features artists whose practice and work are informed by and melded with home life and family experience. From either the perspective of a dependent or a guardian, lineage and familial relationships are a human experience. This exhibition highlights the differing approaches of 11 artists, exploring works inspired by our shared experiences as mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, and protectors.

October 5, 2017 – January 7, 2018
Project Space

Featuring Paula Luttringer and Gissette Padilla

This exhibition focused on under-observed examples of two South American governments’ effects on place and people. Luttringer is a survivor of political violence. She was kidnapped and held in a secret detention center in her native country, Argentina, in 1977. She fled immediately after her release and did not return until 1995 when she began using photography to interpret hers and others experiences there. Padilla, a native of Venezuela, uses painting, drawing, and various printmaking techniques to create multi-layered amalgamations of real, distorted, and perceived experience built from fragments of personal photographs, memories, and found images.

Image: Las Hermanas Iglesias, Detail of “Commiserates (globe),” 2012, 15” x 12” x 1.5”

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