Traveling Ritual Magic
Like some kind of old-timey speaker on the town-hall lecture circuit, Andrew Hendrixson wants to hear and be heard by everyday Americans. And seen, too—the Ohio artist and teacher comes to the Duke City on Friday, July 25, with paintings and handmade books in tow and a plan to share his vision of meaningful inefficiency. When it comes to purposeful engagement with art, Hendrixson distinguishes between habit and ritual; “the frivolity of the former,” he notes in his artist’s statement, is “countered by the intentionality of the latter.” With canvases bearing everything from an axe to a cairn to an enigmatic message spelled out in crimson thread, the artist plans to practice his own ritual of positive art evangelism by traveling the country, visiting houses and small venues, erecting one-day galleries of his work and interacting with the public. He’s been to San Diego and Los Angeles and soon heads to cities like Chicago, Nashville, Yukon, Okla., and New York City. The House Shows comes to the Albuquerque Peace and Justice Center (202 Harvard SE) from 6 to 9pm and includes a short lecture at 6:30pm. (Lisa Barrow)
Friday Jul 25, 2014
Albuquerque, NM 87106
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Ohio-based artist Andrew Hendrixson presents this new project, where he travels and creates artworks for one-day shows around the US.
Andrew Hendrixson, an Ohio-based artist, is inaugurating a new project, "The House Shows", this summer. "The House Shows" is a project in which Hendrixson will be traveling across the country, installing artworks in living rooms and local venues for one-day art shows.
The Albuquerque show will take place at the Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice on July 25 from 6-9 p.m. Hendrixson will speak about the project and the artwork at 6:30 p.m.
At each of these shows he will give a brief talk, welcome questions, invite guests to engage the art that is exhibited, and challenge them to think in new ways about their relationship to the arts. The shows include handmade books of drawings and prints, and a hand-bound book containing an essay about Hendrixson’s art by Elizabeth Dark Wiley. The project, which will take him to cities including Los Angeles, Chicago, Nashville, and New York City, is an attempt to make art a poignant and meaningful engagement to individuals and communities, regardless of their experience or educational background.
Hendrixson’s latest series of artworks explores questions of power, hope, and human responsibility.
Hendrixson, who teaches art and design at Mount Vernon Nazarene University, has exhibited at galleries in cities including Cincinnati, New York City, and Detroit, and has been published in books including New American Paintings, the International Painting Annual, and in numerous on-line publications.