Artists: Cammie Lemons, Payton Lemons, Denise Liebl, Dan Hojnacki, Diana Gabriel, Jimmy Jones, Tania Breton, Jesse Lott, the Young Mothers Residential Program, Alex Tu, Gerardo Rosales, Ivory Louriyne, Robert Hodge, Laura A. L. Wellen, Ruslana Lichtzier, Ryan N. Dennis, DJ Patrick Kinkeade
Exhibition title: Home Feelings
Curated by: Edra Soto
Venue: Project Row Houses, Houston, US
Date: May 3 – May 24, 2017
Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artists and Project Row Houses
Home Feelings explores the domestic space as a site for social gathering, production, and interaction. Art and ephemera displayed respond to this site geographically, metaphorically and literally. Diverse formats will harmonize and complement the row house that currently serves as Soto’s temporary home part of the 2:2:2 Exchange.
Contributors to this project include: Cammie Lemons, Payton Lemons, Denise Liebl, Dan Hojnacki, Diana Gabriel, Jimmy Jones, Tania Breton, Jesse Lott, the Young Mothers Residential Program, Alex Tu, Gerardo Rosales, Ivory Louriyne, Robert Hodge, Laura A. L. Wellen, Ruslana Lichtzier, Ryan N. Dennis, and DJ Patrick Kinkeade.
About the curator:
Edra Soto is a Chicago-based artist, educator, curator, and co-director of the artist-run outdoor project space THE FRANKLIN. She obtained her Master of Fine Arts degree at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2000. Venues presenting Soto’s work in 2017 include: Sector 2337, The Arts Club of Chicago, the University Galleries at Illinois State University, Museo de la Universidad de Puerto Rico, Skowhegan and the Pérez Art Museum Miami. This year Soto will be attending residencies at Project Row Houses in Houston, TX, the Kohler Art Center in Sheboygan, WI, the Robert Rauschenberg Residency in Captiva, FL, and the Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, CA. In September of 2017 her work will inaugurate The Commons, a new gallery at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Chicago, presented by the museum’s education department.
The 2:2:2 Exchange is a new initiative that features an an interchange between two artists, one based in Houston, TX and one in Chicago, IL. This collaboration exposes artists already working with socially engaged, site-specific practices to new communities with the goal of expanding their artistic practice in a new context. Through this residency exchange, Project Row Houses and Hyde Park Art Center aim to provide an opportunity for artists to research localized ways of thinking and creating in a different city to enhance their practices at home.
Project Row Houses is a non-profit arts organization established by African-American artists & community activists in Houston’s Third Ward