Monday, April 11, 2016

The Slow Game by Sebastien Boncy...

The Slow Game by Sebastien Boncy just closed! It was hosted by The Kenmore at Art League Houston as a part of FotoFest 2016! Thank you to all who came out to see it and play it! Thank you Sebastien for sharing your work!






The Kenmore: The Slow Game
Sebastien Boncy
Curated by Emily Sloan
Exhibition Dates: March 4 – April 9, 2016
Art League Houston is excited to present The Kenmore: The Slow Game by Sebastien Boncy curated by Emily Sloan in conjunction with FotoFest 2016 Biennial. This exhibition features a selection of small-scale photographs from the artist’s ever growing and uncategorized archive of photographs that find resolution as sequences, installations, publications and other types of image networks. This new work will take the shape of a game, where the audience is asked to Restore the Rules of the Universe by interacting with a set of photographs.

ABOUT SEBASTIEN BONCY
Sebastien Boncy was born and raised in Haiti, and now lives and works in Texas. He received his BFA from the University of Houston, and his MFA from the University of North Texas. Recently, his work has been exhibited at The Oak Cliff cultural center, published in Sugar and Rice magazine, and part of the multi-media presentation Houston No Limits at the Co-Cathedral of The Sacred Heart. His writing currently appears in Not That But This.

ABOUT THE KENMORE
Not just another white cube, The Kenmore is a small, cold, mobile exhibition object measuring approximately 36" x 24"x 24". The Kenmore's mission is to keep ideas fresh through the opportunity of a unique exhibition context and the experience of collaborating with an object.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

The Slow Game by Sebastien Boncy opening at Art League Houston on March 4


The Kenmore presents: The Slow Game by Sebastien Boncy
Curated by Emily Sloan in conjunction with FotoFest 2016 Biennial
On view at Art League Houston, 1953 Montrose Blvd., Houston, TX 77006
Opening reception on Friday, March 4 from 6-9pm, on view through April 9, 2016


This exhibition features a selection of small-scale photographs from the artist’s ever growing and uncategorized archive of photographs that find resolution as sequences, installations, publications and other types of image networks. This new work will take the shape of a game, where the audience is asked Restore the Rules of the Universe by playfully interacting with a set of photographs while teasing out the implications of time both for the medium itself and the bodies manipulating the images.


ABOUT SEBASTIEN BONCY

Sebastien Boncy was born and raised in Haiti, and now lives and works in Texas. He received his BFA from the University of Houston, and his MFA from the University of North Texas. Recently, his work has been exhibited at The Oak Cliff cultural center, published in Sugar and Rice magazine, and part of the multi-media presentation Houston No Limits at the Co-Cathedral of The Sacred Heart. His writing currently appears in Not That But This.

ABOUT THE KENMORE
 
Not just another white cube, The Kenmore is a small, cold, mobile exhibition object measuring approximately 36" x 24"x 24". The Kenmore's mission is to keep ideas fresh through the opportunity of a unique exhibition context and the experience of collaborating with an object.

Press Image Details (Above Image):
Sebastien Boncy, Game Piece From The Slow Game, inkjet mounted on board, 5 x 4 inches


 






 
LOCATION: 
Art League Houston
1953 Montrose Blvd.
Houston, TX 77006
713-523-9530

GALLERY HOURS:
Tuesday-Friday 9a-5p
Saturday noon-5p


Sunday, February 24, 2013

NCECA Conference Exhibition: Jessica Dupuis's "Miniature"

Jessica Dupuis Debuts New Work in “Miniature,” on view at The Kenmore within Gallery 1724, March 21, 2013 – May 31, 2013. The opening reception will take place on March 21, 2012 from 7:00pm to 10:00p.m. The installation will remain on view through May 31, 2013.

This exhibition is in conjunction with the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) taking place in Houston this spring. The ceramic works featured in this exhibition are composed of slip and discarded materials such as newspaper, card and gift boxes.

According to Depuis, “Invisible and visible boxes surround us every day, from the standards of society and institutions to houses,  studios, and offices. Within these structures, individual perceptions and senses vary, just as our memories and attachment to objects differ from one person to another.  For me, the physical form of sculpture functions as a journal; architectural spaces that are open for the viewer to explore.”

Also on view at Gallery 1724 during this exhibition is "Skin Embellished" with the work of Margaret Meehan, Julie Moon, Linda Lopez, and Lindsay Pichaske.

This project is made possible by an Ella Fountain Pratt Emerging Artists Grant from the Durham Arts Council with support from the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.





ABOUT THE ARTIST
Jessica Dupuis received her MFA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2010, and her BFA with a concentration in Ceramics and Print Media from Alfred University in 2007. Dupuis exhibits her work regionally and nationally. She has been a resident artist at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft and Women’s Studio Workshop. She is a recipient of the International Sculpture Center’s 2010 Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award and a 2012-2013 Ella Fountain Pratt Emerging Artists Grant from the Durham Arts Council. 

ABOUT THE KENMORE
Not just another white cube, The Kenmore is a small, cold, mobile exhibition object measuring approximately 36" x 24"x 24". The Kenmore's mission is to keep ideas fresh through the opportunity of a unique exhibition context and the experience of collaborating with an object.

ABOUT GALLERY 1724
Gallery 1724 is a gallery, salon, home, and chicken ranch located in the Houston Museum District at 1724 Bissonnet Street. The space features experimental, rotating exhibitions and salon-type dialogues.

GENERAL INFORMATION
Opening reception: Thursday, March 21, 7-10pm
On view through May 31, 2013
Gallery hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 12pm to 5pm or by appointment
For an appointment, please call 713-523-2547 or 713-582-1198

CONTACT and LOCATION
Emily Sloan
regarding The Kenmore
currently on view at Gallery 1724
1724 Bissonnet St. (between Woodhead and Dunlavy)
Houston, TX 77005
713-582-1198
thekenmore@gmail.com
www.the-kenmore.blogspot.com

Friday, October 19, 2012

Pan Art Fair

Not just another white cube, The Kenmore is a small, cold self-run exhibition object measuring approximately 36"x24"x24". Though it is mobile, it is of late sometimes located at SKYDIVE Art Space in Houston, Texas and recently participated in the Venice Beach Biennale located at the Venice Beach Inn and Suites in Venice, California.

The Kenmore's mission is to keep ideas fresh through providing a unique exhibition context and the experience of collaboration. For the Pan Art Fair, The Kenmore will be "running" under the guidance of its Chief Curator, internationally unknown artist Emily Sloan, and her former lawyer David McClain, Esq.

Despite being apprised of the likely activities which will occur in and around The Kenmore during the Pan Art Fair, Robert Boyd, the founder of the fair, said, "I'm fairly certain I have no idea what they will do, but fuck-it, no one else wanted the fridge."

Part evolving installation, part institutional critique, part performance-based trans-media experience, part skim cheese, The Kenmore will chill out the hyper-consumerism that is endemic at other art fairs while (hopefully) encouraging patrons to part with cold hard cash at this fair.

According to The Kenmore's publicist, life coach and professional witness, Ban (no relation to The Great God Pan), "The Kenmore may be liberal, but you still have to pay me." At press time, both Sloan and McClain had made themselves unavailable for comment.

www.the-kenmore.blogspot.com 
thekenmore@gmail.com
Ban's message service: 713-582-1198

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Sasha Dela: Artist-in-Residence Exhibition


 Sasha Dela debuts new work as the Artist-in-Residence of The Kenmore, on view at Darke Gallery, August 31- September 29, 2012.

There will be a reception on Friday, August 31 from 6-9pm. Also, on view: Enlight by Emily Sloan.

Sasha Dela will be debuting a new video for her residency at The Kenmore which is sub-residing at Darke Gallery with its owner Emily Sloan while Sloan has a summer residency at Darke Gallery. For The Kenmore’s sub-residency, Sloan has provided Dela studio space, a portion of her resi
dency’s stipend, and a show to open August 31 along with her residency.

About Sasha Dela:
Dela completed a residency at the Museum of Fine Arts’ Core Program in 2007. She received her Master of Fine Art in San Francisco at California College of the Arts in 2005, and her Bachelor of Fine Art at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 2000, and was awarded the DeCosse Fellowship, to study at the Accademia Di Belle Arte, Florence, Italy in 2000. Dela is Houston Regional Editor for the Temporary Art Review, St Louis. Sasha Dela is the co-founder and co-director of SKYDIVE, an art space hosting a range of art practices that push the limits of their material forms.

About The Kenmore:
Not just another white cube, The Kenmore is a small, cold artist-run gallery space measuring approximately 36" x 24"x 24". It's mission is to keep ideas fresh through the opportunity of a unique exhibition context. The Kenmore participated in FotoFest 2010, FotoFest 2012 and Lawndale Art Center’s “The BIG Show” (2010) with its debut of “The small Show.”

Location of show:
Darke Gallery
320B Detering (at Feagan)
Houston, TX 77007

Contact:
Emily Sloan
713-582-1198
thekenmore@gmail.com