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.

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. 

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.

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.

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

Emily Sloan
regarding The Kenmore
currently on view at Gallery 1724
1724 Bissonnet St. (between Woodhead and Dunlavy)
Houston, TX 77005