tête-à-tête: Folk Art and Fine Art from the Permanent Collection - June 18 through September 4, 2016
Over the past couple of years, AMSET has received a wealth of outstanding donations from collectors across the nation, adding stellar and significant works of art to our permanent collection by both fine and folk artists from the region. This exhibition will focus, in particular, on recent donations of folk art to our collection by artist David Bates of Dallas and collectors Dr. Warren and Sylvia Lowe from Lafayette, Louisiana. These donations make AMSET’s growing folk art collection one of the most significant holdings in the region. The donations by David Bates and Dr. Warren and Sylvia Lowe will be complimented by other folk art pieces in our museum, featuring the strength and variety of this segment in our permanent collection.
Teresa Baker - June 18 through September 4, 2016
Born in Watford City, North Dakota, Teresa Baker is a relatively newcomer to the Southeast Texas art scene, known for her minimal, formalist works of immense bravura achieved through a melding of original materials and non-objective, unencumbered vision. Baker received her BA in Visual Arts from Fordham University, New York in 2008, followed by her MFA from the California College of Arts in San Francisco, 2013. Prior to her academic studies, Baker was awarded a painting and drawing intensive at the prestigious Gerrit Rietveld Academie in the Netherlands. The artist has exhibited widely on the west coast, and is the recipient of numerous awards and residences.
Baker’s exhibition at AMSET will be her first museum show in the Southeast Texas area, and will present fresh works by the artist highlighting her experimental and sophisticated use of textures, color and space in the artistic process. Often incorporating vinyl, felt and other fabrics with acrylic paint, Baker creates artworks that seem to dynamically propel of the wall in their strong visual form and texture.
This One is Pink, This One is Blue
Kailee Viator -
April 14 through June 19, 2016 - Opening Reception: 2 - 4 p.m., Sunday, April 17, 2016