Join us for a conversation in the gallery about The Lure with artist Margaux Crump and guests Hannah Crement, Ryan Hawk and Melanie Holst-Collins. TalkAbout is a program that facilitates casual conversations with artists and the people who inspire them.
Margaux Crump believes in breaching binaries. She explores the slippery relationship between power and the body—specifically how it manifests in language, taxonomy, and intimacy. Her recent works question cultural constructions of gender and the humanity/nature antithesis, specifically focusing on hunting and courting. She has exhibited nationally, most notably at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Saint Louis; The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design, Washington, DC; The Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory, Cleveland; and Artspace, Raleigh. Crump received her BA from Trinity University in San Antonio, TX and her MFA from Washington University in St. Louis, MO. She lives and works in Houston, TX.
Hannah Crement, RNC-OB, MNN
Hannah Crement is a Houston-based community organizer and registered nurse providing trauma-informed reproductive care at Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospital as a labor & delivery clinician. Her practice is guided by principles of reproductive justice, patient advocacy, and holistic care as an act of resistance. Outside of her work in nursing, Crement hosts a feminist reading group and volunteers with Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast and ACLU Reproductive Freedom in Action. She is a member of National Nurses United and the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses. She is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Nurse Midwifery.
Ryan Hawk is a visual artist utilizing video, performance, and site-specific installation to explore alternative corporealities and forms of embodiment. Solo presentations of his work have been held at The Art League, Houston; the Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum in Austin, TX; and the Museum of Human Achievement in Austin, TX. His work has been included in several group exhibitions, screenings, and performance festivals in spaces such as: Jonathan Hopson Gallery in Houston TX; The Wurks in Providence, RI; Grace Exhibition Space in NYC; dfbrl8r gallery in Chicago; Perform Chinatown 2013 in L.A.; The Museum of Fine Arts in Nagoya, Japan; as well as many others.
Melanie Holst- Collins is a Certified Yoga Teacher, Certified Life Coach, insightful writer, intuitive healer, tea snob and creator of Yoga In Color, Yoga Off The Mat, Sacred Feminine Yoga and founder of Grow Your Lovespace. Holst-Collins incorporates Yoga, meditation, tea ceremony and engaging group conversation in her Sacred Spaces to offer tangible tools and experiences for personal and spiritual growth. Her company, Grow Your Lovespace, empowers, encourages and supports women and men in re-learning to embrace their humanness in order to grow and enrich the intangible parts of themselves.