TalkAbout: Sculptural Practices

Sat Feb 4, 2023
11:30 am

Join us for a conversation with exhibiting artist Jade Walker and artists Alexis Hunter and Catherine Lee. They will discuss their process and sculptural practices, which span across three generations. TalkAbout is a program that facilitates thought provoking conversations with artists and the people who inspire them. This event is free and open to the public. Complimentary coffee will be provided.

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Alexis Hunter is an identity-based, multidisciplinary artist currently living and working in Austin, TX. She earned a BFA from Texas State University in Studio Art, with a concentration in painting, graduating summa cum laude (2022). Recent solo and group exhibitions include BINARY (Who Do You Belong To?), ICOSA Gallery, Austin (2021); Own it, examine it, and confront it head on, DORF Gallery, Austin (2021); Signs of Life, Texas State Galleries, San Marcos (2022); Alexis Hunter, Blue Star Arts Complex, San Antonio (2021). She has been selected for the third edition of Big Medium’s LINE Residency (2022) and vol. 2 of the George Washington Carver Museum’s Small Black Museum Residency (2022). She is also the newest member of the ICOSA Collective and painting instructor at The Contemporary Austin’s Art School at Laguna Gloria. Alexis is the founder of Others, an ongoing publication project documenting the faces and stories of biracial individuals in central Texas. Her work explores self-image through racial identity, mental health, the female body, and the male gaze.

Catherine Lee is an American painter, sculptor and printmaker. Her works featuring repetitive forms in various materials (including canvas, bronze, iron, glass, and ceramics) have been described as minimalist and structuralist. Born in Pampa, TX, she used the surrounding landscapes as inspiration for some of her early works. She has had solo shows at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (Dublin), Keramikmuseum Westerwald (Germany), Kunsthaus Wiesbaden (Germany), Musée d’Arte Moderne (France), and Omi International Arts Center (New York). Some of the institutions that have her work in their collections include the Blanton Museum of Art (Austin), Contemporary Austin, Museum of Fine Arts (Boston), Museum of Fine Arts (Houston), Museum of Modern Art (New York), San Francisco Museum of Art, and Vancouver Art Gallery, the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, and the Tate Modern in London. Lee taught at the University of Texas in San Antonio and Columbia University in New York. She also served as the Artist in Residence at the Minneapolis College of Art & Design.