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Fall 2013 International Artists-in-Residence

Artpace San Antonio, Texas (USA)

14.11.2013 - 12.01.2014

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Artpace San Antonio is pleased to announce the unveiling of new works by International Artists-in-Residence Micol Assaël (Rome), Ivor Shearer (Houston), and Erin Shirreff (New York)—selected by guest curator Paola Morsiani. Their exhibitions will open on November 14, and will be on view through January 12, 2014.












Fall 2013 International Artists-in-Residence, Artpace San Antonio

© ArtCatalyse International / Marika Prévosto 2013. All Rights Reserved

Exhibition 14 November 2013 - 12 January 2014. Artpace San Antonio, 445 North Main Avenue - San Antonio, Texas 78205 (USA). Tel.: 210 212 4900. Opening hours : Wednesday - Sunday 12-5pm and by appointment.



Ivor Shearer, Last Things, 2008. Courtesy of the artist.


Using various elements and materials, Micol Assaël uses her work to investigate the interplay of the viewer's body and the natural world. Micol's current work follows her previous line of thinking about the phenomenon of electromagnetism. Italian artist Micol Assaël employs elements of science, mechanics, and natural phenomena to her artwork. Interested in the relationship of the body and the communication at play between her work and the viewer, she often requires her audience to take risks.


Ivor Shearer uses video to examine the role of the media in public perception, and the role imagery plays in the processing of events and disasters. At Artpace, Ivor has continued work on a video and installation piece dealing with the perspective of film on specific areas in and around New Orleans. Having lived in New Orleans before and after catastrophic Hurricane Katrina ravaged the city in 2005, much of Ivor Shearer's film and video work deals with displacement and the socio-political after-effects of the storm.

Erin Shirreff's artwork uses photography and video to reframe and reimagine objects, showing the relationship of the object and the viewer's perspective. Her residency in San Antonio provided new objects and surroundings, which Erin will process using video projections. Working in multi-media, New York-based artist Erin Shirreff's work encourages the viewer to see objects in new ways: unsettling spatial and sensory experience by creating sculptural works specifically for the camera that confuse perception; layering still photographs in video to present a new experience of the Moon or James Turrell's great unfinished Roden Crater work (2009); exploring myriad interferences of glare and shadow at play on a computer screen; and presenting only one façade of a familiar Tony Smith work in an outdoor commission, Sculpture for Snow.


The next trio of International Artists-in-Residence—Rosa Barba (Berlin), Liz Glynn (Los Angeles), and Jessica Mallios (Austin, Texas), selected by guest curator Rita Gonzales—will be in residence at Artpace January 21 through March 24, 2014. Their exhibitions will open on March 20, 2014.