Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Frank Billingsley discusses ShadeCloud; installation extended to February 24, 2012
by Juan Gonzalez and Alyssa Ramirez of J & A Productions
YouTube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_paPApjF1Yw&list=UUV7YT4XCau1C3D1i8UGS3vg&index=1&feature=plcp
ShadeCloud by Emily Sloan
a sculpture court installation of lamp shades
August 25, 2011 - December 31, 2011---extended to February 24, 2012
Opening reception August 25, 2011 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Art League Houston is excited to present ShadeCloud, an outdoor installation by Houston-based artist Emily Sloan in the Art League Sculpture Garden, which weaves together a diverse selection of new and recycled lampshades into three cloud-like structures that suspend from the surrounding trees.
The installation not only references the dynamic weather patterns characteristic of the Houston area, but also provides a unique source of shade for the local community, especially with the extreme heat waves we are currently experiencing within our city.
Art League would like to say a big thank you to Boheme and Spacetaker for their support and generosity through the Cultured Cocktails program, along with Sunbelt Rentals, Inc., as well as the local community for their generous donations.
Special thanks to Jason Ash, Rob Greenstein, Matt Jackson, Jill Nepomnick, Crystal Owens, Linda Phenix, Helena Gijsbers van Wijk, and Jim and Vanessa Wodehouse.
Above: SHADECLOUD at night. Photo by Jennifer Ash.
ABOUT EMILY SLOAN
Emily Sloan is a Houston-based artist who received an M.F.A. in Sculpture from the University of Houston (2009), a M.A. in Painting and Sculpture from Stephen F. Austin University, and a B.S. in Sociology and Social Work from Abilene Christian University. She also attended the New York Studio School and the Ontario College of Art and Design.
Her site specific installations include Burning House located on Highway 59 in Polk County, Texas; Sabine Street Bridge Lamp at Buffalo Bayou Art Park in Houston, and To Whom It May Concern, located on a private lot next to Lawndale Art Center. She has completed residencies at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont, and Labotanica and The Many Mini Residency at SKYDIVE in Houston, and is currently the Artist-in Residence at 14 Pews in Houston.
Sloan's performance art includes Napping Affects Performance (NAP), a participation and performance project, which is ongoing in Houston, as well as her Alta Ego performances as Zarvin Mindler. She has exhibited at venues including the Texas State Fair, the Cotton Bowl, the Dallas Contemporary, Lawndale Art Center, Redbud Gallery, Gallery 1724, and the Vermont Studio Center, and is currently the Curatorial Director of The Kenmore, a small, cold exhibition object measuring 36 x 24 x 24, which is located at BOX13 ARTSPACE in Houston.