About the Event
Lawndale and our 2018/19 Artist Studio Program (ASP) participants invite you to our annual ASP Open Studios in anticipation for their upcoming Lawndale exhibition. Visit the studios of and mingle with the 2018/19 ASP artists, including Julia Barbosa Landois, Robert Hodge, and John Pluecker. Cocktails will be served at 6 PM and brief presentations followed by studio visits will begin at 6:30 PM.
About the Artist Studio Program + 2018/19 Artists
The nine-month Artist Studio Program supports three artists annually with an honorarium, project grant, studio space, and curatorial support, culminating with an exhibition of the artists’ new works.
Julia Barbosa Landois▼
Julia Barbosa Landois (b. San Antonio, USA) is a performance, installation, and video artist based in Houston, TX. Her work has been featured in galleries, museums and performance festivals in the United States, Latin America, and Europe. Awards include grants from Artpace and the Artist Foundation of San Antonio, and residencies at the Santa Fe Art Institute (USA), Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder (Norway), and Künstlerhaus Bethanien (Germany). Barbosa Landois has worked as a studio artist, mercenary professor, preparator, gallery assistant, and – contrary to popular assumptions regarding the artist brain – a math tutor. She is a 2018-2019 Studio Resident at Lawndale and a lecturer at the University of Houston.
Robert Hodge is an interdisciplinary artist whose practice explores themes of memory and commemoration. Born in Houston, TX, and raised in the city’s Third Ward district, the artist studied visual art at the Pratt Institute in New York and the Atlanta College of Art before returning to Houston. Hodge has exhibited his work in numerous national and international institutions. The artist has also received grants from the Joan Mitchell Foundation, Houston Arts Alliance, and The Idea Fund. In Spring of 2017, Hodge was a resident artist at Artpace San Antonio, TX. Hodge currently lives and works in Houston. Hodge’s current projects include an album he executive produced called Two and 1/2 Years: A Musical Celebration to the Spirit of Juneteenth and his traveling installation called The Beauty Box.
John Pluecker is a language worker who writes, translates, organizes, interprets, and creates. In 2010, They co-founded the transdisciplinary collaborative Antena and in 2015 the local social justice interpreting collective Antena Houston. JP’s undisciplinary work is informed by experimental poetics, language justice, radical aesthetics/politics, and cross-border/cross-language cultural production. They have translated numerous books from the Spanish, including most recently Gore Capitalism (Semiotext(e), 2018) and Antígona González (Les Figues Press, 2016). JP’s book of poetry and image, Ford Over, was released in 2016 from Noemi Press. JP is a member of the Macondo Writing Workshop and has exhibited work at Blaffer Art Museum, the Hammer Museum, Project Row Houses, and more. More info at www.johnpluecker.com and www.antenaantena.org.