The moment where a relationship sparks is at the heart of Andy Coolquitt's project, and the artist is invested in its often-foolish idealism. For Coolquitt, our success in attaining the ideal community and perfect communication is not as interesting as where and why we fail along the way. The distance between persons—the gaps, gaffes, and miscommunications—is where autonomy and community are held in balance, forming fertile ground for his artistic experimentation. Former Blaffer associate curator, Rachel Hooper will discuss her work with Coolquitt over the last four years and the gaps that resulted from the process, namely the works that inspired her that did not make it into the exhibition. Perhaps what is missing says as much as what is here.
NOTE: the title is not a misspelling, it is the title of my essay based on one of the works that will be in the exhibition.
For more information, visit: http://www.blafferartmuseum.org/event/curators-talk-rachel-hooper/
- Location: Blaffer Art Museum 120 Fine Arts Building Houston, TX 77204
- Price: Free
- Sponsor: Blaffer Art Museum
- Contact: Alecia Harris, 713-743-9528, email@example.com