The Longest Day of the Year

Artists:
Erin Curtis
Jules Buck Jones
Jonathan Marshall
Erick Michaud

June 21 – July 19, 2008

Art Palace is pleased to announce the opening of its summer group exhibition, The Longest Day of the Year, featuring new work by Jonathan Marshall, as well as three additions to the Art Palace roster, Erin Curtis, Jules Buck Jones, and Erick Michaud.

About the Artists:
Erin Curtis received her BA from William College in 1999. In May 2007, she received her MFA from the University of Texas at Austin. Curtis’ large-scale paintings and collages explore our relationship to modern architecture and interior spaces. Her work was exhibited at Unit B in San Antonio, at Lawndale Art Center in Houston, as well as the 2007 Texas Biennial. In 2007, Curtis was the exhibition designer for Table Top Sculpture at Art Palace. Curtis is a Fulbright scholar and will be traveling to India in 2009. Her upcoming exhibitions include a solo show at Women and Their Work Gallery in October of 2009.

Jules Buck Jones hails from Richmond, VA where he received his BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2005. He completed his MFA at the University of Texas at Austin this May. His large-scale drawings and paintings of animals examine the relationship between predator and prey. Jones’ work can currently be seen in The Drawing Room, a group exhibition featuring twelve emerging Texas artists at the Galveston Arts Center and is also on tour with Austin Museum of Art’s 20 to Watch: New Art in Austin.

Jonathan Marshall, a native Austinite, received his BFA from the University of Texas at Austin in 2003. Since then, Marshall’s works have been exhibited in a number of group exhibitions as well as solo shows including The Book of Lenny at Art Palace in 2007, as well as Johan Pilgrim and the Cave of Wonders at Man&Eve Gallery in London this Spring. Marshall works across a number of different media including drawing, video, animation, photo-collage, installation and sculpture developing a rich narrative that runs throughout his current body of work. Marshall’s work can be found in the permanent collections of both the Blanton Museum of Art and Austin Museum of Art and was recently awarded “Best Solo Show 2007” by the Austin Critic’s table for The Book of Lenny.

Erick Michaud is a multidisciplinary artist who combines elements of performance, video, painting, and installation. He received an MFA from the University of Texas at Austin, and his BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Michaud attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture during the summer of 2006. Later this year, he will curate a group video exhibition at Okay Mountain in Austin.