Your Body is a Battleground

Curated by Wendy Vogel

March 1-5, 2017 | PIER 90, New York

Deborah Roberts & Art Palace have been invited to participate in Wendy Vogel’s curatorial project, Your Body is a Battleground, presented this year at the VOLTA NY art fair. Roberts’ work addresses Black women’s progression through centuries of socially-constructed limits on beauty and power. The Austin-based, 2016-17 Pollock Krasner grantee was featured in ‘I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings’ at George Washington Carver Museum & Cultural Center and is an ongoing participant in the Viewing Program at The Drawing Center (New York). We hope you’ll join us!


Opening Reception: Thursday, March 9th,  6 – 8 PM
On view through April 15th, 2017


Art Palace presents works on paper by Rene Cruz in the Project Gallery. Cruz’s drawings function as puzzles with familiar features, skewed just enough to provoke a neurological phenomenon. The human brain connects lines and abstractions with just enough help from our memory and understanding of anatomy. Cruz’s portraits are not illusions themselves; they describe the moment it takes to fill in the gaps.
Cruz lives and works in Houston, TX. His work has been featured in local exhibitions since 2005, including presentations at Lawndale Art Center, The Joanna, and Domy Books. Cruz is a member of the artist collective Sketch Klubb…chances are he’s drawing right now.


Opening Reception: Thursday, March 9th,  6 – 8 PM

Artist talk with Christina Rees: Saturday, March 11th at 1PM

On view through April 15th, 2017


Raychael Stine’s third solo exhibition at Art Palace, Higher Love, presents paintings born out of the moments when we are present enough to witness the love of the world. For over a decade Stine has featured her dogs in her paintings, the dog representing a big, risky, ecstatic, innate kind of love. Stine gets her color palettes by directly referencing intimate experiences and things around her, like the rainbows over the Sangre de Christo mountains of northern New Mexico, a pair of her sneakers, as well as other paintings in her studio and previous palettes from other works. One of Stine’s main objectives is approaching transitional space as transformative space; she explores the possibilities that dwell in the shallowest of areas, like behind a painting or between stacked postcards. A variety of marks and strokes hover together, disobeying natural perspective and creating room for the viewer to look, explore, and dream. Stine’s dexterity allows the paint to exist as image and material simultaneously: sometimes thin, veiled and illusionistic, like a shadow, other times chunky, goofy, and insistent straight off a palette knife. The canine figures emerge from this playful synchronicity of strokes and styles, appearing from a place we don’t know as well as the one we physically live in. Like a dream, we can only find this place when we pay attention and believe. For Stine, being present serves as an enormous opportunity to experience what life has to offer: joy, suffering, humor, wonder, loss, ecstasy, and higher love.
Raychael Stine is an artist living in Albuquerque New Mexico. She holds a BFA from University of Texas Dallas and an MFA from University of Illinois Chicago. Stine has exhibited at Central Features (Albuquerque, NM), Eugene Binder (Marfa, TX), Rhona Hoffman (Chicago, IL), Common People (Brooklyn, NY), Denise Bibro Gallery (New York, NY), Road-Agent (Dallas, TX), Marty Walker (Dallas, TX), and Leviton A + D Gallery (Chicago, IL), among others. Stine is the recipient of the Dallas Museum of Art Degoylier Grant, the Stone Award at University of Illinois Chicago, The Gendler Fellowship and residency at the Bemis Center, and the residency at the Jentel Foundation. She is Assistant Professor of Painting and Drawing at the University of New Mexico.


March 31 – April 2, 2017

Palmer Event Center … Booth #10


Art Palace is hitting the road for our second year of Art City Austin. Visit us in booth #10 to see some of our favorite works by Mike Beradino, Jeffrey Dell, Sarah Fisher, Bradley Kerl, Katy Heinlein, Jim Nolan, Deborah Roberts, Anthony Sonnenberg, Raychael Stine, Casey Williams, & Eric Zimmerman.


Opening Reception: Friday, April 21st,  6 – 8 PM
On view through June 3rd, 2017


DAILY, IN A NIMBLE SEA is an anagram of BAILEY ISLAND, MAINE, where a tiny stretch of coastline is incessantly transformed by the interactions of fog, sun, and tides. When the tide goes out, a rocky field of seaweed is revealed. To walk across it is to traverse the ocean floor in the open air. It is a magical place, and for seven summers I have watched my children grow and change against this backdrop. Photographs put up a feeble defense against the passage of time: the still image halts the waves from breaking, only to paradoxically heighten our awareness of their inevitable movement forward.
-Barry Stone, excerpted from DAILY, IN A NIMBLE SEA
DAILY, IN A NIMBLE SEA is Barry Stone’s fourth solo exhibition with Art Palace, as well as the title of his forthcoming monograph. Stone’s practice is built on the multiplicity of photographic images; these malleable realities are produced in duplex. In some images, the camera alone documents distortions of light, scale, color, and time. In others, a process called data-bending shuffles the digital code of the photographs, resulting in gestural anomalies.
The exhibition arranges ten images of a deserted shore, a place of hourly transformation, with one image of his daughter. The cyclical, infinite grandeur of the ocean is cunningly matched against the temporal narrative of past, present and future. DAILY, IN A NIMBLE SEA materializes the idea that fantasy and reality yield to each other in perpetuum.
Barry Stone’s work has most recently been exhibited at GAA Gallery Project Space (Cologne, Germany,) The Lianzhou Photography Festival (Lianzhou, China,) and Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery (New York, NY.) His work has been acquired by esteemed collections including The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Cleveland Clinic, and Fidelity Mutual Corporation Collection. Stone is a founding member of artist collective Lakes Were Rivers and holds a BA in biology and MFA from the University of Texas in Austin. He is an Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Photography Program at Texas State University’s School of Art and Design. Stone lives in Austin, TX.


Opening Reception: Thursday, June 8,  6 – 8 PM
On view through July 15, 2017


Mike Beradino’s second solo exhibition at Art Palace, break, is a presentation of digital and tangible mediums responding to digital mediation, simulation, and Jean Baudrillard’s notion that “we live in a desert of the real”.

In break, Beradino uses 3D printed objects and custom laser cut panels to explore the relationship between the intangible virtual object and the real world simulation of said objects, challenging the viewer to analyze objects as simulations. At the risk of being overly reductive to the moment in Plato’s Cave where a group of prisoners only know the world through the shadows cast on a cave wall, the shadows represent a false vision of the truth, an illusion about reality. In Plato’s Cave, the prisoners have never seen the true objects that exist in the world, the objects which are casting those shadows, they believe the shadows are all that is. Beradino’s work Fox Skull (laser etched panel) is the shadow of the virtual object begging the question, what is the object?

Beradino’s work incorporates custom hardware and software to call attention to the ever-present and pervasive presence of digital mediation. Beradino’s process includes using 3D scans and archives found in the online repository of the Smithsonian. Through manipulation and reduction of polygon count, flattened versions are laser etched to create a minimalistic index referencing the “original” virtual objects. The flattened panel illustrating the shadow of the virtual creates a referential loop; the command “break” is used to stop or exit a loop in code.

Mike Beradino lives and works as a practicing artist and educator in Houston, TX. He has a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago & a MFA from Parsons the New School of Design. He has shown at Postmasters Gallery (New York, NY), The Kitchen (New York, NY), Art House Jones Center( Austin, TX), The National Science Foundation, (Arlington VA), and participated in the GIFER Festival ( Turin, Italy).


Opening Reception: Friday, November 10th,  6 – 8 PM
On view through December 16th, 2017


Art Palace presents Egress, a solo exhibition of works on paper by Susan Whyne. Following her project gallery presentation Entrances in 2015, which featured works she produced in San Francisco in the 1970s, Whyne has revisited that time in her practice with new abstracted landscapes based on Texas’ urban scenery. This exhibition will combine works from the 1970s together with pieces made in the last year.

Whyne’s work has an undercurrent of transience. She illustrates inverse relationships in equal balance: culture and nature, form and metaphor, the ephemeral and the eternal. In this decades-spanning series, she focuses on the moments of convergence between landscape and architecture. Odd sculptural associations emerge, flanked by negative space that demands attention and levity. Parts become whole in themselves, thanks to the deft sense of scale and omission.

With new variations in landscaping and architecture emerging with the times, Whyne finds continuous fulfillment in this series. The work pays tribute to the tableaux’s original designer, whether that person was a professional or an amateur with no aesthetic ambition. Egress is an homage to the abridgment of time and the expansion of narrative.

Susan Whyne is a veteran painter living in Austin, Texas. Her work was included in the very first Art Palace exhibition called Where Were The Then, (2005). She has retired from a 34-year tenure at University of Texas and has been awarded a National Endowment for the Arts grant twice. Whyne has exhibited regularly across the United States since 1971 and notable exhibitions include the New Museum (NYC), Dallas Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, and Art Pace (San Antonio, TX.) She holds a BFA from Cooper Union and an MFA from San Francisco State University.

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