Environmental Working Group, a new Houston based artist/activist collaboration I am part of with t.e.j.a.s., will be presenting during Open Platform at the Open Engagement conference at the Queens Museum in New York City on Sunday, May 13. Hope to see you there!
I have written a new Report from Houston for the Las Vegas art blog Settlers + Nomads. Keywords: downstream: Arkema, Harvey, flooding, industrial infrastructure, upstream: Luling pump jack art; art funding, oil funding, Liberate Tate, Trump.
Documentation of art pump jacks in Luling, Texas by artist George Kalesik.
Sea of Oil (Aramco/Texas City) was selected by M.M. Serra of Film-Maker’s Cooperative for this year’s Extremely Shorts Film Festival at Aurora Picture Show! There will be two screenings of my short on Friday May 19th, 2017 at 7pm and 9pm.
My short video, Emilio Sanchez and the Bronx, is now archived with the University of Miami Libraries Cuban Heritage Collection. As an artist, it is a great feeling to know that one’s work will be taken care of outside of one’s own studio archives. The video will be available for future scholars alongside materials donated from the Emilio Sanchez Foundation.
Sea of Oil is now supported by a Spark grant from the Idea Fund, a re-granting program in Houston administered by DiverseWorks, Aurora Picture Show, and Project Row Houses and funded by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. More information at www.theideafund.org