JACOB BABCHUK GALLERY
PLAZA DEL RIO, SAN RAFAEL DE ESCAZÚ
SAN JOSÉ, COSTA RICA
(506) 7109 - 2957
Texas Contemporary Art Fair
OPENING NIGHT: TEXAS CONTEMPORARY PREVIEW
Thursday, October 4, 2018 6:00pm to 10:00pm
6:00pm to 10:00pm
Exclusively for Preview Pass Holders
7:30pm to 10:00pm
For VIP Pass Holders
George R. Brown Convention Center - Hall A3
1001 Avenida De Las Americas
Houston, Texas 77010
Jacob Babchuk Gallery is pleased to present works by acclaimed artists from around the world, breaking the boundaries of contemporary art in our global sphere.
The Artists exhibited include:
Ben-Haim’s work is included in the Guggenheim’s permanent collection, has collaborated with NASA, exhibited in The International Armory Show, Basel International Art Fair, The American National Gallery (Washington, D.C.), The Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Ghent Museum, World Bank (Washington, D.C.), among many others. His work’s essence lies in balancing the tension between surviving and vanishing. The abstract forms that he utilizes are drawn from both the natural and industrial/cultural world. Materialized, each world adopts the other, they collide and coincide with each other to form a third “being-existence” that reflects the idea of survival and projects the energy of life. Working primarily with mixed media, Ben-Haim pays close attention to materials, textures, and methods. A recurring motif that Ben-Haim incorporates into some of his work is an image of a Costa Rican ant, often depicted as carrying various abstract objects on it's back. The load the ant is carrying often surpasses it’s own size by a significant amount, Ben-Haim then drawing a comparison between the way we, as human beings, carry our own “loads” throughout our everyday lives.
Hafftka's art is in the permanent collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Brooklyn Museum of Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Carnegie Museum of Art, National Gallery of Art, Marion Koogler McNay Art Museum, and other museums in the United States and around the world. In 1986 his work was exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, NY. Housatonic Museum of Art, Connecticut, mounted a major retrospective of his large paintings in 2005 with a monograph by Professor Sam Hunter, curator of the Jewish Museum. Yeshiva University Museum at the Center For Jewish History presented a comprehensive show of old and new works in 2009. Hafftka's series of Kabbalah Zohar paintings were shown at the Mizel Center for the Arts, Denver, Colorado in 2010. Chapman University, Orange, CA, mounted a solo show of Hafftka Aleph-Bet, which is in the Phyllis and Ross Escalette Permanent Collection, in 2012. Hafftka has been collaborating with poets and writers, most notably William Gass and Tom Sleigh, which were published in The Yale Review and Blackbird. Hafftka's work has been written about extensively by art historian and curator Professor Sam Hunter, Princeton, and John Caldwell NYT critic and SFMOMA curator. Much of his understanding of the world came from his perception of his parents’ wartime experiences. A strong desire for freedom was among the host of determining factors and experiences that later brought to bear on his becoming an artist.
JOHN PAUL FAUVES
Through his work, he explores the concepts of “A Loss of Innocence”, and the endless pursuit of pleasure without regard for consequences. Through depicting modern icons, he creates his idea and subsequently destroys it, representing the rise and fall of the ideas and people he portrays through his work. His art formation starts from a young age, studying under an art tutor when his parents noticed his affinity for art. He was taught by Rodriguez del Paso for more than 15 years. Fauves focuses on the aspect of society’s endless pursuit for gratification and a sense of belonging outside of one’s self. His most current work “NoProfile”, refers to the process in which an exterior facade masks the individuality one’s true inner self, almost becoming devoid of a soul; a shell in a world of materialism. Through this, the trendy “mask” reflects the prevalent rhythm of society, instead of each individual soul embracing the most authentic version of themselves. Fauves has exhibited most notably at Guy Hepner, NY, along with shows at the Krause Gallery, NY, Imitate London, UK, ARCO Madrid, Spain, Art Palm Beach, FL, Art Basel Miami, FL, LA Style Fashion Week, CA.
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