Ariane Roesch, “Unwind,” 2010, EL wire installation, Courtesy the artist
Christoph Hüppi, “Pipe 16,” 2010, acrylic on canvas, Courtesy the artist and galleryHOMELAND, Portland, OR
Contact: Emily Sloan
Ariane Roesch and Christoph Hüppi Debut New Work in a Two-Person Exhibition
on view at The Kenmore, Box 13 Artspace, September 18- October 21, 2010
For Immediate Release-- HOUSTON (September 12, 2010)-- Ariane Roesch, a graduate student at CalArts, and Christoph Hüppi, a painter who lives in Zürich, Switzerland, debut new work at The Kenmore at Box 13 Artspace this Friday. Roesch's installation transforms the inside of the refrigerator into hot oven using her signature EL wire, a glowing cord commonly used for commercial signs. Hüppi debuts three new paintings from his “Get to the Point” series, which uses opulent, pearlescent colors to create fluid lines that appear to pulse and vibrate on the canvas. A series of tiny 4 x 5 inch canvases is also featured on the sides of the refrigerator. The exhibition is curated by the collective RJ Curatorial Experiences, Inc.
“I am so excited to present this experimental work that has never been seen in Houston before,” said Emily Sloan, aritst and owner of The Kenmore. “I wanted to open my studio to other artists to give them a chance to show new small scale work that might not be appropriate for other venues. With a common interest in communication, systems of exchange, and patterns of transmission, Ariane Roesch and Christoph Hüppi are a good pair whose work really speaks to each other.”
Christoph Hüppi was born in 1976 in Zurich, Switzerland, where he currently lives and works. He has a BFA from the The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and also studied at Studio Art Center International in Florence, Italy and the Schule für Gestaltung in Zurich. His work has recently been shown in solo exhibitions at Galerie Baviera in Zurich (2010) and galleryHOMELAND in Portland, Oregon (2008) and in group exhibitions at Starkart Exhibitions in Zurich (2010), Kunstraum in Baden, Switzerland (2010), and Birla Art Gallery in Mumbai, India (2006).
Ariane Roesch was born in 1984 in Wuerzburg, Germany, and moved to Houston, TX, in 1996. Roesch received her BFA from the University of Houston in 2007. Her work has recently been exhibited at Horselaw Press in Zurich, Switzerland, and PS in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. She is also the co-founder of SKYDIVE, an artist-run alternative space focused on hosting artists working in a range of art practices that push the limits of their material forms. Currently she is working on her MFA at the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, CA.
About The Kenmore:
Not just another white cube, The Kenmore is a small, cold artist-run gallery space measuring approximately 36" x 24"x 24". It is located at Box 13 ArtSpace in Houston, Texas. The Kenmore's mission is to keep ideas fresh through the opportunity of a unique exhibition context. It is owned and operated by Emily Sloan, whose art practice includes object making, performance, social involvement and spaces, and curating unique venues including a contemporary art salon, a mini-fridge, and a bathroom hidden behind a bookcase. She is a latituder at labotanica's School of Latitudes. While at labotanica, she is working on "WAKE." Check out labotanica at: www.labotanica.org.