Sunday, September 18, 2011

Jonatan Lopez, "Beef: Cattle that is Reared for its Meat"

Artist Jonatan Lopez will unveil a new multimedia installation examining his physical attraction towards "Beefy Men" at The Kenmore, located in Box13 ArtSpace, with Beef: Cattle that is Reared for its Meat. This one night only event will take place on October 1, 2011 from 7:00pm to 9:30p.m.

For this work, the artist has immersed himself in an arduous examination of his physical attraction towards "Beefy Men." He has selected a few bulls from the herd incessantly pursuing them without their knowledge, luring them, acting out his desires, and using his own body as a research tool in an attempt to solve the mystery behind his obsession. His installation at The Kenmore invites us to enter the secret room of his darkest fantasies, a place where lust and transgression reign. Ingredients: voyeuristic footage, found organs, stolen photos, beef derived products, obsession. (Viewer discretion is enforced.)

Jonatan Lopez is an interdisciplinary artist. His works examine issues of debate within social and personal realms, often using empirical observation as research method. His performances and installations become surveys and social experiments that open valuable community discussion.

Jonatan has exhibited in numerous venues in Houston, from alternative art spaces like Project Row Houses and DiverseWorks Art Space to more traditional venues like Bayou City Art Festival. He enjoys curating and collaborating with other artists.
He currently lives in the Houston Heights with his partner and their three lab dogs.

Not just another white cube, The Kenmore is a small, cold exhibition object measuring approximately 36" x 24"x 24". The Kenmore's mission is to keep ideas fresh through the opportunity of a unique exhibition context and the experience of collaboration.

BOX 13 ArtSpace is an artist run nonprofit innovative environment for the creation and advancement of experimental contemporary art in Houston. BOX 13 artists create this environment through the offering of affordable workspaces for emerging and established artists, dedicating five interior spaces to the exhibition of artistic explorations, a window gallery for installations and an outdoor courtyard space. BOX 13 promotes dialogue among artists and the art community on current trends affecting the arts.

On view: Saturday, October, 7pm to 9:30pm

Emily Sloan
The Kenmore
c/o Box 13 ArtSpace
6700 Harrisburg Blvd.
Houston, TX 77011