Spellerberg Projects grand opening and exhibition by artist Honoria Starbuck
On Saturday, January 16 2016, I opened Spellerberg Projects, an art space in Lockhart Texas, with the exhibition Flaneuse by artist Honoria Starbuck. Honoria is a longtime collaborator; I’ve worked together on various web-based artworks and helped install various shows of hers over the years. I was honored to have her stage the inaugural exhibition at my own space.
Honoria’s show was designed around the display of hundreds of 5 × 7 inch postcard-sized paintings, a format deriving from her engagement with Mail Art. Visitors would peruse a cabinet filled with paintings, organized in clear cases. When they found one they wanted to see, a white-gloved attendant would display them on rails installed along the gallery walls.
The opening was a great success, attracting members of Lockhart’s creative and business communities, as well as friends of Honoria’s and mine from Austin. It was such a warm welcome and wonderful to meet so many of my neighbors. Special thanks to Lockhart Mayor Lew White for coming by and introducing himself. For the occasion, Honoria wore a vintage coat once owned by legendary Lockhart socialite Dolly Cole.
During the 2016 Hot Rods & Hatters festival, which took place February 6th on the courthouse square, we displayed paintings from Honoria’s series Sports Cars Underwater, chine-collé works combining images of underwater life and classic Avantis.
Flaneuse ran through March 20, 2016. More info about the show is available on the gallery website. Here’s some photos:
Posted January 2016