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TALKING ART with Anne Ellegood Thursday, July 26, 7pm at the Jones Center, 7th Street and Congress Avenue. New American Talent juror, Anne Ellegood, Curator, Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.

Arthouse Family Day Sunday, July 22, 1-5pm at the Jones Center, 7th Street and Congress Avenue.

The twenty-second in a series of annual juried exhibitions, New American Talent features the work of emerging artists working in a variety of mediums including sculpture, painting, photography and new media. Each work on view was selected by New American Talent juror Anne Ellegood, Curator, Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C. This year’s New American talent showcases the work of 45 artists from the United States—15 of whom currently live and work in Texas.

Particpating artists: Miguel Avila Missouri City, TX Elizabeth Axtman Y.C., CA Roberto Bellini Austin, TX Charles Beronio New York, NY Candace Briceno Cedar Creek, TX Michael Cambre Brooklyn, NY Yanira Cartagena Los Angeles, CA Wonjung Choi New York, NY Joelle Dietrick Tallahassee, FL Jonathan Durham Houston, TX Brad Farwell Chicago, IL Sam Gezari Los Angeles, CA Sonseree Gibson Round Rock, TX Damien Gilley Portland, OR Felice Grodin Miami Beach, FL Alexander Harrington Brooklyn, NY John Hovig Bellaire, TX William Hundley Austin, TX Allison Hunter Houston, TX Renee Lotenero Altadena, CA Sarah Martin Jamestown, NC Gabriel (Baby) Martinez Washington, DC Daniel Miller Albuquerque, NM A.B. Miner Washington, DC Greg Mrotek Athens, OH Tom Mueske San Francisco, CA Jenene Nagy Portland, OR Jennifer Nelson Grand Forks, ND Wura-Natasha Ogunji Austin, TX Kim Owens Dallas, TX Elwyn Palmerton Brooklyn, NY Joseph Phillips Austin, TX Rebecca Rothfus Austin, TX Elizabeth Saveri Pasadena, CA Mark Schatz Houston, TX Ansen Seale San Antonio, TX Laura Shipp San Francisco, CA Kirk Stoller San Francisco, CA Ryan Thayer San Francisco, CA Allison Wermager Brooklyn, NY Michael Wille Normal, IL Ginger Williams Jackson, MS Jennifer Williams New York, NY Dave Woody Austin, TX Suzanne Wright Parksville, NY

Ellegood describes her selection of works: Every one of these artists has something to put forward about the world—their observations, experiences, criticisms, and passions—and yet each one does so in his or her own way. This makes for an astonishing variety within this shared belief in the capacity for art to help us understand our lives.

Anne Ellegood is Curator at the Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden where her focus is contemporary art. Fall 2006, she organized the exhibition, Uncertainty of Objects and Ideas: Recent Sculpture which included the work of Isa Genzken, Franz West, Mark Handforth, Rachel Harrison, Charles Long and others. She was the New York-based Curator for Peter Norton’s private collection from 2003-2005. From 1998-2003, she was Associate Curator at the New Museum of Contemporary Art where she organized Out of Site: Fictional Architectural Spaces; Superficial: The Surfaces of Architecture in a Digital Age; Marco Brambilla: Halflife, and Candice Breitz: Babel Series, among several other exhibitions. Ellegood has served on numerous panels and juries for a range of organizations, including SculptureCenter, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, and Socrates Sculpture Park, and has lectured widely on contemporary art and curatorial practice. She recently organized Directions: Jim Lambie at the Hirshhorn. Ellegood received her Master’s of Art from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College and has taught at Bard’s CCS, Rhode Island School of Design, School of the Visual Arts, and George Washington University.

PUBLICATION: The exhibition will be accompanied by a fully-illustrated catalogue with an essay by Anne Ellegood.

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New American Talent
The Twenty-Second Exhibition
Juror: Anne Ellegood

Künstler: Miguel Avila, Elizabeth, Charles Beronio, Michael Cambre, Jonathan Durham, Damien Gilley, Alexander Harrington, William Hundley, Sarah Martin, Jennifer Nelson, Rebecca Rothfus, Mark Schatz, Laura Shipp, Allison Wermager, Ginger Williams, Suzanne Wright ...