PROXIMIDAD ARTIST EXCHANGE THE POWER STATION / CERÁMICA SURO

PROXIMIDAD is a two-month-long, self-directed residency for two artists, invited by The Power Station in Dallas, Texas, and Cerámica Suro in Guadalajara, México.

The first month will be spent in Guadalajara, Mexico, working with Cerámica Suro toward an exhibition organized by the Cerámica Suro factory.

The second month will be spent in Dallas, Texas, working toward an exhibition at The Power Station, resulting in a culmination of two separate exhibitions that ruminate on the practices, processes and interactions of the exchange.

The artists are encouraged during their stay to act as cultural ambassadors of their respective countries, to develop professional, working relationships that successfully mediate shared time-space experience, and to connect with the respective art communities to facilitate the creative exchange in both cities.

An annual rotation of guest advisors, culled from notable curators, artists and institutional directors will assist in the selection process.

For the inaugural PROXIMIDAD residency, Cerámica Suro, The Power Station and 2017 guest advisors Bill Arning, and Kevin Rubén Jacobs have selected the following artists:

JEFF GIBBONS (b. Detroit, Michigan, 1982) is an interdisciplinary artist, musician, film- maker, inventor, curator, and often collaborator, living and working in Dallas, Texas. Recent solo exhibitions include, Conduit Gallery, The Goss-Michael Foundation, Oliver Francis Gallery (OFG.xxx), the McKinney Avenue Contemporary, CentralTrak Gallery, and 1-800-789-2228.

Recent collaborative exhibitions with Gregory Ruppe include the Nasher Sculpture Museum (also with Danny Skinner), BeefHaus Gallery,Epitome Institute, galleryHOMELAND, and a collaborative ballet performance with Dallas Neo-Classical Ballet at the Majestic Theater in Dallas, Texas. Other recent collaborations and group exhibitions include Lazer Tag 2015 with Jesse Morgan Barnett, Apophenia Underground with Justin Ginsberg, the Dallas Biennial, the Texas Biennial, and the Dallas/Austin/Houston Art Fairs.

Selected international exhibitions include KoncertKirken (Copenhagen, Denmark), the Berlin Becher Triennial (Berlin, Germany), Réunion Gallery (Zürich, Switzerland), and Hiroshima Art Center (Hiroshima, Japan). He co-created the art space Culture Hole with Gregory Ruppe in 2016, and co-created the exhibition series Deep Ellum Windows with

Justin Ginsberg in 2012. He was an artist in residence with the Goss-Michael Foundation in 2015, and with CentralTrak’s International Artist Residency in 2014. Recent awards include The Dallas Museum of Art: Art Ball Prize, a Special Support Grant from the Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, a Nasher Sculpture Museum Micro-grant, and the Dallas Observer 2015 Mastermind Award.

GABRIEL RICO (b. 1980) lives and work between Lagos de Moreno and Guadalajara in Mexico. Rico studied architecture at the Instituro de Estudios Superiores de Occidente (ITESO). His work is a constant study of production processes and the aesthetical and compositional possibilities of objects, with a particular interest in morphological conditions caused by erosion.

Selected exhibitions include ASU Art Museum, Arizona, USA; Charlottenborg Fonden, Copenhagen, Denmark; Perrotin, Paris, France; Sinaloa Art Museum (MASIN), Culiacan, Mexico; Public Library Virgilio Barco, Bogota, Colombia; CEART (Centro de Arte Tomas y Valiente), Madrid, Spain; Triennial “Coup de Ville”, Belgium and the VIII International Biennial of Ceramics of Gyeonggi, Seoul, South Korea.

Selected international residences include the GCC (Gyeonggi Creation Center) in Seoul, South Korea (2015/2016); the CAMAC (Centre d’Art – Marnay Art Centre) in Marnay sur Seine, France (2014); La Agencia in Bogota, Colombia (2014), in the FMC (Frans Meserel Centrum) in Kasterlee, Belgium (2013); in SASG (Seoul Art Space Gaumcheong) in Seoul, South Korea (2012); in the Contemporary Art Platform WARP in San Nicolas, Belgium (2010).

He has received national and international scholarships and awards such as: The scholarship for artistic production “Proyecta” in 2014 and 2015 issued by the Fund for Culture and the Arts of the State of Jalisco, in Mexico; fellowship for artistic production granted by the Ténot Foundation Bursary for Artists in France in 2014, the bilateral scholarship for artistic creation (Mexico-Colombia) in its 2013/2014 edition, granted by the FONCA-CONACULTA and the Ministry of Culture of Colombia; fellowship for artistic production granted by the organization Prince Claus in 2011 of Netherlands; Two scholarships of FECA (State Fund for Culture and the Arts of the State of Jalisco) granted to the category “Young creators” in their editions 2010-2011 and 2014-2015, Mexico, honorable mention at the 8th International Biennial of Ceramics in Gyeonggi (8th GICB) Republic of South Korea.

THE EXHIBITION IN GUADALAJARA OPENS JULY 29, 2017
THE EXHIBITION IN DALLAS, TX OPENS AUG 26, 2017

ABOUT THE INSTITUTIONS

THE POWER STATION is a not-for-profit initiative dedicated to providing a platform for contemporary art projects in Dallas, Texas. Housed in a Power & Light building constructed in 1920, artists are invited to respond to the raw character of the architecture, offering an alternative to the traditional gallery and museum context.

Geared toward an international audience and, most immediately, the community of Dallas, the bold programming serves as a catalyst to provoke public discourse around art and culture.

Projects and publications at The Power Station are made possible through funding provided by The Pinnell Foundation.

THE POWER STATION es una iniciativa sin fines de lucro dedicada a proporcionar una plataforma para ambiciosos proyectos de arte contemporáneo en Dallas, Texas. Alojados en un edificio Power & Light construido en 1920, los artistas están invitados a responder al carácter crudo de la arquitectura, ofreciendo una alternativa al tradicional contexto de galería y museo.

Orientada hacia una audiencia internacional y, más inmediatamente, la comunidad de Dallas, la audaz programación sirve como un catalizador para provocar el discurso público en torno al arte y la cultura.

Proyectos y publicaciones en The Power Station son posibles gracias a los fondos proporcionados por The Pinnell Foundation.

CERÁMICA SURO CONTEMPORENEA was founded in 1951 by Noe Suro Olivares in Tlaquepaue, Jalisco, México. A location famous for its grand artisanal tradition, it is a company dedicated to the manufacture, commercialization and export of useful and decorative articles for the restaurant, hotel, construction and interior design industries.

At Cerámica Suro, personalized attention to our clients is a priority since we specialize in developing exclusive projects according to our customer’s needs. Among the multiple projects we develop one encounters, among others, great hotels throughout the world with pieces such as tiles, washbasins, serving ware, lamps and an endless list of the highest quality products of high temperature ceramics.

CERÁMICA SURO CONTEMPORENEA fue fundada en 1951 por Noe Suro Olivares en Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, México. Localidad famosa por su amplia tradición artisanal, es una empresa dedicada a la fabricación, comercialización y exportación de artículos decorativos y de uso práctico dirigidos a la industria restaurantera, hotelera, de la construcción y de la decoración de interiores.

En Cerámica Suro la atención personalizada a nuestros clientes es una prioridad, ya que nos especializamos en desarrollar proyectos exclusivos para las necesidades de cada cliente. Entre los múltiples proyectos que desarrollamos se encuentran, entre otros, hoteles de gran turismo en diferentes partes del mundo con piezas como azulejos, lavabos, vajillas, lamparas y una interminable lista de productos siempre realizados con la mas alta calidad en céramica de altas temperaturas.