Exhibition Opening: Karin Broker my small circus
Mar 10, 2023
Karin Broker my small circus On View at the Art Museum of South Texas Beginning January 20th, 2023
Karin Broker my small circus member’s reception Jan. 19, 5:30pm
Lunch Amongst the Masters with guest artist Karin Broker: January 20 with Lunch at 12PM followed by artist discussion at 1PM.
CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – Opening to the public on January 20th, the Art Museum of South Texas will host Karin Broker my small circus.
Broker’s art in drawings and sculpture immediately strike the viewer with the utter force of the work. With both confident and controlled forms and lines the subtlety of their strength is a marvel. The work titled, Interior #1, 1989 drawn on a large-scale Formica surface demonstrates Broker’s propensity to select materials supportive in how the art presents its subject matter. A girl gazing in the glowing light of a small television screen, the lights, and darks of Broker’s drawing casting directed light back upon the sitter. This work and a dozen others in both two and in three dimensions, reveal the complexities of the artist’s interior thought and outward expression, playing with our perceptions.
Born in Pennsylvania, Broker received a BFA from the University of Iowa and an MFA from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. She studied printmaking under Stanley W. Hayter at the Atelier 17 in Paris. She was professor of printmaking and drawing at Rice University from 1980-2021. She was the 1994 Texas Artist of the Year and was awarded two grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. Her artwork is in public collections nationwide including Brooklyn Museum of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and now with a new addition, the Art Museum of South Texas has most recently acquired Shotgun Girl, 2021, with the support of the Windgate Foundation.
The sculpture and drawing exhibition will open to Museum members January 19, at 5:30pm. The following day, at 12pm, the Museum will host a Lunch Amongst the Masters, followed at 1pm, with an artist discussion where visitors will have the opportunity to listen to, and discuss Broker’s thoughts, and approaches to creating.
This exhibition will be on view at The Art Museum of South Texas from January 20th, 2023 through Easter Sunday, April 9th, 2023.
About the McClain Gallery
Since 1980, Robert and Cynthia Cage McClain have focused on the exhibition and the acquisition of museum quality modern and contemporary art. McClain Gallery’s program represents important twentieth-century figures while continuing to commit to younger generations of artists, which includes the primary representation of many Texas-based artists. The gallery has mounted monographic exhibitions, as well as published scholarly catalogs for Peter Halley, Donald Baechler, Andy Warhol, Robert Motherwell, Rosa Loy, The Bruce High Quality Foundation, Julian Schnabel, Bo Joseph, and Pablo Picasso. Our exhibition program is augmented by surveys and group shows that investigate current themes in contemporary art within historic contexts.
About the Art Museum of South Texas
The Mission of the South Texas Institute for the Arts (the Institute), doing business as the Art Museum of South Texas, is to operate educational facilities and an art museum which advance the awareness, knowledge, appreciation, and enjoyment of the visual arts for residents and visitors of South Texas.
To meet its educational mission, the Institute will present a variety of programs which include classes, lectures, films, performances, and other activities which inspire community interest in the visual arts. These programs will be offered at the Art Museum of South Texas, the Antonio E. Garcia Arts and Education Center, and other outreach venues that serve the Institute’s mission.
In operating an art museum, the Institute will actively collect, conserve, exhibit, research and interpret outstanding works of visual art with interest in art of the Americas and of the region.
This exhibition is supported in part by:
Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA)
National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
City of Corpus Christi
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
American Alliance of Museums
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