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Artists on Art with Frol Boundin 
Through September 7, 2014 
FREE
 
Frol Boundin (Russian 1974 -     )
From “Last Monuments”: Tjentiste – 1971, 2012
Mixed media print
Relief, serigraphy, monotype and archival ink jet
Courtesy of the artist
 
Artists on Art- located at the El Paso Museum of Art (EPMA) provides local artists an opportunity to exhibit one work of art in any media accompanied by a 30 minute discussion on their work and its relation to the Museum’s permanent collection. There are four exhibits per year and the work is exhibited for a three-month period.  Artists interested in being featured in Artists on Art are encouraged to contact Christian Gerstheimer, Curator at (915) 532-1707 x 20.
 
Frol Boundin was born in 1974 in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), Russia and received early artistic training in the traditions of social realism from his grandfather the painter Victor Boundin, as well as at the Leningrad School of General Arts. He moved to the United States in 1990 and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2000. For the next ten years Boundin lived and worked in Chicago, focusing on large-scale abstract paintings and prints, as well as collaborative projects with local arts organizations. In 2010 Boundin moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico, and in 2013 received his Master of Fine Arts degree in printmaking from the University of New Mexico. Recent exhibitions include Global Matrix III, the Atlanta Print Biennale, the Boston Printmakers Biennale, and most recently, his solo exhibition at Albuquerque’s Society for Contemporary Art.
 
Boundin’s work explores the symbols of a complex relationship between humanity and its habitat. Drawing on feelings of nostalgia and despair, and using images of the remnants of once idyllic settings Boundin creates emotionally charged, deeply layered compositions that speak to the temporality of human aspirations.
 
Formally, Boundin explores the technical possibilities of printmaking by creating complex textures and relationships between color and form. In moving away from direct representation Boundin aims to show the conflict inherent in man’s desire to control and change nature and his need to survive, as well as to present the possibility of seeing our past as a source for change.
 

 
 Open House with artist Aleksander Titovets
Thursday, September 4, 2014
6:00 pm
FREE
 
 
Aleksander Titovets (Russian, b. 1960)
Gatchina Park, 2000
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of the Artist
 
The public is invited to meet the artist at an open house in the Dede Rogers Special Events Gallery of the museum. 
 
 

 
 The El Paso Museum of Art Store and Las Artistas announce
Las Artistas Gala
Thursday, September 11, 2014
       5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    El Paso Museum of Art Store
 
 
Please join us Thursday, September 11, 2014 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the El Paso Museum of Art Store for a fun evening to celebrate Las Artistas members and masters and their art and fine crafts.  This event is free to the public. Artwork by Las Artistas members will be available for purchase in the Museum Store.
 
Founded in 1970, El Paso Las Artistas is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization with a mission to promote an appreciation for fine crafts and art within the El Paso area community.  The annual Las Artistas show provides a venue for local and regional established and emerging artists to show and sell their work, as well as encouraging the education of arts students by making an annual financial contribution to area educational institutions.  The show is held the weekend before Thanksgiving and is the largest juried art show in El Paso.
 
6 PM – Presentation: Distinguished Masters honoring Lyuba and Aleksander Titovets. Light refreshments will be served. Casual attire.
 
 RSVP 532-1707 x 10
 
 For more information:
Las Artistas
lasartistas.org
                    
El Paso Museum of Art
     (915) 532-1707
             Facebook.com/ElPasoMuseumofArt                
 

 
Reading the Easel Book Club 
Fall 2014
Thursdays 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Robert Hilary Hoy III Memorial Board Room
 
 
Explore the world of art and literature, while meeting fellow members with similar interests.  Meetings take place on the third Thursday of every month from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.  Books for the fall include the most recent biography of Paul Cézanne, who is one of the artists featured in the first Modern Masters Series: Highlights from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.   
 
September 18, 2014
Cézanne: A Life
by Alex Danchev
 
October 16, 2014
Titian: The Last Days
by Mark Hudson
 
November 20, 2014
Girl in a Green Gown: The History and Mystery of the Arnolfini Portrait
by Carola Hicks
 
EPMA Members Free
Non-Members $10 per session
 
       Please register by calling (915) 532-1707 extension 65.
 

 
Artists on Art with Gabriel Basurto 
Thursday, September 18, 2014 @ 5:30 PM
Isha Rogers Sculpture Gallery
FREE
 
 
Gabriel Basurto
The Mechanism, 2014
Acrylic paint on MDF board and steel bolts and nuts
Courtesy of the artist
 
Artists on Art- located at the El Paso Museum of Art (EPMA) provides local artists an opportunity to exhibit one work of art in any media accompanied by a 30 minute discussion on their work and its relation to the Museum’s permanent collection. There are four exhibits per year and the work is exhibited for a three-month period.  Artists interested in being featured in Artists on Art are encouraged to contact Christian Gerstheimer, Curator at (915) 532-1707 x 20.
 
The Antikythera Mechanism is an engineering marvel that has fascinated me since I learned of it in 2006. Astronomy, physics, engineering and architecture has always captured my attention and that is what drew me to this ancient and complex feat of engineering. It is an ancient Greek celestial calendar that tracked the movements of Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, the sun, and the moon.  I wanted to create an art piece that opens up the mechanism into several sections in order to get a better understanding of it. I illustrated the Zodiac signs for each planet and their position within the solar system. The Sun is represented by the larger orange center gear and has two dials that track the months of the year.
 
The celestial observations made first by Babylonian, then by Greek priest-astronomers allowed them to create models of the known universe in great detail. The Mechanism was discovered by sponge fishermen off the island of Antikythera in 1901. The divers found a corroded set of bronze gears on the site of an ancient shipwreck.  X-Ray scans and decades of research indicate that it was constructed of over 30 bronze gears originally housed inside a wooden box. It is not known who built the Mechanism, but it is estimated to have been constructed between 200-100 B.C. and is considered to be the first analogue computer.
 
I am heavily influenced by ancient history, science, and mathematics, which can be seen in my previous series of illustrations titled The Lost Realm Series. They are a series of architectural drawing of a fictional ancient society and its megalithic buildings that focus on geometric form. I am a lifelong resident of El Paso, TX.
 

 
 

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