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Journeying: Stella L.J. Alesi: March 15, 2019 - April 13, 2019

Open Saturdays 12pm to 5pm and by appointment.

Closing Celebration: Saturday, April 13th, 3pm to 6pm

Prizer Arts & Letters is pleased to present: Journeying, new works by Stella L.J. Alesi. The exhibition will showcase hard edge, minimal abstract paintings that express the need for, and a path towards, balance and interconnectedness. Progressing from Alesi’s earlier highly detailed, long hand abstraction, Journeying moves in the direction of simplicity. Simple, monumental, stacked shapes speak quietly of the lived experienced and the constant micro adjustments made continuously as a need for balance and a recognition of interconnectedness is achieved.

Within the lineage of hard edged painting from the late 50’s into the early 70’s, Alesi’s paintings bring a new narrative for a new time. These paintings are in direct opposition to the fast paced and visually overloaded times they were created in. The simple shapes and limited palette require the viewer to bring their own dialogue and experiences to the viewing.

Stella writes, “I find that when living with these paintings that they quietly support; bring joy. They whispers answers to questions. They listen as well as speak. These paintings seep in, and serve as a quiet companion.”

Stella Alesi grew up in New York and New Jersey and attended Parsons School of Design, the University of New Hampshire, as well as the University of Massachusetts in Amherst for her MFA. She has lived and exhibited her work continuously for the last 25 years in Austin, Texas.

 
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— Caro d'Offay, artist

EXHIBITION HISTORY

 
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Karrie Hovey:

In danger

Featuring environmental Karrie Hovey & literary writers Lize Burr, Dreux Carpenter, Desiree Evans, Charlotte Gullick, Donna Johnson, Emmy Pérez, Naomi Shihab Nye, Rose Smith, Robin Storey Dunn, Natalia Sylvester & Kirk Wilson.

(images by Karrie Hovey, text by Dreux Carpenter)

 
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I Will Vote

Multi-media exhibition by John Fiege

 
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Drew Riley: Gender Portraits

 
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6th Annual Farmer as Artist Show

Photo by Christian Sacra

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Raul de Lara

How do you know you're / your home?

 
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Andy St Martin

PARALLEL NOTES (from the big picture)

 
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Gary Floyd

The Elder Child

 
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There is no audience: tax form paintings and other abstractions by Carl Smith

 

 
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ROUX: Ann Johnson, Rabéa Ballin, Delita Martin and Lovie Olivia

Together, the artists of ROUX examine cultural and societal issues of genealogy, feminism, identity, & other topics affecting women of the African Diaspora.

Image: If Spirits Danced,by Delita Martin

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BIRDS' NESTS and REFUGE: IMPERMANENT HOMES

Photographs by Sharon Beals paired with literary writers on immigration.

Photos by Sharon Beals

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FARMER AS ARTIST:
Fifth Annual Show


Local Central Texas farmers share photography, painting, sculpture, mixed media, poetry, fiber arts, metals, woodworking, and more. 

Painting by Carol Ann Sayle of Boggy Creek Farm
 

 

HOMO PHOTO CLUB: 
3rd Annual Show: "Is Everyone OK But Me?"
 
Gretchen Phillips, Deb Norris and Beth Schindler

 

CARE/GIVER: IN MEMORY'S HOLD:

30 artists, writers & community members explore a significant caregiving relationship--or the meaning of care itself. Click the image to see more work.

Painting by Fidencio Duran

 

MOVED ACCORDINGLY:

New Works on Paper by Andy St. Martin, with Central Texas Students 

Painting by Andy St. Martin

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ISRAEL/PALESTINE:
An Act of Seeing
, Photographs by Mocha Jean Herrup

 
 
 

FARMER AS ARTIST:
4th Annual Community Show

Paintings by Carol Ann Sayle

 

ANCESTRAL SOUVENIRS:

The Sun-Drawn Work of Damien Noll
with Paintings by Scott Ewen

 

A HURRICANE WITHOUT WATER:

Google Street View Images of Detroit, 2008 to 2015 by Alex Alsup

 

HOMO PHOTO CLUB:
"Ménage à Process," 2nd Annual Group Show

Photo by Gretchen Phillips

 

POET-TO-POET: A FRIENDSHIP IN LETTERS
by Abe Louise Young and Alan Shefsky

GROUND SONGS by Andy St. Martin

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OUR PIECE OF EARTH: Steve Moakley with The Multicultural Refugee Coalition

Photo by Steve Moakley

QUANDAM FOREST, QUANDAM SEA by Noelle King

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Kathie Sever: Fort Lonesome

 
SPANNING STRUCTURES by Dan Lobdell

SPANNING STRUCTURES by Dan Lobdell