Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, USA
September 22, 2012 through January 6, 2013
The Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET) presents Espoused, a vibrant group exhibition on view Sept. 22, 2012 through Jan. 6, 2013 featuring 36 contemporary Texas artists who are partners either in marriage, as significant others or as a collaborative team.
An opening reception for the exhibition will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, September 21 at AMSET. Several participating artists will be present in the galleries at that time to conduct discussions about their artwork.
Espoused comprises more than 40 works in a variety of media and highlights these diverse pairs of artists working together in various ways through inspiration, creativity, encouragement, studio space and techniques. These couples further examine how their works are or are not influenced by one another.
The artists whose work will be featured include: Shannon and William Cannings, Jerolyn Bahm-Colombik and Roger Colombik, Elizabeth Akamatsu and Piero Fenci, Suzanne Bloom and Ed Hill (MANUAL), Linda Ridgway and Harry Geffert, Letitia and Sedrick Huckaby, Janet Chaffee and Benito Huerta, Carter Ernst and Paul Kittelson, Corinne and Charles Jones, Cathy Cunningham-Little and Ken Little, Liza and Lee Littlefield, Joan Batson and Bert L. Long Jr., Beverly Penn and Marc McDaniel, Susan Budge and Jesús Moroles, Sharon Engelstein and Aaron Parazette, Charmaine Locke and James Surls, Ann Stautberg and Frank X. Tolbert 2, and Marianne Green and Randy Twaddle.
Many of these artists have gained national and international attention and are represented by major galleries and in museum collections across the country. AMSET also has exhibited individually or owns work by several of the featured artists.