Join us for the Joyful Walls Art Show on Friday, August 11th, 2017 for music, refreshments and the opening exhibition of our Joyful Walls Art Contest winner!
Our winner, selected on social media after a week-long voting process, is Houston, TX-based landscape architect and land artist Falon Mihalic! Falon works in sculpture, painting, textiles, and site installation. Below is an excerpt from her biography:
“I create sculpture, installation, and painting of hyper-colored organic forms using aluminum mesh, dyed fabric, paper, and paint. My work begins with an ephemeral moment in the natural world- storm clouds building, wood decaying, plant cells dividing- and that moment is abstracted into something fantastical in saturated colors. I’m astonished by the deep blue that builds on the underside of storm clouds and the thunder that comes with downpouring rain. These moments demonstrate the wonder embodied in the living landscape. I make art in an attempt to uncover that experience of wonder.
My work is based in the landscapes of the south- hot, humid, swampy places that blister with beauty and delight. I’m particularly inspired by boisterous overgrown urban wild plants and bizarre color schemes that punctuate the grey sprawl in the searing sun of Texas and Florida. I work in sweeping gestures by using smeared chalk pastels and diffused paint washes to layer colors. The building up of color layers directs each piece.”
The grand prize of the contest includes a 6-month stint as a featured artist at Joybird Houston, 90% of the profits from her art's sales, a $150 install stipend, and an opening exhibition at the showroom.
Artist Susannah Mira will show alongside Falon as a special guest. Below is an excerpt from her biography:
“Susannah Mira creates objects and installations from commercial sidestream, transforming piles of unwanted stuff into sculpture. Source components vary, originating from industry, retail, or the home, while the work is always result of tactile experimentation in the studio. By constructing massively-scaled, repetitive, geometric units, Susannah reinstates the logic of nature to a production cycle that can emphasize profits over planetary stewardship.”