Thursday, July 30, 2020 | 6:30pm
Join Contemporary at Blue Star and Red Dot Artists Joe Harjo and Julia Barbosa Landois to learn more about the artists’ work and art practice. Both artists have work featured in the Red Dot Collectors Preview and will be a part of the Red Dot Show at Contemporary at Blue Star, September 23 – October 4, 2020. The online presentation will feature more information about collecting at Contemporary at Blue Star’s Red Dot as well as presentations by each of these artists. To make a reservation and receive login credentials for Zoom, click here.
About the artists:
Joe Harjo is a San Antonio-based artist born in Oklahoma City, OK, and a tribal member of the Muscogee Creek Nation of Oklahoma. He received his Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond. Harjo works as a multidisciplinary artist, choosing his medium based on his concept. His work often uses humor to tackle hard subjects such as Native American identity, representation and culture. Recent exhibitions include: Texas, We’re Listening, Brownsville Museum of Art, Brownsville, TX; We’re Still Here: Native American Artists Then and Now, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX; Monarchs: Brown and Native Contemporary Artists in the Path of the Butterfly, Contemporary at Blue Star, San Antonio, TX; Reimagining the Third Space, KCAI Crossroads Gallery: Center for Contemporary Practice, Kansas City, MO; and re/thinking photography: Conceptual Photography from Texas, FotoFest, Houston, TX. He recently curated a series of films created by Native Americans at the Briscoe Western Art Museum in San Antonio. Harjo is a board member of the Muscogee Arts Association, a nonprofit organization that advocates for living Muscogee artists, a board member of Texas Photographic Society and teaches photography and visual literacy at the Southwest School of Art. More at www.joeharjo.com.
Julia Barbosa Landois (b. San Antonio, USA) is a performance, installation, and video artist based in Houston, TX. Her work has been featured in galleries, museums and performance festivals in the United States, Latin America, and Europe. Awards include grants from Artpace and the Artist Foundation of San Antonio, and residencies at the Santa Fe Art Institute (USA), Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder (Norway), and Künstlerhaus Bethanien (Germany). Barbosa Landois has worked as a studio artist, itinerant professor, preparator, exhibitions coordinator, and – contrary to popular assumptions regarding the artist brain – a math tutor. She was a 2018-2019 Studio Resident at the Lawndale Art Center and received a grant from the National Association of Latino Arts & Cultures in 2019 to co-create MantecaHTX. More at www.julialandois.com.