Booking It To Brooklyn: A Library of Texas Contemporary Art (With Some Friends Who've Joined Us Along the Way)

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Booking It To Brooklyn: A Library of Texas Contemporary Art (With Some Friends Who've Joined Us Along the Way)
Curated by: Darin White

111 Front St.
New York, NY 11201
June 24th, 2011 - July 8th, 2011
Opening: July 7th, 2011 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM



Booking It To Brooklyn:
A Library of Texas Contemporary Art
(With Some Friends Who've Joined Us Along the Way)
Curator: Darin M. White

Produced and Directed by Rex Hausmann and Hausmann Millworks
in conjunction with CENTRAL BOOKING
June 24th-July 8th, 2011

Closing reception: July 7th, 2011 as part of DUMBO "First Thursday"
A collection of contemporary works from San Antonio, Los Angeles, New York, Kansas
City & Philadelphia. Organized like any good collection: varied tastes, materials &
subjects form prose of an odd exotic sort. Please enjoy the chapters enclosed. Happy
Rex Hausmann

In an exhibition that was curated in around a week, we find a story of Rex Hausmann
of Hausmann Millworks: A Creative Community. The-GO-man, the get-it-done-guy,
the-too-many-irons-in-the-fire-but-making-it-all-work. 1/4 Italian, 1/4 Mexican,
1/2 German and all San Antonian, Hausmann has a new story for everyday
of the week and they are all good. Hausmann Millworks is a 44,000 square foot millwork
manufacturing building in San Antonio Texas, that has been transformed into
"A Creative Community" of artist studios, galleries and provides opportunities and real
life, art and business education to its artists. This exhibition includes mostly San Antonio
artists and tells the story of how they and other friends have come into the conversation
and are now Booking It To Brooklyn. From Marilyn Lanfear and Larry Graeber who's
work spans five decades, to LA artist Kiel Johnson who is showing in various museums
to Mel Latimer and Casey Ruiz who are just getting their feet wet, the list of artists and
artwork are as varied as America itself. Exhibited in Brooklyn's Central Booking Art
Space in Dumbo. The show revolves around the galleries theme of art books, prints and
works on paper with some more conceptual notions. Don't be surprised if this list of
artists changes before the opening, it is par for the course. The show may end up in
Tunisia for all we know...with bells on.
Darin M. White

Chapter 1: Foundations
David Almaguer
Arturo Almeida
Jonathan Cowan

Chapter 2: New Friends
David Alcantar
Larry Greaber
Marilyn Lanfear
Ansen Seale

Chapter 3: An Unusual Pair
Louis Vega Trevino
Mark Wiegand

Chapter 4: New Horizons
Mel Latimer
Kevin Rayhons
Casey Ruiz

Chapter 5: Some Friends Dropped in For a Visit
Michelle Carollo
Jane Flanders
Jimmy Greenfield
Kiel Johnson
Don Lisy
Alison Stigora
Shannon White

Chapter 6: The Lady with Embroidered Shirts & A Man with a Cactus
Leigh Anne Lester
Joseph Adams

Gallery hours altered for summer schedule.
Contact Rex Hausmann at 210-884-6390 for times or for appointment.

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