Arturo Bandini, a collaborative project/gallery by artists Michael Dopp and Isaac Resnikoff, hosted four shows within two exhibitions: Vapegoat Rising, Dengue Fever, Sim City, and Grey Goo Gardens, over a year-long installation in the Ballroom Marfa courtyard. These micro-exhibitions played off of and with the themes in their hosting projects After Effect and This is Presence.
During the run of After Effect, which was about transcendent abstraction and landscape, Bandini concocted Vapegoat Rising, which they described as a “percolation of fog and rock” and featured work by Josh Callaghan, Kathryn Garcia, Mark Hagen, Rick Hager, Yanyan Huang, Whitney Hubbs, Sofia Londono, and Barak Zemer. Mid-way through After Effect they installed Dengue Fever, a show that functioned as “a sort of Henri Rousseau delirium, a jungle of feeling, and a landscape turned inwards” with work by Kelly Akashi, Marten Elder, John Finneran, S Gernsbacher, Drew Heitzler, Sarah Manuwal, Calvin Marcus, and Roni Shneior.
Then, alongside the Institute for New Feeling’s technological themes in This is Presence, Bandini’s Sim City featured Edgar Bryan, Jason Roberts Dobrin, Michael Dopp, Liz Glynn, Kate Hall, Julian Hoeber, Nevine Mahmoud, and Mungo Thomson. Half-way through This is Presence, Bandini staged Grey Goo Gardens with work from Ed Fornieles, Sonja Gerdes, Joel Holmberg, Dwyer Kilcollin, Chanel Von Habsburg-Lothringen, Anna Mayer, Thomas Mcdonell, and Isaac Resnikoff.
Arturo Bandini is a collaborative project/gallery by artists Michael Dopp and Isaac Resnikoff. The gallery occupies a small building designed by Joakim Dahlqvist that fluidly transposes interior and exterior space, mirroring Bandini’s promiscuous curatorial sensibility. Ballroom Marfa hosted an exact copy of the original Bandini building in Los Angeles.
Kelly Akashi, Edgar Bryan, Josh Callaghan, Jason Roberts Dobrin, Michael Dopp, Marten Elder, John Finneran, Kathryn Garcia, Sonja Gerdes, S Gernsbacher, Liz Glynn, Chanel Von Habsburg-Lothringen, Ed Fornieles, Kate Hall, Mark Hagen, Rick Hager, Drew Heitzler, Julian Hoeber, Joel Holmberg, Yanyan Huang, Whitney Hubbs, Dwyer Kilcollin, Sofia Londono, Anna Mayer, Nevine Mahmoud, Sarah Manuwal, Calvin Marcus, Thomas Mcdonell, Isaac Resnikoff, Roni Shneior, Mungo Thomson, and Barak Zemer.
Arturo Bandini is made possible by the generous support of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; Brown Foundation, Inc., Houston; City of Marfa; National Endowment for the Arts; Pace Art + Technology; Texas Commission on the Arts; Ballroom Marfa Board of Trustees and Ballroom Marfa Members.
In-kind support provided by and SAVED Wines.
Special thanks to Adam Altman, Rebecca Adib, Artex Fine Art Services, Austin Art Services, Lalo Baeza, Elevine Berge, Blum & Poe, Nick Butcher, Joe Cashiola, Ross Cashiola, Vicente Celis, Noel Chanyungco, Holly Coulis and Ridley Howard, Flavio Del Monte; JD DiFabbio, Emily Dipalo, Michael Dopp, Katherine Driscoll, Heidi Elliot, Matt Emmi, Alex Ernst, Andy Fennel, David Fenster, Ruthie Fish, Nick Fisher, Cuca Flores, Food Shark, 47 Canal, David Chuan Gao, Julieta Gil, Alicia Gorman, Stephen Gorman; Miriam Halpern, Blair Hansen, Eli Hansen, Ben Hernstrom, Heron Oblivion, Nicki Ittner, Anders Johnson, Rashid Johnson, Ethan Jerrett, Paul Jerrett, Cindy Keefer, Rebecca Knox, Bob Kollar, Jessica Koslow, Angelo Lanza, Zhibin Li, Maya Loeb-Barrera, Minerva Lopez, Peter Lucas, M+B, Alex Marks, Jeff Matheis, Willa McDonald, Natalie Melendez, Joel Mesler, Brandon Messer, Tom Michael, Katherine Rae Mondo, Nadine Nakanishi, Riley O’Bryan, Karen Pate, Paula Cooper Gallery, Miles Peyton, Daniel Pillis, Simon Pinkas, pochpac, Sam Poulos, Akshara Rai, Kinsey Robb, Crisol & Francisco Rosas, Isaac Resnikoff, Gory Smelley, S.E. Smith, Isaac Solverson, Krista Steinhauer, Pattye Stragar, Bryan Tant, Noemi Tovar, Gary Tyler, Tatiana Vahn, Aine Vonnegut, Alex Walker, Molly Walker, Jeff West, Saskia Wilson-Brown, Kyle Yanagihara, Nico Zevallos, and to our friends at Austin Art Services, the Big Bend Sentinel, the Chinati Foundation, Judd Foundation and Marfa Public Radio.