Barbara Kasten | Rachel Khedoori | Esther Kläs | Liz Larner | Erlea Maneros-Zabala | Linda Matalon | Julie Mehretu | Charline von Heyl | Rosy Keyser | Laleh Khorramian | Heather Rowe | Erin Shirreff
Immaterial was an exhibition that focused on the physical and psychic tensions between form, color, and space across varied visual and structural mediums. Curated by Ballroom’s Artistic Director Fairfax Dorn, the exhibition sought to examine the metaphysical aspects of artistic production through a selection of artworks that investigate how an artist’s choice of material, color, and form can create different physical and psychological spaces. Immaterial considered art’s potential to transcend conscious states through visual languages.
The exhibition featured work by Barbara Kasten, Rachel Khedoori, Esther Kläs, Liz Larner, Erlea Maneros-Zabala, Linda Matalon, Julie Mehretu, and Charline von Heyl, including new commissions by Rosy Keyser, Laleh Khorramian, Heather Rowe, and Erin Shirreff.
The works selected for Immaterial call into question a variety of issues: the complex relationships between color and form; the artist’s confrontation of the medium and its materiality; the artist’s interpretation of time, space, and perception; the intuitive process; and the act of making material immaterial.
Immaterial has been made possible through the support of the Texas Commission on the Arts and the Cowles Charitable Trust, with generous contributions by Suzanne Deal Booth, Tim Crowley, Peter and Hilary Hatch, Peter Blum Gallery, New York, Hauser & Wirth, New York, Molly Kemp, Sabrina Franzheim, and Ballroom Marfa members.
In-kind support provided by: Pablo Alvarado; Diane Barnes and Jon Otis / Windmill Retreat, Marfa, TX; The Capri, Marfa, TX; Hotel Paisano, Marfa, TX; Virginia Lebermann & John Wotowicz; and Tito’s Vodka, Austin, TX.
Special thanks to ANR Transport, Lalo Baeza, Adam Bork, Joe Cashiola, Christian Celis, Vicente Celis, Sally Coleman, Fred Covarrubias, Rob Crowley, Anna Davidson, Doublenaut, Joe Duncan, Hilary duPont, Cuca Flores, Jeff Fort & Marion Barthelme, Jay Hall, Chris Hillen, Ramon Jacquez, Vance Knowles, Juan Lara, Susannah Lipsey, Jose Martinez and RC-Concepts, Callie Meeks, Alexander Mills, Luis Nieto Dickens, W.N. Parrott, Ephraim Puusemp, Chrissie Saenz, Gory Smelley, Tacos del Norte, Aurora Tang, and the Thunderbird Hotel.
Food by Rocky Barnette.