Joey Fauerso is an artist and Professor in the School of Art and Design at Texas State University. Recently her work has been included in exhibitions at MASSMoCA, the Drawing Center in New York, The David Shelton Gallery in Houston, and Antenna Gallery in New Orleans. Fauerso received her MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI, in 2001 and a BFA from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, in 1998. She has been the recipient of numerous grants and residencies including BSC’s Berlin Residency Program with Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin, Germany, and the Drawing Center’s Open Sessions Residency in New York (2014-15). She lives and works in San Antonio with her husband Riley Robinson and their two sons.
The artist is currently showing an exhibition called TEARDOWNS at the Bluestar Contemporary Main Gallery until January 5, 2020. She presents new work continuing her investigation of themes of culture, gender, family, and humor as a method of response to our socio-political climate and the destructive and reconstructive natures of humanity. The exhibition features a 50-foot mural inspired by the White House’s Diplomatic Reception Room wall paper Views of North America. The mural is presented along with sculpture, video, and performance-based works, including the wooden blocks which have served as both prop and installation elements since Fauerso’s time at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien for the BSC Berlin Residency Program in 2017. The exhibition also integrates Fauerso’s ongoing interest in the ways gender is expressed and defined in Western art and the cognitive and creative processes of children observed and lived through her parental experiences.
Catch a TEARDOWNS special performance FEATURING DAVID HURLIN AND LAEREE next month on Saturday, December 7 from 7-8pm.
David Hurlin is a professional drummer and percussionist. Drummer for Apocalypso Tantric Noise Choir, Soulmath, Elizabeth Moen, Annalibera, and most recently with The Mike Dillon Band, he has toured all over the country and is in high demand, both as a performer and session drummer. He is working on drum performances and collaborations which lean more toward sound art/sculpture and performance art.
Laeree is a visual and performance artist based in San Antonio, Texas. A graduate of Texas State University in San Marcos, TX, Laeree explores themes of identity, theatre, digital culture, romanticism, desire, fantasy, and gender, while advocating and creating space for LGBTQIA communities. Laeree has worked in collaboration with Teardowns artist Joey Fauerso to activate artworks in the exhibition and can be seen featured in videos on view in the exhibition.
This will also be a special opportunity to talk with Fauerso in person about her work on view. For more information Visit https://bluestarcontemporary.org/ .
Utopia 2016 Acrylic on paper 43”x89” “Across text, painting, film and sound, Fauerso luxuriates in a coiled chaos, telescoping from the whimsical, joyful intrigues of family to the dark, cresting tides arising from a year where the world is gripped with hatred and panic.” -Neil Fauerso Photo courtesy of www.joeyfauerso.com