Virginia artist Steven Randall will conclude his 2016-2017 Border Art Residency with an exhibition and reception from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, May 11 in the new Roderick Artspace Lofts, 601 N. Oregon.
Admission to the exhibition, which will be in the El Paso Community Foundation Gallery, is a $10 suggested donation to the Border Art Residency, a supporting organization of the El Paso Community Foundation.
Randall, who has a BFA from Albert University’s School of Art and Design and an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University, is an interdisciplinary artist who works with sculpture, photography and installation to examine the relationship between consumer, commodity, and transformation.
The work on display at the El Paso Community Foundation Gallery was created during his residency, which began last fall at the BAR studio in La Union, NM.
“The Border Art Residency has been one of my most treasured experiences,” Randall said. “Having ten months to focus solely on creating, researching, and experimenting in such a spacious studio has been an incredible opportunity to really develop my work. I’m so grateful to have lived in such a cool space, and this is definitely the most beautiful landscape I’ve ever worked in — I’m really going to miss it.”
BAR was created in 1997 by artists Ray Parish and Becky Hendrick to give artists the opportunity to work in a spacious, stress-free environment.
BAR’s board of directors are Elizabeth Acosta, president; Michelle Lanteri, vice-president; Minvera Laveage, secretary-treasurer; Anna I. Aleman; Kate Feuille; and Vanessa G. Leon.