The 2014 edition of the Texas Contemporary Art Fair from September 4 to 7 in Houston features the works of many talented international contemporary artists. Read about the French artists who will be featured this year.

FotoFest 2014

The FotoFest 2014 Discoveries of the Meeting Place exhibition features 11 international contemporary artists picked as highlights from the Meeting Place Portfolio Review for Artists at the 2012 Biennial. Always a popular exhibition, the Discoveries exhibition is seen as an important platform for emerging artists. This year's selection features the best works discovered at the Biennal portfolio review from the 2012 Meeting Place. Carolle Bénitah from Marseille, France has been chosen by Ellen Harris, Photography Collector and Independent Curator, New York. 

Find out more about Carolle Benitah
Find out more about Fotofest


Carolle Bénitah - Le Déguisement - 2009

Texas Contemporary Art Fair
September 4 - 7
George R. Brown Convention Center, Booth 806
1001 Avenue de las Americas, Houston, Texas

Carolle Bénitah's work will also be featured in Denton, Texas:
University of North Texas Art Gallery

September 11 - October 18
Art Building, First Floor 
1201 W. Mulberry St.Denton, Texas (north of Dallas)

"I decided to explore the memories of my childhood to help me understand who I am and to define my current identity. To begin, I carry out "excavations". Like an archeologist, I dig out the pictures in which I appear from family albums and the shoe boxes full of photographs. I choose snapshots because they are related to memories and to loss. These photographs are fragments of my past. I interpret them from a subjective perspective as confessions. I order them, classify them, scan them, then I print them. I don’t do anything directly on the original photo; I transpose this reality on a different paper. Sometimes I crop a detail that calls out to me, and I choose my format. The work of interpretation begins with these steps." Carolle Benitah for LensCulture

 

Galerie Richard

The Galerie Richard is showcasting the works of French-born Lauren Marsolier, recipient of many awards, among them the 2012 Photo Center North West 1st place award and the 2013 Houston Center for Photography fellowship, where she had a solo exhibition. Her work was included in the ’31 Women in Art Photography’ 2012 selection by the Humble Art Foundation in NYC, and also in the major 2013 London Exhibition 'Landmark: The Fields of Photography', curated by William Ewing at the Somerset House. Her images have been published internationally in such magazines as American Photo which included her work in their ‘Best of 2012’, and the British Journal of Photography where she was featured as one of ‘20 photographers to watch in 2013’.

Find out more about Lauren Marsolier


Landscape with Chair - Lauren Marsolier - 2011

Halsted Gallery

Born in Chanteloup, Seine-et-Marne, Henri Cartier-Bresson developed a strong fascination with painting early on, and particularly with Surrealism. In 1932, after spending a year in the Ivory Coast, he discovered the Leica - his camera of choice thereafter - and began a life-long passion for photography. In 1933 he had his first exhibition at the Julien Levy Gallery in New York. He later made films with Jean Renoir. Taken prisoner of war in 1940, he escaped on his third attempt in 1943 and subsequently joined an underground organization to assist prisoners and escapees. In 1945 he photographed the liberation of Paris with a group of professional journalists and then filmed the documentary Le Retour (The Return). In 1947, with Robert Capa, George Rodger, David 'Chim' Seymour and William Vandivert, he founded Magnum Photos. After three years spent travelling in the East, in 1952 he returned to Europe, where he published his first book, Images à la Sauvette (published in English as The Decisive Moment). He explained his approach to photography in these terms, '"For me the camera is a sketch book, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity, the master of the instant which, in visual terms, questions and decides simultaneously. It is by economy of means that one arrives at simplicity of expression." From 1968 he began to curtail his photographic activities, preferring to concentrate on drawing and painting. In 2003, with his wife and daughter, he created the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson in Paris for the preservation of his work. Cartier-Bresson received an extraordinary number of prizes, awards and honorary doctorates. He died at his home in Provence on 3 August 2004, a few weeks short of his 96th birthday.

Find out more about Henri Cartier-Bresson


Bruxelles - Henri Cartier-Bresson - 1936

McClain Gallery

McClain Gallery is pleased to present Anne Deleporte’s Photo-fresco (# ice skaters) painted on a 12 foot tall free-standing column. Inspired by Surrealism, Anne Deleporte has been making murals made of newspapers and house paint. After covering an entire wall or ceiling with pages from newspapers, she paints over most of the surface with light blue paint, leaving out some contoured forms, detouring different type imagery, choosing from calligraphy, art reproductions, parts of advertisement, registration lines, etc... At first glance her wallpaintings appear as vast blue fields with floating forms, consisting of particles suspended in space. For Deleporte, newspapers provide an infinite resource of the most distributed yet forgotten visuals. These works serve as a daily journal for the artist, one made of visual connections; a rebus that conveys a sense of humor, mystery and memory. Anne Deleporte's signature murals have been realized in several public venues. She recently completed a commission from New York City's Percent for Art Program for a permanent project at the Highbridge Gardens School in the Bronx. In 2013, she realized a 120 ft long outdoor mural for ShowRoom Gowanus, NY. In 2010, her murals were included in exhibitions at the Dallas Contemporary and Momenta Art in Brooklyn. In 2008-9 for Prospect 1. New Orleans, she realized 2 full rooms installations, one at the US Mint and one at L9 art center in Lower 9th ward. She has also completed several private commissions. Anne Deleporte, a French-born, New York-based artist, has exhibited nationally and internationally at numerous venues including, the Queens Museum of Art (2013); Kunst Haus, Vienna (2012); the Musee de l'Elysee, Lausanne (2012); the Tang Museum, Skidmore college (2011); the Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain, Paris (2011); Museo do Paco Imperail (2009); Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (2010, 2009, 2006); the Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China (2005); New Museum, New York (1996); PS1, New York (1998, 1992-93) and the Musee d'Art Moderne, Paris (1997, 1996), among others.

Find out more about Anne Deleporte

Stephen Dean was born in 1968 in Paris, France.  He has exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally.  Exhibitions include “Fútbol: The Beautiful Game,” Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; “Junkies’ Promises,” Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY; “Shock of the News,” National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; “Les Maitres du Désordres,” Musée du Quai Branly, Paris, France; “Double Down: Two Visions of Las Vegas,” San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; “Mouth Open, Teeth Showing: Major Works from the True Collection," Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA; “VOLTA,” Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL; among others. Dean has also participated in numerous biennials, which include the Moscow Biennial, SITE Santa Fe Biennial, 51st Venice Biennale, the Istanbul Biennial, and the Whitney Biennial. Dean’s work may be found in the permanent collections of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY; the Whitney Museum of Art, New York, NY; the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT; the Fond National d’Art Contemporain, Paris, France; Fondacion la Caixa, Barcelona, Spain; and the Fundacion Jumex, Mexico City, Mexico. Stephen Dean lives and works in Long Island City, NY.

Find out more about Stephen Dean


Juggler 19 - Stephen Dean - 2014

Yvonamor Palix Fine Arts

Yvonamor Palix Fine Arts Gallery founded in Paris and now operating out of its adoptive Houston, will be participating in this year's Texas Contemporary Art Fair on September 4-7 at the George R. Brown Convention Center. The Gallery will showcase in its booth an artistic dialogue between Texas and France. Yvonamor Palix Fine Arts is honored to present for the first time a collection of works by New York artist Sandy Skoglund from the iconic series, Reflections in a Mobile Home. Studio Marlot & Chopard is a French duo of photographers and directors working together since 1996 and studying the themes of natural and urban lascapes, architectural patrimony as well as dreams and the night.

For more information on Studio Marlot & Chopard
 

For Texas Contemporary, Yvonamor Palix Fine Arts, Gallery founded in Paris and recently transferred to Houston exhibited the works of Duncn Wylie.  Wylie a graduate with honors of the prestigious Ecole nationale supérieure des beaux-arts de Paris, masters realistic painting combined it with unique mannerisms and concepts. The works exhibited, Rue Beethoven (2001 from a building on Rue Beethoven) and Palais Bobo (the Parisians familiar name for  the Palais de Tokyo) are both illustrative of Wylie's ability to appropriate styles such Gerhart Richter and playfully create a cluster of images as if it were a collage of ripped photographs perfectly centered in the canvass. Wylie exhibits internationally and continues to hone his unique style of highly conceptual hyperrealistic painting.

For more information on Duncan Wylie

Lecture by Alain Roset - Ligne Roset September 6 - 2:00 PM

Ligne Roset, the renowned French furniture and lifestyle brand, is pleased to announce that Antoine Roset, Executive Vice President of Roset USA and great-great-grandson of Ligne Roset founder, will join a Q&A and discussion curated by Glasstire Magazine about “The Art of Design” at the Texas Contemporary Art Fair. Ligne Roset has long regarded furniture design as a form of art, employing both internal designers like Michel Ducharoy and external ones like Jean Nouvel, Pierre Paulin, Inga Sempe and many others to create usable art pieces such as seating, tables, rugs, vases, lighting, decorative accessories and more.

The talk will take place on Saturday, September 6th at 2:00 pm in the VIP lounge designed by MaRS, and moderated by MaRS principle architects Kelie Mayfield and Erick Ragni.

Please visit the Texas Contemporary Art Fair to learn more about the artists and galleries

Texas Contemporary Art Fair George R. Brown Convention Center - HALL D, 1001 Avenida De Las Americas Houston, Texas 77010

French Presence at the Texas Contemporary Art Fair

When
September 4 - 7, 2014
Where
Texas Contemporary Art Fair
George R. Brown Convention Center - HALL D, 1001 Avenida De Las Americas Houston, Texas 77010

The 2014 edition of the Texas Contemporary Art Fair from September 4 to 7 in Houston features the works of many talented international contemporary artists. Read about the French artists who will be featured this year.

FotoFest 2014

The FotoFest 2014 Discoveries of the Meeting Place exhibition features 11 international contemporary artists picked as highlights from the Meeting Place Portfolio Review for Artists at the 2012 Biennial. Always a popular exhibition, the Discoveries exhibition is seen as an important platform for emerging artists. This year's selection features the best works discovered at the Biennal portfolio review from the 2012 Meeting Place. Carolle Bénitah from Marseille, France has been chosen by Ellen Harris, Photography Collector and Independent Curator, New York. 

Find out more about Carolle Benitah
Find out more about Fotofest


Carolle Bénitah - Le Déguisement - 2009

Texas Contemporary Art Fair
September 4 - 7
George R. Brown Convention Center, Booth 806
1001 Avenue de las Americas, Houston, Texas

Carolle Bénitah's work will also be featured in Denton, Texas:
University of North Texas Art Gallery

September 11 - October 18
Art Building, First Floor 
1201 W. Mulberry St.Denton, Texas (north of Dallas)

"I decided to explore the memories of my childhood to help me understand who I am and to define my current identity. To begin, I carry out "excavations". Like an archeologist, I dig out the pictures in which I appear from family albums and the shoe boxes full of photographs. I choose snapshots because they are related to memories and to loss. These photographs are fragments of my past. I interpret them from a subjective perspective as confessions. I order them, classify them, scan them, then I print them. I don’t do anything directly on the original photo; I transpose this reality on a different paper. Sometimes I crop a detail that calls out to me, and I choose my format. The work of interpretation begins with these steps." Carolle Benitah for LensCulture

 

Galerie Richard

The Galerie Richard is showcasting the works of French-born Lauren Marsolier, recipient of many awards, among them the 2012 Photo Center North West 1st place award and the 2013 Houston Center for Photography fellowship, where she had a solo exhibition. Her work was included in the ’31 Women in Art Photography’ 2012 selection by the Humble Art Foundation in NYC, and also in the major 2013 London Exhibition 'Landmark: The Fields of Photography', curated by William Ewing at the Somerset House. Her images have been published internationally in such magazines as American Photo which included her work in their ‘Best of 2012’, and the British Journal of Photography where she was featured as one of ‘20 photographers to watch in 2013’.

Find out more about Lauren Marsolier


Landscape with Chair - Lauren Marsolier - 2011

Halsted Gallery

Born in Chanteloup, Seine-et-Marne, Henri Cartier-Bresson developed a strong fascination with painting early on, and particularly with Surrealism. In 1932, after spending a year in the Ivory Coast, he discovered the Leica - his camera of choice thereafter - and began a life-long passion for photography. In 1933 he had his first exhibition at the Julien Levy Gallery in New York. He later made films with Jean Renoir. Taken prisoner of war in 1940, he escaped on his third attempt in 1943 and subsequently joined an underground organization to assist prisoners and escapees. In 1945 he photographed the liberation of Paris with a group of professional journalists and then filmed the documentary Le Retour (The Return). In 1947, with Robert Capa, George Rodger, David 'Chim' Seymour and William Vandivert, he founded Magnum Photos. After three years spent travelling in the East, in 1952 he returned to Europe, where he published his first book, Images à la Sauvette (published in English as The Decisive Moment). He explained his approach to photography in these terms, '"For me the camera is a sketch book, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity, the master of the instant which, in visual terms, questions and decides simultaneously. It is by economy of means that one arrives at simplicity of expression." From 1968 he began to curtail his photographic activities, preferring to concentrate on drawing and painting. In 2003, with his wife and daughter, he created the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson in Paris for the preservation of his work. Cartier-Bresson received an extraordinary number of prizes, awards and honorary doctorates. He died at his home in Provence on 3 August 2004, a few weeks short of his 96th birthday.

Find out more about Henri Cartier-Bresson


Bruxelles - Henri Cartier-Bresson - 1936

McClain Gallery

McClain Gallery is pleased to present Anne Deleporte’s Photo-fresco (# ice skaters) painted on a 12 foot tall free-standing column. Inspired by Surrealism, Anne Deleporte has been making murals made of newspapers and house paint. After covering an entire wall or ceiling with pages from newspapers, she paints over most of the surface with light blue paint, leaving out some contoured forms, detouring different type imagery, choosing from calligraphy, art reproductions, parts of advertisement, registration lines, etc... At first glance her wallpaintings appear as vast blue fields with floating forms, consisting of particles suspended in space. For Deleporte, newspapers provide an infinite resource of the most distributed yet forgotten visuals. These works serve as a daily journal for the artist, one made of visual connections; a rebus that conveys a sense of humor, mystery and memory. Anne Deleporte's signature murals have been realized in several public venues. She recently completed a commission from New York City's Percent for Art Program for a permanent project at the Highbridge Gardens School in the Bronx. In 2013, she realized a 120 ft long outdoor mural for ShowRoom Gowanus, NY. In 2010, her murals were included in exhibitions at the Dallas Contemporary and Momenta Art in Brooklyn. In 2008-9 for Prospect 1. New Orleans, she realized 2 full rooms installations, one at the US Mint and one at L9 art center in Lower 9th ward. She has also completed several private commissions. Anne Deleporte, a French-born, New York-based artist, has exhibited nationally and internationally at numerous venues including, the Queens Museum of Art (2013); Kunst Haus, Vienna (2012); the Musee de l'Elysee, Lausanne (2012); the Tang Museum, Skidmore college (2011); the Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain, Paris (2011); Museo do Paco Imperail (2009); Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (2010, 2009, 2006); the Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China (2005); New Museum, New York (1996); PS1, New York (1998, 1992-93) and the Musee d'Art Moderne, Paris (1997, 1996), among others.

Find out more about Anne Deleporte

Stephen Dean was born in 1968 in Paris, France.  He has exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally.  Exhibitions include “Fútbol: The Beautiful Game,” Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; “Junkies’ Promises,” Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY; “Shock of the News,” National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; “Les Maitres du Désordres,” Musée du Quai Branly, Paris, France; “Double Down: Two Visions of Las Vegas,” San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; “Mouth Open, Teeth Showing: Major Works from the True Collection," Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA; “VOLTA,” Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL; among others. Dean has also participated in numerous biennials, which include the Moscow Biennial, SITE Santa Fe Biennial, 51st Venice Biennale, the Istanbul Biennial, and the Whitney Biennial. Dean’s work may be found in the permanent collections of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY; the Whitney Museum of Art, New York, NY; the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT; the Fond National d’Art Contemporain, Paris, France; Fondacion la Caixa, Barcelona, Spain; and the Fundacion Jumex, Mexico City, Mexico. Stephen Dean lives and works in Long Island City, NY.

Find out more about Stephen Dean


Juggler 19 - Stephen Dean - 2014

Yvonamor Palix Fine Arts

Yvonamor Palix Fine Arts Gallery founded in Paris and now operating out of its adoptive Houston, will be participating in this year's Texas Contemporary Art Fair on September 4-7 at the George R. Brown Convention Center. The Gallery will showcase in its booth an artistic dialogue between Texas and France. Yvonamor Palix Fine Arts is honored to present for the first time a collection of works by New York artist Sandy Skoglund from the iconic series, Reflections in a Mobile Home. Studio Marlot & Chopard is a French duo of photographers and directors working together since 1996 and studying the themes of natural and urban lascapes, architectural patrimony as well as dreams and the night.

For more information on Studio Marlot & Chopard
 

For Texas Contemporary, Yvonamor Palix Fine Arts, Gallery founded in Paris and recently transferred to Houston exhibited the works of Duncn Wylie.  Wylie a graduate with honors of the prestigious Ecole nationale supérieure des beaux-arts de Paris, masters realistic painting combined it with unique mannerisms and concepts. The works exhibited, Rue Beethoven (2001 from a building on Rue Beethoven) and Palais Bobo (the Parisians familiar name for  the Palais de Tokyo) are both illustrative of Wylie's ability to appropriate styles such Gerhart Richter and playfully create a cluster of images as if it were a collage of ripped photographs perfectly centered in the canvass. Wylie exhibits internationally and continues to hone his unique style of highly conceptual hyperrealistic painting.

For more information on Duncan Wylie

Lecture by Alain Roset - Ligne Roset September 6 - 2:00 PM

Ligne Roset, the renowned French furniture and lifestyle brand, is pleased to announce that Antoine Roset, Executive Vice President of Roset USA and great-great-grandson of Ligne Roset founder, will join a Q&A and discussion curated by Glasstire Magazine about “The Art of Design” at the Texas Contemporary Art Fair. Ligne Roset has long regarded furniture design as a form of art, employing both internal designers like Michel Ducharoy and external ones like Jean Nouvel, Pierre Paulin, Inga Sempe and many others to create usable art pieces such as seating, tables, rugs, vases, lighting, decorative accessories and more.

The talk will take place on Saturday, September 6th at 2:00 pm in the VIP lounge designed by MaRS, and moderated by MaRS principle architects Kelie Mayfield and Erick Ragni.

Please visit the Texas Contemporary Art Fair to learn more about the artists and galleries

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