The Linda Pace Foundation announces its fall 2015 exhibition titled Immersed, featuring a dynamic selection of works from the Foundation's extensive collection of contemporary art. Organized by Annette DiMeo Carlozzi, an independent curator and arts writer based in Austin, Texas, Immersed will give audiences a fresh look at the collection, bringing together approximately 20 compelling paintings, photographs, sculptures, and works on paper. The exhibition features works by 17 different artists. They are: Terry Adkins, Chiho Aoshima, Lynda Benglis, Anne Chu, Francesco Clemente, Tracey Emin, Teresita Fernández, Antony Gormley, Arturo Herrera, Jim Hodges, Byron Kim, Surasi Kusolwong, Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, Catherine Opie, Gabriel Orozco, Jorge Pardo, and Miwa Yanagi.
Immersed will be on view at SPACE, the Linda Pace Foundation gallery, from October 3, 2015 to February 27, 2016. Designed to explore new resonances among works by these internationally renowned artists, the exhibition features pieces that have rarely been on public view, such...as Antony Gormley's Being (1995) and Terry Adkins' San Antonio-made Bouquet (2000), as well as a few of the collection's signature objects, including Jim Hodges' unfold (more) . When considered together, the selection "evokes the cool heat of intense engagement, riffing in unexpected ways on the immersive experiences of art-making and art- viewing," Carlozzi explains.
Carlozzi continues, "The Foundation's founder, Linda Pace, constantly questioned the creative process and the display and reception of works of art. Seeking knowledge and inspiration, she in turn offered discovery opportunities to her community. I conceived Immersed as a tribute to this generosity and to Linda's pioneering spirit. Having served as a curatorial panelist, writer, and board advisor for ArtPace in its early years, I was delighted to accept the Foundation's invitation to organize an exhibition from its impressive collection."
The exhibition's powerful ensemble showcases a range of gestures, musings, and observations about the body in space and time. Whether in the heady swim of sensory overload represented in Miwa Yanagi's and Surasi Kusolwong's vivid photographs, or in the forceful and direct attempts to locate oneself in the world which can be understood in drawings by Gabriel Orozco and Tracey Emin, these works all engage with life's vitality.
Throughout the gallery, the experience of immersion is referenced in multiple ways. Catherine Opie's Untitled 10 (Surfers)  is the most literal representation; its tidal swells allude to constancy, a theme also evoked poignantly in Chiho Aoshima's Untitled(2007), an intimate memorial for Linda. Byron Kim's Permanent Paintings (2004) suggest timelessness, or continuous coming-into-being. And the natural world is a starting point for diverse works by Anne Chu, Teresita Fernández, and Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, which offer relational perspectives that challenge location's meaning, echoing the unrestrained condition that being immersed connotes.
This exhibition of selections from the Linda Pace Foundation collection rewards fluid ways of seeing and prompts reconsideration of these important works of art.
About Annette DiMeo Carlozzi
Recently retired from the Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas at Austin, Carlozzi is now working on independent curatorial projects and writing a book on the modern and contemporary art scene in Texas for UT Press. As a senior curator, deputy director, and curator at large at the Blanton for 18 years, Carlozzi played a critical role in building, interpreting, and publishing its modern and contemporary collection. Some of her notable acquisitions include Anselm Kiefer's Sternenfall, Richard Long's Summer Circle, and Louise Nevelson's Dawn's Presence -Two Columns. With an eye for new talent and the support of museum patrons, she sought out cutting-edge works by emerging artists now considered contemporary masters, including Terry Adkins, Paul Chan, Anne Chu, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Cao Fei, Ellen Gallagher, Rachel Harrison, Emily Jacir, Byron Kim, Glenn Ligon, Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, Dario Robleto, and Amy Sillman. She also acquired works by such respected figures as Vito Acconci, Celia Alvarez Muñoz, Charles Gaines, Luis Jiménez, Lee Lozano, Bill Lundberg, Ana Mendieta, David Novros, David Reed, and George Sugarman, among others.
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