August 20, 2016 – January 22, 2017
Beyond the Pour II:
The Creative Process
Guest curated by artist Bob Nugent, Beyond the Pour II: The Creative Process showcases original works of art, with a focus on the creative methods artists engage to bring their inspirations to fruition.
For over thirty years, Nugent has commissioned established and emerging visual artists, including Tom Foolery, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Sol LeWitt, and Catherine Wagner, to create works of art for translation to vintage varietal wine labels for the Imagery Estate Winery. The only artistic requirement Nugent and the Imagery Estate stipulate is the inclusion of winery’s trademark “Parthenon” image in the finished artwork–not the Athenian Acropolis Temple, but the funky structure that sits on the terraced hillside vineyards overlooking the Benziger Family Ranch in Glen Ellen, California.
Presenting more than 50 original works of art, from photography and works on paper to painting and collage, Beyond the Pour II utilizes the ubiquitous wine label to highlight the collection and to provide visitors with unique insights into select artists’ creative methodologies. Through the presentation of video, text, and visual documentation, the exhibition highlights the artistic processes of a number of the featured commissioned artists, from inspiration, conceptualization, execution, to final presentation of the artwork on the estate’s wine labels.
Artists represented in the exhibition include: Jenny Honnert Abell, Barton Benes, Tony Berlant, James Brown, Patti Buttitta, Barry Buxkamper, Elaine Coombs, Richard Derwingson, Christel Dillbohner, Dominic DiMare, Ken Edwards, Carlos Estevez, Don and Era Farnsworth, Tom Foolery, John Fraser, Stephen Galloway, Sam Gilliam, Guy Laramée, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Sol LeWitt, Pam Longobardi, Winifred Lutz, Robert McCauley, Robin McCauley, Carrie McGee, Jim Melchert, Kenna Moser, Dann Nardi, Heather Patterson, Judy Pfaff, Otavio Roth, Sylvia Seventy, Alan Shepp, Steven Sorman, Buzz Spector, Monika Steiner, Catherine Wagner, Michelle Word, and Cybele Young.
Above Image: Michelle Word, Untitled, 2011, mixed media, collage on panel
Below Images: Beyond the Pour II: The Creative Process, install shots, courtesy of Hendrik Kam.