Misha Penton: Opening Reception Paintings At The Jung Center

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Misha Penton: Opening Reception Paintings At The Jung Center says
Join me for the opening of my exhibit of paintings, "blood & salt" at The Jung Center Houston.

Painting has been a personal and introspective practice for me, for many years. I'm excited to share this new body of work and its rare showing in Houston.

I love the tactile experience of color flowing over canvas and the sweep of big, bold gestural brush strokes. In my singing and music, all is ephemeral, not-able-to-be touched, yet somehow deeply embodied— there is power and beauty there— but my experience of painting is visceral and physical in a different way…

blood & salt explores the armor we create for ourselves:

...the armor I wear, it is forged silver. Its etched swirls are cloud and tempest, twilight and forest, shape and curve of claw, sun and dew on web and wing— carved from an acid wash of salt and blood— luminous, alive, shimmering,..

Enticing accompanying experimental voice audio work tidbit:
(extended voice audio works & poetry via mobile access at the opening!)

Opening reception Saturday, September 10, 2016, 5pm - 7 pm
On view September 1-28, 2016

I'm a contemporary classical singer, experimental voice composer, painter, and performance creator. My visual art works have been shown throughout the Southeast and my large-scale work “untitled 2” was included as a winner of Lawndale Art Center’s The Big Show 2004, and I'm represented in Austin CAMIBA art.

I'm one of Houston Press’ 100 Creatives of 2011, and named a 2012 finalist for Best Artistic Director by the Houston Press Theater Awards for my work as founder and artistic director of Divergence Vocal Theater. My professional performance affiliations include Houston Grand Opera, The Foundation for Modern Music Houston, The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Dallas Museum of Art. The University of Houston Center for Creative Work, and Menil Collection, and the Rothko Chapel. mishapenton.com

Also on view: "White Clay/Black Magic: Burnished Ceramics” by Helena van Wijk.

See you there!
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