KAC in ATX: Kinzelman Art Consulting Completes 4 Site-Specific Commissions for Lobby Space

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 10:31 AM


Ruello's commissions installed at 500 w 2nd.  

Kinzelman Art Consulting partnered with Trammell Crow Company and CBRE on their new skyscraper located in Downtown, Austin. In close proximity to Austin's beloved Lady Bird Lake, the striking 500 West 2nd Street space, designed by Gensler, holds an impressive collection of tenants. The project goal was to activate the lobby with boldly infused color, and reflect Austin’s iconic flare.


Esparza's wall-based sculpture in the lobby space.  

"Art brings a new set of rules and compositions that juxtapose with architecture in ways that are unexpected and can be serendipitous. This building and lobby were conceived as hierarchic, one leading to the other and vice versa where momentary interruptions in the order allow for the individual to contemplate and enjoy being transported by the art."

- Tom Marsden, Associate, Gensler


Esparza detail image. 

El Paso-based artist Adrian Esparza, represented in Dallas by Cris Worley Fine Art, was selected to address the largest wall with his signature sarape artwork. This impressively sized piece, scaled specifically for the vertical wall, offers a visual push-pull effect with bold contrasting colors. The unique material usage in Esparza's work forms a natural dialogue across the lobby, where Erin Curtis’s equally active cut and layered painting is installed. Although indicative of Curtis's body of work, this piece in particular is intended to mimic the rapid growth and vibrant spirit of Austin, TX, where Curtis also resides.


Curtis's cut and layered painting in the lobby space. 

The collection continues around the corner with two large-scale paintings by Houston-based artist Robert Ruello, represented by Inman Gallery. These are Ruello’s largest works to date, functioning as murals to tenants entering the building through the garage elevators. Ruello digitally renders his compositions, then carefully transfers them onto canvas using tracing paper and various densities of paint and flashe. This technique informs a unique visual language transitioning between moments of bold expression and negative space. The building's collection upstairs includes works on paper by Nicola Lopez and Ross Bleckner, and a site-specific installation by Paul Fleming. 


KAC admiring Ruello's painting.

" KAC was wonderful to work with and made the entire process of selecting, commissioning and installing each piece at 500 W 2nd Street stress free for the ownership team. The art has completed our lobby and activated the borders of the space while staying true with the original design intent. Our tenants enjoy the pop of color and the energy it brings to their daily life. " 

-Kristi English, Development Manager, Trammell Crow Company

KAC PROJECT OVERVIEW: BHP HOUSTON, POST OAK

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 12:35 PM

When the Australian mining company, BHP announced their plans to construct a 600,000 square foot sky scraper designed by Pickard Chilton of New Haven, Connecticut along the bustling Post Oak Boulevard in Houston, Kinzelman Art was honored to be selected to place a prominent work of art within the refined lobby. On behalf of BHP and in partnership with Gensler, KAC led the process of selecting New York based artist, Sharon Louden, represented by Morgan Lehman Gallery to create a site-specific sculpture suspended from the 30 foot high lobby ceiling. 


Louden's site-specific installation 

Louden's ongoing exploration of compelling materials such as large swaths of mirror-polished aluminum set the stage for a dynamic, yet refined installation. The cascading sculpture creates a fluid composition that one could relate to the mining industry and natural geological formations. Among the multi-faceted aspects of the overall work of art is its ability to physically reflect the surrounding environment and changing light as well as the movement of pedestrians below. 


installation image

CLICK HERE to watch Glasstire's artist interview. 


Ground view of Louden's installation 

This project was completed in collaboration with representatives of BHP, Pickard Chilton, Gensler, Harvey Builders, Cushman & Wakefield, Morgan Lehman Gallery, and TYart Museum Quality Services. 


BHP building in Post Oak, Houston 

KAC Interview: Bradley Kerl

Friday, January 12, 2018 at 8:59 AM

In KAC’s latest Interview, Houston-based painter and professor Bradley Kerl shares an inside look into what originally focused his creative journey towards painting, where his body of work is headed and exciting news about his growing family. 


Kerl's work at Texas Contemporary Art Fair, 2016. 


Kerl's site-specific still life set at Gensler, Houston.  

KAC STUDIO VISIT: GABRIEL DAWE

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 2:31 PM

Strikingly articulate and exceedingly experimental, artist Gabriel Dawe is breaking down barriers of a traditional male Mexican artist as he constructs geometric and fantastical illusions through the use of textile and thread. KAC had the pleasure to meet with Dawe in Dallas during his residency at Fairmont Hotel. Located in the bustling art district of downtown Dallas, Dawe innovatively transformed his temporary studio space into a colorful and dynamic solo exhibition. 


Dawe's studio at Fairmont Hotel in Dallas, Texas

Responding to the architecture and environment, Dawe's installations become an open dialogue between art and space. While this process creates unique, site-specific works of art, there is a found unity throughout his collection. Every installation is developed from the full color spectrum, resembling light rays. Only experimented once before, the installation presented in Dallas, explores the cooler side of the spectrum, staying exclusively with blues, violets, and shades of pink. Here Dawe begins to omit part of the color spectrum, a preliminary investigation into the absence of color. This new departure is one he addresses further in his current exhibition "Plexus 37" at Conduit Gallery.   


Dawe in front of his site-specific installation


Detail of Dawe's installation 

Living and working in Dallas, locals have come to familiarize themselves with Dawe's brightly colored thread installations. Therefore he decidedly turned a 180 in his recent endeavor by masterfully abandoning color through the use of gray, silver, and black threads. The viewer is forced to see beyond the spectrum, cerebrating this omission to be not an act of defiance against that traditionally associated with color, but perhaps as a "silver lining" on what is next for the renowned artist and his forthcoming work.  


Spools of silver thread in front of a work in progress

Gabriel Dawe is represented in Dallas, Texas by Conduit Gallery. Dawe is on view now with Conduit Gallery through May 13, 2017. 


Repurposed thread installation

KAC Interview: Elizabeth Atterbury

Friday, February 3, 2017 at 9:21 AM

Portland based artist Elizabeth Atterbury talks art, inspiration, and the transition of being a new mother with KAC in our latest Interview Interview. 


Elizabeth Atterbury, "Happy Sunny Jade" 2016, installation view


Elizabeth Atterbury, "Relief (Studio Taupe)," 2015, MDF, paint

KAC Studio Visit with Sharon Engelstein

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at 2:35 PM

On our latest studio visit, KAC got an inside look at Sharon Engelstein's eclectic studio, settled in the core of Houston's Museum District. Engelstein's studio is a breath of creative fresh air, fully equipped with a professional-grade kiln, her collection of colorful children's toys and all other essential elements to her creative process.

 
Sharon Engelstein's kiln 


Engelstein's "Dillidiidae" at Hermann Park 

Engelstein is commonly known for her sculpture “Dillidiidae” that is currently on view in Hermann Park. This exuberant piece has served the community as a public art landmark for the past two years. Her imaginative and anthropomorphic forms range in scale, material, and purpose, and KAC was eager to see what's currently cooking in her studio. 


Ceramic sculptures, "Feel Fine I" and "Feel Fine II" 

Upon expressing our curiosity, Engelstein proudly revealed her growing collection of small organic clay sculptures. While staying true to her barnacle-like forms, she has temporarily stepped away from her meticulous planning process that traditionally plays a significant role in her work. This shift encourages Engelstein to work more intimately within her studio, allowing her sculptures to evolve into their own individual identities.


Adrienne taking a closer look at one of Engelstein's 3-D printed works

We can expect to see great things from Engelstein, who says her best work has yet to come. Sharon is represented in Houston by Devin Borden Gallery and will have her next exhibition in 2017. 

 
Engelstein's work in progress clay sculpture

KAC Current Project Highlights

Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at 9:49 AM

Corporate Collection Project

Kinzelman Art is celebrating the completion of a 4-year, comprehensive art management initiative for a corporate client collection. Managing this collection has been a significant opportunity for Kinzelman Art, and we are proud of our dedicated efforts and achievements through this ambitious undertaking. KAC is honored to have been selected to expertly lead this outstanding collection.


 
Chermayeff and GeismarRed "O" Tower


 Soo Sunny ParkCapturing Light

Hughes Landing Project

Recognized by the Houston Business Journal as the 2016 recipient of the Landmark Award in mixed-use development, Hughes Landing is a 66-acre master planned community located in The Woodlands that features numerous works of public art throughout. Continuing the collecting philosophy of The Woodlands, Hughes Landing retained Kinzelman Art Consulting to procure and commission several public works of art for select locations to further enhance the community.

 
Yvonne DomengeWind Waves

We were thrilled to add to the magnetism of Hughes Landing via the placement of invigorating works of art by such artists as Mexico City based Yvonne Domenge, and Washington State artist Julie Speidel. We find that the overall success is seeing these public works of art serve to unify the community through an artful experience.


Julie Speidel, Glacier Series

KAC Interview: Michael Kennaugh

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 3:20 PM

Texas based artist, Michael Kennaugh, talks art with KAC. In this exclusive interview Kennaugh describes his experience in the growing Houston art scene and the colorful inspiration behind his process. He also reveals a glimpse into his forthcoming body of work.


Michael Kennaugh, artist


Micahel Kennaugh at Moody Gallery in Houston, Texas 

Mexico City Art Fairs 2016

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 10:20 AM


Garbriel Orozco at the Jumex Collection
After our recent visit to Mexico City, it is clear that the city’s burgeoning art scene lives up to its hype. After being introduced to several impressive Mexico City galleries at the Texas Contemporary Art Fair, we were excited to explore what else the city had to offer. During our stay, we managed to visit multiple museums and galleries, an artist’s studio, and two art fairs, Zona Maco and Material. Every experience left us continually impressed by the fresh perspective within this growing arts community. Below are a few of our favorite works from the weekend. 

  
Julieta Aranda at the OMR Gallery                                                Nancy Rubins at Gagosian Gallery
KAC's Adrienne Johnson at Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today at the Jumex Collection
 
Elizabeth Atterbury at Document Space

Carlos Irijalba at Galería Moisés Pérez de Albéniz
  
Kim Ye at JAUS                                                                                          Kim Ye (detail) at JAUS

Imi Knoebel at Von Bartha Gallery

Miami Art Week 2015

Friday, December 4, 2015 at 12 PM


A clever installation of works by Paul Morrison at Galerie Sabine Knust's booth at Art Basel. Sculpture: Dandelion, powder coated steel. Prints: Hesperidium, 2007, woodcuts, Edition of 15.

After 4 days, 8 art fairs, and nearly 700 gallery booths, we are eager to report a selection of the many impressive artworks on view in Miami this week. Reflecting back, we picked up on a recurring theme that we see as a sign of the times: many artists are creating work that evidences the ubiquitous presence of technology in society, while others are returning to handmade traditional craft media such as ceramic and textile. Here is selection of our favorite finds from Art Basel, Untitled, Pulse, NADA, and Miami Project. 


Digitally inspired work by Laeh Glenn on view in Altman Siegel's booth at NADA. Flowers, 2015, acrylic on linen.


Kathy ButterlyTangsome, 2015, clay, glaze. Exhibited at Tibor de Nagy Gallery at Pulse.


Quirky and mesmerizing photos by Joaquin Trujillo at De Soto Gallery on view at Pulse. Center: Platanos y Café (Mexico), 2015 archival pigment print. 


Jonathan Monaghan, Agnus Dei (After Zurbarán), 2015, Carrara marble and 3D printed steel. Bitforms Gallery at Untitled.


Technology inspired, mixed media work by Allora & Calzadilla in Lisson Gallery's booth at Art Basel. Solar Catastrophe, 2015, broken solar cells on canvas. 


Assorted textile collages by Diana Guerrero-Maciá at Traywick on view at Miami Project. Siblings of the Sun, 2015, wool, cotton, thread on Belgian linen.


Detail: Diana Guerrero-Maciá, Siblings of the Sun, 2015, wool, cotton, thread on Belgian linen.


Alex Dodge uses computer generated patterns to create his paintings. Belfast, 2015, oil on canvas. On view at Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery at NADA.


Detail: Alex Dodge, Belfast, 2015, oil on canvas. 
 
 

KAC First Impressions from TCAF 2015

Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 5 PM


Bradley Kerl at Art Palace Gallery

We previewed the fifth edition of the Texas Contemporary Art Fair, and wanted to share some of our first impressions and stand-out works. We encourage everyone to attend the fair and post your faves with #LetsTalkArt. Stay tuned for more highlights throughout the weekend from Kinzelman Art via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. If you would like more information on these works feel free to contact us.



Tomás Díaz Cedeño at Yautepec


Detail of Tomás Díaz Cedeño at Yautepec


Katrin Korfmann at Kopeikin Gallery


Héctor Falcón at Galeria Enrique Guerrero

EXPO Chicago 2015

Friday, September 18, 2015 at 5 PM


Jason Martin, 2015, mixed media on aluminum (ultramarine blue) at Galerie Forsblom

With an impressive roster of 140 galleries from around the worldEXPO Chicago has delivered a vast selection of world class contemporary art. We are spending the weekend in the windy city to explore the many high-caliber art works and art programs on view. After our first day at the fair, a number of works have already caught our eye.
 


Wall installation by Teresita Fernández, Ghost Vines (Yellow Gold), 2015, brass at Anthony Meier Fine Arts


Impressive biographical works by McArthur Binion, Sketch VII and VIII (Looking for Grey): For: Three Movements of Sunlight, 2013, laser print collage, oil paint stick, and Staonal crayon on panel, at Kavi Gupta Gallery


Detail: McArthur Binion, Sketch VIII (Looking for Grey): For: Three Movements of Sunlight, 2013, laser print collage, oil paint stick, and Staonal crayon on panel, at Kavi Gupta Gallery


Laurel Sparks (works on canvas) and Christopher Chiappa (stools and eggs) at Kate Werble Gallery


Christy Matson, Rays in Tan/Yellow, 2013, cotton, linen, tencil at Volume


Detail: Christy Matson, Rays in Tan/Yellow, 2013, cotton, linen, tencil at Volume Gallery


Cordy Ryman wall installation at Galerie 
Zürcher


Sebastiaan Bremer, acrylic paint and ink on vintage lithograph at Hales Gallery

Dallas Art Fair 2015

Monday, April 13, 2015 at 3:58 PM


Julie speaking with Heidi of DC Moore Gallery about Claire Sherman's beautiful landscape paintings

This year, the Dallas Art Fair played host to nearly 100 galleries. We enjoyed exploring and admiring the breadth of top-notch art exhibited. After seeing it all, here is a shortlist of our most coveted works. Reach out to us if you are interested in more information about these or other artists we found.


Alice Channer's gestural resin sculpture at Lisa Cooley Gallery


Yamini Nayar's and Chloe Sells' captivating photographs at Gallery Wendi Norris. Photo courtesy of Gallery Wendi Norris.


Jay HeikesMusic for Minor Planets (Ekberg), 2015 at Federica Schiavo Gallery


Crystal Liu, the sky, "I wonder”, 2015 at Hosfelt Gallery


Detail of Crystal Liuthe sky, "I wonder”, 2015 at Hosfelt Gallery


Ann CravenStepping Out With Cherries, 2011 at Maccarone Gallery


Julia discussing Paul Anthony Smith's work at Zieher Smith & Horton Gallery


 Paul Anthony Smith, Diamond Mango #1, 2015 at Zieher Smith & Horton Gallery


Detail of Paul Anthony Smith's work at Zieher Smith & Horton Gallery


Julia at Jack Geary Gallery's booth discussing the work of Richard Jacobs (back wall) and Lina Puerta (right wall)


Lina PuertaUntitled (Green 2), 2014 at Jack Geary Gallery


Stefana McClureThe Amazing Spiderman (How Green Was My Goblin!), 2015, knitted comics at Josée Bienvenu Gallery


Detail of Stefana McClureThe Amazing Spiderman (How Green Was My Goblin!), 2015, at Josée Bienvenu Gallery


Clement Valla, Tex_archive 688272 0, 2015, digitally exploded objects at Zhulong Gallery


Yoshiaki MochizukiUntitled 9/20, 2013 at Marlborough Chelsea Gallery

James Surls Speaks “Nature’s Language”

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 2:26 PM


James Surls and Adrienne Johnson

James Surls flourishes in Houston! We were excited to have the opportunity to work with this Texas art icon on his site-specific suspended work that measures an impressive 14’ x 25’ x 19”. Surls’ Nature’s Language resides in and enhances a corporate lobby in the Woodlands. 


TYart Art Handling expertly installing the sculpture

The Petroleum Club Houston: Art In Progress

Friday, December 12, 2014 at 12 PM


Troy Dugas's templates 

Houston's premier downtown private dining venue, The Petroleum Club, is moving to a new location, and we are excited to be working with them to commission artwork that is a reflection of their history, their mission, and their new space. The four artists selected, Troy DugasJoshua Goss, Reinhard Ziegler, and Nancy Lorenz are hard at work on their commissions, and we wanted to share some images of their progress. See the completed works on our blog or find them at The Club in early 2015.


Troy Dugas's cigar labels on top of of his templates 


Troy Dugas's cigar labels in place


Joshua Goss, piecing together the sections of his wall-mounted sculpture under a to-scale sketch


 


Reinhard Ziegler's photograph drying before the application of pastel


Nancy Lorenz has started to apply gold leaf to the upper portion of the work


Nancy Lorenz applies gold leaf over the blue and inlaid mother of pearl, then the gold is rubbed away to reveal the mother of pearl below

Studio visit: Steve Murphy

Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 5 AM

We loved our recent visit to Steve and Paula Murphy’s home where we got a glimpse into their carefully selected art collection of artist friends and great finds. Equally as enticing was our time spent in Steve’s bright, lofted studio. There we admired his classic towering steel forms, as well as a group of newly-milled wooden pieces perched on his work bench. Other new forms were in varying states of completion where Steve was painstakingly applying countless layers of silky graphite to achieve the perfect luster. We left with a clear understanding of how Steve’s work has progressed over the years, reaching a point of refinement that is simultaneously fluid and permanent and achieves a satisfying dichotomy between surface and form.

 

Houston Fine Art Fair

Friday, September 19, 2014 at 4:21 PM


James Surls at Linda Clarke Art - Wade Wilson Art

The swooping and spiraling James Surls sculptures stole the show at HFAF this year, and of the many other beautiful programs on view, we especially enjoyed Art Nouveau Gallery and Shoshana Wayne Gallery. Below are some of our most coveted finds at this year's fair.


João Carlos Galváo at Art Nouveau Gallery


Roberto Lombana at Art Nouveau Gallery


D'lisa Creager at George Billis Gallery - LA


Izhar Patkin at Shoshana Wayne Gallery


Detail of 
Izhar Patkin at Shoshana Wayne Gallery
 

Notable Houston Interior & Product Designer Collects

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 8 PM


From left: Amy Ellingson, Darren Waterston, and Nick Hornby

What happens when an interior and product designer builds his own home AND loves art? A complete masterpiece! A bold sense of design and unflinching aesthetic permeates each small detail. Designed with art in mind, the home naturally creates visual frames for ideal viewing from multiple vantage points allowing the art to play its own starring role.


Nick Hornby


From left: Rob Fischer and Bo Joseph

Dallas Art Fair 2014

Friday, July 25, 2014 at 4:23 PM


Julie and Adrienne at Mixed Greens' booth

This fair proved to be a treasure trove of prospects (and sales!) and we walked away inspired by the works of Ron van der Ende, Jim Campell, Wayne Herpich, Claire Sherman, Anoka Faruqee, Mary Temple, Yui Yaegashi and Amie Dicke. 
 


Julie Kinzelman and Todd Hosfelt of Hosfelt Gallery discussing Jim Campbell's work


Howard Fonda at Mixed Greens Gallery 


Bill Davenport's Big Rocket Pop


Ron van der Ende at Ambach & Rice


Detail of 
Ron van der Ende at Ambach & Rice