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Artist Talk: Palden Weinreb

(left) Palden Weinreb. (right) Palden Weinreb, Astral Invert, 2011, Encaustic, LEDs, Plexiglas, and wood, courtesy of the artist

Drawn from Nature brings together a group of artists for whom nature plays a pivotal role in the inspiration for, and execution of, their artworks. Sopheap Pich, Mineko Grimmer, Palden Weinreb, and Seon Ghi Bahk, artists featured in Asia Society Texas Center’s first-ever exhibition dedicated to nature, allow visitors to see its continuing impact in a contemporary context. Learn more

“I’ve always had an interest in the unapparent systems and structures that make up the natural world. The idea of an invisible framework for our existence fascinates me. Alluding to an unknown order in the chaos has always been a driving force in my work.” – Palden Weinreb

In this presentation complementing the exhibition Drawn from Nature, Asia Society Texas Center welcomes artist Palden Weinreb, who will discuss how the organizing principles of the physical world inspire his drawings and sculptures.

Attendees may enjoy free admission the day of the program to the Louisa Stude Sarofim Gallery, featuring Drawn from Nature. The exhibition runs through February 21, 2016, and is open Tuesday-Friday, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm and Saturday-Sunday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm.


About the Artist

Palden Weinreb was born in 1982 in New York, where he continues to live and work. A graduate of Skidmore College, from which he holds a Bachelor of Science degree, the artist has exhibited in the United States at the Rubin Museum of Art, New York; the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco; and the Queens Museum, among others. His work is included in public and private collections, including the Devi Art Foundation, Delhi.


Drawn from Nature is organized by Asia Society Texas Center and is made possible through major support from Chinhui Juhn and Eddie Allen, Mary Lawrence Porter, the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance, Nancy C. Allen, Nancy and Robert J. Carney, The Clayton Fund, the Hearst Foundations, Reinnette and Stan Marek, and anonymous friends of Asia Society. Lead funding also provided by Leslie and Brad Bucher, Holland and Jereann Chaney, The Favrot Fund, Bebe Woolley and Dan Gorski, and Dorothy Carsey Sumner, with additional support provided by Olive M. Jenney. Funding is also provided by the Texas Commission on the Arts and through contributions from the Friends of Exhibitions, a premier group of individuals and organizations committed to bringing exceptional visual art to Asia Society Texas Center.

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Event Details

Sun 31 Jan 2016
2:00pm - 3:30pm

1370 Southmore Blvd
Houston, TX 77004

Free for Members, $5 Nonmembers. All sales final.
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