DMA curator Dr. Anna Katherine Brodbeck will talk with three artists featured in the new exhibition For a Dreamer of Houses. Hear from Olivia Erlanger, EJ Hill, and Francisco Moreno on how their work relates to concepts of space, home, and belonging. Presenting a selection of artworks drawn from the DMA's permanent collection, the exhibition considers the ways in which artists articulate and reimagine home and how the house is a metaphor for the relationship between ourselves and the external world.
Olivia Erlanger is a sculptor and writer based in New York City. She studied sculpture and literature at Lewis and Clark College and Parsons School of Design. Recent projects include Garage, a documentary and book with MIT Press, and group and solo exhibitions in New York, Illinois, Rhode Island, and Canada. Erlanger was recently a fellow at IdeasCity 2017 in Arles, France, and a visiting artist at Brown University.
EJ Hill is a Los Angeles–based artist. Hill received his BFA from Columbia College Chicago and MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles. He has exhibited or performed at Institut d’Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes, France; various venues in Los Angeles; the 57th Venice Biennale; and Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, among other locations. He was an artist in residence at Praxis Studio, California State University, Dominguez Hills; Studio Museum; and Artists’ Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions.
Francisco Moreno is a Mexico City–based artist. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Texas at Arlington and a Master of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design. Moreno’s work has been exhibited in New York City; Providence, Rhode Island; Stowe, Vermont; Concord, Massachusetts; Dallas; and San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Images: Alex Da Corte, Rubber Pencil Devil, 2018, glass, aluminum, vinyl, velvet, neon, Plexiglas, folding chairs, monitors, high-res digital video, color, and sound, Dallas Museum of Art, TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art Fund, 2019.59, Photo by Tom Little. Courtesy of the artist and Karma, New York; Olivia Erlanger, Pergusa, 2019, silicone, polystyrene foam, MDF, plywood, and Maytag washing machine, Dallas Museum of Art, TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art Fund, 2019.63.a–b, Courtesy AND NOW Gallery, and artist; EJ Hill, Desk (A Dedication), 2019, wood and etching on brass, Dallas Museum of Art, Mary Margaret Munson Wilcox Fund, 2019.62.a–b; Francisco Moreno, Chapel, 2016–18, pencil, vine charcoal pencil, and acrylic on an all-encompassing structure, Dallas Museum of Art, TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art Fund, the Charron and Peter Denker Contemporary Texas Art Fund, Elisabeth Karpidas, Charles Dee Mitchell, Tammy Cotton Hartnett, Travis Vandergriff, Joyce Goss, Harper and Jim Kennington, and Karen and John Reoch, 2019.58, Photography by Wade Griffith, courtesy of the artist and Erin Cluley Gallery