RE gallery is pleased to invite you to JACK SANDER’S first solo show in Dallas titled “FAR OUT”. We will be hosting an opening reception for the artist Friday, May 17th from 7-10 pm, with an additional artist talk/pot luck Sunday, May 19th from 7-9 pm, [talk starts @ 7:30] and a closing reception Friday, June 7th from 7-10 pm. RE gallery is located at 1717 Gould Street, Dallas, TX 75215. [The brown and white renovated shotgun structure across Beaumont Street from Lee Harvey's Bar]. The gallery is open Wednesday-Sunday from 11-5 and by appointment. For inquiries contact Owner/Director, Wanda Dye at email@example.com or at 972-974-3004.
JACK SANDERS | FAR OUT
Jack Sanders an Austin based designer/builder/artist, and all around renaissance man, will have his first solo show in Dallas at RE gallery + studio. Jack’s thoughtful and vernacular vocabulary draws upon the interrelationships between people, material, climate, music, food, and art specific to a particular place. The work ranges from collages constructed from re-purposed target practice papers, to various prints of west Texas skies and moons constructed from tortilla surfaces, to beautiful hand sketches of desert fauna often observed from his on site Design Build Adventures. In addition to the two dimensional works, Jack in collaboration with Spence Kellum, will install an inhabitable steel tetrahedron sculpture in a field site across from the gallery.
Jack received his Masters of Architecture from The University of Texas at Austin and his Bachelors of Architecture from Auburn University, where he studied with Samuel “Sambo” Mockbee at the Rural Studio. His senior thesis, The Newbern Baseball Club, a sculptural backstop for the 100-year-old sandlot baseball club, represented the Rural Studio at the 2002 Whitney Biennial in New York. Sanders’ work at the Rural Studio has been exhibited worldwide and is featured in the books “Rural Studio: Samuel Mockbee and an Architecture of Decency” and “Proceed and Be Bold: The Rural Studio After Mockbee”, both published by the Princeton Architectural Press. Jack co-produced a feature-length documentary on Mockbee and his impact on the education of young architects. “Citizen Architect: Samuel Mockbee and the Spirit of the Rural Studio” premiered at South by Southwest Film Festival in 2010 and has since broadcast nationally on PBS as well as at universities, museums, and theaters around the world. Jack has been a visiting lecturer and studio instructor at Auburn University’s Rural Studio, Mississippi State University, and the University of Texas at Austin. He has also led several design build summer studios with Axis Mundi in Salvador de Bahia, Brazil and design build camps at El Comisco in Marfa, Texas. He lives in Austin, Texas with his wife and adventure partner Ann Tucker of AT Studio, their beautiful new baby girl Mary Vance and their 11-year-old chocolate lab, Daryl.
NY Times May 4th 2013
Refueled Magazine May 2013 [pages 66-88]