Joey Fauerso: Teardowns Exhibit
In Teardowns, San Antonio-based artist Joey Fauerso presents new work continuing her investigation of themes of culture, gender, family, and humor as a method of response to our socio-political climate and the destructive and reconstructive natures of humanity. The exhibition features a 50-foot mural inspired by the White House’s Diplomatic Reception Room wall paper Views of North America. The mural is presented along with sculpture, video, and performance-based works, including the wooden blocks which have served as both prop and installation elements since Fauerso’s time at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien for the BSC Berlin Residency Program in 2017. The exhibition also integrates Fauerso’s ongoing interest in the ways gender is expressed and defined in Western art and the cognitive and creative processes of children observed and lived through her parental experiences.
Joey Fauerso is an artist and Professor in the School of Art and Design at Texas State University. Recently her work has been included in exhibitions at MASSMoCA, the Drawing Center in New York, The David Shelton Gallery in Houston, and Antenna Gallery in New Orleans. Fauerso receivved her MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI, in 2001 and a BFA from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, in 1998. She has been the recipient of numerous grants and residencies including BSC’s Berlin Residency Program with Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin, Germany, and the Drawing Center’s Open Sessions Residency in New York (2014-15). She lives and works in San Antonio with her husband Riley Robinson and their two sons.