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BLUEorange Contemporary Art Gallery investigates South Korean art world, supported by the GYE
Argent Technologies would like to congratulate Megan and Jacob Spacek, owners of the Houston-based BLUEorange Contemporary Art Gallery, for winning the most recent Grant for Young Entrepreneurs! Supported with funds provided by
Jacob and Megan Spacek, directors of the BLUEorange Contemporary Art Gallery and creators of the Art Adventures documentary series, discuss the artists they represent. As one of the few American galleries participating in the Art Busan 2016 fair, their booth drew quite the crowd of collectors.
the GYE, the sibling pair made a 10-day trip to Seoul and Busan, South Korea, where they attended an international art fair and collected footage for a pilot documentary film, Art Adventures Korea. Along with staff members Ken General and Cassie Skelly, the Spaceks served as ambassadors of the Houston art scene, representing American art at local, state and national levels, and interviewed academics, artists, and public officials to compare and contrast American and Korean art culture.
In addition to emerging officially as international art dealers and providing opportunities for other American artists to break into overseas markets, the BLUEorange staff is now planning a documentary series that will chronicle their investigations around the world in search of unique contemporary art. The Spaceks plan to submit Art Adventures Korea, the first installment in what they expect will be a popular ongoing film project, to film festivals and television agencies around the country. The film is currently in post-production with official release date to be determined. View the trailer on YouTube.
More photos from the event below:
Jacob Spacek interviews Kang Joe-Lee and Jang Seunghyo, both members of the Korean arts group Collage and creators of the art car behind them. The work of these artists was on display throughout the Bexco Convention Center, the location of Art Busan 2016.
The crew of BLUEorange Art Adventures interviews Sunny Kim, a representative from the City of Busan Culture and Arts Department, at Busan City Hall. Here, BLUEorange learned about city initiatives and programs that support local artists.
Megan Spacek, Gallery Director of the BLUEorange Contemporary Art Gallery, American artist Darcy Rosenberger, and Ken General, Gallery Director of the Duende Art Project, install Margaret Craig’s Tar Gel Pressless Etching pieces at the Duende booth at Art Busan 2016. Craig is a San Antonio artist who creates her gorgeous printed forms out of repurposed plastic materials and a "tar gel” printing technique of her own invention.
Gallery Director of the Duende Art Project Ken General meets with art collectors at Art Busan 2016. In addition to the BLUEorange booth, the Duende Art Project was the only other Houston gallery to participate.
The Art Adventures film crew interviews artist and student of the Korean National University of the Arts Nari Lim, in her studio. She welcomed the crew on campus to discuss her artistic practices and the focus of her work.
Houston artists Darcy Rosenberger, Megan Spacek, and Jacob Spacek navigate the extensive public transportation system of Busan, South Korea.
BLUEorange Art Adventures film crew interviews Professor Ahn Kyuchul in his studio/office. Kyuchul is a lauded instructor at the Korean National University of the Arts and an established conceptual and installation artist in Korea.
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