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Art Museum of Southeast Texas
News Release
Friday, February 16, 2018

Two new solo exhibitions opening at AMSET

Beaumont, Texas - The Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET) hosts SHAUN ROBERTS: Rebels and Renegades and ANTHONY SONNENBERG: Still Stage, Set Life March 17 – June 3, 2018 in the main galleries.

Artists Anthony Sonnenberg and Shaun Roberts will be at AMSET on Friday, March 23, 2018, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. for a free and open to the public reception. Both artists will present gallery talks, enlightening guests on the inspiration behind their work. Complimentary light appetizers and beverages will be provided.

Sonnenberg lives and works in Houston and is represented by Conduit Gallery in Dallas. Sonnenberg has been featured in solo exhibitions at Art Palace, Conduit Gallery, Lawndale Art Center, and the Old Jail Art Center. Still Stage, Set Life will showcase a site-specific stage and throne installation rife with Baroque-style accoutrements. After Sonnenberg’s gallery talk, there will be a drag performance by the renowned Blackberri and Co. from Houston. A documentary film, produced by Carrithers Studio in Houston, will feature Sonnenberg’s creation of AMSET’s site-specific installation and will be on view throughout the duration of the exhibition.

Roberts lives in Nacogdoches, Texas, where he works as Assistant Professor of Painting at Stephen F. Austin State University. Roberts has exhibited at numerous institutions throughout the United States and is a 2012 Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant recipient. Rebels and Renegades, Roberts’ first solo museum exhibition, will feature his recent oil paintings often inspired by Italian Renaissance and Baroque masters, including Caravaggio. This exhibition will be accompanied by a gallery guide with a critical essay written by Jill Carrington, Ph.D., Professor of Art History at Stephen F. Austin State University.

For more information, visit www.amset.org or call (409) 832-3432.

These exhibitions are generously funded, in part, by an award from the Texas Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, the City of Beaumont, the Wesley W. Washburn, M.D. and Lulu L. Smith, M.D. Endowment Fund and the C. Homer and Edith Fuller Chambers Charitable Foundation. Shaun Roberts: Rebels and Renegades is additionally funded, in part, by Dr. Bill Nieberding. Anthony Sonnenberg: Still Stage, Set Life is additionally funded, in part, by The Edaren Foundation and Lee Ann and Terry Garth.

Pictured (Top Right): Anthony Sonnenberg, Character Study for King Midas, 2016, digital print on fabric adhesive, 30 x 20 in., Loan Courtesy of the Artist and Conduit Gallery, Dallas, Texas

Pictured (Above Left): Shaun Roberts, Come and Take It, 2014, oil on canvas, 24.5 x 24.5 in., Loan Courtesy of the Artist





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