Telegraph Art Collective: Conversations & Collaborations

We are happy to invite you to our first show at Clara Hatton Gallery at Colorado State University.
The  opening reception is Feb.16 6-8 PM with a talk at 5 PM.



Continuing Lines: Telegraph in Esslingen

                                                                                                                                                             Design: City Hall, Esslingen by Tom Lauerman

After a successful exhibition titled "Opening Lines: Telegraph in Berlin" at the Milchhof Pavilion, Telegraph is happy to announce a second itinerary of their first overseas project that will take place at the private residence of a wonderful  collectors duo that has left a bold mark in Detroit's artist community, and is continuing to do so even after their move to Germany a couple of years ago.

While the pavilion's design allowed the show to be accessible 24/7  throughout the run of the show, the exhibition in Esslingen will be open to the public only after making a prior appointment.

Continuing Lines : Telegraph in Esslingen
Hartmut Austen / Haley Reneé Bates / Fabio J. Fernández
Shannon Goff / Tom Lauerman
Brent Sommerhauser / Christian Tedeschi

Saturday, 26.11.2011 von 2-6 PM / Artist Talk at 15 Uhr and Sunday, 
27.11.2011 fom 11AM - 2 PM

The show will be installed until the end of December.

K&K Entenmann / 73732 Esslingen / kentenmann@ mac. com


Opening Lines: Telegraph in Berlin

Pavillon at Milchhof

Opening Lines: Telegraph in Berlin

Hartmut Austen I Haley Reneé Bates I Fabio J. Fernández I Shannon Goff

Tom Lauerman I Brent Sommerhauser I Christian Tedeschi

24.09. – 21.10.2011
Opening: 23.09. 2011, 7 PM

Pavillon am Milchhof
Schwedter Str. 232
10435 Berlin
Phone: +49 30 505 923 38

The seven artists of the Telegraph Art Collective originally met in Detroit, from there members spread to distant points around the United States. The collective has essentially functioned as a running conversation, typically conducted at long range. Occasionally the group organizes exhibitions and presentations that explore ideas of common interest such as architecture, history and process. Works gathered for these exhibitions also question and examine the boundaries of fine art, craft and design. Telegraph made its debut at Chicago’s Stray Show in May 2004 and has since shown together in Toronto, Kansas City, and various Detroit-area locations.

Opening Lines: Telegraph in Berlin, will take place at the Pavilion at Milchhof and represents the group’s first European venture. The exhibition will take place in a partially glass-walled pavilion that measures 14,00m long by 2,55m wide by approximately 3,00m tall. Access to the pavilion’s interior is only possible at the opening reception, after which works are to be viewed from the exterior.

The seven artists of Telegraph plan to create an exhibition that takes into consideration the specific architecture and limited accessibility of the pavilion. These parameters have acted as creative prompts that have guided what the artists made and how and where these objects are installed. Art work will range from sculpture to paintings and drawings that employ a wide range of materials and techniques.

Initiated By: Wiebke Maria Wachmann, Peter Scior, Marcus Wittmers and Hartmut Austen
Opening Hours: 24/7 (outside); please call (+011 49) 30 505 923 38 for inside access
Contact Milchhof e.V.: call (+011 49) 30 505 923 38
Website: www.milchhofpavillon.de


Telegraph in Dallas and beyond

We are happy to announce that Telegraph - after a hiatus of more than one year - has planned two projects for this year. The first is our exhibition in the Free Museum of Dallas from February 8 - February 25.
The opening will be February 8 from 5 - 7 PM.

We are currently also working on an editioned set of works by all the artists of Telegraph, which will be available sometime later this Spring. We hope that all who have taken interest in our work will consider purchasing a set that will help us to realize our second project, a show in the Pavillion of Milchhof in Berlin, that will be part of the "Kunstherbst" events in Fall in the city.


Brent Sommerhauser, The Art of Giving - one night only-

Las Vegas artists contribute one-of-a-kind artwork to silent auction to benefit ThreeSquare Hunger Relief efforts. Artists include Tim Bavington, Erik Beehn, Jw Caldwell, Phillip Denker, Shawn Hummel, Wes Fanelli, Angela Kallus, Sush Machida, Aaron Sheppard, Brent Sommerhauser, Todd VonBastiaans, Thomas Willis, and more!

RSVP by Monday to Nicole@mcqfineart.com or 702.739.3314

3720 Las Vegas Blvd., Suite 181

Las Vegas, NV 89109

(on Crystals Place, lower level between the Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas and Crystals retail and entertainment district at CityCenter)



Pilchuck Glass School Annual Auction

Brent Sommerhauser's work, "Mark Moon", will be included in Pilchuck Glass School’s 32nd Annual Auction

Pilchuck on Display : An Exhibition of International Glass Art

Thursday, October 14 2010 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Friday, October 15 2010 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

The Westin Seattle
Seattle, Washington

October 14 - Pilchuck on Display: An Exhibition of International Glass is an one-night public exhibition featuring original works in glass by more than 250 international artists. Pilchuck on Display will be the only public viewing of these works before they enter private collections. All of these artworks, along with more than 100 table centerpieces will be auctioned off during Pilchuck’s Annual Auction Gala the following evening, Friday, October 15, 2010.

October 15 - Mark your calendar for the largest glass art auction in the world! Join other arts patrons and glass art collectors for an elegant evening of delectable cuisine and great company. View more than 350 glass artworks from around the world. Meet the artists, bid on their artworks, and purchase an exclusive Pilchuck Annual Auction centerpiece. The Annual Auction is an integral part of Pilchuck’s connection to the vibrant international glass art community. All proceeds benefit Pilchuck’s educational and artistic programs.

Free and open to the public

More info here.

View Brent's included work here.


Surface/Structure at Clay Studio, Philadelphia

Fabio Fernandez and Tom Lauerman will exhibit recent collaborative work in a group show titled: "Surface/Structure" at the Clay Studio Philadelphia.

September 17 - October 31, 2010
Opening Reception, First Friday,
October 1, 5-9pm

Sculptures in Love with Architecture at Sienna Gallery, Lenox, MA

The fruits of an on-going collaboration between Fabio J. Fernández and Tom Lauerman, Sculptures in Love with Architecture presents a series of small scale ceramic pieces that reflect the artists thoughts on the forms, concepts, history and humor in architecture and the built environment.

The title references the book Architectures in Love, an enigmatic sketchbook/journal by John Hejduk that has been a shared influence on both artists. Many of the works were conceived with Hejduk's writing in mind, particularly his investigations of the emotional capacities of architecture. From there the circle of allowable inspirations grew to include other architects and artists whom the pair look to: Félix Candela, Eduardo Chillida, Eladio Dieste, Louis Kahn, Mies van der Rohe, and Tony Smith to mention a few. Often, the process of making began with the mailing/emailing of drawings, notes and models back and forth between the artist's studios, at times located in Boston, Chicago or Dallas. The forms that emerged from this method of communication explore and exploit the properties of ceramics - the actual making incorporates the range from elemental technology like hands and sandpaper to advanced prototyping and mold making.


Sculptures in Love with Architecture at Peel Gallery Houston

Fabio Fernandez and Tom Lauerman collaborate on their fourth exhibition of a growing body of work based on the spaces, forms, details, and potentialities of constructed space. The title references an enigmatic book of drawings by architect John Hejduk, a shared influence on both artists. The exhibition consists of more than100 small objects developed using a wide range of ceramic materials and processes.

PEEL gallery showcases the work of both emerging and established artists and designers while providing a space for clients, designers and our community to share projects and ideas. With constantly rotating shows, PEEL presents work that spans the breadth of art, fashion, design and craft exploring where these disciplines intercede
in contemporary culture.


Brent Sommerhauser @ Brett Wesley Gallery

Unlikely Events
Brett Wesley Gallery
Las Vegas, NV

April 1 - May 4, 2010
*Read Danielle Kelly's review of the exhibition here, and see images here*

This exhibition features new works by local artist Brent Sommerhauser. Brent explores the natural forces around us and brings attention to them with his unique insights and use of materials. This intriguing exhibition is not to be missed!

Join us Thursday, April 1, from 6 to 9 p.m. for the Opening Artist Reception

Located in the heart of the 18b Las Vegas Arts District, the gallery is dedicated to presenting internationally recognized and widely celebrated artists, such as David LaChapelle, Paul Morrison and Marilyn Minter. Additionally, the gallery promotes emerging and mid-career artists (both local and international), including Danny Roberts, John Bell, and Andrew Myers. In this fashion, owner Brett Sperry is bringing new voices to the fine arts community. Brett W. Sperry had recently received the 2009 Mayor’s Urban Design Award for the beautiful design of the Brett Wesley Gallery.

702 433 4433
f 702 433 1834
e inquire@brettwesley.com
1112 casino center blvd.
las vegas, nv 89104


New Website

Hartmut Austen is happy to announce his personal website, www.hartmutausten.com (click on address - new window will open).
The new website is the central destination for information, news, images, text and links about one of Telegraph's member artist.


"Around the Campfire" at Artworks, Trenton

Around the Campfire:
A show of ceramic work at Artworks, Trenton

Much of the work in Around the Campfire is installation-based and employs mixed media as well as clay. The exhibition both pays homage to Trenton’s rich industrial history as home to dozens of commercial potteries in the 19 th century, and charts a path into the future of creative ceramics in the 21 st.

Around the Campfire has been planned to coincide with the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts annual conference, taking place this year in Philadelphia. The show will be on view March 6 through April 17at Artworks’ main gallery in downtown Trenton.

“In the big picture realm of design and architecture, I wanted tofind out what clay artists were thinking,” says Reichard, curator of the show as well as a participant. “The title refers to playing house with friends in the ‘wilderness’ and re-enacting a way of lifethat’s decidedly more survivalist than ours is now. The playful aspect of the campfire is that you start from scratch, but with a goal and a set of parameters,” much like the artists in the show, she says.

Campfires are comforting, but in the wilderness, as the sole source of warmth and cooking heat, they distill our needs and desires downto what is really important, Reichard says. “The artists in this show have decided what’s important, and their objects are the telling excerpts of their complete worldview.”

There will be a public reception on Saturday, March 6, from 6 to 9 p.m. with music by the band "WINDJAMMER," featuring Andrew Weiss, who has either been a member of or worked with the Rollins Band, Ween, Yoko Ono, Pigface and Café’ Tacuba among others.


Tom Lauerman & Fabio Fernandez lecture @ RISD

Fabio Fernandez and Tom Lauerman will be giving an artist talk at the Rhode Island School of Design focusing on their recent collaborations as well as their individual art practice across the past several years. Larger image here.


Brent Sommerhauser - On, Of or About: 50 paper works

On, Of or About: 50 paper works
September 22 – October 22

Co-curated by collector Timothy Woolsey and Mary Mikel Stump, On, Of or About: 50 Paper Works features the work of 44 artists—each of who make work that is on, of or about paper. On, Of or About: 50 Paper Works brings together 50 works that, sometimes literally, illustrate the ways in which the traditional Works On Paper category is becoming more broadly defined in contemporary art.

Opening Reception: September 22nd, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Lecture: September 21st, 5:00 PM in room JCM 2121
Trends in Paper Works - Becky Kerlin—Owner, Gallery Joe Philadelphia, PA

Gallery I & II
Texas State University – San Marcos


Hartmut Austen wins Kresge Artist Fellowship Award

Hartmut Austen is the recipient of one of the inaugural Kresge Artist Fellowships in the Visual Arts.

The Fellowships, each including a $25,000 prize funded by The Kresge Foundation, are awarded annually to visual, performing and literary artists and are the largest such awards available to individual artists in metropolitan Detroit.

The 2009 Kresge Artist Fellowship Panel that selected the fellows includes: Susan Bandes, director of Kresge Art Museum at Michigan State University, Lansing, Michigan; Aaron Betsky, director of the Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio; Dick Goody, director of the Oakland University Art Gallery, Rochester, MI; Lorna Simpson, artist, Brooklyn, NY; and Richard Tuttle, artist, New York, NY and Abiquiu, New Mexico.

More information and images here.


Brent Sommerhauser at Greg Kucera Gallery

Greg Kucera Gallery


"The wind would find it out. "
A sculptural installation by
Brent Sommerhauser

Exhibition: July 2 - August 15, 2009
Opening: First Thursday, July 2, 6 - 8 p.m.

Greg Kucera Gallery
212 3rd Ave S
Seattle, WA 98104

- located in The Lofts building, between Washington and Main streets on the east edge of the historic Pioneer Square neighborhood.


Established in 1983, Greg Kucera Gallery has created a national reputation for its engaging exhibition program focused on artists making a significant contribution to our culture. Recognizing that contemporary art is a moving target, the Gallery has championed emerging regional talent while seeking out relationships with nationally known artists who are also on the cutting edge. Early exhibitions for Kiki Smith, Jennifer Bartlett, Kara Walker and Andres Serrano, have been pivotal in establishing national visibility for the gallery.

The Gallery shows artists of the northwest within a national context though its participation in international art fairs, publishing exhibition catalogs, and by curating thematic exhibitions concerning the political situation of our present culture, and movements within the art world.

Exhibited inventory regularly includes works by Bourgeois, Butterfield, Close, Diebenkorn, Frankenthaler, Hockney, Johns, Kentridge, Marden, Motherwell, Puryear, Rothenberg, Waterston and Winters. The Gallery represents the print editions of U.L.A.E. in the Northwest, and works closely with various other publishers and studios.

The soaring, expansive space, of over 6,500 square feet, was designed by noted architect David DiMarco, to comprise three separate exhibition galleries, a mezzanine for prints and works on paper, and an outdoor sculpture deck. The Gallery also maintains a virtual presence with one of the most complete and highly respected websites in the art world.
- from the Seattle Art Dealers Association website.

Sculptures In Love With Architecture at Lemberg Gallery

Third exhibition of architecturally themed sculpture by Tom Lauerman & Fabio J. Fernandez. Small in size, but suggesting a larger scale, the hundred model-like objects in this show reference built structures and accidental arrangements from the urban landscape. The exhibition title references John Hejduk's book "Architectures In Love".


Brent Sommerhauser, SADA Introductions 2009

The Seattle Art Dealers Association is pleased to announce that its members will join together during the month of July to spotlight the work of emerging artists or artists new to their galleries. Dealers encourage viewers to participate in a special midsummer gallery walk on Saturday July 18 from 11-5pm. Many of the artists whose work is featured will be present at venues from 2-4pm. SADA Introductions 2009 is an effort to showcase the work of artists who may be unfamiliar to the local audience.

Summer is often considered a sleepy season for the art world in other parts of the country, but it is one of the busiest seasons for SADA. With terrific weather, locals stay in town and the city becomes an exciting cultural destination for collectors from all parts of the world. In early June, collectors, curators and gallery owners often head to Europe for the Venice Biennale, Art Basel, and other events. But July is a mainstay for the Seattle Art Dealers, so on July 18 they will take advantage of this time to present untested or new talent. These linked exhibitions mark SADA’s ongoing commitment to bring new artists and their work to the attention of the community. A new round of Introductions will be scheduled in the future. The eighteen participating galleries are located throughout the city.
- from the Seattle Art Dealers Association website.

Brent Sommerhauser's exhibition, The wind would find it out, will be featured as part of this event at
at Greg Kucera Gallery.

Gallery Exhibitions + Dates
Exhibition Brochure
SADA Members Map


Fabio Fernandez and Tom Lauerman @ Provincetown Art Museum

Exhibition dates: March 6 - May 31, 2009
Reception: Friday, April 24, 6-8pm

Fabio Fernandez and Tom Lauerman will be exhibiting work made in collaboration over the past year at the Provincetown Art Museum.  This grouping of roughly 100 small scale sculptures in clay and wood are influenced by architectural structures and sites.  The title of the show "Sculptures in Love with Architecture" referencea a sketchbook (Architectures In Love) by Architect John Hejduk.  


Brent Sommerhauser: Clark County 2009 3-D Invitational

Brent Sommerhauser: Clark County 2009 3-D Invitational
Originally uploaded by TelegraphArt

For the tenth year, Clark County Parks and Recreation will host the “3-D Invitational” exhibit, beginning Feb. 2, at the Clark County Government Center Rotunda Gallery, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway. The group exhibition features original three-dimensional pieces created for the show by artists Keith Conley, Curtis Fairman, Emily Kennerk and Brent Sommerhauser. Receptions for the artists will take place during First Friday events from 6 to 8 p.m. on Feb. 6 and March 6. The exhibit continues at the gallery through March 20. Attendees can park at the Government Center, view the exhibit and then take a free shuttle to other First Friday venues.

The four artists selected are all strongly compelled by form and played that out in these works made specifically for this show in an array of materials. The result is a collection of work that at first glance is playful but ultimately reveals the darker mood of the moment we all find ourselves in.

Keith Conley is an associate professor at the College of Southern Nevada, where he teaches sculpture. He will be in residence as part of the Goldwell Residency Program in 2009. Curtis Fairman’s work was recently included in “Las Vegas Diaspora,” an exhibit curated by Dave Hickey at the Las Vegas Art Museum. The exhibit also traveled to the Laguna Art Museum. Emily Kennerk is a recent arrival to the valley and is an associate professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where she teaches sculpture. The Indianapolis Museum of Art presented a solo exhibit of her work in 2007. Brent Sommerhauser has exhibited nationally and internationally and is a member of Telegraph, an exciting artist collective. Since becoming a resident of Nevada his work has been recognized by the Nevada Arts Council with two Artist Fellowship honorable mention awards and a Jackpot Grant.

Those interested in the “3-D Invitational” can call 455-7030 or visit the Web site at www.accessclarkcounty.com/parks and click on Events and Exhibits.

Read more about this exhibit here.