With each exhibition cycle, an artist will create a newly commissioned environment in the HOST gallery space at The Jones Center. Programming will accompany each work throughout the run of each exhibition, as the artists invite viewers into their worlds.
Inaugurating the HOST series is Celeste, an artist duo based in Mexico City formed by María Fernanda Camarena (b. Guadalajara, 1988) and Gabriel Rosas Alemán (b. Mexico City, 1983). For their exhibition at The Contemporary, Celeste has debuted a new textile painting specifically created for the HOST gallery alongside new wall-mounted copper sculptures.
Celeste, Hacer olas, 2023. Pigments and acrylic base on dyed cotton canvas. 108 x 10 x 492 inches. Installation view, HOST: Celeste, The Contemporary Austin – Jones Center on Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas, 2023. Artwork © Celeste. Courtesy the artists. Image courtesy The Contemporary Austin. Photograph by Alex Boeschenstein.