Sep 24 2021
Dec 03 2021
Joey Fauerso: Wait for It

Joey Fauerso: Wait for It

Presented by The Visual Arts Center at UT Visual Arts Center

Her oeuvre consists of large-scale figurative paintings as well as complex and layered installations, akin to theatrical sets, that the artist outfits with painted canvases, props, and sculptural elements. Fauerso’s installations contain details activated by participants—friends, peers, and perhaps most notably, her children—who push, prod, and nudge these items into action in the context of the gallery or for the camera’s lens. Though created by the artist, they are modified by her collaborators. Her paintings, by contrast, are produced in her studio through a subtractive process in which layers of paint are built up and scraped away, resulting in works that are textured and fluid.

Wait for It presents recent painted portraits of the artist’s friends and family alongside You Destroy Every Special Thing I Make (2017–19), a four-channel video installation documenting the construction, demolition, and reconstruction of an installation staged within the artist’s studio. Privileging the role of painting within her practice, Wait for It focuses on Fauerso’s commitment to portraiture and representations of the figure—whether in motion or silent and still. Fauerso’s figures often appear expectant and sometimes even burdened, as if anticipating an event that will never happen; their gazes and poses are poignant metaphors for contemporary life, marked by time spent waiting.

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Visual Arts Center

(512) 471-3713

Tuesday – Saturday 12-5pm

The University of Texas at Austin

Art Building

2300 Trinity St.

Austin, Texas 78712

Admission Info

Free and open to the public

Phone: 5124713713


Dates & Times

2021/09/24 - 2021/12/03

Location Info

UT Visual Arts Center

UT Campus, Art Building, Austin, TX 78712