Opening Reception: Cats, Bunnies, and The Surface Value of It All

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An exhibition of portraits by Lynn Lane and Melanie Loew


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As part of its ongoing exhibition series, Fresh Arts invites you to Cats, Bunnies, and The Surface Value of It All, an exhibition of portraits by Lynn Lane and Melanie Loew. While using dissimilar mediums, Lynn Lane (black and white photography) and Melanie Loew (paint on paper) both seek to understand the dynamic relationship between humans and animals, specifically cats and bunnies, through a series of straightforward and occasionally funny portraits. Loew says about the exhibition, "It's just not that deep. They are what they are. 'Surface value...' means there is nothing to dig up."  

Melanie Loew, Cats, Bunnies, and the surface value of it all, Fresh Arts March 15-April 26Lynn Lane at Fresh Arts: Cats, Bunnies, And the Surface Value of it All

About his studio portraits of friends holding a cat, Lane states, "Oft times we try to look beyond the surface of an image and try to impose deep meaning into a piece of art when, at times, it truly can be exactly what you see, a man or woman holding someone else's cat. It can be merely a documentation of a moment in time of two beings whom have never met coming together for an odd "family" portrait of sorts."


Cats, Bunnies, and The Surface Value of It All is on view from March 15 through April 26, 2013. The public is invited to meet the artists at a free opening reception on Friday, March 15, from 6-8 PM at the Fresh Arts gallery, located at 2101 Winter Street, Studio B11, Houston, TX, 77007. 


In addition to the opening reception on March 15, there will be a closing reception with the artists on Friday, April 26, 2013, from 6-8 PM at Fresh Arts.


About Melanie Loew:

Melanie Loew portrays the psychological inner workings of human kind in her painted works, weaving a reality only she is able to tap into. Loew comes from a diverse educational background, having first received a degree in funeral services. She later went on to graduate with a Bachelors of Fine Art from the University of Houston and Masters of Fine Art from the Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia. Loew’s work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions throughout Texas, Georgia and New York. For more information, visit or “like” her on Facebook at


About Lynn Lane:

Lynn Lane is an award winning, internationally recognized photographer, designer, artist and documentary filmmaker.  His style of photography work ranges from documentary approaches to more artistic representations that convey stories through intimate yet stunning images. Lane primarily focuses on fashion, dance, theater, photojournalism, and portrait work.  His work has been shown internationally in galleries and museums and also has been published in numerous magazines including Elle Decor, Domino, and other international publications.  He recently returned to his hometown of Houston after spending roughly the last two decades living in New York City and traveling internationally to showcase his art work and designs.  In 2011 Lane was honored to be selected as one of the “Top 100 Creatives” by the Houston Press.   For more information, visit or “like” his Facebook at


About the Fresh Arts’ Exhibition Series:

Fresh Arts presents four to six cutting edge exhibitions and creative projects each year in the Fresh Arts ARC (Artist Resource Center) Gallery.  


The goal of the ARC Exhibition Series is to present new, underrepresented, and innovative work in a variety of mediums from emerging to mid-career artists or collectives. We prioritize uniqueness of artistic vision over commercial viability and strive to create a supportive environment in which artists may experiment, collaborate, and take creative risks. For information about Fresh Arts’ exhibition proposal process, visit

Mar 15, 2013 to Mar 16, 2013
11:00 pm to 1:00 am
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PO BOX 66494
Houston, TX 77266-6494


Fresh Arts | ARC (inside Winter Street Studios)
2101 Winter Street, Studio B11
Houston, TX 77007