Artist Reception

"MishMash" - Selected Works by Emerging and Well-Established Artists Opening at Redbud Gallery


Redbud Gallery is proud to present “MishMash”, a selection of works of several artists working in various media, showcasing both emerging and well-established artists.

Some of the works have not been shown in Houston to my knowledge.  They include a large diptych by University of Houston educated Texas artist Julian Schnabel, a long worked on piece by the legendary Menil collected Ben Culwell, and a rare female created painting of Leda and the swan by Maryland Institute College of Art grad Amita Bhatt.  Sculpture is represented by a glistening hanging hare by Emily Cheney of Houston Baptist University (HBU).

Corrine Jones from East Texas displays a shadow Mockingbird and Kathy Biel presents one of her recent mysterious landscapes.  Recent HBU MFA grads: Crystal Murley exhibits powerful abstracts accented with numerous surface details and Honduran Celea Guevara debuts powerful figurative as well as cultural-based drawings and linocuts comparable to the prints of the great Elizabeth Catlett.  A wonderful large painting of a priest by Chicago imagist Ray Donley adorns the east walls.  Rounding out the exhibit are: a seldom seen early James Surls pencil erotic surrealistic drawing, a powerful intriguing landscape canvas by HBU Professor, Carlos Canul, and an early, rarely seen large House Nude by Fresh Paint artist Ron Hoover.

Please come and join us to see this intriguing exhibit at Redbud West Gallery.  Unfortunately, some of the artists will not be present for obvious reasons.

- Gus Kopriva, Gallery Owner


On View: June 1 - August 27, 2019
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 1, 6pm - 9pm

Redbud Gallery
303 East 11th Street
Houston, Texas 77008
713-862-2532
When:
Jun 1, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Saturday Time & Price:
Free
Location:

Selected Paper Works by Female Surrealists: Tanning, Bourgeois, Carrington, Maar, Toyen - Opening at Redbud Gallery


Redbud East Gallery is proud to present a selection of paper works from Dorothea Tanning, Louise Bourgeois, Leonora Carrington, Dora Maar, and Toyen.  On view: June 1 - August 27, 2019.  The Menil Collection is due to mount a Tanning exhibition this mid-year.

During the founding days of the Gallery, I was fortunate to have Walter Hopps, the Founding Director of The Menil Collection, advise me on many matters related to gallery operations and collecting.  I asked Walter one day, "Who should I collect?"  Without hesitation, he answered, "Female surrealists.  They are undervalued and underappreciated."  I took him to heart.

Developed by Andre Breton in Paris in the early 1920’s, Surrealism is defined as psychic automatism, by which one proposes to express, in any manner, the real functioning of thought.

Tanning, born in Illinois, lived in Paris, then returned to New York upon her marriage to Max Ernst in 1946.  Throughout the mid-1940s and 1950s, Tanning was influenced by Man Ray, Ernst, and others.  Tanning’s works developed into symbolic and feminist Surrealism.  Infused with high coloration, her works are typically filled with suspended motion.  Subtle sexuality abounds in her art.  The post-war era began to affect Tanning’s work significantly, especially during 1955 when her work radically shifted to reflect facets of consciousness, reality, sleep, dreams, and the mind.

Many of the etchings in this show are from the portfolio in En chair et en or / In flesh and in gold (Editions Georges Visat, 1973).

Other surrealists in this exhibition include the muse of Salvador Dali, Dora Maar, Louise Bourgeois, Leonora Carrington, and the Czech artist Toyen (Marie Cerminova).

- Gus Kopriva, Redbud Gallery Owner


On View: June 1 - August 27, 2019

Opening Reception: Saturday, June 1, 6pm - 9pm


Redbud Gallery
303 East 11th Street
Houston, Texas 77008
713-862-2532
When:
Jun 1, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Saturday Time & Price:
FREE
Location:

Women's Work, Mind, Body and Spirit

Community Artists' Collective

“Women’s Work, Mind, Body and
Spirit”  opens at the Community Artists’
Collective, 4101 San Jacinto, Suite 116, Friday, May 10, with a reception from
6 to 8 p.m.  Artwork will be on view
beginning May 3.

The group show, curated by Dominic Clay, features works by
artists Linda Simien Kelly, Deborah Archie, Simone Ford, Melissa Aytenfisu and
Susan Wallace.

During the exhibition, meditation sessions with the Melanin
Yoga Project will be offered each Saturday at The Collective from 10 to 11:30 a.m. An artists’ talk is scheduled for Saturday, May 18, from 1 to 3 p.m.

The exhibition runs through Saturday, May 25.

The Collective is open during the exhibition Thursdays,
Fridays and Saturdays from 12 noon until 5 p.m. and by appointment.

When:
May 10, 2019
The opening reception is Friday, May 10, from 6 to 8 p.m.  Artwork is on display May 3, 4 and 9.
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:00 pm
Thursday Time & Price:
12:00pm, free
Friday Time & Price:
12:00pm, free
Saturday Time & Price:
12:00p.m.free
General Categories: 

PrintHouston: Inspirations from Fifth Ward, Siver Black, Kelly Moran

Reception: May 4, 5-7pm, on view through July 20

MYSTIC LYON and PRINTMATTERS are thrilled to present two new public art installations on Lyons Avenue in Houston's historic Fifth Ward by artists Siver Black and Kelly Moran. Both artists' works were selected from proposals from members of PrinterMatters. The installations will remain on view outside from May 4 through July 20, 2019 with a reception at Mystic Lyon, 5017 Lyons Avenue, Houston, TX 77020 on Saturday, May 4 from 5-7pm. 


Siver Black's print installation, "Nickel Views," includes multiple hand drawn images of the Fifth Ward brought together in a large mix. From the artist (edited): My art at Mystic Lyon combines my love of urban sketching with woodcut printmaking. I began by using Lyons Avenue for my inspiration and starting point, making drawings of the neighborhood on location, from Des Chaumes to Lockwood. These sketches feature buildings as well as people with the intent of capturing a sense of place. Some of the places I have drawn are churches, barber shops, the Fifth Ward Jam, De Luxe Theater, the old hospital, Cane River Gardens, and various homes.

ABOUT SIVER BLACK:

My work is based in drawing. I carry a sketchbook everywhere. For me the act of drawing on location celebrates a place and what it means to be there in that time. I search for connection through these drawings; drawing a place connects me to that place and drawing a person connects me to that person.

Some of these drawings need to live outside the sketchbook and that is when they become the basis for relief prints. I have a deep fascination for the traditional methods and materials of woodcut printmaking. I am drawn to the feel of the tools cutting through wood, the smell of the ink and the sound it makes while being rolled out, and the graphic punch of black ink.

Kelly Moran's print installation, "Urban Animals," will include images of local bayou critters. From the artist: “I ride my bike on the bayou in Houston and have observed many types of birds that live in this urban habitat. I also have walked in the creeks that are connected to the Bayou and have found some beautiful fish. In my studio practice, I have made some etchings of these magnificent creatures.”

ABOUT KELLY MORAN:

New York Native Kelly Moran is a printmaker and object maker who lives and works in Houston, TX. She is currently maintaining a printmaking studio in Houston Heights. She is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Fine Arts and The New Orleans Contemporary Museum. Her works are in numerous private collections and corporate collections. She has exhibited throughout Texas and also nationally and internationally.

Her artistic practice draws on contemporary events, personal life, and intuition to compose her well-crafted, multi layered universal images. Kelly is an avid collector of ephemera from the 1800’s to 1970’s, getting constant inspiration from their time-specific and timeless color combinations. They are mined by Kelly to find treasured images from another time that speak volumes about our culture, where we are now and then. The content of her images can be straight forward or not.

Kelly Moran has a BFA in painting from Louisiana Tech University 1982. She studied ceramics at the University of Houston graduate program 1983-84, participated in the artist collective “Little Egypt Enterprises”, 1984-87 and was associate director of “Texas Collaborative”, 2003-2011, a place where national and international artists collaborated to make prints.
 

ABOUT PRINTMATTERS Houston:
PrintMatters Houston is a Houston-based 501c3 non-profit organization whose mission is to promote traditional and non-traditional printmaking, encourage print collecting, and to further the professional growth of its members.

ABOUT PRINTHOUSTON:
PrintHouston is an annual city-wide summer-long celebration of original prints, the artists who create them and the people who collect them.

ABOUT MYSTIC LYON:
Specializing in art and Recreational Aesthetics, Mystic Lyon is located on the corner of Lyons Avenue and Mystic Street in Houston's historic Fifth Ward neighborhood. In addition to public art installations, Mystic Lyon offers weekly organic food deliveries, house concerts, meditation and sound sessions, and reading groups. It also plays host to the Fifth Ward Badminton Club, Root Lock Sessions, and the Fifth Ward Chamber of Commerce. 


GENERAL INFO:
5017 Lyons Ave.
Houston, TX 77020
mysticlyonprojects@gmail.com
713-582-1198 
Opening reception: Saturday, May 4, 5-7pm
On view through: July 20, 2019

https://www.facebook.com/mysticlyonhtx/

When:
May 4, 2019 to Jul 23, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Monday Time & Price:
FREE; 24 hours a day outside
Tuesday Time & Price:
FREE; 24 hours a day outside
Wednesday Time & Price:
FREE; 24 hours a day outside
Thursday Time & Price:
FREE; 24 hours a day outside
Friday Time & Price:
FREE; 24 hours a day outside
Saturday Time & Price:
FREE; 24 hours a day outside
Sunday Time & Price:
FREE; 24 hours a day outside
Location:

William Cannings: Moments and Momuments

Anya Tish Gallery is pleased to announce the return of British sculptor William Cannings for his sixth solo exhibition with the gallery.

Known for his distinctive inflated steel sculptures, Cannings plays with the boundaries between
minimalism, materialism and mutability. In monumental proportion, the artist contorts metal alloy into soft folds and
alluring curves. Moments and Monuments will dazzle us with a bright, saturated and irresistibly engaging installation.


 Cannings is a master of the elements. He becomes fabricator, then creator and seems to be a modern Hephaestus.
In an industrial process, which the artist learned during his youth working in automotive shops, he welds steel sheets
into pockets, then siphons molten pressurized air into the cavity. Cannings coats the pneumatic configurations in slick
automotive paint before installing the work in such a way that it seems to defy gravity. After nearly two decades
Cannings has perfected his practice. Through his work one might see the artist seduced by his own creation,
hypnotized by the seamless curvaceous folds of convex and concave planes. 

Cannings revamps a rigid commodity into soft-edge geometric structures, abstract conglomerates, and the
occasional representational form. Inspired by the beautiful expanses of land, light, space, and time, individual pieces
are stacked like place and time markers. Others are hung from the ceiling, eluding to the balanced atmosphere the
artist experiences on the high planes of the Llano Estacado. The work goads us into reflection through its metallic
surfaces, which prove to be provocative, seductive and demanding to be touched. These tactile qualities are only
second to the vibrant, iridescent finish. Moments and Monuments supplies an immeasurably tangible investigation
between the viewer, the work and the artist. 

 William Cannings is a professor in the Sculpture Department at Texas Tech University, who lives and works in
Lubbock, Texas. He traveled from Manchester, England to earn a Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture from Syracuse
University, Syracuse, New York. His work has been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions across the
United States and Europe and was included in the anthology of contemporary Texas artists, Texas Artists Today,
compiled and written by Catherine D. Anspon. Cannings’ work can be found in several notable public and private
collections, such as William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital, UT Southwestern Dallas, Texas. He installed major
outdoor public artworks in Dallas, Texas and New Orleans, Louisiana, and his solo exhibition in conjunction with the
2009 Texas Biennial was reviewed with critical acclaim in Art in America.
When:
May 3, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Location:
General Categories: 

Joe Ely “Carbon, Ink and Asphalt” Opening at Redbud Gallery


After exhibiting Daniel Johnston, Bob Schneider, Terry Allen, and having discussions with Derek Boshier about the early British Pop scene in the 60’s, I came to the realization that many of our great musicians were also visual artists.  David Bowie, John Lennon, members of the “Who”, “Clash”, “Rolling Stones” and so on.  Imagine my surprise when I arrived at Joe Ely’s studio in Austin. His art studio is a large as his recording studio.

This exhibition, which was suggested by Melissa Nobel, includes drawings, collage, prints, and paintings over a long span of time.  Joe Ely’s new show “Carbon, Ink and Asphalt” at Redbud Gallery brings into focus 50 years of drawings from the road. Selected drawings span from 1969-2019.

Joe Ely is a Texas artist, poet, singer, songwriter and guitarist whose music touches on honky-tonk, Texas country, Tex-Mex and rock and roll.  He has worked with Bruce Springsteen, Uncle Tupelo, Los Super Seven, the Chieftains and James McMurtry in addition to early work with the Clash and more recent tours with Lyle Lovett, John Hiatt, and Guy Clark.

As Joe writes...
“And that’s the way it is with Dreamers
They feel the Doom but stay one Storm ahead
If a man knows not his next destination
Then any road he takes will get him there on time”

Please join Joe and our friends for the opening on Saturday, May 4th, 6pm to 9pm at Redbud East Gallery.  The exhibit will be on view from May 4 through May 26, 2019.

Best,
Gus Kopriva (gallery owner)
Redbud Gallery
303 East 11th Street
Houston, Texas 77008
713-862-2532

When:
May 4, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Saturday Time & Price:
Free
Location:

8th Annual May the 4th Art Festival!

warhous, dandee warhol, star wars, may the 4th

Another revolution has passed around the sun! War'hous, the city's premier artistic event organizer is bringing back their highly anticipated, May the 4th Art Festival on its 8th year! The heavily-promoted, family-friendly event will take place on the weekend of May 3-5, 2019. Over 100 participating artists & artisan vendors | Live DJ sets | gracious sponsors | volunteers | food trucks | and cosplays!

Facebook Event Page

Event Times:

Friday (May 3rd) VIP Preview Party - 6-10pm | Saturday & Sunday (May 4-5) - 12-6pm both days

$10 at the door, kids 12 and under are FREE to enter! Tons of artwork to see and vendors you can buy souvenirs from. Complimentary drinks will be provided by our gracious sponsors!

Sponsored By:

Super Happy Incredible Toys | Deep Eddy Vodka | Topo Chico | Saint Arnold's Brewery 

Music By:

Hiram | Brandon Duhon of Night Drive | Grrrl Parts


Curated by: Dandee Warhol


When:
May 3, 2019
Cost:
$10 door, kids 12 and under FREE
Time:
6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Friday Time & Price:
6-10pm $25 VIP Opening
Saturday Time & Price:
12-6pm, $10 door (kids 12 under FREE)
Sunday Time & Price:
12-6pm, $10 door (kids 12 under FREE)

Orna Feinstein in conversation with Nancy Wozny, and performance.

closing reception, artist talk,

CLOSING RECEPTION

Join artist Orna Feinstein for a conversation with Arts and Culture Editor, Nancy Wozny on Saturday, April 27, 2019, 2:00 pm.

The talk will be followed by Green House Art Collective dance performance, 3:00 pm.

Nancy Wozny is editor in chief at Arts and Culture Texas, a frequent contributor to Pointe, Dance Teacher and Dance Magazine, where she is also a contributing editor. She has served as a scholar in residence at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival since 2010.

Ty’ Lewis, Kaeleb Edwards, and Andrés Renteria, founders of Green House Art Collective, choreograph and perform within Orna Feinstein's immersive installation, The Other Side of The Forest.

Full Press Release:
http://www.anyatishgallery.com/sites/default/files/Orna%20Feinstein%20PR_0.pdf

When:
Apr 27, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Location:
General Categories: 

School of Art Student Show


Opening
Reception: Friday, April 19, 2019 from 6 - 9 p.m.

Exhibition on view through Saturday, May 4, 2019

The
Annual School of Art Student Exhibition features new work by undergraduate and
graduate students from the School’s five studio art programs: graphic design,
interdisciplinary practice and emerging forms, painting, photography/digital
media and sculpture.

When:
Apr 19, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:00 pm
General Categories: 

Hidden Layers


After nine years of dedication to JoMar Visions and helping many artists ramp up their art careers, Joana Esteves is now finally having her solo show. “Hidden Layers” is a retrospective as it is an unveiling of new mediums and hidden emotions expressed through art. The exhibition will feature the artist’s intricate inks on paper and many acrylic paintings. You can expect an event of beauty, hidden layers and meanings yet still to uncover, and direct interaction with the artists’ work by helping peel off drawing gum layers to reveal a finished work. This will be a birthday and personal art celebration to add to your calendar. 

When:
Apr 7, 2019
- Exquisite fine art by Joana Esteves.- Free & Open to the public- Plenty of on site Parking- Complimentary Hors d'Oeuvres - Drinks served by  AR Bartending Service. - Delicious beer: Saint Arnold Brewery  is sponsoring our event. 
Cost:
Free
Time:
4:00 pm


PO BOX 66494
Houston, TX 77266-6494


713.868.1839


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