Artist Reception

Concert and Closing Reception

Rice University Jazz Combo Concert followed by a Closing Reception for Barbara Able's show Transparent

Archway Gallery is pleased to host the Rice University Jazz
Combo, a non-major ensemble that is made up of Rice students, alumni/faculty
members, and members of the greater community. Started in 1980 by Houston jazz
legend Larry Slezak, the ensemble has grown into a powerhouse that can perform
styles from cool 1950's Miles Davis to a rip roaring Jimi Hendrix-inspired
guitar solo; from the syncopations of Thelonious Monk to the steady groove of
Herbie Hancock's Cantaloupe Island.



This performance will also serve as a closing reception for
Barbara Able's beautiful solo exhibition: Transparent. The exhibition will be
on view through Thursday, October 4, 2018.



Free and open to all, complimentary light refreshments

When:
Sep 29, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
7:00 pm
Saturday Time & Price:
7:-9:00pm
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Claire Oswalt: Bornaforms, Opening Reception 9/8/18 at Octavia Art Gallery

Opening Reception: Claire Oswalt- Bornaforms

Octavia Art Gallery-Houston

Claire Oswalt: Bornaforms

September 8 - November 2, 2018

Opening Reception: 9/8/18, 6 - 8pm


Octavia Art Gallery is pleased to present Claire Oswalt: Bornaforms.  This exhibition features new paintings and mixed media works on paper that tackle themes of formal ambiguity and the human desire for association.  This is the Austin-based artist’s first solo exhibition with Octavia Art Gallery.

 

In Oswalt’s most recent works, she continues an investigation of form through drawings and paintings that present seemingly identifiable shapes. Most of her forms hold a natural sensibility, almost mimicking the organic. In contrast, the shapes are oversimplified, outlined, and often framed within borders that lead to more questions about the origin of these forms.

 

Martin Heidegger recognized form as belonging to the very essence of being; “that which places itself in its limit, completing itself,” a notion Oswalt toys with, surrendering control and giving it back to the world around us. The work need notdepend on human interaction in order to have meaning. In fact, it is this uncertainty and sense of detached wonder that she strives to find in the work, and within the process itself.

 

“Consciousness itself is formal: not so much form-giving as form-receiving.”Gyorgy Kepes

 

In Claire Oswalt:Bornaforms, Oswalt notes an interest in the social tendency to quickly generate and assign labels, to reduce complex notions to sound bytes, and to sell identity through oversimplified icons. It is the human ego applying meaning to the form; it is the human ego exercising control over its environment. Each painting in this exhibition begins as a collage, and each collage begins with an unforeseen path of quickly layering torn pieces of painted paper, with only intuition to guide their placement.  From there, Oswalt employs discipline to merely usher the form into full being, conscious not to impose her own being upon the work.

 

Claire Oswalt was born in San Antonio, TX and currently lives and works in Austin, TX.  Her work has been included in solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally including: Galleri Urbane in Marfa and Dallas, TX, Taylor De Cordoba and The Santa Monica Museum of Art in Los Angeles, CA, Chamber in New York, NY and most recently at Johanssen Gallery in Berlin, Germany. Oswalt has been featured in publications such as The New York Times, Paper Magazine, Artweek, and is the recipient of the Peter S. Reed Foundation Grant for Mixed Media.

 

When:
Sep 8, 2018
Octavia Art Gallery 3637 West Alabama St,, Suite 120 Houston, TX 77027 t. 713-828-3158 www.octaviaartgallery.com Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Tuesday Time & Price:
11:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Free
Wednesday Time & Price:
11:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Free
Thursday Time & Price:
11:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Free
Friday Time & Price:
11:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Free
Saturday Time & Price:
Opening: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Free, Regular hours-11:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Free,

Maxim Wakultschik: One Thousand and One

Maxim Wakultschik: One Thousand and One

Maxim Wakultschik returns to Anya Tish Gallery for his long awaited fifth solo exhibition: One Thousand and One. Wakultschik, born in Byelorussia in 1973, currently lives and works in Dusseldorf, Germany where he studied at the Dusseldorf Art Academy. It was here that he learned under the guidance of such recognized artists as Beate Schiff and Jannis Kounellis, honing his practice in creating methodically precise and accurate constructions that create formal order from the chaos of independent elements.


Wakultschik continues to explore his captivating perspective on contemporary portraiture in cutting edge work selected for this exhibition through a unique combination of sculpture, painting, and objects that employ nontraditional materials.  Each pop art like portrait is created out of thousands of hand painted wooden sticks meticulously placed to form multicolor images. In One Thousand and One, the artist expands his practice beyond portraiture, this time in the form of wall-dependent constructions inspired by Persian carpets. Wakultschik’s technique can be compared to Tibetan monks pouring individual grains of sand to form ritualistic mandalas, and his densely patterned and luminously colorful works display a playfulness contrasting with the meticulous process of their creation.


Both the portraits and the carpets have a recurrent feature: they compel the viewer to an in-depth examination of the object from all angles. The slightest movement or the smallest alteration in perspective delivers stunning new impressions, turning the work into a kinetic object.


Maxim Wakultschik has had numerous exhibitions in both museums and galleries worldwide, among them the Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan, Center for Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia, Kuntshaus Mettmann, Germany, Karl Ernst Osthaus Museum, Hagen, Germany, and the Museum NRW-Forum, Düsseldorf, Germany. His artwork has been featured in art fairs such as Scope Miami, Scope Art Basel, Texas Contemporary, Contemporary Istanbul, Art Stage Singapore, ART TAIPEI and Art Fair 21 Cologne. He has been the recipient of several awards including the Kubo Art award, Herne, Germany, the Emprice Art Award, Düsseldorf, Germany, the Special Prize for Originality, Wesseling, Germany and the Union Competition Diploma, Moscow, Russia. His work is in several private and corporate collections, among them, Hewlett Packard, Germany, Booz-Allen Hamilton, Frankfurt, Germany, Fast Trade AG, Cologne, Germany, AXA, Kohn, Germany, and Arsenal Municipal Gallery, Poznan, Poland.  

When:
Sep 7, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Location:
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Telling Stories


Solo show featuring artworks by award winning artist Samantha Collins

Collins focus revolves around fantasy and storytelling with the whimsy of childhood being her touchstone. Some can be indirectly referencing folklore that most are unaware of and yet all too familiar with at the same time. Kind of like opening up a time capsule of things forgotten or never understood to see again with fresh eyes, fresh perspective. Recent antiquity, and the subconscious thought are the lenses the artist looks through but like much of her art, only the surface is visible.
When:
Sep 7, 2018
- Exquisite fine art by award winning artist Samantha Collins.- Free & Open to the public- Plenty of on site Parking- Complimentary Hors d'Oeuvres - Drinks served by  AR Bartending Service
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
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Gray Contemporary's Exhibitions Opening Reception

Main Gallery - Jonathan Anderson, Matthew McAlpine, Jose Carlos Naranjo, Dmitri Obergfell, Gregory Ruppe, Kamila Szczesna; Second Gallery - Altoon Sultan

Gray Contemporary is pleased to announce two exhibitions, in the Main Gallery a group exhibition including Jonathan Anderson, Matthew McAlpine, Jose Carlos Naranjo, Dmitri Obergfell, Gregory Ruppe, and Kamila Szczesna and in the Second Gallery a solo exhibition featuring works by Altoon Sultan. Both exhibitions open Saturday, September 8 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm, and will continue through October 13, 2018. 

Main Gallery
Jonathan Anderson, Matthew McAlpine, Jose Carlos Naranjo, Dmitri Obergfell, Gregory Ruppe, and Kamila Szczesna

In the Main Gallery is a group exhibition of local, national and International artists who display varying approaches from sculpture to painting. While together this exhibition is mostly eclectic, each work shares a slightly vague connection rather through the subject matter involving the figure or through the raw, reductive approach to the material in which they work.

About the Artist:
Jonathan Anderson (b. 1977, Scotland) has exhibited widely throughout the United Kingdom. Groups shows include ‘Terra’ Jerwood Art Space London and ‘The Tale' Torquay Museum. Recent solo shows include ‘Coal Face Buddha' Art Lacuna London and ‘Pylon Totems' Oriel Mwldan Cardigan, Wales. Recently commissioned to make a sculpture for ‘The Age of Coal; A European History' Ruhr Museum, Germany. Currently lives and works in Swansea, UK and Trondheim, Norway.

Matthew McAlpine (b.1994, Australia) is an interdisciplinary artist based in Whadjuk Noongar country (Perth, Western Australia). His practice aims to explore the complexities and problems of celebrating colonial legacies. He graduated from Curtin University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours). McAlpine has exhibited in a range of public and artist run space across Australia including the Fremantle Arts Centre, QUT Art Museum and c3 Contemporary Art Space. This is his first time exhibiting in the United States.

Jose Carlos Naranjo (b. 1983, Spain) he graduated MFA Art, Idea and Production in the University of Seville and BFA Painting Program in the University of Fine Arts in Seville, Spain. His most recent solo show has been at SCAN Projects Room in London in 2018. He also exhibited solo show in Galería Birimbao in Seville and Yusto/Giner Gallery. Also has exhibited work at the CAC Málaga, Unit 1 Gallery London, New Gallery Madrid, Griffin Gallery. His paintings has been Shortlisted in the Dentons Art Prize and Columbia Threadneedle Prize in London. Selected in the Contemporary Visions V in Beers London and in the XIV Call for Young Artist. Luis Adelantado Gallery in Valencia, Spain. He won the First Prize in the Griffin Art Prize Iberia, Griffin Gallery in London, the 28o BMW Painting Prize in Madrid and Figurativas ́ 11 in Barcelona. He currently lives and work in London, UK.

Dmitri Obergfell (b. 1986, Denver, CO) has exhibited nationally and internationally. Some recent group exhibitions include Supastore Human-We are the product at Dikeou Collection Pop-Up curated by Sarah Staton, Redline 10x, curated by Cortney Stell at Redline, Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place at the Denver Art Museum, Drone of Perseus at Hilde Gallery, and Back to the Future at Casa Maauad in Mexico City. Recent solo or two person shows include Man is a bubble, Time is a place at Gildar Gallery, Forever is Never Enough (w/ Zach Reini) at Montoro12 in Brussels, and Go Home Bacchus at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art.

Gregory Ruppe (b. 1979, Houston, TX) is an artist currently living and working in Dallas, Texas. He cofounded Fort Worth-based artist collective Homecoming!Committee (2011-2014), and experimental project space CULTURE HOLE with frequent collaborator Jeff Gibbons. He received his MFA from TCU in Fort Worth, Texas. Selected exhibitions and performances include Apples, Brooklyn, New York; Réunion Gallery, Zürich, Switzerland; Riverside—Space, Bern, Switzerland; Hiroshima Art Center, Hiroshima, Japan; The Glasgow International at The Modern Institute, Glasgow, UK; Vilma Gold, London, UK; The Berlin Becher Triennial, Berlin, Germany; Le Sud Bébé, Marseille, France; Museo de la Ciudad de Querétaro, Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico; OFG.XXX, Dallas, TX; galleryHOMELAND, Houston, TX; The Nasher Sculpture Center, and The Dallas Museum of Art.

Kamila Szczesna (b. 1974, Poland) is an interdisciplinary artist working in various media and formats including sculpture, drawing, and installation. In her work she explores the complex interactions between body and mind. She earned her MFA degree at the Academy of Art and Design in Wroclaw. Her work has been nationally and internationally exhibited and is held in public collections in Poland, Japan, Spain, Taiwan, Korea, and Germany. Her most recent exhibitions and projects include: “Visual pathology” at Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, “Process 2”, a solo show at Centre of Polish Sculpture in Oronsko, Poland; Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale in Korea; European Triennial for Ceramics and Glass, Mons, Belgium, “Objectives”, Artpace in San Antonio Her project “Urban Mutations “a series of sculptures created as a result of self-directed residency in Wroclaw, Poland, has been permanently installed in multiple locations within the city. 
Szczesna is a recipient of multiple awards, including, Grant Award, “Wroclaw - Backyard Door”, European Capital of Culture Wroclaw 2016; Assistance League Houston Celebrates Texas Art 2014 and 2012, second and first prize; "Contemporary Ceramics CERCO-09" Saragossa, Spain - First Prize; "8th International Ceramics Competition Mino 2008", Tajimi City, Japan; Bronze Award. She participated in artist residencies Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston; Centre of Polish Sculpture, Oronsko, Poland, Project New Atelier House Hilmsen, Hilmsen, Germany, XXXIII International Ceramics Symposium "Porcelain Another Way", Porcelain Factory "Krzysztof" in Walbrzych, Poland and Young-Jae Lee's Ceramic Studio "Margarethenhöhe", Essen, Germany.

Second Gallery
Altoon Sultan

In 2005 I learned the technique of rug hooking, not to make art, but to make rugs for my old Vermont farmhouse, but that changed: I had recently seen a beautiful show of Tantric drawings at the Drawing Center and the very simple, powerful, deeply emotional images had stayed with me; thinking of this work inspired me to make a small wall textile based on one of the drawings, and that in turn led me to realize that with this technique I could explore abstraction, not in paint, but in wool, with loops of wool acting like brushstrokes. I greatly admire the minimalist abstraction of the 20th century, but I am a painter of images, of things of this world. I love that a handicraft originally developed to make something useful out of scraps can be transformed into art, into a continuing homage to reductive abstraction.

About the Artist:
Altoon Sultan was born in Brooklyn, not far from Coney Island. She was educated in the borough, getting her BA and MFA degrees from Brooklyn College, where she studied with Philip Pearlstein and Lois Dodd. Summer painting programs at Tanglewood and Skowhegan encouraged her to take her art work seriously. Her first painting exhibitions, in 1971 and 1973, were at a co-op gallery in Soho, but soon she was represented by the prestigious Marlborough Gallery, where she had her first show in 1977. She went on to have many solo shows in NYC, at Marlborough and at Tibor de Nagy and throughout the United States over more than 30 years. She is currently represented in New York City by McKenzie Fine Art. Sultan's work has been included in numerous group shows including many at museums such as the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the Philbrook Museum of Art, the Hood Museum, the Fleming Museum, the San Francisco Museum of Art, and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.
Sultan's awards include two National Endowment for the Arts grants, an Academy Award in Art from the American Academy, and a medal for painting from the National Academy of Design, where she was elected a member in 1995. Her work is in many museum collections, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York: the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; the Yale University Art Gallery; the Library of Congress; and the Fleming Museum of the University of Vermont.


When:
Sep 8, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Saturday Time & Price:
5-8pm & Free
Location:
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BIOTOPE: PETRA NOVÁKOVÁ ONDREIČKOVÁ


Cindy Lisica Gallery is pleased to host Petra Nováková Ondreičková’s captivating and boundary-crossing exhibition, Biotope. Much like a habitat provides a living place for a population, a biotope hosts a specific assemblage of plants and animals. The artist makes reference to each artwork becoming its own metaphorical community. The relationship with other objects and the room itself serves to add further dimension to each piece. Petra’s methods and studio process also consider the concepts of time and serendipity, and often her previously shown materials transform into new pieces after they become “mentally outlived”, reappearing as new ideas and forms. Her work goes beyond the traditional scope of drawing and painting and creates 3-dimensional collages the artist refers to as “knife drawings” or “spatial images”. The act of cutting into the materials constitutes a decision. It creates openings and also shapes the material that remains after each intervention. The artwork eliminates perceived hierarchies between negative and positive space by utilizing light and shadow as well as the physicality of the object. Each piece in Biotope is complex in its design and execution and entices the viewer to ponder the created environment with enjoyment and curiosity.

About the artist:
Petra Nováková Ondreičková (b. 1968, Bratislava, Slovakia) has been featured in numerous solo exhibitions in her native Bratislava, as well as in Prague, Czech Republic, where she currently lives and works. She was included in seminal exhibitions Germination Europe 8 and the Venice Biennale in 1999. She has since shown in many cities across Europe with solo and major institutional shows at the Slovak National Gallery, the Grand Prix in Bratislava, The Factory Art Project in Berlin and London, the International Biennal of Drawing in Pilsen (Czech Republic), and the Arto.to Contemporary in Coal Mill in Prague. The artist has two simultaneous U.S. exhibitions opening in September 2018 in Houston and in Washington D.C.

Exhibition Dates:
September 7th – October 6th, 2018
Opening Reception:
Friday, September 7th, 6:00PM – 8:30PM
Gallery Hours:
Tuesday – Saturday 11:00AM – 5:30PM
When:
Sep 7, 2018
Cost:
Free Admission
Time:
6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Tuesday Time & Price:
11AM - 5:30PM Free Admission
Wednesday Time & Price:
11AM - 5:30PM Free Admission
Thursday Time & Price:
11AM - 5:30PM Free Admission
Friday Time & Price:
11AM - 5:30PM Free Admission
Saturday Time & Price:
11AM - 5:30PM Free Admission

Fabled Collages



JoMar Visions
 is proud to present "Fabled Collages", first ever solo show with artworks by Dee Franklin, 3D Pop Houston’s 1st 3D print Mixed Media Art!


Explosion onto the Houston Art scene began only last year! Franklin combines the cutting edge technology of 3D print with antique toys, books and specialty paints. Her vision brings the symbols of fairy tales and the darkness of tragedies. “Fabled Collages” will be the artist first solo show, which will feature canvas, OOAK dolls, jewelry and delicious fakes. Let her world Pop out at you! Her alternative company is Dead Head Horror.

When:
Aug 25, 2018
- Unique fine art by Dee Franklin - Free & Open to the public- Plenty of on site Parking- Complimentary Hors d'Oeuvres- Drinks served by  AR Bartending Service.
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Gallery Baroness August Meet The Artist


Please join us at the August Meet the Artist Reception. The Artist will be on hand to meet and mingle. As a special treat we will also have live music by the talented Singer and Guitarist Billy Folchi during the event. 
Gallery Baroness is located inside the Post Office #Boutiques at 310 Morton Street, Richmond, Texas 77469, in Historic Richmond TX 
www.gallerybaroness.com

Gallery Baroness
310 Morton Street
Richmond TX 77469
Saturday August 18th, 2018
4pm-7pm

Refreshments will be served and an amazing artist cake from Truffles and Cakes showcasing the amazing artistic talent of Josie will once again be featured. As always the door to the Unwine'd Wine & Cheese Lounge will be open. 

Gallery Baroness August Featured Artist 

Christa Rollock of C Rollock Art
Roberta Norris Burton
Rita Cinquemani
Alleh Seya Hawk
Charles Renfro of Chazartz
Ingrid Nina Hoegberg of Nina struthers Art
Sue Syvertson of Fine Art by Suzanne
Cheryl Dennis of Bello Punto Arts
Kimberley Gottfried Cleland of Contemporary Artist Kimberley Cleland

#gallerybaroness #historicrichmondtx #meettheartist #artforsale #livmusic

When:
Aug 18, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Location:

Art & Coffee - August Open Studio


Please Join me at the monthly Open Studio event for a morning of  Art and Colombian Coffee in the most authentic Houston Art Studio.  

Having the opportunity to create my art in a historic neighborhood and
becoming part of its change for a better future inspires me and fills
me with joy; it opens a door to develop unique ideas, Please stay tuned and keep visiting the studio, I appreciate your support.

Tatiana
 

. LOVE ART . . . SHARE ART . . . COLLECT ART .


OPEN STUDIO Saturday August 18 2018
9:30am - 12:30pm
3715 Emancipation Avenue, Houston, 77004
This event is free and open to the public.

When:
Aug 18, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
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Cary Reeder: I'm a Stranger Here

A New Site-Specific Installation on Lyons Avenue

MYSTIC LYON is thrilled to present "I'm a Stranger Here" by artist Cary Reeder, a new site-specific installation to be unveiled on the corner of Lyons Avenue and Mystic Street. The installation will remain on view on the outside of the building from September 1 through December 1, 2018 with a reception on Saturday, September 1 from 6-9pm. 

FROM THE ARTIST:
“I’m a Stranger Here" is a site-specific window installation that takes a conceptual approach to addressing questions about community resources and assumptions that “strangers” make about neighborhoods that are lower income or racially/ethnically different from their own. 

This project stems from my background in Urban Planning, which I have a graduate degree in but only briefly pursued as a career. The field still interests me: What resources are needed for communities to thrive? What resources do communities have and which ones do they lack? What assumptions do outsiders make about neighborhoods that have a different income, racial, or ethnic makeup than theirs? What assumptions do I make? 

The installation represents an abstracted visual “map” of community resources in the Fifth Ward neighborhood surrounding the exhibition space. It served as a way for me to be a little less of a stranger and get to know a neighborhood that I my own assumptions about.

ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Cary Reeder, a Miami, Florida native, has made Houston, Texas her home since 1996. She worked for more than a decade as a graphic artist and typesetter in the early 80s and received her fine art training at the Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts-Houston. In between her stint as a graphic artist and returning to art school, she had a 20+ year career as a grant writer and fundraiser for nonprofit organizations. Her work has been included in numerous local, regional, and national juried exhibitions, and in solos shows at the Galveston Arts Center (2018), Optical Project (2016) and Lawndale Art Center (2013). In 2013, she was awarded an Individual Artist Grant from the Houston Arts Alliance, in 2014 was a Hunting Prize Finalist, and has been featured twice in New American Paintings. She teaches at Art League Houston.

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, and reading groups. It also plays host to the Fifth Ward Badminton Club and Root Lock Sessions. 

GENERAL INFO:
5017 Lyons Ave.
Houston, TX 77020
mysticlyonprojects@gmail.com
713-582-1198 
Opening reception: Saturday, September 1, 6-9pm
On view through: December 1, 2018 
https://www.facebook.com/mysticlyonhtx/

When:
Sep 1, 2018 to Nov 30, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
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
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PO BOX 66494
Houston, TX 77266-6494


713.868.1839


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