Solo exhibit with fine art by Marie Casamayor-Harvey
Explorations in Luminosity is a group exhibition of encaustic artworks by artists whose art is being exhibited for the first time in Houston. The encaustic process, painting using pigment infused hot wax, is one of the oldest known forms of painting. This wax process technique was notably used in the Fayum mummy portraits from Egypt around 100–300 AD.
This will be the first presentation of Keliy Anderson-Staley’s temporary sculptural structure, Shelter in Place.
The simple structure, sheathed in original tintype portraits of
hundreds of Houstonians, will be installed in an outdoor space under the
train shed at the Silos.
Each tintype plate is a powerful portrait of an individual and the
entire piece a portrait of the broader community. The structure is an
expression of the strength and resilience of Houston’s communities, but
also our collective fragility and vulnerability in the face of natural
and environmental catastrophe. Although the project has been in
development for a number of years, the project has taken on new
significance in the wake of Harvey, and many of the portraits have been
made since the storm.
The installation will only be up and open to the public for one week, so plan to see it while you can! Refreshments will be served at the opening reception. on April 21.
Shelter in Place was funded in part by the
City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance and by the Cynthia
Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts.
Main Street Projects is pleased to present "Jamilyn Hull: Deepika," a presentation of photographic works from the artist’s travels and volunteer work in Kolkata, India. Presented in conjunction with Houston’s 2018 FotoFest Biennial and Mid Main Houston’s April First Thursday block party, a benefit exhibition will open to the public with a reception in honor of the artist on April 5, 2018, from 6 - 9 pm.
Deepika is the word for a tiny clay lamp. The proceeds from the sale of any of these photographs will be designated to help Deepika Social Welfare Society located in Kolkota, India. In the vast darkness of Sonargachi, the largest red light district in India, a tiny light can shine a long way. The work of Deepika has been to invite prostituted women into a new life by helping educate and equip them to earn living wages for the products that they hand make. The Deepika Social Welfare Society also sponsors evening care centers for children who are at high risk to be caught in the web of their prostituted mothers’ lives and also has a residence program that gives a home to 50 young girls, most whose mothers are trapped in human trafficking. All proceeds from the sale of artworks and Fair Trade items ASDFwill help to light the welcome lamp in the window. Every Fair Trade Item purchased improves the lives of the artisans that made it by supporting their craft and providing a fair, stable income.
About Jamilyn Hull:
Photographer. Missions Coordinator. Daughter, Sister, Servant and Friend to Many. Jamilyn was an advocate for the marginalized and worked diligently to serve the poor and the powerless around the world. Through documenting her experiences to share with communities stateside, organizing mission trips, and facilitating the purchase of Fair Trade items hand-crafted in the communities she visited, the fruits of Jamilyn’s efforts continue to inspire and to encourage service to others.
Jamilyn lived a furious and passionate life on the earth, but her memory and her calling are still challenging us today. Her decision to say "YES." to whatever God asked of her motivated her photography and continues to drive the causes she was passionate about. For more information on Jamilyn and the #WESAYYESPERIOD movement, please visitwww.jamilynhull.com.
Gray Contemporary is pleased to announce two exhibitions, in the Main Gallery Teresa Baker: Return, and in
the Second Gallery a group exhibition including Robert Dunne, Robert Erickson, Jamey Hart, Lael Marshall,
Yoella Razili, John Tallman. All exhibitions open April 7th from 5:00 - 8:00 pm, and will continue through May
Teresa Baker: Return
Growing up, our white cotton towels used for drying dishes were hand-embroidered with flowers. They were
never to be used for drying hands. Doilies were used to cover dressers or really, any wood furniture. They were
always white and starched and had to remain clean. Handmade quilts were to be covered with standard store-
bought blankets so we didn’t get the quilts dirty or they didn’t fade in the sun.
There was a care for objects--a reverence for even the seemingly simplest items--because they had a
purpose. This consideration of objects comes from my German North Dakotan heritage on one side and my
Mandan/Hidatsa tribes on the other. The Mandan/Hidatsa’s relationship to objects is more spiritual, involving
ceremony, place, animals, and people. The sense of using the common materials you have in front of you is a
concept found in both backgrounds.
I am continuing that use of common materials--primarily yarn and astroturf in this current work. Astroturf
reminds me of materials used for sweat lodges-old carpets and blankets that are not highly regarded, but cover
the top of willow structures and used to facilitate ceremony. Yarn allows for line to be added and shapes to be
made. Mark and color develop until the object becomes its own.
About the Artist:
Teresa Baker (b.1985) is Mandan, Hidatsa and German from the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in
Mandaree, ND. Solo exhibitions include: Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, TX; The Luggage Store
Gallery, San Francisco, CA; Interim, San Francisco, CA and the Art studio, Inc. Beaumont, TX. Select Group
exhibitions include: The Alice, Seattle, WA; The Wattis Institute, San Francisco, CA; Yerba Buena Center for the
Arts, San Francisco, CA; di Rosa, Napa, CA; Kiria Koula, San Francisco, CA; Et Al, San Francisco, CA and
Interface Gallery, Oakland, CA. She was a Tournesol Award Artist-in-Residence (2013-2014) at the Headlands
Center for the Arts, an Affiliate Artist-in-Residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts (2014-2015) and Artist-
in-Residence at The MacDowell Colony (2015). Baker received an MFA from California College of Arts, San
Francisco, CA and a BA in Visual Arts from Fordham University, New York, NY. She currently lives and works in
Robert Dunne, Robert Erickson, Jamey Hart, Lael Marshall, Yoella Razili, John Tallman
In the Second Gallery is a group exhibition in which is focused on the playfulness and experimentation of
building a visual language with materials by combining painting and sculpture. In Jamey Hart’s juxtaposition of
materials within the green painted shaped wood and multi-colored beads in Hard Feelings or the recycling and
redefining of wood in Yoella Razili’s wall construction, each artist finds a link in their varying material to create a
singular distinction of visual language. Robert Dunne’s minimal shapes formed with plaster and scrap wood
derived from visual and physical memories of his environment, while somewhat altered the shapes feel a sense
of familiarity from their traditional usage. In the work of Robert Erickson and Lael Marshall you see a similar
approach in using the wood stretchers to create a sculptural three dimensional aspect to the chosen stretched
material. As Erickson’s are stretched with polyester in which rectangular shapes of ink are suspended on,
Marshall’s oddly angled shapes are stretched with solid dyed abaca paper. In John Tallman’s Green (untitled)
two almost identical oval shapes of wood soaked in green acrylic with a glossy finish are stacked though slightly
off kilter creating a sense of an echo. This work joins the idea of painting and sculpture effortlessly. Combined
these works exhibit a sense of exploration in materials that display painting and sculpture in a uniformed
About the Artists:
Robert Dunne (b.1968 Ireland) has exhibited widely throughout Europe and abroad, he has had two solo
shows in 2017, one in the Theca Gallery, Milan, Italy and another in Linenhall Art Centre, Ireland. Also during
that time he was selected for a number of group shows; `Absolute`, Boecker Contemporary, Germany. `Winter
Open 2017`, Rua Red, South Dublin Arts Centre. `Harvest`, Theca Gallery, Milan, Italy. `In White`, Graze
Galleria, Warsaw. `Black Box` traveling exhibition curated by Boecker Contemporary: France, Belgium and
Germany. `Dirty Filthy Painting` Byron School of Art, NSW, Australia. `Combined’ Gray Contemporary, Houston,
Texas, USA. He studied in the Cleveland Institute of Art, School of the Museum of Fine Art, Boston, and
received his BFA from the National School of Art and Design.
Robert Erickson (b.1972, Newark, DE) Exhibited throughout the United States over the last 20 years. Recent
group exhibitions include Museum of Contemporary Art - Tucson, Tucson Arizona, 57w57Arts, New York, NY.
Additional selected exhibitions: Dropped Frames - Curated by JPW3, Elk Gallery, New York, NY. Accident
Blackspot, - Curated by Jim Lee, Freight&Volume, New York, NY. Accident Blackspot, Markus Winter Gallery,
Berlin, Germany. The Lurking Hole Gallery, Nottingham, UK. Received a BFA University of Delaware, 1997.
Currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
Jamey Hart (b.1992, Erie, PA) has been exhibiting paintings actively throughout the United States and
internationally over the last half a decade. His practice focuses tightly on the way a thing comes into being, like
a rock or a snowball, compacted and varied. The work orbits the material language of abstract painting and
reveals the potential therein. He has been included in publications such as Reciprocal Magazine, ArtMaze
Magazine, Lula Japan, and New American Paintings. Selected solo exhibitions include Slow Pace Time at Front
Gallery in Houston, TX and What’s Now From Then at Frame 301 in Beverly, MA. He has shown in group
exhibitions in Bellport, NY, Brooklyn, NY, Warsaw, POL, Los Angeles, CA, and Boston, MA. Hart graduated in
2014 from the Cleveland Institute of Art where he studied painting. He is currently living and working out of Erie,
Lael Marshall (b. 1968, Seattle, WA) has exhibited her work in galleries and arts organizations including
57W57 Arts, NYC, Dieu Donné, NYC, , BRIC, Brooklyn, NY, Parallel Art Space, Brooklyn, NY, The Riverside Art
Museum, Riverside, CA, New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, Summit, NJ, Eugene Binder, Marfa, TX,
ParisCONCRET, Paris, SNO, Sydney, ABContemporary, Zurich, Beers Contemporary, London, A3 Gallery
Moscow, Les Moulins de Villacourt, Le Pont-de-Claix, France, mitart gallery, Basel, and ars agenda, Munich.
She received her BFA from The University of Michigan and her MFA from the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich,
Germany. She currently lives and works in Ridgewood, New York.
Yoella Razili is an Israeli-born artist who lives and works in Los Angeles. Her work belongs to the non-objective
art movement and spans a range of media including found materials and paint. Razili received her Master of
Fine Arts from Otis Art Institute in 1981. Since then, she has exhibited her artwork internationally in the USA,
Israel, Korea, France, and Italy.
John Tallman (b. 1969, York, PA) has exhibited work at the Drawing Center and OK Harris Gallery In New
York, and at various galleries and museums in the United States; Sydney, Australia; Leiden and the Hague in
the Netherlands; Bonn and Siegburg Germany; Brussels, Belgium; Athens, Greece. He received his BFA in
Painting from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, PA and his MFA in painting from the University of Washington
in Seattle. He currently works and lives in Nashville, TN.
Anya Tish Gallery is pleased to announce
Afterimage, the fourth Houston solo
exhibition of Poland-based artist Paweł Dutkiewicz. His recent body of
large-scale oil paintings continues to place him in the aesthetic realm of Agnes
Martin and Ad Reinhardt as he liberates color from its objective context,
communicating atmospheric light through application and composition.
Dutkiewicz’s sublimated approach to painting results
in an expansive, meditative body of work. Layers of beeswax and paint saturate
each canvas to create nuances of tone that emerge as ethereal, floating spaces
of color. The subtle shift of
color in the palate of each work creates a quiet luminosity that is akin to an
afterimage. This sensation fosters a contemplative experience and encourages introspection.
According to the artist, the paintings when viewed together “evolve into a ‘painter’s environment’ or ‘painter’s room’, a place
where the space itself gains significance while the paintings, acting as
[thresholds], become the source of ‘painted light’.”
Paweł Dutkiewicz is a professor at the
University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland. His work has been shown
internationally, institutions include: Zacheta National Art Gallery, Warsaw,
Poland; Galeria Foksal, Warsaw, Poland; The Schindler Factory, Krakow, Poland;
Galeria Krzysztofory, Krakow, Poland; Lichtblicke Institute of Polish Culture
in Berlin, Germany; and Baltic Gallery of Contemporary Art, Slupsk, Poland. Dutkiewicz
is a grant recipient of the Polish Ministry of Art and Culture, and his work
can be found in numerous corporate and private collections across Europe and the
Houston is known for having the largest Art Car Parade in the world, but the fun does not have to stop after the parade this year, because, during the 12x12 show, ROCKSTAR Gallery is having a parade of its own… a toy art car parade! There will be local craft beer, food trucks, and music!
The parade is at 6, the 12x12 art show will follow, the cars will be on display after the parade for you to view, some will even be for sale!
This is a parade that everyone can participate in! To enter 12x12 art or a car, click here: https://www.emailmeform.
Admission is free! Donations are appreciated so that we can continue putting on State-Of-The-Art-Shows for you to enjoy!
Get your Rodeo Art from Rockstar Gallery!
This ain't our First Rodeo! Come out and enjoy the gallery one more time before the Back In the Saddle art comes out! Our rodeo Themed art show is complete with hay bales for benches, country music, two-stepping, BBQ, and of course ART!
Flyover Country: The Past Preserved in the Northern Rockies Featuring Photography by Artist Larry Garmezy
Archway Gallery Debra
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Archway Gallery presents
Country: The Past Preserved in the Northern Rockies
Featuring Photography by Artist Larry
Exhibition April 7 through May 3, 2018
DATE: Saturday, April 7, 2018
TIME: 5 – 8 p.m.
Artist Talk: 6:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Archway Gallery, 2305 Dunlavy, Houston,
& Light Refreshments
Archway Gallery presents Flyover Country: The Past Preserved in the Northern Rockies featuring
photography by artist Larry Garmezy, on view April 7 through May 3, 2018.
The artist will be on hand to visit with guests during the
exhibition opening reception on Saturday, April 7th from 5 – 8 p.m. at the gallery and will talk about
his work at 6:30 p.m.
valleys of the Northern Rockies. There’s a profound beauty in the almost empty,
wide-open expanses portrayed through the images of this show and the large
format of many of the works places the viewer squarely into the landscape. For
Garmezy, the photographs convey, “a healthy dose of respect for the settlers
who survived harsh winters and the hardships of life on a remote frontier.” In
this exhibition, he traces some of the history behind the images and chronicles
small communities which have been left behind in our increasingly urban world. In
the 1970’s and early 1980’s Garmezy spent many summers mapping the geology of
Eastern Idaho and Southwestern Montana. While mapping, he was “adopted” by the
locals; by one specific family in particular. Flyover Country reflects
Garmezy’s re-immersion into the world of his “second family” as the photography
for his current body of work captures the pioneer past he had little time for
as a young geologist. “It’s amazing how well you get to know people and their
link to the land while studying rocks.
In my old Willy’s jeep and on foot miles from any paved
roads, I passed relics of a past far too recent to delay a geologist, but I
remembered the spots knowing that one day I would return,” Garmezy reminisces.
Those hardy people included his “adoptive" mom, who rode on horseback to
attend “The Edie School,” a one-room school house built in 1909, a day’s ride
from the nearest town.
photographic images, the fundamental form and texture, color and light emerge
in Garmezy’s work. Seeing rhythms in the natural world is an offshoot of his
geologic background and much of the work captures the unusual and subtle
patterns he finds at every scale of observation from the microscopic to the
grand panorama. He finds solace in the remote landscape and strives to convey
the serenity of these spaces.
his work in 1976, Garmezy’s art career began in earnest in 2007; since then his
work has been exhibited in juried shows in Seattle and Houston, and has been on
view at numerous venues in the Houston area, including a public commission in Bellaire.
His artwork can be found in homes and offices across the U.S. and Europe.
Garmezy is a member of the Houston Center for Photography and the Houston
Visual Arts Alliance. Flyover Country is his third solo show since becoming a
resident artist at Archway Gallery in November 2011.
geologic career, which allowed him to travel the globe. After retirement, he
was honored as a Distinguished Lecturer by the American Association of
Petroleum Geology, and he continues to teach geology at Shell and at numerous
universities across the country.
GALLERY Artist owned and operated since
1976. Archway Gallery, one of Houston’s and the nation’s oldest artist-owned
and operated galleries, is located at 2305 Dunlavy and is open Monday –
Saturday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday from 1 – 5 p.m. Since 1976, Archway Gallery has been exhibiting
the work of the area’s finest artists, providing a great selection of
affordable, high quality art including sculpture, pottery and painting in a
variety of media and styles. One of the more than 30 member artists is always
on site, providing visitors a unique opportunity to meet the artists who
created the work, offering a personal insight into the process. Each month
features a special exhibition highlighting member artist(s). The public is
invited to the monthly opening receptions that celebrate the new installations
and work, usually held the first Saturday of each month from 5 – 8 p.m. In addition to monthly exhibitions, Archway
also hosts a variety of demonstrations and monthly readings for local writers and
authors, as well as a “Tea and Tour” program, providing visitors with a free
artist-led tour of the current exhibition, followed by tea and
refreshments. With 30 artist-members,
Archway Gallery is THE destination in the Houston area for affordable art directly
from the artist. For more information, visit ArchwayGallery.com or call
713.522.2409. Like Archway Gallery on Facebook.