Artist Reception

EXHIBIT: Looking at a Flower, Chapter 3 by Joseph Cohen

"Art meets science" in this latest body of work by Joseph Cohen in the culminating chapter of his trilogy

This culminating chapter of a trilogy by Joseph Cohen features artworks created with paint that he developed in a medical research laboratory using nanomaterials -- from tracer dyes to separated carbon nanotubes. The works fluoresce outside of the visible spectrum -- ultraviolet and infrared, allowing for multidimensional viewing. When observed with a special light source, the art transforms into vibrant color; and when viewed under natural light, an evident, but faint glow emits from the works due to Cohen's use of purified phosphorous. Also on view are works from Cohen's Chapters 1 and 2. 


Winston Contemporary Art
2426 Bartlett St., Ste. D
Houston, Texas 77098

Opening Reception
Thursday, March 21 @ 6-9pm

Artist Talk
Saturday, April 6 @ 1-2pm

Closing Reception
Saturday, April 27 @ 4-6pm
When:
Mar 21, 2019 to Apr 27, 2019
ABOUT JOSEPH COHEN: Joseph Cohen was born and raised in Houston, Texas. Cohen received his MFA from the University of Texas in San Antonio, where he also taught undergraduate drawing and received his BFA from Texas State University in San Marcos. Cohen’s art practice has afforded him the opportunity to travel the globe and take part in international projects, residencies, and exhibitions. For the past decade after returning to Houston, his artwork has been acquired by The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, he was awarded best in show at Lawndale’s Big Show, and he has given presentations at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, The Menil Collection, and the Children’s Museum of Houston, among many others. Following the artist’s 2015 solo exhibition in New York at De Buck Gallery, Cohen began working with leading figures in the science and health industry. This led to an Artist-in-Residency program being created for the artist at Memorial Sloan-Kettering in New York. Likewise, Cohen has taken part in Artist-in-Residency programs at Rice University, and the Houston Methodist Research Institute, collaborating with researchers and scientists. For over four years, Cohen has been working in Houston, New York, and Gaithersburg (MD) developing works from nanomaterials in an effort to develop a conversation between the two fields of art and science that goes beyond the superficial and fully integrates artist-researcher in ways never before seen. Cohen is also the Co-Founder of Davis Cohen Art, a full-service art advisory and appraisal firm. To learn more, visit www.josephcohenart.com. Follow the artist on Instagram at @josephcohenart.ABOUT WINSTON CONTEMPORARY ART: Founded in September 2018, Winston Contemporary Art works with collaborators and facilitators to bring compelling art to Houston in new and innovative ways. The gallery works with various like-minded artistic, nonprofit and private partners across Houston, throughout Texas, and beyond to bring meaningful art experiences to the community in ways that are accessible and encourage participation. For a list of exhibitions and other information, visit www.wcahouston.com.
Cost:
Free
Time:
7:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Wednesday Time & Price:
10:00am to 5:00pm FREE
Thursday Time & Price:
10:00am to 5:00pm FREE
Friday Time & Price:
10:00am to 5:00pm FREE
Saturday Time & Price:
10:00am to 3:00pm FREE
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Opening Reception - Latinx Art: Transcending Borders


Octavia Art Gallery is pleased to announce the third collaboration exhibition with
Ruiz-Healy Art, Latinx
Art: Transcending Borders.
The exhibition explores and celebrates
Latinx visual arts in the United States, predominantly Texas
The exhibition opens the
night before the National Conference of Latino Art Now and is curated by
Patricia Ruiz-Healy, Ph.D. 

 

Showcasing the rich
diversity that results in transcending borders, the exhibition features
artworks by Ruiz-Healy Art represented artists Jesse Amado, Richard
Armendariz
, Margarita Cabrera, Michael Menchaca, Cecilia
Paredes
, Chuck Ramirez, and Ethel Shipton including
paintings, drawings, sculptures, and edition prints.

 

Jesse Amado’s work endorses the quality of change and how
limitless and liberating it can be for an artist. It resists the formulaic and
instead embraces the free association and process that reflects the Freudian
play of the creative act. Being raised on the U.S.- Mexico border heavily
influences Richard Armendariz’ aesthetic and conceptual ideas. He carves
and paints images that have cultural, biographical, and art historical
references into the surface of his artwork. Inspired by her upbringing in the
U.S. border city of El Paso, Margarita Cabrera has made one of her
artistic research subjects the working conditions of assembly line factories.
Influenced by iconic Pop imagery such as Andy Warhol’s celebrity portraits,
Cabrera employs a similar compositional format in her series of hand-made
quilts (2004). In Vocho Quilt, the
iconic Volkswagen Beetle is replicated across numerous hand-stitched VW
Beetles, referring to the tedious monotony of a manufacturing assembly line. For
this exhibition, Michael Menchaca has created compositions and motifs to
explore personal memories of growing up in Texas. Menchaca's narratives address
current social-political issues and the struggle that immigrants face in the
United States. In his signature style, his works play with both repetition and
scale with overlapping figures, patterns, and multiple windows of storyline and
fable. Cecilia Paredes combines themes found in nature, such as origins,
camouflage, transformation, and her body to acquire multiple identities through
a blend of sculptural recreations and photography. She works on the theme of
building her own identity with the entourage or part of the world where she
lives or where she feels she can call home. Always personally relevant, Chuck
Ramirez
explored cultural identity, mortality, and consumerism through his
photographs and installations. Using typography and digital imaging technology,
Ramirez isolates and recontextualizes familiar objects and texts to explore the
human condition.  Ethel Shipton’s
practice is informed by a strong conceptual base and encompasses a variety of
expressions. Through painting, installation, photography, and text, Shipton
spotlights instants of clarity that flit by in the comings and goings of daily
life. She challenges context and draws on the power of the unexpected.

  

When:
Apr 3, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location:

Derek Boshier “Paintings, Drawings, and Film: Selected Works 2004 - 2019” Opening at Redbud West Gallery


“In 2017, after visiting our residency in Germany, I was fortunate to attend an extraordinary exhibition at the Wolfsburg Museum entitled ‘This Was Tomorrow, Pop Art in Great Britain’ showcasing artists, architects, film directors, music bands and photographers. Some of the artists included: The Beatles, Peter Blake, Richard Hamilton, David Hockney, Allen Jones, R. B. Kitaj, Eduardo Paolozzi, Lord Snowdon, The Rolling Stones, The Who and our own Derek Boshier. 

Boshier, born 1937 in Portsmouth, UK and now living in LA, is a well-known English pop artist who works in painting, drawing, collage, photography, film, and sculpture. During the 1990’s, Boshier was an exemplary artist teaching at the University of Houston. While he has kept in touch with many of his Houston friends, he has not had a major show in Houston in recent years.  

We are honored that Derek has agreed to present some of his recent works in this exhibition. A special series, directly devoted to Houston and entitled ‘Ghosts of Houston’, will be premiered. Recent paintings, drawings, and photographs will be available for viewing. The artist will be present. 

After the Saturday, April 6th opening, Redbud will have a rare Boshier film screening and lecture the next night, Sunday, April 7 from 6pm to 8 pm. All events are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be available.”

- Gus Kopriva (Redbud Gallery Owner)

On View at Redbud West Gallery:
April 6 - April 30, 2019

Opening Reception:
Saturday, April 6, 6pm-9pm

Film Screening and Lecture:
Sunday, April 7, 6pm-8pm

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

Anna Mavromatis "Handmade Tales" Opening at Redbud East Gallery


Artist Statement:

"Having lived most of my life separated by great distances from loved ones, the existence of heirlooms has been of great comfort to me, a substitute for their absence, a reminder of the bonds connecting us, meaningful talismans guiding me through each day’s paths of joy and drama. Books, untouched items from forgotten trousseaus, correspondence and photos of unknown relatives, traditions, rituals, family lore, and history, all represent the links and references to my identity.  

The content of this show derives from the influence of these heirlooms, gifted to me at different stages of my life, safely kept and carried through many relocations between two continents. I consider them treasures pulsing with nostalgic sentimentality, responding to my stylistic values and adding to my trove of materials. These gifts reached me through women I was surrounded with during childhood, women of extraordinary strength and courage. They lived at times of war, faced expatriation, entered new land-scapes to build new lives interrupted by new wars; they were imprisoned and when liberated faced the terrors and sins of a civil war. They were victimized by politics and decisions affecting us all still. They told and sang their stories to me, intermingled with traditional tales, parables and myths that formed the intellectual map of who I became to be.
 
Directly and indirectly, my work and beliefs have been informed, inspired and shaped by these women’s stories and a longing for a time when there will be no reason to talk about gender differences and freedoms."

On View at Redbud East Gallery: April 6 - April 30, 2019.

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


Spring celebration at JoMar Visions is almost here! We are so excited about what we have to offer this year to everyone participating, artists and art lovers. This time we will have a latin music DJ and anyone can join us for a dance social sponsored by the amazing salsa dance school Omni Salsa, while enjoying what the local visual arts and vendors have to offer.

 

This event will be in conjunction with our in-residence artists open studios and we are honored to have Saint Arnold Brewery sponsoring our event. YES!!

When:
Mar 23, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
3:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes

Art League Houston - March 22 - May 4, 2019 Exhibitions on View!


Art League Houston (ALH) presents four new exhibitions including Here, Ahora (a group show curated by Reyes Ramirez), Miriam Medrez, Liyen Chong, and Molly Koehn opening Friday, March 22, 2019, from 6-9 p.m. with artist talks kicking off at 6:15 p.m. The exhibitions will be on view through May 4, 2019.

Here, Ahora: Houston, Latinx, Queer Artists Under 30
Curated by Reyes Ramirez
Participating Artists: Leticia Contreras, Jessica González, Romeo Harrell, Ángel Lartigue, Trevon Latin, Moe Penders, Isaac Reyes
Artist & Curator Remarks: 6:45 PM I Main Gallery

Art League Houston (ALH) is proud to present Here, Ahora: Houston, Latinx, Queer Artists Under 30 curated by Reyes Ramirez and featuring artists Leticia Contreras, Jessica González, Romeo Harrell, Ángel Lartigue, Trevon Latin, Moe Penders, and Isaac Reyes. Houston boasts the fifth highest concentration of Latinxs in major American cities, proving itself as fertile grounds for diverse Latinx art. This exhibition, in conjunction with Latino Art Now! (LAN) highlights a particular aspect of the Latinx identity: young, LGBTQ artists of color working within Houston who show amazing potential to shape and innovate Latinx art and discourse, for Houston and beyond, in the years to come.

Latinx's are being dehumanized in our political climate. Latinx artistic discourse needs to be highlighted because our work acts as a counter spell to the political discourse that labels them as murderers, rapists, and drug dealers; we are poets, writers, and artists. More than that, Latinx identity is fluid and far-reaching. Latinxs can be men, women, gender-fluid, black, indigenous, LGBTQ, Salvadoran, Guatemalan, Honduran, Dominican, Peruvian, etc., many at the same time. However, American artistic discourse has barely scratched the surface of Latinx art. This exhibition illuminates the many intersections that fall within the Latinx identity, culturally and aesthetically.

Here, Ahora features some of Houston’s most talented emerging artists who represent different aspects of Latinidad and work in different media and practices. Featured artists include the following: Ángel Lartigue, a Mexican-American and queer artist, who works in sculpture, photography, painting, performance, etc.; Trevon Latin, an African-American and homosexual artist, who works in craft, fashion, and painting; Moe Penders, a Salvadoran and queer artist, working in photography; Isaac Reyes, a Mexican and queer artist, working in sculpture, installation art, performance, and drag; Romeo Harrell, a Latinx and bisexual artist, who works in photography, film, and digital media; Jessica González, a Honduran/Salvadoran American artist, working in sculpture and mixed media; and Leticia Contreras, an Afro-Chicana and queer artist, working in craft, performance, etc.; etc. This exhibition highlights LGBTQ artists working in photography, multimedia, sculpture, performance, fashion, etc. who identify as Latinx, Black, and much more. Here, Ahora seeks to progress Latinx identity, art, and discourse.

A reading in conjunction with Here, Ahora, will be presented at a later date, featuring LGTBQ, Latinx writers from Houston and beyond in response to the visual art.


Miriam Medrez: What Your Eyes Can’t See
LO QUE TUS OJOS NO ALCANZAN A VER
Curated by Mariana Valdes
Artist & Curator Remarks: 7:15 PM I Front Gallery

Art League Houston (ALH) is proud to present in conjunction with Latino Arts Now! (LAN) What Your Eyes Can't See · LO QUE TUS OJOS NO ALCANZAN A VER by Mexico based artist Miriam Medrez, curated by Mariana Valdes. This exhibition features seven life-size, figurative works that are corporal in their physicality and sculptural installation, focusing on Medrez’s explorations in feminism and the female body. Her use of fabric and embroidery, often relegated as a female and “artisanal” practice, asks viewers to reconsider techniques and the modes of contemporary art today, highlighting the historical significance of embroidery and female identity. Visually, Medrez’s embroidered figures draw comparisons to dolls - objects key to the formation, according to the artist, of a woman and her image. Concerned less with portraiture, Medrez views her sculptures as a collective, familial group of women.

Liyen Chong: Houston Paintings
Artist talk: 6:30 PM I Hallway Gallery

Art League Houston (ALH) is proud to present Houston Paintings by artist Liyen Chong. Chong’s art practice spans a diverse range of media and practices, including embroidery with hair, photography, ceramics, graphic design and collaborative community works. In 2016, after moving to Houston from Auckland, New Zealand, repeated visits to local museum collections sparked her return to painting. Using photographic images from the book Houston’s Forgotten History, Chong’s paintings re-interpret the content of these historical images and tease out new relationships to the present through her use of color. Chong goes on to explore photographic images from other sources, including videos from YouTube and children’s encyclopedias from the 1950s. Intrigued by the unique details of life in the images, she is simultaneously repelled by the books’ patronizing captions, which used the images to legitimize a dominant view of other ethnicities, women, children, and animals. Chong’s paintings employ the use of saturated color and meticulous techniques in a bid to tease out previously unnoticed details, to highlight the construction of the source images, or to emphasize the mythological or symbolic qualities that exist in the mundane. She uses color in a non-natural way to jolt the viewer out of taking what they see for granted.

These paintings follow a line of inquiry that allows for the instability of history, and that considers arrival in a new place in dialog with histories of colonization. In her painting of Margaret Mead and Fa’amotu, Chong is drawn to their sisterly relationship and the warmth of the original encounter, even as she questions the impulse underpinning Mead’s research. Her painting of the John Henry Kirby natatorium, built in 1901, revisits a photograph taken in the space before one of the most elaborate weddings in Houston history. The space is decorated but empty, an elegiac reminder of a family’s personal history and of the absent archives of other communities. There are complex forgotten interactions meshed into our collection of knowledge and the ways in which we connect to other histories and places. “Much like paintings that focus on the archive, such as the works of Luc Tuymans, my work functions as a re-evaluation of images, bringing audiences face to face with images from different contexts presented in a different scale and in a physical body, that of painting. I’m drawn to the content and composition of the images I choose to paint and as I’m making each painting, I think both about the internal logic of the image and the historical instability of its meaning,” states Chong.

Molly Koehn: sans delineation
Artist Talk: 6:15 PM I Sculpture Garden

Art League Houston (ALH) is proud to present sans delineation, a site specific installation by artist Molly Koehn. Originally from southwest Kansas, Koehn relocated to Houston in 2017. Her work, which incorporates drawing, weaving, and sculptural installation, is inspired by idealized understandings of nature. The vast expansion of Houston’s urban development is prime source material, offering infinite inspiration through the city’s landscaping and material construction.

Koehn’s installation, sans delineation, is the result of her observations since moving to Houston. Chaos and structure, symbolic of Houston’s unzoned infrastructure, are visualized through intersecting planes; our desire for idealized beauty is embodied in the hand-woven grid formed by these planes, created with fine threads of stainless steel, linen and silk. “Landscaping practices point to our idealization of nature, curating land to be what we find attractive,” states the artist. Koehn’s recent work is her response to these practices in Houston, as well as “...her own impulse to plant a palm tree, exploring why we choose to seemingly improve the aesthetic appearance of our surroundings by often eradicating the “natural” in preference of the artificial.” Koehn’s observation of her surroundings, including Houston’s gridded streets, buildings, wood, steel, and concrete, feed her creative process. “These works offer parallels between natural and synthetic, stable and decrepit, strength and fragility and embrace the temporal qualities of our fabricated environments,” states Koehn. The temporary nature of her installations stand in contrast to the stable ideals of architecture and exemplify the dualities in the constructed world around us.

For more information on the artists, curators and exhibitions visit: https://www.artleaguehouston.org/upcoming-exhibitions
When:
Mar 22, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Monday Time & Price:
9 am - 9 pm, FREE
Tuesday Time & Price:
9 am - 9 pm, FREE
Wednesday Time & Price:
9 am - 9 pm, FREE
Thursday Time & Price:
9 am - 9 pm, FREE
Friday Time & Price:
9 am - 5 pm, FREE
Saturday Time & Price:
9 am - 5 pm, FREE
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CLOSED
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Javier Valle Pérez - Earth, Wind & Future

Javier Valle Pérez - Earth, Wind & Future

Exhibition Dates: March 22nd - April 26th, 2019

Opening Reception: Friday, March 22nd, 6-8:30PM

Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 11:00AM-5:30PM


Cindy Lisica Gallery 
presents a solo exhibition of the newest oil on canvas paintings by celebrated Nicaraguan artist Javier Valle Pérez in Earth, Wind & Future. Known for his marvelous and whimsical gestural style, he creates a symphony of real and fantastic machines for human interaction and travel from planet earth to the outer reaches of the atmosphere and space. His paintings combine truth, nature and desire in our worlds within worlds. It is an exciting time to welcome the profound and joyous work of Javier Valle Pérez once again to Houston. 

Javier Valle Pérez (b. 1973) is a key figure of contemporary Nicaraguan art and an integral representative of Latin, Central and South American art movements in the 21st century. He graduated in 1998 from the National School of Fine Arts of Nicaragua, where he currently lives and works in the capital city of Managua. 

When:
Mar 22, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:00 pm
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Orna Feinstein: The Other Side of the Forest



Artist Reception: Friday, March 22, 6:00 – 8:30 pm

Live performance by Green House Art Collective, 7:00 and 8:00 pm

A full color, limited edition artist monograph will accompany the exhibition

and is available for purchase at the gallery



Anya Tish Gallery is pleased to announce The Other Side of the Forest, an exhibition featuring three- dimensional monoprints, concrete works, and a large-scale installation by Israeli-born, Houston-based artist Orna Feinstein. The Other Side of the Forest marks Feinstein’s seventh solo exhibition with the gallery.

As an internationally recognized printmaker Feinstein is fascinated with nature’s inherent abstractions. Her work gracefully visualizes the geometric complexities of nature on both the micro and macro scale, while expanding the classic two-dimensional format of monoprinting into the realm of sculpture and installation. The elements of line and pattern created by hard layering produce a Moiré effect, which causes the work to appear as if it is moving on its own. This mirage beckons us to discover The Other Side of the Forest.  

Feinstein’s main installation incorporates a variety of different patterned fabrics, cylindrical shapes, and laser cut Plexiglas to create a vibration between foreground and background. She is known for experimenting with the traditional concept of a monoprint leading her to introduce concrete into her practice. The organic and the geometric become one in a balanced, yet playful composition. The Other Side of the Forest provides a multi-dimensional, eye-catching, dynamic experience.

Orna Feinstein graduated Summa Cum Laude and received a BFA from the University of Houston, as well as getting a diploma from the Glassell School of Art. Feinstein’s retrospective exhibition Now and Zen – Fifteen years of Contemporary Printmaking has traveled to various major museums such as the Museum of the Southwest, Midland, Texas; Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, Texas; Museum of Geometric and Madi Art of Dallas, Texas; Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, Texas. Her work can be found in numerous national and international private and public collections including: National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan; Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Texas; Douro Museum, Portugal; Fidelity Investments, Houston, Texas; Keshet Eilon Music Center, Kibbutz Eilon, Israel; Skopelos Foundation for the Arts, Skopelos, Greece; Pablo Atchugarry Foundation, Uruguay; University of the West England, Bristol, United Kingdom. Her work was published this year in a 150-page hardback monograph featuring an essay by Dena M. Woodall, Associate Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas.


When:
Mar 22, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Location:

Garland Fielder | NEVERODDOREVEN | Closing Reception

Closing Reception, Artist Chat, Refreshments: Saturday, March 16, 2019

Please join us
Saturday, March 16, 2:00 - 4:00 pm

For a closing reception and chat with artist, Garland Fielder
Prosecco & Lite Bites
 

"The artist transforms his fascination with symmetry, psychology and astrology to create 

sculptural installations and large diptychs full of mystery and wonder. "

                                                                                - Susie Tommaney, Houston Press


Garland Fielder has earned both a Master of Architecture from the University of Texas, Austin and a Master of Fine Art in Painting and Drawing from the University of North Texas, Denton. Fielder has exhibited in such venues as MADI Art Museum of Geometric Art, Dallas, Texas; Blue Star Contemporary Art Center, San Antonio, Texas; University of Art and Design, Helsinki, Finland; Pickled Art Center, Beijing, China; Tashiro-Kaplan Arts Complex, Seattle, Washington; and the Jung Center, Houston, Texas. His work was included in the book Texas Abstract: Modern | Contemporary and will be included in the upcoming publication, New American Paintings, No. 138. His work has been juried into exhibitions by such notable curators as Rita Gonzalez of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Dr. Kevin Salatino of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and Robert Rosenblum of the Guggenheim Museum, New York. Additionally, working as a published critical writer, Fielder has contributed to numerous art journals, including ArtForum and ArtLies. 



When:
Mar 16, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Location:
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Reception for "Super Sarap" and Artists' Conversation

Celebrating Asia Society Texas Center's first exhibition featuring Filipino American artists

Join Asia Society Texas Center to celebrate the opening of Super Sarap, the Center's first exhibition focusing on food and featuring Filipino American artists. Artists Mik Gaspay, Jeanne F. Jalandoni, Charlene Tan, and O.M. France Viana will be present and participate in a conversation led by guest curator Patricia Cariño Valdez and Bridget Bray.

When:
Mar 14, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:00 pm
Thursday Time & Price:
6 p.m., Free


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Houston, TX 77266-6494


713.868.1839


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