Exhibition

Houstonary 2019: Cyber Punk City


An evening of Art, Film, Musik and Fashion showcases guaranteed to be unforgettable. The ticketed event will provide access to multi-sensory exhibits centered around the creative industry and benefiting a local creative non-profit. Event-goers will have the unique experience to interact with Houston’s creative community inside the Harrisburg Art Museum. Houstonary 2019 presents "Cyber Punk" inspired fashion runway showcases, dance performances, short-film screenings, art exhibits, dj's, dancing, VIP Musik Houston hosted lounge, pop-up "Kaleidoshop", musical performances and more. The one of a kind contemporary art museum sits in the heart of Houston's East End District which has been designated as the official Texas Cultural District.

When:
Feb 22, 2019
Cost:
Varies
Time:
7:00 pm

Opening Reception: Pierre Bergian: Intimate Vedute 2/7/19


Pierre
Bergian: Intimate Vedute

On view: February 7 – March 23, 2019

Opening reception: Thursday, February 7,
6-8pm

 

 

Octavia Art Gallery is pleased to present Intimate Vedute,
a solo exhibition of paintings and works on paper by Pierre Bergian. This is the
artist’s first solo exhibition with Octavia Art Gallery.
The works
featured in this exhibition allow us a voyeuristic glimpse into the collected memories
of time and space revisited.

Belgium
based artist, Pierre Bergian, expresses his fascination with architecture
through his paintings by investigating space, structure and the presence of
architectural components. His works
depict interiors that convey a sense of emptiness, bar a
small selection of furnishings or objects. The interiors often contain a
ladder, table, or pictures, whether hanging on the wall or piled against an
easel on the floor. An interior may also feature a veduta, an Italian term for a highly detailed painting of a
cityscape or some other vista.
In these works, it is
oftentimes unclear whether the vista is intended to be a painting inside the
room or a window through which we view the outside world.

Bergian’s
interiors are composites of spaces that have fascinated him over time.
As a young boy, Bergian could be
found clambering in and out of the abandoned buildings of Bruges and Ghent,
captivated by the
mysterious atmosphere and natural light of the deserted
rooms. He refers to this interest for old interiors and abandoned rooms as the archeology of the interior. “Even now, I
love ruins with broken windows where the light streams in, high ceilings and
doors onto corridors with mysterious perspective.” – Pierre Bergian

Pierre Bergian studied Art History and
Archeology at the University of Ghent and has published writings on the topic
of design and architecture. He has had solo exhibitions at Purdy Hicks, London;
Gallery Laurent de Puybaudet, Paris; Galerie Josine Bokhoven, Amsterdam, among
others, and his work is included in the permanent collection at the British Museum
in London. Bergian is the featured artist in the new Winter 2019 issue of The Southern Review

    

When:
Feb 7, 2019 to Mar 23, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Monday Time & Price:
Closed
Tuesday Time & Price:
11:00am-5:00pm, Free
Wednesday Time & Price:
11:00am-5:00pm, Free
Thursday Time & Price:
11:00am-5:00pm, Free
Friday Time & Price:
11:00am-5:00pm, Free
Saturday Time & Price:
11:00am-5:00pm, Free
Sunday Time & Price:
Closed
General Categories: 

The Liquidity of a Right - Art by Felipe Lopez

Felipe Lopez - new work & solo show

FORMA 110 CURATED @ Spring Street Studios is located in #109.

These works speak to the necessity of water in our daily life
and also to the fragility of our water supply. Regardless of social status or
culture, clean water is what ties us to nature. We all depend on the same
resource. The hand tied fishing flies coming from the faucet signify how one
must consider important our ecosystem is to our own daily lives. These works
are truly a contemporary catharsis for Lopez who has risen from the floodwaters
to produce pieces of contemplation and connection.

The use of a common
faucet also signifies the precious commodity that water is for all humanity. As
it becomes harder for some to access clean water, we find ourselves faced with
more crisis in every country. Corporations like nestle and Monsanto are
destroying our clean water resources globally while we have our own crisis
close to home in a first world country in Flint, Michigan or even older than
that St. Joseph, Louisiana. We have all seen what has happened to the Dakota
access pipeline towards our natural resources.

We are allowing old
tech to effect the future of our health in an age when we know how precious
life’s greatest asset is which makes up 60% of our physical state. Regardless
of people thoughts towards climate change, politics, or manufacturing
practices, water is as precious as life itself.” -Felipe Lopez


Upcoming exhibition: Miriam Medrez, March 20th - April 17th, 2019

When:
Feb 6, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Chris Silkwood “The World Around Me” Opening at Redbud Gallery


Chris Silkwood has worked full time as a modern mosaic artist for more than fifteen years.  She studied intently with mosaic masters for three years while living in Brisbane, Australia and after returning to Texas participated in a summer study program in Ravenna, Italy.

She was one of the early studio artists at Winter Street Studios where she created her art for thirteen years and just recently built her home studio. Chris’ work is highly collected and has been featured in magazines, museum exhibitions, a solo Arts Brookfield event, in film and television, public art and private collections.

Her Redbud Gallery show includes a series of wall hangings, sculpture and a unique collaboration with steel artist, Keith Crane.

She has blended her training and creative instincts to master a style that is uniquely her own. The work is a study in classic mosaic with very contemporary styling. Her intention as an artist has always been to honor the ancient mosaic techniques through careful and purposeful application of materials, but with modern design presentation. She believes there are no boundaries with mosaic and the opportunity to work with such magnificent color reflected in glass is incredibly fulfilling. 

Chris says, “My work is a reflection of the world around me.  I’m attracted to the dynamics and energy in nature, architecture and humanity, and I express these spaces with high color and joyful design. Entering my studio each day represents joy, and my purpose as an artist is to share that joy through each piece I create.” 

She is also an active curator, collector and art activist. Chris promotes the work of numerous Texas artists, the importance of public art in Houston and major art events.

On View: March 2 – March 26, 2019

Opening Reception: Saturday, March 2, 6pm-9pm

Redbud Gallery
303 East 11th Street
Houston, Texas 77008
713-862-2532
When:
Mar 2, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location:

SPEAKEASY feat. Akirash

At this performance, artist Akirash will activate the costumes featured in Ara Oru Kinkin, on view in Lawndale’s John M. O’Quinn Gallery, at a performance beginning at Lawndale and traveling down Main Street.

Join Lawndale on Saturday, February 9 at 2:30 PM and experience our SPEAKEASY featuring Akirash. At this performance, exhibiting artist Akirash will activate costumes featured in Ara Oru Kinkin, on view in Lawndale’s John M. O’Quinn Gallery, at a performance beginning at Lawndale and traveling down Main Street to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.


This performance will celebrate water deity Yemoja (translating to “source”) of the Yoruba religion. Yemoja is the source of the river, of the people, of children, and of life. Her elemental power as the source of Sweet Waters on Earth (the fresh waters) makes life possible and preserves life for creation. Yemoja’s presence introduces an intoxicating joy that makes everything brighter, more beautiful, and more wondrous. She invites us to dance to her sacred drums and surrender to all of the pleasures of a life well-lived.


About Lawndale’s SPEAKEASY Series

Revived in 2016, Lawndale’s SPEAKEASY series celebrates our historical relationship to live music and performance by presenting new works by artists and performers working in a range of disciplines from across the nation.

When:
Feb 9, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
2:30 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes

Sharon Kopriva's Canis Major at Mystic Lyon


MYSTIC
LYON is thrilled to present "Canis Major" by legendary
artist Sharon Kopriva. This dog and constellation inspired
installation will be unveiled on the corner of Lyons Avenue and
Mystic Street on Saturday, February 9.
The
installation will remain on view on the outside of the building from
February 9 through April 20, 2019 with a reception on Saturday,
February 9 from 6-9pm.


From
Mystic Lyon curator/caretaker, Emily Sloan: “For this installation,
Sharon is creating new work to add to the mix along with some of her
classic pieces. We are located in a very dog rich neighborhood, so it
will be surrounded by kindred spirits.”


During
the run of the show, there will be dog and animal inspired
programming including meditations for sending animals healing, a Gong
Grant for an area dog support group and an extra special event lead
by Kopriva. More information about these events can be found on
Mystic Lyon's social media accounts (mysticlyonhtx) and through their
email distribution.


ABOUT
THE ARTIST:

Sharon
Kopriva, a Texas native, currently works in Houston, Texas and Hope,
Idaho. She earned her MFA in painting from the University of Houston
in 1981. Since her inauguration with the Fresh Paint exhibition at
the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston in 1985, Kopriva has exhibited
nationally and internationally including at The Menil Collection,
Houston; The Ogden Museum, New Orleans; and The National Museum of
Peru in Lima. For more than thirty years, Sharon has combined two-and
three dimensional media often with fusions of papier-mache and found
objects. Her career has taken her through investigations of
pre-Colombian cultures in Peru, examinations of her Catholic faith,
and inspirations from the spiritual forests of the beautiful Pacific
Northwest.

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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 and Root Lock Sessions. 


GENERAL
INFO:

5017
Lyons Ave.

Houston,
TX 77020

mysticlyonprojects@gmail.com
713-582-1198 
Opening
reception: Saturday, February 9, 6-9pm

On
view through: April 20, 2019

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

When:
Feb 9, 2019 to Apr 20, 2019
Opening reception: Saturday, February 9, 6-9pm  On view until April 20, 2019.
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:00 pm to 9:00 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
Sunday Time & Price:
FREE; 24 hours a day outside
Location:

CRAFT COMMUNITY DAY

Please join HCCC for Craft Community Day, a free spring event featuring local artist guilds and community groups.

Please join HCCC for Craft Community Day, a free spring event featuring local artist guilds and community groups. Visitors of all ages are invited to see craft demonstrations and visit the resident artists’ studios, view current exhibitions, and find one-of-a-kind gifts in the Asher Gallery.

PARTICIPATING ARTIST GUILDS

Contemporary Handweavers of Houston
Texas Basket Weavers Association
Polymer Clay Guild
Houston Bead Society
Houston Metal Arts Guild
Gulf Coast Woodturners
Woodworkers Club of Houston
Houston Calligraphy Guild
Texas Association of Original Doll Artists
Machine Knitting Club
TXRX

When:
Mar 2, 2019
Please note:  The HCCC parking lot will be blocked off for demonstrations, but street parking is available nearby.  Craft Community Day replaces Hands-on Houston in March, but HoH will resume in April!
Cost:
Free
Time:
11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes

QUEER(ING) THE WHEEL

An original performance showcase organized by current resident artist Antonius-Tin Bui and interdisciplinary artist Tonya Huynh

HCCC is pleased to present Queer(ing) the Wheel, an original performance showcase organized by current resident artist Antonius-Tin Bui and interdisciplinary artist Tonya Huynh.
This site-specific performance pays homage to the late Playhouse Theater (housed in the building next door to HCCC), one of the largest theaters-in-the-round in the nation in the early 1950s. On February 21st, the 68th anniversary of the Playhouse’s opening night, Bui and Huynh will transform HCCC’s parking lot into a temporary space in which audience members and performers will interact through “vehicles-in-the-round,” arranged to explore the personal narratives of each artist.

For many queer artists, especially in Houston, the car is a living archive of existence, representing a place of safety and refuge, a place to change, to hook-up, to cruise, to transition, to escape, to curate experiences, and to be authentic. By creating a vehicular theater-in-the-round, Bui and Huynh invite the audience to engage in the experiences of seven artists, while referencing the intimate style of the pioneering Playhouse Theater, which successfully broke down barriers between actors and audiences.

The performance will feature performances by Antonius Bui (performance and craft), Emilý Æyer(sound and performance), S Rodriguez (sound and interactive performance, queer sci-fi literature), Devin Kenny (multidisciplinary sculpture), Junior Fernandez (photography), Post Modern Sleaze (performance), and Duke Diesel (performance).

The event falls on the opening night of Experimental Action (ExA), Houston’s biennial international performance art festival, in which Bui will also perform. Experimental Action is a three-day festival that facilitates and shines a spotlight on experimental performance, showcasing both local and international artists and exposing Houston audiences to innovative performance art. ExA will take place February 21-23.

When:
Feb 21, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

ARTIST TALK & TOUR BY AYUMI HORIE

HCCC is pleased to present an artist talk and tour by Portland, Maine-based studio potter, Ayumi Horie.

As part of the To Be of Use: The Functional Ceramics of Mike Helke, Ayumi Horie, and East Fork exhibition which will be on view from February 2nd to May12th, 2019.  During her talk, Horie will give a brief overview of her ceramic practice, which will be followed by a tour of her work in the exhibition.

When:
Feb 2, 2019
Parking located behind the building on Travis Street.
Cost:
Free
Time:
2:30 pm to 3:15 pm
General Categories: 

The Caribbean and its Contrast

Art in Houston,


When:
Feb 23, 2019
Art Studio 1st Anniversary, Saturday February 23 from 1:30 pm to 6:00 pmFor this special occasion I will unveil a new body of work inspired in my recent trip to the historic walled city of Cartagena de Indias in Colombia. The series The Caribbean and its Contrast is a continuity of my work and language in the exploration of the contrast that fulfill our lives represented this time with lines,forms and colors found in the Caribbean.   A closing event will be held on Sunday March 3, 2-6pm. If you prefer to visit The Exhibition during the week please feel free to contact me at tatiana@tatianaescallon.com for a private view (and a toast!!).
Cost:
Free
Time:
1:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
General Categories: 


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Houston, TX 77266-6494


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