Exhibition

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

Artist Talk and Reception - Mike Kaplan | Gotta Dance Too: The Art of the Dance Movie Poster


As
a young child, Mike Kaplan fell in love with theater ads, clipping them from
The New York Times, and coloring them with paints or pastels. Becoming part of
the film industry allowed him to collect current poster favorites while
discovering the beauty of vintage posters from around the world. A respected
and vocal advocate for movie posters as an art form, Kaplan's curated exhibits
have exhibited at Lincoln Center and The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and
Sciences. 

When:
Sep 23, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
2:00 pm
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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
Sunday Time & Price:
FREE; 24 hours a day outside
Location:
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Mark Chatterley "Perception" Opening at Clarke & Associates


Artist Statement:

“Everything is either moving toward or away from nothingness. Life, death, creation and destruction, this is the world I find myself in. I want my art to echo these thoughts. Everything in a state of flux, changing and reforming. A sense of decay along with life. Nothing is permanent and nothing stays the same. I also try to show thoughts and feelings of the human condition. Beauty in the malformed, acceptance of the inevitable. I am doing work of our time for our time, even though I look to the past, the dead, for inspiration.”

About the Artist and his Art:

Artist Mark Chatterley lives and works in Michigan.  He creates two-dimensional work, but is renowned for his three-dimensional, larger than life, ceramic sculptures that often focus on the human condition.  His imagery has a primordial presence, transcending time, and touches on proportions, relationships and survival.  Chatterley’s interest in past cultures, world religions and belief systems is threaded throughout his work.

Averaging use of 18,000 pounds of clay in a given year, Chatterley works using the slab technique to build his sculptures.  In his 700 cubic foot kiln, he bisque fires his creations and then works his crater glazes onto the forms before firing until the pieces are vitrified.  The painstaking process results in surfaces that feature distinctive craters and flowing details.

When asked about where his ideas come from, Chatterley says, “We are all made up of past experiences and beliefs.  That makes each one of us unique, all creating from different places in our lives. Building on past ideas is how we explore and grow.  As an artist, art making can be like that. I put ideas together to see what happens.”

“Perception” will display Chatterley's recent work including ceramic sculptures and two-dimensional mixed media pieces, all with a theme of personal, fantasy, and social commentary.

The exhibit will be on display from September 8 through October 27, 2018.

Opening Reception: September 8 from 6pm to 9pm

Clarke & Associates
301 East 11th Street
Houston, TX   77008
281-310-0513
When:
Sep 8, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Rachel Gardner "Awakening" Opening at Redbud Gallery


“Awakening” is a body of work focusing on the wild, overgrown, and enchanted natural world. This series alludes to the idea of the domesticated gone feral. Sharing scenes of new growth and oneness between the creature and land in nature. The imagery becomes a meditation on what creation may be like if left alone by the hand of man to flourish. Through large and small-scale sculptures and mixed media paintings, animals have a strong presence as they roam and become one with moody, inhibited spaces. These haunting, yet whimsical works, are looking to evoke the imagination and “awaken” the human soul. 
The Berlin Food Factory food truck will be at the reception. Mathias and Silke Bugge will prepare and sell their one of a kind authentic brats and German food.

The exhibit will be on display from September 8 through September 30, 2018.

Redbud Gallery
303 East 11th Street
Houston, Texas 77008
713-862-2532
When:
Sep 8, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location:

Mandala Sand Painting by the Mystical Arts of Tibet

Mandala Sand Painting


Tibetan Buddhist monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery will construct a mandala sand painting and perform special ceremonies August 16-19 at Asia Society Texas Center. This artistic tradition of Tantric Buddhism, painting with colored sand, ranks as one of the most unique and exquisite. Millions of grains of sand are meticulously placed on a flat platform over a period of days or weeks to form the image of a mandala, purifying and healing the environment and its inhabitants. During viewing hours, families can make their own Lung ta ("Wind Horse") prayer flag while learning about the symbolism of the flags and proper techniques for creating and hanging them. 


About Mandala Sand Paintings

Mandala is a Sanskrit word meaning sacred cosmogram. These cosmograms can be created in various media, such as watercolor on canvas, wood carvings, and so forth. However, the most spectacular and enduringly popular are those made from colored sand.

In general, all mandalas have outer, inner, and secret meanings. On the outer level they represent the world in its divine form; on the inner level they represent a map by which the ordinary human mind is transformed into enlightened mind; and on the secret level they depict the primordially perfect balance of the subtle energies of the body and the clear-light dimension of the mind. The creation of a sand painting is said to effect purification and healing on these three levels.


When:
Aug 16, 2018 to Aug 19, 2018
Admission is not guaranteed at high-traffic times. A livestream of the mandala creation will run on Asia Society's website, with a new link posted daily.
Cost:
Free
Time:
12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Thursday Time & Price:
12:00pm to 6:00pm, FREE
Friday Time & Price:
10:00am to 6:00pm, FREE
Saturday Time & Price:
10:00am to 6:00pm, FREE
Sunday Time & Price:
10:00am to 3:00pm, FREE
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Riders in the Storm - Solo Art Show

The rebels and bravest among us, all filled with a warriors spirit, dreamt of confronting the chaos wreaking havoc in our world. They silently chose the option of joining the legendary Riders in the Storm. This show is dedicated to them.

The Riders in the Storm Solo Art Show
The rebels and bravest among us, all filled with a warriors spirit, dreamt of confronting the chaos wreaking havoc in our world. They silently chose the option of joining the legendary Riders in the Storm. This show is dedicated to them.



While sitting around the campfire the Riders in the Storm would speak of the four directions and how the four winds danced together to maintain balance and peace. They would pray in each direction of the four winds, knowing that change was good, and necessary… an essential part of life. They would also share stories of when the Winds of Change would blow, warning the people of dark, hard times on the way

The Winds of Change always brought chaos and loss. In these stories, change was never good and a warrior was always the hero. Sometimes it was Mother Earth at risk, sometimes the people, and the animals… other times, it was the very spirit and essence of harmony between all those relations. Some of the people would accept the chaos and loss as inevitable. Some would seek safety and retreat from the dark warnings the Winds of Change delivered. Others would become a warrior, paint their horses and “ride into the storm” —ready to confront the dark forces threatening their loved ones, the land, the essential balance of life.

The Winds of Change would always come with a wise shaman, animal or spirit asking questions that demanded an answer from the people. The stories would ask questions to those around the fire. “Will you accept the loss, will you run and hide, negotiate with chaos, or will you stand against the threatening changes — and join the Riders in the Storm?”.
-Mitakuye Oyasin




Alleh Seya
Born in South Dakota and raised as a global citizen (Air Force brat), Alleh Seya Hawk studied at Syracuse University, School of Visual and Performing Arts. She has spent over 20 years traveling and working as a Teaching Artist and Community Arts Advocate. The proud mother of one child, she is currently residing with family in Texas where she is very active in the local community; misses the state of Oregon and continues to refine her work as an illustrator, portrait artist and freelance graphic designer.

Read more here: http://stateoftheartshows.com/alleh-seya-hawk/
Find the artist on Facebook: Alleh Seya

When:
Aug 25, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Saturday Time & Price:
FREE 6pm - 9pm
Location:
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Shizen: On the Art of Looking at Nature

“Shizen: On the Art of Looking at Nature”

Shizen: On the Art of Looking at Nature

Opening Reception: Sept 18, 6-8pm
Rice Media Center Main Gallery


The Visual and Dramatic Arts department at Rice University is pleased to host Mexico City artist Agustín Estrada. The opening reception will be on Tuesday, September 18 at 6pm, in the Main Gallery of the Rice Media Center. The exhibition is titled, “Shizen: On the Art of Looking at Nature”.  The artist explains, “the first word is the Japanese word for Nature, because it is not only about gardens but more about two Japanese phenomena related with the Art of looking at Nature with two particular concepts called ‘Hanami’ and ‘Momiji’ the first one related to flowers blooming in the early spring and the second one with the changing color of the leaves in autumn. Both clearly identified in Japanese culture.”  

Agustín has worked with photography and printing for over 40 years with the majority of his publications focusing on various cultures. The Visual and Dramatic Arts department will have over 30 prints on view in the Main Gallery space of the Rice Media Center located at Entrance #8 (via University Blvd and Stockton Drive) on Rice University campus. 


Exhibition opens: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 | 6-8 PM

On view at Rice Media Center Main Gallery through October 25, 2018
Rice Media Center hours: 10 AM - 5 PM

Augtín Estrada: http://www.agustinestrada.com
VADA.RICE.EDU

When:
Sep 18, 2018
vada.rice.edu
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Tuesday Time & Price:
Free and Open to the public
Location:
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PLAY&PROCESS Solo Exhibition

Felicia Leyva first solo exhibition!

ABOUT THE EVENT:

The William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library is pleased to present Play and Process by student artist Felicia Leyva. The opening reception will be held on Friday, August 3, with light refreshments. The exhibit will be on display through October, and is free and open to the public.

Leyva is a sculpture BFA student at the University of Houston. While she has experimented with several mediums, her work mainly focuses on her increasing interest in fiber arts. Known for her fun and colorful style, she enjoys bringing new life to everyday soft materials like yarn, foam, and felt. Her work has been exhibited at Blaffer Art Museum’s Student Exhibition and UH Biannual Art Show on campus grounds. As she continues her creative journey, she hopes to further blur the line between craft and fine art.

Opening Date: August 3rd, Friday 5-6pm
Closing Date: TBD
Opening Reception: August 3rd, Friday 5-6pm
Artist Name: Felicia Lourdes Leyva
Venue details: 

*The Exhibition space will be inside of the library of the UH College of Architecture and Design

4200 Elgin St, Houston, Texas 77204

713-743-2400


ABOUT THE ARTIST:

I make art because I can’t imagine myself doing anything else. It’s a great part of who I am. When I go days without making something, I feel almost sick and weighed down. The process of making art is my way of clearing out my mind and letting go of frustrations. Art is very therapeutic and as a person who internalizes things, I find much relief in it.

I’m geared towards making playful, lighthearted art because it reminds me of easier times as a child. I feel as though somewhere down the line of growing up, my life picked up a lot of anger and pain. I’ve been trying to cancel out these negative feelings with bright, colorful, artworks. I think I’m trying to create a fun and beautiful world to live in. One that makes myself and others feel happy.

I was introduced to the world of fiber arts about a year ago and fell in love with it. Fibers are the best medium for producing inviting, comforting textures. There is something magical about creating work that entices others to reach out and touch them. I have never minded if people touch my work. I actually encourage it because then you are no longer simply viewing but experiencing the piece. Through touch, I believe that you can connect with my artwork and ultimately, myself.

When:
Aug 3, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
5:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes


PO BOX 66494
Houston, TX 77266-6494


713.868.1839


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