Houston Remixed: Songs, Dances, and Sentinels of Time
Paintings by Sherry Tseng Hill and Sculpture by Jim Adams
Exhibition: February 3 – March 1, 2018
DATE: Saturday, February 3, 2018
TIME: 5 – 8 p.m.
Gallery, 2305 Dunlavy,
Houston, Texas 77006
Complimentary Valet Parking
& Light Refreshments
Houston, Texas ( December 28,2017) … Sherry Tseng Hill and
Jim Adams 's exhibition, Houston Remixed: Songs, Dances,
and Sentinels of Time, will be on
February 3 – March 1, 2018. The artists will be available to visit with guests
during the opening reception on Saturday, February 3, 2018, from 5 – 8 p.m.
"Doesn't everyone love Houston?" ~ Sherry Tseng
Having lived in Houston for most of her life, Sherry Tseng
Hill has observed the quiet transformation of the city from a scruffy,
sprawling, swamp of a place to a powerhouse of intellect, culture, and
diversity. For this show, she weaves her observations, experiences, and stories
of the city's past, present, and future presenting them in a collection of wide
ranging works that is reflective of this diversity.
In contrast to the fluidity of time in Sherry Tseng Hill's work, Jim Adams’ Sentinels
seem timeless and permanent. Fashioned from square and rectangular pieces of
steel tube sections, the 11 monolithic pieces articulate a strong and
omniscient quality. Each seems solitary and distant, yet all are linked
together and connected to one another. They silently stand watch over the
transformations of time and our city.
Sherry Tseng Hill was born in Taiwan and lived there until
she was a young teenager. She first picked up a paint brush when she was 7
years old, and since then has explored art in a variety of media ranging from
calligraphy and oil pastels at an early age to pencils, soft pastels, and oils
through college continuing into the early years of her career. She is now
experimenting with acrylics and mixed media.
Ms. Hill attended Rice University, earning a Bachelor of Arts
in Art History and Architecture in 1980 and a Bachelor of Architecture in 1982.
In addition to her studies in architecture and art history, she also has taken numerous
art studio classes. Recently, she studied under a number of award winning
watercolor artists through the Watercolor Art Society of Houston’s workshops
Jim Adams’ work is largely created from scrapped industry
and infrastructure items. This metal was something before it became artwork and
there is no attempt to deny that. Adams’ sculptures are minimalist and
monochromatic having a raw, earthy character that ranges from whimsical spoofs
to dramatic abstracts.
The body of work created for this exhibition is a series of
pieces known as Sentinels. Their presence is solitary and taciturn; their
purpose is never ending vigilance. The sculptures need to be with their
brothers but never in close proximity
In 2007, after 24 years in the Information Technologies
field, Adams took up artistry in iron and steel developing his unique and
recognizable style. Prior to his years in IT, he worked in the welding industry
where he developed the skill and knowledge required for working with metals.
Most of his work evolves from the physical characteristics of whatever
wonderful piece of steel has been rescued from one dumpster or another. “My
approach is to find and create beauty, or thought provoking aspects, from the
often unique characteristics of the items found.”
Adams’ sculptures are
exhibited in multiple galleries in North America and has been featured in a
number of public exhibitions. His artwork resides in collections across the
United States and internationally. Jim Adams has been represented by Archway
Gallery since 2011.
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 experience 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.