Visual Art

Concert and Closing Reception

Rice University Jazz Combo Concert followed by a Closing Reception for Barbara Able's show Transparent

Archway Gallery is pleased to host the Rice University Jazz
Combo, a non-major ensemble that is made up of Rice students, alumni/faculty
members, and members of the greater community. Started in 1980 by Houston jazz
legend Larry Slezak, the ensemble has grown into a powerhouse that can perform
styles from cool 1950's Miles Davis to a rip roaring Jimi Hendrix-inspired
guitar solo; from the syncopations of Thelonious Monk to the steady groove of
Herbie Hancock's Cantaloupe Island.



This performance will also serve as a closing reception for
Barbara Able's beautiful solo exhibition: Transparent. The exhibition will be
on view through Thursday, October 4, 2018.



Free and open to all, complimentary light refreshments

When:
Sep 29, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
7:00 pm
Saturday Time & Price:
7:-9:00pm
Location:
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Endless Summer Exhibition: Celan Bouillet, Amy Beth Wright, and Grace Zuniga

Dive into the Botanicals

Endless Summer

Sabine Street Gallery

September 22 – December 15

Opening September 22, 2018 6pm- 9pm

Celan Bouillet, Amy
Beth Wright, and Grace Zu
ñiga

 

Summer in Houston might seem endless— and it really is. In
the exhibition Endless Summer, three
artists Celan Bouillet, Amy Beth Wright, and Grace Zuñiga turn the exhibit space into a
lush escape. Overflowing canvases drip with paint, blooms, critters, and rambling
weeds. Referencing textiles and the natural world, the artists experiment in their use of materials and paint
application— Cutting into canvas and paper, layering graphite, even collaging
the paint itself.

 

Celan Bouillet’s densely
patterned canvases depict hidden scenes of animals and humans in larger natural
surroundings. Additional canvases and works on paper are cut into fields of
organic shapes casting shifting shadows onto the wall behind.

 

Amy Beth Wright
pushes the bounds of what painting can be. Cast layers of paint cascade in
waves over canvases resembling rambling organic plant growth. The playful
nature of the work can be found in both the process and execution.

 

Grace Zuñiga creates intricate wall hangings
made from sheets of charcoal, clay and paper that mimic occurrences and forms
found in the natural world. By building an immersive landscape, Zuñiga offers viewers a moment for
reflection on an object that is simultaneously familiar and foreign.  

 

Endless Summer
will be on display from September 22 – December 15. The opening reception will
take place at Sabine Street Studios in
the front gallery
on the last day of
summer September 22 from 6-9pm
.

 

Joybox Flowers will
be on hand with their magical Bouquet Bar and Steel City Pops will have their cart on site with their delicious
treats!  On opening night, ten percent of
art sales will be donated to the Buffalo
Bayou Partnership
to help in their efforts to revitalize and maintain the Buffalo Bayou.

 

Sabine Street Gallery is located in Sawyer
Yards— a creative community thriving in the heart of Houston’s historic First
Ward. Sawyer Yards is now home to one of the largest working artist communities
in the country.

Sabine Street Gallery

1907 Sabine St

Houston TX 77007

When:
Sep 22, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
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Patricia Sicardi: "Confluencias"

Please Join SAMARA Gallery on Saturday, September 29th from 5:00 - 8:00 pm for the Opening Reception of Patricia Sicardi's Solo Exhibition "Confluencias"

Samara Gallery is pleased to represent Confluencias by Patricia Sicardi


Patricia Sicardi was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and lives and works in Barcelona, Spain. Patricia earned her national teaching certificate in painting and engraving at the Santa Ana Institute in 1982. She studied in the workshops of Kenneth Kemble, Eduardo Mac Entyre, Aurelio Macci, Alfredo de Vicenzo, Marta Cesani, Guillermo Roux, and Antonio Pujia, and has coordinated art workshops on poetry, philosophy, and psychology. In 1983, she founded a workshop in Buenos Aires for teaching painting and engraving to children, adolescents, and adults. In 2001, she relocated to San Cugat de Valles, Barcelona, Spain, where she participated in the Taller Libre de l'Escola d'Art, with artist Paco Minuesa. In 2003, she opened a workshop in Barcelona, and two years later opened Siart, an art gallery in Cadaqués, Spain.

 

Patricia continues to show her work internationally in solo and group exhibitions, and she has completed numerous private commissions of murals, folding screens, and objects, as well as book illustrations.  She has shown internationally in France, Italy, Spain, Mexico, Argentina, Malaysia and Uruguay.

 

"Torear la soledad,hasta suavemente se hace dulce. La creacion,sin ese silencio,que duele a veces,no renace.  Nutrirse del amor es crear. "    

P.S. Cadaques

When:
Sep 29, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
5:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Monday Time & Price:
Closed
Tuesday Time & Price:
Closed
Wednesday Time & Price:
Closed
Thursday Time & Price:
11am - 5pm, FREE
Friday Time & Price:
11am - 5pm, FREE
Saturday Time & Price:
5pm - 8pm, FREE
Sunday Time & Price:
Closed
Location:
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The Alephbet Workshop


The Alephbet Workshop

Learn about the Hebrew Letters and use collage as a creative springboard to get new insights about yourself as a person

Thursday, Oct 25 | 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
Instructor: Deborah Rolnik Raichman

According to Jewish tradition, the individual letters of the Hebrew alphabet, their names, graphic forms, gematrias and respective position in the alphabet are divinely ordained. The letters have been studied and interpreted by our sages throughout our history and therefore, offer a wealth of Jewish concepts that can bring us closer to our heritage.

This workshop proposes the study of material concerning a few of the Hebrew letters and to use them as a subject for collage artwork. These collages created in the workshop could be interpreted into larger paintings on a later date.

The small size of the collages and the simple art activity of tearing and pasting disarms natural inhibitions and makes it possible to easily create art and absorb the values of the material.

Fee: $30 (includes supplies)

When:
Oct 25, 2018
Cost:
$30 (includes supplies)
Time:
7:00 pm
Thursday Time & Price:
$30 (includes supplies)
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4-Day Silverpoint Workshop

4-Day Silverpoint Workshop

Silverpoint is one of the oldest drawing methods, dating back to the early Renaissance. Some of the first examples of silverpoint drawings come from the 14th century when it was commonly used in manuscripts. Artists such as Leonardo DaVinci, Raphael, Rembrandt and Cennini often employed this method of drawing with metal to create highly archival works, many have lasted over 500 years. This 4-day workshop will simplify the silverpoint process. Students will learn the basics of how to prime and tone paper, create various marks using silver tips and explore how contemporary artists are experimenting today with this re-discovered material. The workshop subject matter will be small objects observed from nature, patterning and how to include other water-based mediums to create a finished artwork.

When:
Oct 18, 2018
Cost:
$150.00
Time:
6:00 pm
Thursday Time & Price:
$150/4 Thursday classes, 6-9pm
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Kristen Cliburn


 Kristen
Cliburn’s immaculately executed canvases are visual distillations of the
natural world. Cliburn views the work as allusions to the physical world
through the “subtle isolation of color and light.” Their deceptively minimal
appearance quickly gives way to an intense depth of presence, followed by an
unanticipated sensory experience. Requiring the act of “slow seeing” Cliburn’s
paintings can be positively transformative, calling on the viewer to stop, be
still and contemplate.


 

            This
exhibit will be on display September 1-28, 2018, at the Jung Center, 5200
Montrose Blvd.

The
public is invited to a gallery reception on Saturday, September 8, from 5:00-7:00
pm. 

When:
Sep 1, 2018 to Sep 28, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Monday Time & Price:
9:30 AM - 7:30 PM; FREE
Tuesday Time & Price:
9:30 AM - 7:30 PM; FREE
Wednesday Time & Price:
9:30 AM - 7:30 PM; FREE
Thursday Time & Price:
9:30 AM - 7:30 PM; FREE
Friday Time & Price:
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM; FREE
Saturday Time & Price:
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM; FREE
Sunday Time & Price:
CLOSED
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Sharon Kopriva: Early Works


A luminary of the Houston art scene, Sharon
Kopriva will present a collection of rarely and never before seen early works
this October at The Jung Center. This exhibition, curated by Pete Gershon, will
feature paintings, sculptures, and archival materials, all inspired by the
artist’s life-changing visit to the Nazca Desert in southern Peru in 1982. Kopriva
is internationally known for her spiritual and darkly mysterious sculptural
work--mummy-like figures which deliver a biting and frequently macabre critique
of Catholic righteousness. Images inspired by the natural landscapes of Peru,
Australia, and Hope, Idaho have also been central to her practice.



This exhibit will be on
display October 2-30, 2018, at the Jung Center, 5200 Montrose Blvd.

The
public is invited to a gallery reception on Saturday, October 6, 5:00-7:00 pm. 

There
will be a Q&A with the artist Tuesday, October 9, 7-8:30 pm.


Gallery hours

Mon-Thurs: 9:30 AM - 7:30 PM

Fri: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Sat: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

When:
Oct 2, 2018 to Oct 30, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
9:30 am to 7:30 pm
Monday Time & Price:
9:30 AM - 7:30 PM; FREE
Tuesday Time & Price:
9:30 AM - 7:30 PM; FREE
Wednesday Time & Price:
9:30 AM - 7:30 PM; FREE
Thursday Time & Price:
9:30 AM - 7:30 PM; FREE
Friday Time & Price:
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM; FREE
Saturday Time & Price:
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM; FREE
Sunday Time & Price:
CLOSED
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Ángel Quesada on Nuestra Palabra 90.1FM

Nuestra palabra hosts Artist Ángel Quesada for a lively discussion about LatinX arts in Houston.

A lively discussion about the state of LatinX Arts in and around the city ; actions, activities and artwork being created in the United State’s fourth largest city, Houston. Topics range from street art to arts funding for LatinX arts communities and the future of the city’s artscape.

When:
Aug 28, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:27 pm to 7:28 pm

Claire Oswalt: Bornaforms, Opening Reception 9/8/18 at Octavia Art Gallery

Opening Reception: Claire Oswalt- Bornaforms

Octavia Art Gallery-Houston

Claire Oswalt: Bornaforms

September 8 - November 2, 2018

Opening Reception: 9/8/18, 6 - 8pm


Octavia Art Gallery is pleased to present Claire Oswalt: Bornaforms.  This exhibition features new paintings and mixed media works on paper that tackle themes of formal ambiguity and the human desire for association.  This is the Austin-based artist’s first solo exhibition with Octavia Art Gallery.

 

In Oswalt’s most recent works, she continues an investigation of form through drawings and paintings that present seemingly identifiable shapes. Most of her forms hold a natural sensibility, almost mimicking the organic. In contrast, the shapes are oversimplified, outlined, and often framed within borders that lead to more questions about the origin of these forms.

 

Martin Heidegger recognized form as belonging to the very essence of being; “that which places itself in its limit, completing itself,” a notion Oswalt toys with, surrendering control and giving it back to the world around us. The work need notdepend on human interaction in order to have meaning. In fact, it is this uncertainty and sense of detached wonder that she strives to find in the work, and within the process itself.

 

“Consciousness itself is formal: not so much form-giving as form-receiving.”Gyorgy Kepes

 

In Claire Oswalt:Bornaforms, Oswalt notes an interest in the social tendency to quickly generate and assign labels, to reduce complex notions to sound bytes, and to sell identity through oversimplified icons. It is the human ego applying meaning to the form; it is the human ego exercising control over its environment. Each painting in this exhibition begins as a collage, and each collage begins with an unforeseen path of quickly layering torn pieces of painted paper, with only intuition to guide their placement.  From there, Oswalt employs discipline to merely usher the form into full being, conscious not to impose her own being upon the work.

 

Claire Oswalt was born in San Antonio, TX and currently lives and works in Austin, TX.  Her work has been included in solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally including: Galleri Urbane in Marfa and Dallas, TX, Taylor De Cordoba and The Santa Monica Museum of Art in Los Angeles, CA, Chamber in New York, NY and most recently at Johanssen Gallery in Berlin, Germany. Oswalt has been featured in publications such as The New York Times, Paper Magazine, Artweek, and is the recipient of the Peter S. Reed Foundation Grant for Mixed Media.

 

When:
Sep 8, 2018
Octavia Art Gallery 3637 West Alabama St,, Suite 120 Houston, TX 77027 t. 713-828-3158 www.octaviaartgallery.com Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Tuesday Time & Price:
11:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Free
Wednesday Time & Price:
11:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Free
Thursday Time & Price:
11:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Free
Friday Time & Price:
11:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Free
Saturday Time & Price:
Opening: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Free, Regular hours-11:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Free,

Masumi Kataoka at Tank Space in Spring Street Studios


For this new series, Masumi has created spaces for the work to go to when they are not being worn as jewelry. Instead of simply serving as mounts, the fixtures are an integral part of the overall concept. They mimic parts of garments such as hems, pockets, sock, or collars. The reference of garments is inspired by the characters in children’s books, how the animals or insects are treated as humans and wear clothes. Masumi believes they do so to mimic us, while at the same time, they become more familiar for children. For adults, the situation can create discomfort and unease. For example, animal/insect characters in children’s books are personified seamlessly in a way that readers do not normally question, but if it is done in an adult story, such as Kafka’s “Metamorphosis” it is uncanny and creates tension partly because it is familiar and unfamiliar at the same time.


This project was funded by the City of Houston through a grant from Houston Arts Alliance. 

 

When:
Aug 24, 2018 to Aug 31, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
12:22 pm to 5:22 pm
Monday Time & Price:
9:00 am -5 pm
Tuesday Time & Price:
9 am- 5 pm
Wednesday Time & Price:
9 am- 5 pm
Thursday Time & Price:
9 am-5 pm
Friday Time & Price:
9am-5pm
Saturday Time & Price:
9-am-5pm
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Houston, TX 77266-6494


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