This month we are thrilled to showcase the artists who were accepted into our 4th Annual Juried Exhibition. With juror, Julie Farr, who is the Director of the Houston
Center for Contemporary Craft Museum, 248 pieces of art came through the gallery doors, with a final 47 chosen to be in the show! Click here to see winners and other details along with further news about our gallery and our artist-members.
Here is our June Newsletter. Christie Coker is this month's featured artist, with a colorful theme inspired by music - Musicality. Come join us for the artist's opening reception, Saturday, June 2, 2012, from 5 to 8 p.m.
We hope you enjoy reading about all of our artists and their achievements, as we love to share with you. Thank you for supporting Archway Gallery and local, Houston area artists!
Trudy Askew - Pretense ll
May 5 - May 31, 2012
Saturday, May 5th, 5 - 8 pm
Pretense II investigates disguise, deception and their role in identity.
Trudy Askew's recent paintings portray the surreal human circus. "We all populate this vast theatre, this house of mirrors, where things are not as they appear." The actors that she creates identify themselves one mask at a time, by concealing their identitiies and establishing new ones. These performers invite the audience into the big top with them, barely pulling back the curtain to reveal the artifice behind the show. As observers, the response is bittersweet. The play casts the "brave face" we hear in public under a new spotlight, revealing the fragility of this mask that conceals and protects our new personae.
Visual Arts Alliance 2012
We are 31 Houston-area, visual artists who have joined in a collaboration to commit to our creative process.