1. SILVER STREET STUDIOS | THE TEN ANTS
Ten artists, one exhibition – conceived by Valentina Atkinson of Serrano Gallery at Silver Street Studios. These ten artists are referred to as “ants,” which insinuates the title behind the exhibit. Like ants, the hard work and grit they contribute towards the artist community in Houston reflect strongly on the art work that will be shown at Silver Street Studios. Expect to see works in all types of media in a distinctive manner. The showcase will feature John Bernard, Kyong Burke, Luisa Duarte, Justin Garcia, Erik Hagen, Monica Melgar, Kelyne Reis, Mariana Sammartino, Chris Silkwood and Anita Varadaraju. This is a perfect opportunity to surround yourself with people that are pas- sionate with the idea that art should be presented with enthusiasm. February 11 – 15, with an opening reception on February 11.
2. CINDY LISICA GALLERY | Over time
Over Time: Elizabeth Rudnick (USA), Travis K. Schwab (USA) and Barbara Smith (France): An exhibition of three artists working across different mediums, suggesting the passage and experience of time. The larger subject of life and death is intermixed with the specificity of humanistic moments. February 12 – March 12, with an opening reception on February 12.
3. FRONT GALLERY | Alex Kvares: Sunglasses on a Skeleton
Like most of Kvares’ work, his new works on paper at Front Gallery are dexterous, comical, critical, political, historical, emotional and often unsettling. His drawing practice is informed by his lifelong preoccupations – philosophy, political history, art history, music, pop culture. His typically small draw- ings are opulent, and full of substance. They are densely filled with symbolism and workmanship. His highly personal narratives speak to us all, and to all our psychic predicaments.
February 20 – March 12, with an opening reception on February 20.
4. THE GALLERY SONJA ROESCH | Earthworks
Earthworks: Madeleine Dietz, Perla Krauze and Mario Reis runs through February 27 and features forms of art created in nature that use natural materials such as stones, leaves or soil. The form of art became popular in the late 1960s and 70s. Madeline Dietz mainly uses earth and steel and mixes soil with water to make mud which she spreads in thin layers to dry with the sun. The dried and cracked material becomes “stones” she uses in her work. Perla Krauze uses found objects – stones, rocks and sticks – and preserves them by casting in resin or aluminum, then uses them to create instal- lations. Mario Reis creates “river paintings” by submerging a blank, stretched canvas into the shallow water of a riverbed and waiting for the natural sediments to settle on the fabric. He has been docu- menting international rivers and creeks in this manner for 38 years.