July 2, 2005 - September 2005
The Artcar Museum invites artists to participate in the exhibition Face. The purpose of this exhibition is to give artists an opportunity to exhibit their self-portraits and also to provide the community with a deeper sense of their identity.
NAZAR: vision - insight
A photography exhibition in conjunction with FotoFest
April 23 - June 25, 2005
This is the second half of a two-part exhibit entitled Nazar: Photographs from the Arab World which was originated and organized by curator Wim Melis at the Noorderlicht Photofestival in the Netherlands. The first half of the exhibit Arab Eyeswill open at FotoFest on April 8th. For details, please visit www.fotofest.org.
November 19, 2004 - February 2005
Rust Bucket is an exhibition of the sculpture of several generations of Houston artists who have either purposely used rust as an element of expression or accepted it as part of a natural process -- the oxidation of iron. Rust in the hands of an artist is not only potentially beautiful but it also can make an artist’s work more meaningful. Rust implies age or the aging process; it gives the work of art integrity and a rustic sense of survival.
Most significant is the fact that this exhibition presents important but little known works by some of Houston’s most gifted and serious artists: Kenny Browning, W.T. Burge, Noah Edmundson, Roy Fridge, Tim Glover, Eric Kolflat, Jesse Lott, Cesar Martinez, Koral Pior, Forrest Prince, Jim Robertson, Mike Scranton, Ed Wilson, and Richard Wood. Each of the artists listed above is a significant figure in the Houston art world. The ‘down-home’ look of their work is pure Texas, a look that is fundamental to its meaning -- the transformation of humble materials into meaningful form.
Two one-person exhibitions are also being formally opened on this date. The first, an exhibition of collages by Ann Harithas, presents the artist’s most recent work. Her work is a kind of Texas-based Surrealism. Her frequent references to Native American culture and her use of Christian religious symbolism imply a profound sense of morality. The paintings of Dion Laurent are also featured in a one-person exhibition. His images of gas pumps from all over the world are symbols of the global power of the oil industry.