Art League Houston presents Zachary Gresham, Betsy Huete, and Michael McFadden opening reception
Art League Houston will present the following three exhibitions:
- with/in: blurring the line between art and education, organized by Art League Houston's Education Programs Director, Zachary Gresham, featuring work by Andres L. Hernandez (Chicago), Hannah Jickling and Helen Reed (Canada), Christopher Lee Kennedy (New York), and Patricia VÃ¡zquez Gomez (Portland). The exhibition, which includes documentation and works across a range of mediums, aims to challenge the dichotomy of physical and conceptual space while exploring socially-engaged work centered on pedagogy to incite individual/communal action, response, contemplation, resistance.
- A Collection of Babysitters, a solo exhibition by Houston-based artist and writer Betsy Huete featuring a chapbook of poetry and sculpture based on the children's fiction series The Babysitters Club by Ann M. Martin. Germane to a particular generation of women born in the eighties and who came of age in the nineties - although the series remains popular today - Huete engages with questions of female friendship, and the camaraderie, jealousy, love, and loyalty inherent in it.
- aesthetic][equity is an exhibition by Houston-based writer and organizer Michael McFadden. Making use of Art League's hallway space as a site of reflection, the exhibition focuses on the turbulent history of socio-economic inequity found within the Houston arts community. Through a presentation that is part visual record and part call-to-action, the exhibition lays the groundwork for artistic intervention and theoretical efforts to level an unjust art-world hierarchy.
Following the opening reception, the exhibits will be on display through September 17.