Art League Houston presents "Here, Ahora: Houston, Latinx, Queer Artists Under 30," "What Your Eyes Can't See," "Houston Paintings," and "sans delineation" opening reception
Art League Houston will present four new exhibits: "Here, Ahora: Houston, Latinx, Queer Artists Under 30," "What Your Eyes Can't See," "Houston Paintings," and "sans delineation."
"Here, Ahora: Houston, Latinx, Queer Artists Under 30" is curated by Reyes Ramirez and features artists Leticia Contreras, Jessica González, Romeo Harrell, Ángel Lartigue, Trevon Latin, Moe Penders, and Isaac Reyes. This exhibition, in conjunction with Latino Art Now! highlihts a particular aspect of the Latinx identity: young, LGBTQ artists of color working within Houston who show amazing potential to shape and innovate Latinx art and discourse, for Houston and beyond, in the years to come.
"What Your Eyes Can't See (Lo Que Tus Ojos No Alcanzan A Ver)" by Mexico-based artist Miriam Medrez and curated by Mariana Valdes features seven life-size, figurative works that are corporal in their physicality and sculptural installation, focusing on Medrez’s explorations in feminism and the female body. Her use of fabric and embroidery, often relegated as a female and “artisanal” practice, asks viewers to reconsider techniques and the modes of contemporary art today, highlighting the historical significance of embroidery and female identity. This exhibit is part of the Latino Art Now! city-wide celebration.
"Houston Paintings" by artist Liyen Chong showcases a diverse range of media and practices, including embroider Using photographic images from the book Houston’s Forgotten History, Chong’s paintings re-interpret the content of these historical images and tease out new relationships to the present through her use of color.
"sans delineation" is a site specific installation by artist Molly Koehn. Her work, which incorporates drawing, weaving, and sculptural installation, is inspired by idealized understandings of nature. The vast expansion of Houston’s urban development is prime source material, offering infinite inspiration through the city’s landscaping and material construction.
Following the opening reception, the exhibits will be on display until May 4.