Art League Houston opening reception: Ed Wilson: A Survey, Paper Trail and Unauthorized Collaborations and Migrating Identities
Ed Wilson: A Survey is an exhibition that brings together, for the first time, an incredible selection of work that spans over a 20 year period of the sculptor's career. Known for his brilliant craftsmanship in metal fabrication and his ability to create powerful objects that embrace an unwavering sense of honesty, both personally and politically, Ed Wilson is one of Houston's most revered artists.
Paper Trail and Unauthorized Collaborations by Mel Chin is a selection of 40 years of drawings, diagrams and paraphernalia accompanied by new (unauthorized) physical alterations of oil portraits. The exhibition features many studies and artifacts relating to artwork in the Houston presentation of Mel Chin: Rematch, the most expansive survey of Chin's work to date, which launches the following day at four Houston spaces simultaneously: The Contemporary Art Museum, The Blaffer Art Museum, The Asia Society Texas Center and The Station Museum.
Migrating Identities is an exhibition of works on paper by Indian-born and Houston-based artist Preetika Rajgariah. The exhibition features a large-scale watercolor painting on paper that wraps around the entire hallway gallery, and explores themes of migration, diaspora and cultural identity. The painting depicts an ephemeral landscape, effortlessly moving between abstraction and figuration, taking the viewer on a spiritual journey into a realm populated with masses of people and cultures, gathering, converging and unifying.