Art League Houston presents "Romancing Banality", "I called the zoo but the lion was busy", and "Art Show!" opening reception

Art League Houston presents "I called the zoo but the lion was busy" opening reception
​Chickie Brown, "looks", 2014, water soluble oils on canvas board, 20 x 16 inches Photo by ​Chickie Brown

Art League Houston will feature the following three upcoming exhibitions:

  • "Romancing Banality" is an installation-based exhibition by nomadic artist Lyle Carbajal. The exhibition features a mash-up of anti-artistry, folk, and contemporary themes, which pull from art history, cultural, economic, geographic and personal references, creating an immersive installation of densely layered mixed-media paintings, and sculptural compositions that combines everyday materials and aesthetic traditions.
  • "I called the zoo but the lion was busy" is a series of quirky, casual paintings by 94 year old Houston artist Chickie Brown, organized by Francesca Fuchs, Head of Painting at the Glassell School of Art. Usually based on song lyrics, many of Brown’s paintings are narratives that explore relationships between men and women, and between the painted image and the written word. The paintings seem to come straight out of her stream of consciousness with astonishing directness and truth. Brown began painting at 60.
  • "Art Show" is an exhibition by Houston-based multimedia and performance artist Iva Kinnaird. The exhibition features a collection of small-scale paintings and sculptures that playfully yet carefully reveal show-and-tell fragments from the artists life. Although the works appear simple in appearance, and use humor to draw people in, they are weighted with stories about the persistent desire to connect with others and the need to produce art.

Following the opening reception, the exhibits will be on display through March 11.

Event Details


1.27.17 | 6:00 pm


Art League of Houston
1953 Montrose Blvd.
Houston, TX 77006


Ticket Info

Admission is free.