Flatland Gallery and Bill Arning Exhibitions present “No Trigger Warnings” opening reception
"No Trigger Warnings" will provide a wide array of unforgettable artworks by artists from near and far that will provoke extreme responses of all types-including hopefully, offense. Houstonians brag about the “no zoning” ethos being especially supportive for contemporary artists. That is because the libertarian world-view precludes the Yankee desire to censure art and artists. While that might not extend for most to actually liking, supporting, or collecting edgier artworks; young people raised seeing tough art from their earliest viewing experiences do want to live intimately with such pieces. In my home, I cherish whenever I have an open house and hear “ I couldn't live with that.” Coming out of a youth spent in Punk Rock clubs, visual art was forever tied to the same pugnacious urge to make high culture stimulatingly discomforting.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display until October 27.