Samara Gallery presents David Graeve: "Direct Action" opening reception
Samara Gallery will present "Direct Action," a solo exhibition of new work by international acclaimed artist David Graeve. This exhibition explores the innovative approach Graeve utilizes to create work. Direct Action, Social Activism, Sculpture, and Performance are combined to create social dialogue and subject matter. Graeve’s highly original artistic approach to activating a surface will use Houston as a canvas for a citywide installation. This consciousness raising public art installation will bring current political and cultural issues to the forefront of our conversation. Direct action and other activist tactics will be the brush to apply this installation.
In addition to the public happening throughout Houston during the run of the show inside the gallery there will be a more meditative and formal presentation of Graeve’s sculptural work. His mastery of material manipulation—transforming and appropriating everyday materials into social, political, and poetic satire with the intention to expand visual language will be installed throughout the gallery.
There will be a short performance at the opening reception by Graeve, titled Racism that will engage one of the audience members in a participatory experimental performance. The subject matter will develop in real time between volunteer, audience, and Performer.
This show is innovative and unique it’s conceptual approach to gathering subject matter and playing with the viewers perspective Graeve’s well rounded and diverse approach to creating art happenings will be highlighted throughout the run off this Show with staged happenings in various and diverse locations throughout Houston.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through February 28.