SAMARA Gallery presents Margaret Garrett: Choros opening reception
SAMARA Gallery will present Choros, the first solo exhibition in Houston by Margaret Garrett. Garrett’s latest series of paintings and collages is named Choros, from the Greek word meaning dance or dancing. The central preoccupation of the Choros paintings are their concern with shape and color, how shapes can have a solid, even muscular, form and at the same time convey a sense of bodies in motion. These pieces begin with drawings inspired by dance. Garrett then uses these drawings to find shapes, working and playing with the shapes to make collages, and then from these collages, paintings.
Having dance as her first form of artistic expression, Garrett now views the canvas as her stage and each line as movements across it. Texture, form, and the way that colors interact are all different manifestations of motion, rhythm, and energy.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through February 4.