The Alta Arts presents "Stratum 2021" opening reception
The Alta Arts will present the opening of "Stratum 2021," an exhibition featuring paintings and sculpture by three Houston artists whose work focuses on the built landscape. Bill Willis, Charis Ammon, and Jacob Villalobos each address different overlooked, yet ubiquitous facets of cities and infrastructure. Their work reconsiders our relationship with nature, and questions the way in which we build and form our world around us.
Willis prolific practice includes plein air landscapes, still lifes, and genre paintings whose imagery are taken from mundane subjects, resulting in sincere works that contemplate scenes from everyday life. The works chosen for this exhibition focus on scenes of the city’s bayous, freeway overpasses, culverts and pylons.
Ammon is a painter whose work addresses the urban landscape, specifically moments of imperfection that speak to cycles of construction and demolition. Her bold paintings are warm and seem to vibrate, embodying the quiet tension all around us in the form of decay or upheaval.
Villalobos is a multi-disciplinary artist working in collage, mold making and ceramics. His work combines a critical study of the built environment with the language of geology to newly examine our relationship with the natural world.
Light refreshments will be served, and a taco truck will be onsite for the opening. Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through August 29.