Archway Gallery presents The Art of Anita and Mark Nelson: The Other Side of the Spectrum opening reception

Photo by A. Nelson

Archway Gallery will present The Art of Anita and Mark Nelson: The Other Side of the Spectrum, a dual show from the husband and wife team.

Meeting Anita and Mark Nelson for the first time, one could be forgiven for assessing them as everyone's favorite apple-cheeked senescent individuals. However, view their art or speak to either of them for 10 seconds and find that under that white hair are fiercely active and unpredictable imaginations. These two perfectly complement the other's genius. How do they come up with this stuff - this off-the-chain mix of fantasy and accomplished technique? While they both dip into the worlds of narrative and fantasy, their impressive show is not a collaboration, but a juxtaposition of two collections of whimsy, fantasy and oddities, drifting through a world filled with Anita’s anthropomorphized period-garbed animals in narrative situations and  Mark’s world which digs deep into a fantasy driven marketplace utilizing symbols, history and storytelling.

The exhibit will be on display September 5 through October 1. The artists will be present at the opening reception to visit with guests and provide insight into their work.



Archway Gallery
2305-A Dunlavy St.
Houston, TX 77019


Admission is free.
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