Archway Gallery presents Thirteenth Annual Juried Exhibition
Archway Gallery will present its Thirteenth Annual Juried Exhibition, benefiting Houston Junior Forum. This annual event is an opportunity for area artists and non-members of the gallery to participate in an exhibition of works in Houston’s finest artist-owned space.
Each year a prominent juror selects works by local artists for the near month-long exhibition, and sales support a nonprofit organization chosen by the gallery members. The first-prize winner will also receive a month’s guest artist privileges at Archway Gallery.
This year’s juror, Wayne Gilbert, is a self-described “ordinary artist in an extraordinary city full of great artists and art.” His undergraduate degree in Painting from the University of Houston is paired with a minor in Art History (1984). He has an MA from Rice University in Liberal Studies (2012). With other founding members of the Rubber Group (Bill Hailey and Ramzy Telley), he fashioned multi-disciplinary extravaganzas that were bohemian, rough, and well out of the mainstream.
Using the cremated remains of Americans uncollected for infinite reasons at funeral establishments to create works of art, his intent is to question the phenomenon of art as it relates to humanity and vice versa. He investigates and questions the academic substance of art as it integrates into theory and critical analysis: What is art? Why does it matter? Who defines a work of art? What is it about this peculiar and mystifying human undertaking that can result in such a huge world-wide industry, sometimes relegated to the lofty world of “Priceless”? The range of imagery is wide, entertaining the momentary flicker of a thought as it might relate to our philosophical, theological, physical, or mental journeys through life.
Following the opening day, the exhibit will be on display through August 4.