Kindred Spirit is a large group exhibition of artwork by more than 30 Texas-based artists whose works express the topics of heritage and spirituality. The exhibition is a combination of collage, painting, drawing, sculpture and installation or environment elements that present what can best be described as a folk art aesthetic. Each piece intimately portrays the individual artist's sense of belonging and connection to the outside world.
The use of common, found materials in these works supply an element of familiarity to the viewer while the imagery (or text) furnishes a historical or cultural connection. The exhibiting artists have varied and diverse backgrounds. Some of the artwork was never meant to be seen by anyone outside of the artist's immediate family or friends. Other pieces were created in order to broadcast a specific message to the general public. Still others were created with a gallery or museum space in mind.
Kindred Spirit celebrates the shared human impulse to create and explores how the ability to make connections between people, objects and ideas helps people to understand the world.
On view through Oct. 26.