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Art League Houston presents Kathy Drago: "Late" opening reception

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Photo courtesy of Kathy Drago

Art League Houston presents "Late," an exhibition of recent work by Houston-based artist Kathy Drago in the Hallway Gallery.

"Late" features nearly 100 portraits of women, age 75 and up. Sourced from iPhone snapshots, social media posts, or grainy obituary photos, these portraits, which are painted on small, round-edged wood panels that evoke Kodak slides or Polaroid pictures in a family photo album, pay homage to women in their later years.

With their direct gazes and faces cropped, the women seem to lean out from the wood panels, welcoming viewers into a conversation. Drago describes the paintings as a close look at her own mortality, sparked by the death of her mother in 2015. The format of the portrait invites not only a reckoning with aging, but an appreciation of wisdom in the accumulated years of the subjects.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display until April 16.

Art League Houston presents "Late," an exhibition of recent work by Houston-based artist Kathy Drago in the Hallway Gallery.

"Late" features nearly 100 portraits of women, age 75 and up. Sourced from iPhone snapshots, social media posts, or grainy obituary photos, these portraits, which are painted on small, round-edged wood panels that evoke Kodak slides or Polaroid pictures in a family photo album, pay homage to women in their later years.

With their direct gazes and faces cropped, the women seem to lean out from the wood panels, welcoming viewers into a conversation. Drago describes the paintings as a close look at her own mortality, sparked by the death of her mother in 2015. The format of the portrait invites not only a reckoning with aging, but an appreciation of wisdom in the accumulated years of the subjects.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display until April 16.

Art League Houston presents "Late," an exhibition of recent work by Houston-based artist Kathy Drago in the Hallway Gallery.

"Late" features nearly 100 portraits of women, age 75 and up. Sourced from iPhone snapshots, social media posts, or grainy obituary photos, these portraits, which are painted on small, round-edged wood panels that evoke Kodak slides or Polaroid pictures in a family photo album, pay homage to women in their later years.

With their direct gazes and faces cropped, the women seem to lean out from the wood panels, welcoming viewers into a conversation. Drago describes the paintings as a close look at her own mortality, sparked by the death of her mother in 2015. The format of the portrait invites not only a reckoning with aging, but an appreciation of wisdom in the accumulated years of the subjects.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display until April 16.

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Art League Houston
1953 Montrose Blvd.
Houston, TX 77006
https://www.artleaguehouston.org/upcoming-exhibitions

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