The Art Car Museum opens three exhibitions: Fur Bitten by Carter Ernst, Echoes of Oblivion by Ken Mazzu and Artist Tries to Save the World by Pat Johnson. The opening reception will feature blues music from the band Texas Johnny BOY. The exhibitions will be on view through Aug. 25.
Carter Ernst's Fur Bitten
Ernst's colorful fabric, faux fur and ceramic sculptures are recognizable yet surreal interpretations of the natural world. Beloved dogs, mysterious birds, unusual trees and insects are her primary subjects. These creatures appear to inhabit some alternate universe of extreme and vivid color.
Ken Mazzu's Echoes of Oblivion
Echoes of Oblivion is a series of oil paintings influenced by the evolution of the Houston architectural landscape. The paintings depict the demolished rubble of important historical Houston landmarks which Mazzu has been carefully photographing for more than 10 years.
Pat Johnson's Artist Tries to Save the World
Through ceramic sculptures and tile, Johnson creates comical narrative works referencing political or social issues. Her influences range from issues of antiquity to those found in popular culture. With representational images of herself in each piece that she creates, Johnson reveals her skill and talent with these mediums along with her ever present sense of humor.