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Blaffer Art Museum presents "The Secrecy of Water" opening reception

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The Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston presents the first solo museum exhibition for Leslie Martinez, "The Secrecy of Water" and a monumental video installation, "We Are in Hell When We Hurt Each Other" by interdisciplinary artist Jacolby Satterwhite.

Martinez creates immersive, spellbinding paintings that explore ideas of place, climate, landscape, and personhood through unconventional methods of applying and interlaying various materials, textures, and hues on canvas. Their signature style of abstract painting features viscerally tactile and spatial atmospheres created with physical ingredients like fabric rags, recycled clothing, and crushed stone that reveal discordant visual intersections of destruction and emergence.

For over a decade, Satterwhite has used 3D animation, sculpture, performance, painting, and photography to create fantastical, labyrinthine universes. Exploring the themes of public space, the body, ritual, and community, Satterwhite draws from an extensive set of references guided by queer theory, Modernist tropes, and video game languages to challenge conventions of Western art through a personal and political lens.

The exhibitions will be on display through March 12.

The Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston presents the first solo museum exhibition for Leslie Martinez, "The Secrecy of Water" and a monumental video installation, "We Are in Hell When We Hurt Each Other" by interdisciplinary artist Jacolby Satterwhite.

Martinez creates immersive, spellbinding paintings that explore ideas of place, climate, landscape, and personhood through unconventional methods of applying and interlaying various materials, textures, and hues on canvas. Their signature style of abstract painting features viscerally tactile and spatial atmospheres created with physical ingredients like fabric rags, recycled clothing, and crushed stone that reveal discordant visual intersections of destruction and emergence.

For over a decade, Satterwhite has used 3D animation, sculpture, performance, painting, and photography to create fantastical, labyrinthine universes. Exploring the themes of public space, the body, ritual, and community, Satterwhite draws from an extensive set of references guided by queer theory, Modernist tropes, and video game languages to challenge conventions of Western art through a personal and political lens.

The exhibitions will be on display through March 12.

WHEN

WHERE

Blaffer Art Museum
4173 Elgin St, Houston, TX 77004, USA
https://blafferartmuseum.org/events/opening-january-exhibitions-2023/

TICKET INFO

Admission is free.

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