Creature Comforts is a group exhibition of regional and international artists whose works in sculpture, collage, ceramics and on paper challenge the uncomfortable yet engaging archetypal characteristics buried within the rich history of storytelling. A mythological vein runs through the works via the depicted anthropomorphic and beast-like creatures; the result is an aesthetic that is at once appealing and frightening.
Keep an eye out for the work of recent Lawndale studio residents Dawn Black and Anne Wood, as well as British-born Houston-based artist Jennifer Nuttall's collages. CultureMap's pick is Houston-based Mindy Kober, whose gouache paintings interpret fantastical and childlike environments that depict battles between Civil War soldiers and oversized domestic animals.
A reception for the artists is on Friday, July 9, from 6-9 p.m.
The exhibition is on view July 9 through August 6, 2010.
Anya Tish Gallery
4411 Montrose Blvd.
Houston, TX 77006
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