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Hooks-Epstein Galleries presents Catherine Asher Morgan: "Nuptial Musings" open house

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Image courtesy of Catherine Asher Morgan

In her first solo art exhibition in Houston, “Nuptial Musings,” Catherine Asher Morgan has assembled a compilation of digital photography and digital paintings on silk. Morgan’s fascination with all things “nuptial” began when she was a flower girl in a family wedding. As she grew up, she was able to see the complexities and possible tribulations inherent to “a most sacred union” and the creating of a holy ritual.

During her first year of life, Morgan was diagnosed with a challenging organic deficiency. Many experts doubted her capability to lead an ordinary life, but together with her parents’ devotion and tenacity and with her acute intelligence and determination, they prevailed. At an early age, Morgan’s artistic eye captured forms, textures, colors, and patterns around her that others had missed, and she began to express her vision in sketching. Her early drawings were of voluminous dresses and costumes. Frequent artistic encounters (festivals, museums, gallery showings, etc.) kept Morgan inspired and constantly expressing what she saw with her notable and flourishing imagination.

Morgan received a BFA in Photography from the Kansas City Art Institute in Kansas City, MO. Upon graduating and after moving to Houston, she and her family came up with the concept of a residential artists facility. With this idea, the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft was born. HCCC would go on to allow Morgan, as well as many other fellow craft artists, to thrive in an artistic community; to this day, HCCC has been a beloved local organization for over 20 years.

The exhibition will remain on display through August 13.

In her first solo art exhibition in Houston, “Nuptial Musings,” Catherine Asher Morgan has assembled a compilation of digital photography and digital paintings on silk. Morgan’s fascination with all things “nuptial” began when she was a flower girl in a family wedding. As she grew up, she was able to see the complexities and possible tribulations inherent to “a most sacred union” and the creating of a holy ritual.

During her first year of life, Morgan was diagnosed with a challenging organic deficiency. Many experts doubted her capability to lead an ordinary life, but together with her parents’ devotion and tenacity and with her acute intelligence and determination, they prevailed. At an early age, Morgan’s artistic eye captured forms, textures, colors, and patterns around her that others had missed, and she began to express her vision in sketching. Her early drawings were of voluminous dresses and costumes. Frequent artistic encounters (festivals, museums, gallery showings, etc.) kept Morgan inspired and constantly expressing what she saw with her notable and flourishing imagination.

Morgan received a BFA in Photography from the Kansas City Art Institute in Kansas City, MO. Upon graduating and after moving to Houston, she and her family came up with the concept of a residential artists facility. With this idea, the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft was born. HCCC would go on to allow Morgan, as well as many other fellow craft artists, to thrive in an artistic community; to this day, HCCC has been a beloved local organization for over 20 years.

The exhibition will remain on display through August 13.

In her first solo art exhibition in Houston, “Nuptial Musings,” Catherine Asher Morgan has assembled a compilation of digital photography and digital paintings on silk. Morgan’s fascination with all things “nuptial” began when she was a flower girl in a family wedding. As she grew up, she was able to see the complexities and possible tribulations inherent to “a most sacred union” and the creating of a holy ritual.

During her first year of life, Morgan was diagnosed with a challenging organic deficiency. Many experts doubted her capability to lead an ordinary life, but together with her parents’ devotion and tenacity and with her acute intelligence and determination, they prevailed. At an early age, Morgan’s artistic eye captured forms, textures, colors, and patterns around her that others had missed, and she began to express her vision in sketching. Her early drawings were of voluminous dresses and costumes. Frequent artistic encounters (festivals, museums, gallery showings, etc.) kept Morgan inspired and constantly expressing what she saw with her notable and flourishing imagination.

Morgan received a BFA in Photography from the Kansas City Art Institute in Kansas City, MO. Upon graduating and after moving to Houston, she and her family came up with the concept of a residential artists facility. With this idea, the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft was born. HCCC would go on to allow Morgan, as well as many other fellow craft artists, to thrive in an artistic community; to this day, HCCC has been a beloved local organization for over 20 years.

The exhibition will remain on display through August 13.

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WHERE

Hooks-Epstein Galleries
2631 Colquitt St.
Houston, TX 77098
http://www.hooksepsteingalleries.com/

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