Redbud Gallery presents Justin Earl Grant: "Sum of its Parts" opening reception

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Justin Earl Grant: "Sum of its Parts" opening reception
"Extending Grace," watercolor on paper, 30" x 22" Photo courtesy of Justin Earl Grant

Redbud Gallery presents "Sum of its Parts," an exhibition by Houston-based artist Justin Earl Grant.

For several years now, Grant has occupied most of his artistic practice with the challenge and task to create a complex, dynamic, and awkward albeit attractive painting using simple materials such as watercolor and ink on paper. An uncountable number of hours has been spent hunched over his table, working both the inners and outers of the shapes and forms, being urged along by this concept of a "new image." At times, it feels like a solely personal endeavor, based upon his own interest and definitions of what is new and worthwhile. And other times, it is a defiance to the rest of the art world (painting), the world of images and their creators.

Are there new narratives and visuals which have yet to be told or seen? Is it time to discard the brushes for more technologically advanced instruments? On this planet and in these times, are new human experiences possible? And if so, on what side of the human skin do they lay, the outer (physical) or inner (emotional/spiritual/intellectual)?

Grant prefers to think that the world is not as dualistic as it appears on the surface. That there is a third location, in relation to our bodies and minds, that is ever changing and considers the infinite number of views and interpretations, in the search for a better and more just understanding of our world.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display until August 2.

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Redbud Gallery
303 E. 11th St.
Houston, TX 77008

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Admission is free.