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Sawyer Yards presents "Gridlock" opening reception

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Within the context of Houston's constant construction and increasing auto traffic, the term "gridlock" quickly brings to mind a visual of stopped, bumper-to-bumper auto traffic. However, it is also used metaphorically to describe a sort of paralysis or a stalemate.

Houston artists were prompted to consider and respond to the idea of gridlock as it applies to their lives, and the city at large. The resulting amalgamation is a cutting and diverse range of artworks across all media. From found and repurposed road signs, abstract and formal studies of grids, to more figural or narrative interpretations of conflict or entanglement, the show embodies the wide spectrum of possibilities around the idea of gridlock while bringing together 19 local contemporary artists.

Featured artists include. Nicole Durham, Gloria Reyna, Lauren Luna, Ozzy Demir, Adam Land, Stephanie Larsen, Donald Jones, Jen Paschke, Meribeth Privett, Rebecca Acuna, Ruby Scott, Angela Walling, Nergis Mustafa, Luis Fernando Penalopez, Mariela Dominguez (XZZX), MaryAnn Lucas, Vincent Fink, Lucy Caire, and Betirri.

This exhibition will be on view at the East Corridor Gallery at Sabine Street Studios (Sawyer Yards) through July 6.

Within the context of Houston's constant construction and increasing auto traffic, the term "gridlock" quickly brings to mind a visual of stopped, bumper-to-bumper auto traffic. However, it is also used metaphorically to describe a sort of paralysis or a stalemate.

Houston artists were prompted to consider and respond to the idea of gridlock as it applies to their lives, and the city at large. The resulting amalgamation is a cutting and diverse range of artworks across all media. From found and repurposed road signs, abstract and formal studies of grids, to more figural or narrative interpretations of conflict or entanglement, the show embodies the wide spectrum of possibilities around the idea of gridlock while bringing together 19 local contemporary artists.

Featured artists include. Nicole Durham, Gloria Reyna, Lauren Luna, Ozzy Demir, Adam Land, Stephanie Larsen, Donald Jones, Jen Paschke, Meribeth Privett, Rebecca Acuna, Ruby Scott, Angela Walling, Nergis Mustafa, Luis Fernando Penalopez, Mariela Dominguez (XZZX), MaryAnn Lucas, Vincent Fink, Lucy Caire, and Betirri.

This exhibition will be on view at the East Corridor Gallery at Sabine Street Studios (Sawyer Yards) through July 6.

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WHERE

Sawyer Yards
2101 Winter St, Houston, TX 77007, USA
https://www.sawyeryards.com/do/gridlock

TICKET INFO

Admission is free.

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