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February 08, 2020

Kysa Johnson solo show at MOAH in Lancaster, CA

The Light of Space features the work of nine artists, including Jay Mark Johnson’s x = time in the Main Gallery; Kysa Johnson’s Faraway, So Close series in the Moore Family Trust Gallery; Shana Mabari’s Letters on Sunspots in the Bozigian Family Gallery; Robert Standish’s Rhythmic series; Mary Anna Pomonis’ Iris Oculus series in the Wells Fargo Gallery; and Laddie John Dill’s Contained Radiance Lancaster installation in the South Gallery.

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February 07, 2020

Margo Sawyer in group show at San Antonio Museum of Art

Texas Women: A New History of Abstract Art, the first major survey to focus on Texas women working primarily in the mode of abstraction, will include approximately sixty-five works in painting, sculpture, installation, and works on paper by fifteen artists from different generations—among them Dorothy Antoinette “Toni” LaSelle (1901-2002), Dorothy Hood (1919-2000), Susie Rosmarin (born 1950), Terrell James (born 1955), Margo Sawyer (born 1958), Sara Cardona (born 1971, Mexico City), and Liz Trosper (born 1983).

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January 31, 2020

Claire Sherman in group show at Able Baker Contemporary

Claire Sherman participates in Happy Agitation curated by Christopher Patch at Able Baker Contemporary in Portland, Maine.

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January 20, 2020

Clare Grill, Sam Jablon and Paul Weiner: 20 Painters Who Are Shaping the New Decade

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December 14, 2019

JB Baladad performs for Paul Weiner’s opening exhibition

JB Baladad’s performance translates Weiner’s statement through urban dance, demonstrating the paranoia and trauma caused by gun violence in America. JB started his dance career in Qatar as an expatriate. He earned his BA in Multimedia Arts from Asia Pacific College in the Philippines, where he competed in over ten collegiate dance competitions and performed at the Mall of Asia Arena in 2014 and 2015. He also won back-to-back championships at the World of Dance Tour in Houston and in Dallas in 2017 and 2018. JB has directed dance teams at Houston Baptist University, University of St. Thomas and Rice University, and is founder of a local dance team, LWKY.

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November 20, 2019

Crystal Bridges Selects JooYoung Choi for 2020 Exhibition

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas has announced 60 artists selected for State of the Art 2020, a national survey exhibition of contemporary artists that will feature more than 100 works of art at the museum and its new satellite contemporary art space, which is called The Momentary. The show opens on February 22, 2020, and will feature works by seven Texas-based artists including Frances Bagley, JooYoung Choi, Jenelle Esparza, Joey Fauerso, Mari Hernandez, Letitia Huckaby,  and Kris Pierce.

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November 07, 2019

JooYoung Choi in Group Exhibition at Lesley University

This year, Lesley University celebrates their 30th graduating class from the low-residency MFA in Visual Arts program at Lesley Art and Design. In celebration, they are proud to present the exhibition, Kith + Kin: Friends and Mentors of Lesley MFA, an exhibition that highlights the effort and contribution of mentors and visiting artists over the years.

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November 07, 2019

Cruz Ortiz honored at Bill of Rights Dinner

Texas Civil Rights Project’s 2019 Bill of Rights dinner recognizes Cruz and Olivia Ortiz as TCRP Rising Leader Award Recipients.

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November 01, 2019

Knox Martin Exhibition in Houston Chronicle

“Woman’s Face (Green Eyelids, Blue Nose,” from 1972, is among works on view in Knox Martin: New York 1962-2019,” at Nancy Littlejohn Fine Art through Dec. 7.

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October 11, 2019

Ruby City Grand Opening with Cruz Ortiz

More than a decade after it appeared to late local artist, collector and benefactor Linda Pace in a vivid dream, Ruby City is finally a reality. Inspired by Pace’s sketches, designed by famed British architect Sir David Adjaye and built in partnership with local firm Alamo Architects, the $16 million, 14,000-square foot contemporary art center opens to the public with a ribbon cutting with Mayor Ron Nirenberg.

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October 07, 2019

Nancy Littlejohn Fine Art in Houston Press

Texas Contemporary is exciting on many levels, shining a spotlight on local artists and galleries and offering well-deserved exposure to national and international collectors. If you’re ready to show some H-Town love, here’s our road map about who to look for and where to find them at GRB.

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October 07, 2019

Deborah Brown reviewed in Juxtapoz Magazine

Early this summer, while giving me a constructive painting critique, a friend recommended I look at Deborah Brown’s work. The similarity of our shared matter, a female figure surrounded by dogs in nature, was uncanny; and the moment was made even more synchronistic by my location atop a deck, deep in the woods near the Delaware water gap.

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