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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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December 13, 2019

Clare Grill group show is Artforum critics’ pick

“New Skin,” curated by Jason Stopa, is a five-part ensemble featuring a dozen paintings by Clare Grill, Juan Logan, Michael Berryhill, Shirley Kaneda, and Stopa himself—most of whom have been showing in New York for more than ten years.

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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

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 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 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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October 02, 2019

Margo Sawyer and 50 Years of Public Art of the University of Houston

With a milestone half-century anniversary and the launch of a new temporary public art program, the University of Houston System stakes a claim to be one of America’s top art collecting institutions.

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October 01, 2019

Libbie Masterson Honored at ROCO Gala

Artist Libbie Masterson is the inaugural recipient of the ROCO Wildcatting in the Arts Award in honor of “her maverick spirit, embodying the trailblazing nature of ROCO”.

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