CURRENT EXHIBITION | May 17 - July 13, 2013
The Texas Aesthetic VI: Lone Star Heritage in Contemporary Texas Painting
In what has become one of the lively rites of spring for the local art scene, William Reaves Fine Arts launches its annual survey of contemporary Texas regionalist painting with The Texas Aesthetic VI exhibition. As with past shows in the gallery’s Aesthetic series, this sixth version promises a provocative and visually entertaining experience for “dyed-in-the wool” Texans, providing viewers a glimpse of Lone Star heritage in contemporary Texas art.
Texas Aesthetic VI brings the gallery’s mix of contemporary Texas painters back to Houston for a season finale, returning them fresh from a popular Restless Heart exhibition, recently mounted by the San Angelo Museum of Fine Art. Houstonians will enjoy their re-introduction to the works of this impressive group of painters. The exhibition features the 16 artists who comprise the Reaves stable of Contemporary Texas Regionalists, as well as noted local watercolorist, Hunter George, a special guest artist for the show.
The artists hale from all over the state, many acknowledged as rising stars on the Texas scene and all recognized among the foremost painters working within the state today. The Contemporary Texas Regionalists include Randy Bacon (Albany), Mary Baxter (Marfa), Margie Crisp (Elgin), Keith Davis (Austin), Jon Flaming (Richardson), Pat Gabriel (Fort Worth), Robert Harrison (San Antonio), Lee Jamison (Huntsville), Robb Kendrick (Austin), Laura Lewis (Mason), William Montgomery (Elgin), Noe Perez (Corpus Christi), Jeri Salter (Round Rock), Debbie Stevens (Cypress), Bob Stuth-Wade (Dublin) and William Young (Palestine). Guest Artist, Hunter George is from Houston.
While working in a wide range of styles and variety of medium, each artist conveys traditional Texas subject matter and painterly, regional ethos in their output. It all adds up for a wonderfully diverse and interesting exhibition of grand Texas paintings, creating a “must see” event for local art lovers.
◊ Saturday, May 25, 5-8pm Opening Reception at WRFA with artists in attendance. Per usual, libations and lite bites provided.
◊ Each Saturday in June, from 2-4pm, gallery guests will have the opportunity to “Meet the Artists” of the exhibition; schedule of dates and artists in attendance coming soon!
William Reaves Fine Art • 2313 Brun Street, Houston, Texas 77019 • Gallery Hours: Fri-Sat, 10am-5pm and Tues-Thurs by appointment only: 713.521.7500