Contemporary Texas Regionalists Winter Show
A Food Affaire: Ceramics by Henri Gadbois & Still Lifes by Richard Stout

December 8, 2017 - January 13, 2018

Contemporary Texas Regionalism Winter Show

The holiday season always seems to be the perfect time to showcase the recent works of our magnificent stable of contemporary Texas artists.  What better time to present patrons with a fabulous new selection of Texas paintings, each available to be lovingly acquired and given as that special memento or esteemed gift of the season? What better time, also, to celebrate the season together to acknowledge our appreciation of our artists and patrons for their continuing support and contributions to our gallery?   And so, in the spirit of the season, we give you our Winter Show filled with the best examples of Contemporary Texas Regionalism!  The exhibition includes works by 15 members of the gallery’s CTR group, offering a grand revue of the best narrative art being produced in the state today.  Participating artists include Randy Bacon (Abilene), Mary Baxter (Marfa), David Caton (Utopia), Margie Crisp (Elgin), Fidencio Duran (Austin), Pat Gabriel (Fort Worth), Billy Hassell (Fort Worth), Lee Jamison (Huntsville), Laura Lewis (Mason), William Montgomery (Elgin), Noe Perez (Corpus Christi), Jeri Salter (Round Rock) and Debbie Stevens (Cypress). All of these well-established, mid-career artists are distinguished in their own right.  All are imminently collectable; their works can be found in numerous public and private collections in Texas and throughout the nation.  All in all, therefore, the exhibition certainly makes for the best holiday art “fare” in town, with the gallery all aglow with beautiful, attainable works certain to warm the heart and inspire avid art shoppers to take one or two home as special decorations for a special time of year! The exhibition will also include works by artists Jon Flaming, Hunter George, Otis Huband, Jonathan Paul Jackson, E. Dan Klepper, Ken Mazzu, Erik Sprohge, Richard Stout, and William Young.

Contemporary Texas Regionalism Winter Show will be on view December 8, 2017-January 13, 2018 at William Reaves | Sarah Foltz Fine Art with an opening reception Saturday, December 9th from 6-8:30pm. Most of the artists will be in attendance.   

 

As Thanksgiving ends and the Holiday season begins, Henri Gadbois presents the perfect way to bring home a fruit cake…and never have to eat it. A Faux-Food Affaire: Ceramics by Henri Gadbois offers seasonal delicacies such as plum pudding and fruit cake­; The only catch- you can’t actually eat them. These ceramic sculptures are molded after the real foods, which the artist makes (and enjoys) himself. He then paints the object to resemble the prepared food, so expertly that you want to dig right in. Houston Founding Modernist Henri Gadbois has been creating his Faux-Food items since 1989, when as a docent at Houston’s Bayou Bend Collection, he was asked to create a 14-inch stew-filled pastry for the Museum’s Christmas Table. He obliged, and since has been making molds and creating his Faux-Foods for museums and private collections across the nation, including George Washington’s Mount Vernon. This exhibition will also feature smaller, individual food items that can double as the most delicious ornament on your tree. Accompanying Gadbois in this Food Affaire, is fellow Houston Founding Modernist, Richard Stout. Stout's still life series features delectable depictions of cheesecake , brownies, and eclaires, while also touching on themes of culture and travel.

A Faux-Food Affaire: Ceramics by Henri Gadbois & Still Lifes by Richard Stout, will be on view December 8, 2017-January 13, 2018 at William Reaves | Sarah Foltz Fine Art with an opening reception Saturday, December 9th from 6-8:30pm. The artists will be in attendance.   

 

Events:

Opening Reception: Saturday, December 9th, 6-8:30pm

Holiday Season Stroll / “A Food Affair”: Saturday, December 16th, 1-5pm