Thursday, September 13, 2012

Pan Recommends for the week of September 13 through September 19

The Houston Fine Art Fair is this weekend, starting with a preview party tonight then running pretty much all day Friday through Sunday. It is being held at Reliant Center, which seems to me to be a not-so-fun place to have it. (Big, though--the OTC uses it.) My impression of HFAF last year was that too many galleries were kind of kitchy in what they brought, but that this was balanced by excellent galleries and particularly by fantastic Latin American galleries. I'm looking forward to how it shapes up this year.

Benito Huerta at Avis Frank, Saturday, September 15, 7 pm. It takes a brave gallery to do an opening during HFAF. Avis Frank has a booth at the fair and is having an opening for Benito Huerta, so you can see Avis Frank gallery twice this weekend.

Richard Stout, McKie Trotter, Dick Wray, Dorothy Hood, Otis Huband, Bill Reily and Charles Schorre at William Reaves, September 14. The official reception is not until next weekend, but this new group show featuring work by some of Texas' finest painters (whose work became prominent in the 50s and 60s) will be open to the public this weekend. Well worth a stop.

Katy Horan at Domy Books, Saturday, September 15, 7 pm. I know nothing about Katy Horan but her paintings look interesting. She seems to specialize in painting images of archtypal women in shades of grey.

Melanie Millar, Kelley Devine, Cookie Wells, M. Allison and Lindsay Peyton at Black Swan Screenprinting, Saturday, September 15, 6 pm. Organized by Black Swan Screenprinting owner Ann Brooks, this exhibit features work that (I think) uses screen-printing as part of the work.


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