The 4th of July holiday and my abject laziness have conspired to make this post late. But there's a lot of stuff happening today, so check out some of these thangs.
Djenne or Dogon Miniature Equestrian, Mali, Bronze/Brass, 3 1/2 inches
African Equestrians and Gallery Artists at Gallery Jatad, 3 to 6 pm. The gallery with the slightly confusing (but excellent) mixture of contemporary art and traditional African art seeks to confuse you again by combining the two in one show. This is the kind of mixture I welcome. As Jackson do Pandeiro sang about a different cultural mixture, "Eu quero ver a confusão."
The UNIT pop-up in process of being hung
What's In Store, an exhibit from UNIT featuring work by Harry Gamboa Jr, Sage Paisner, Lewis Mauk, Jean-Baptiste Lenglet, Gissette Padilla, Rosane Volchan O’Connor, Sebastian Forray, Solomon Kane, Simone Montemurno, Justin Amrhein, Kari Reardon, Donna Brown, Zach Kleyn, Myke Venable, Mark Ponder, Rand Renfrow, Tony Day, Mary Magsamen + Stephan Hillerbrand, Ben Tong, Robert Dansby, Elyse Graham, Kate Kendall, Rachel McRae, Dennis Ichiyama, Kamila Szczesna, Raul Gonzales, Sean Caulfield, Valerie Green and Susannah Mira at Gallery Sonja Roesch. It's summer, and that means prints for sale--lots of them at Gallery Sonja Roesch in UNIT's second annual gallery sale.
Jimmy James Canales has plans for Houston
CAMx (Houston): Jimmy James Canales and Lee Michael Peterson at Redbud Gallery, 6 to 9 pm. This is some kind of exchange with San Antonio for that city's Contemporary Art Month. I don't know much about the artists, but I love the image above from Jimmy James Canales plus I love his name. It makes me want to start introducing myself as Bobby Robert Boyd.
Jenny Meyer, Magic Hat, 32"x 22" acrylic on canvas
Jenny Meyer at d.m. allison gallery, 6 to 8 pm. Playful, colorful paintings that look a bit like deconstructed animated cartoons from Jenny Meyer. Should be fun!
Chris Cascio's jumbo drug bags
Chris Cascio: Calm Down at Cardoza Fine Art, 6 to 10 pm. Cascio just got his MFA, so that means he's now in the race against oblivion that all recent art grads face. My money's on him--this may be the last time you see a solo show by him in a funky gallery like Cardoza. But I may be totally wrong. Either way, don't miss this show.
Angela Obenhaus painting -- I like the Malevich earrings
Thank you Houston! Group Show at the East End Studio Gallery featuring Anat Ronen,
Patricia Thündercat Oun Corron,
John Paul Luna,
Michael C. Rodriguez,
D.j. Twinkle-Toes Browncoat,
Cathy E. Payne,
Nesreen Hussain Alawami,
Blue Rooster Customs,
Robin S. Silvers,
Jessica Glover Guerra,
Dae one from 12 pm to 5 pm. Wow, that's a lot of artists.