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THE ASSEMBLY:

Photography from Houston's Galleries

January 24 - March 9, 2019


GALLERY HOURS: Wednesday - Saturday: 11am - 5pm

Silver Street Studios, 2000 Edwards St, Houston, TX 77007

 
William Christenberry (1936–2016), House and Car, Near Akron, Alabama, 1978/2017. Courtesy of Moody Gallery, Houston.

FotoFest presents THE ASSEMBLY: Photography from Houston's Galleries, a new exhibition highlighting high-quality photography and video represented by a selection of the city’s contemporary fine art galleries, January 24 – March 9, 2019, at Silver Street Studios, 2000 Edwards Street, Houston, TX 77007.

Featuring the work of 23 artists, from 10 Houston commercial galleries, the exhibition shows the breadth of contemporary art photography shown in the city. The selection includes young, emerging artists alongside photographers that are well-established internationally. Nearly all are living.


THE ARTISTS

Katja Loher (Switzerland/USA), Richard Tuschman (Poland/USA)
ANYA TISH GALLERY

Renate Aller (Germany/USA), Keith Carter (USA), S. Gayle Stevens (USA)
CATHERINE COUTURIER GALLERY

Jan Rattia (Venezuela/USA)
CINDY LISICA GALLERY

Frank Rodick (Canada), Olga Tobreluts (Russia)
DEBORAH COLTON GALLERY

Paul-André Larocque (Canada), Claire Rosen (USA)
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Amy Blakemore (USA), Edgar Leciejewski (Germany), Linarejos Moreno (Spain), Demetrius Oliver (USA), Dario Robleto (USA)
INMAN GALLERY

Emily Peacock (USA)
JONATHAN HOPSON

Debra Barrera (USA), William Christenberry (USA), Dornith Doherty (USA)
MOODY GALLERY

Geraldo de Barros (Brazil), Liliana Porter (Argentina/USA)
SICARDI | AYERS | BACINO

Lee Friedlander (USA), William Wegman (USA)
TEXAS GALLERY


 
Lee Friedlander, West Texas, 2004. Courtesy of the artist and Texas Gallery, Houston


An integral part of a healthy and vibrant art community in any city, commercial galleries work alongside and often in collaboration with artists, museums, and non-profit art presenters to create a functional creative environment that nurtures all participants, from art-maker, to presenters, to collectors. At their finest, art dealers are advocates for and partners with the artists they represent and exhibit. Understanding the role that commercial galleries and gallerists play in the development and dissemination of artists’ work is important to understanding the landscape of a city’s creative community.

Like the artists, the galleries represented in The Assembly possess a diversity of experience. The most established have operated since the 1970s, while the newest are under five years old. Each have established themselves as serious dealers with discerning taste, and an exciting roster of photographers among the artists they represent. Two of the galleries are dedicated photography galleries, while others focus on Contemporary Art, with further specializations such as Latin American art. Several work nationally and internationally, exhibiting at prominent art fairs in New York, Miami and elsewhere.

The exhibition is about the quality and diversity of the individual artists’ talent, the Houston art ecosystem, as well as the galleries and their particular tastes and sensibilities. It offers a chance to see what the individual galleries are known for, and whom they show.

#TheAssembly #HoustonGalleries


 
Jan Rattia, Orinoco Promise, 2018. Courtesy of the artist and Cindy Lisica Gallery, Houston


EVENTS

Thursday, January 24, 2019, 6 - 8pm
Exhibition and Artists Reception
FotoFest at Silver Street Studios, 2000 Edwards Street, Houston, TX 77007
Refreshments provided by Saint Arnold Brewing Company and Total Wine & More

The event is free.

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Saturday, January 26, 2019, 2pm
Artist Talks and Tour
FotoFest at Silver Street Studios, 2000 Edwards Street, Houston, TX 77007
with artists Debra Barrera, Paul-André Larocque, Emily Peacock, and Jan Rattia

The event is free and open to the public.

 


Saturday, February 9, 2019, 6pm
Keith Carter: Fifty Years - Artist Talk and Book Signing
FotoFest at Silver Street Studios, 2000 Edwards Street, Houston, TX 77007
The event is free and open to the public.

 


Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 6:30pm
Do The Hustle: Creating and Sustaining a Commercial Art Gallery
- Panel Discussion
FotoFest at Silver Street Studios, 2000 Edwards Street, Houston, TX 77007
with Houston gallerists Jonathan Hopson, Kerry Inman, and Betty Moody
The event is free and open to the public.

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Renate Aller, Plate 20 | France, Mont Blanc Massif, Nov 2017, 2017. Courtesy of the artist and Catherine Couturier Gallery, Houston


FOTOFEST 2018-2019 EXHIBITION SPONSORS
Houston Endowment; The Brown Foundation, Inc.; City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance; David and Martha Moore; National Endowment for the Arts; Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation; The Wortham Foundation; Texas Commission on the Arts; Judith and Gamble Baldwin; The Powell Foundation; FotoFest Board of Directors; Silver Street Studios; Hexagroup; Iland Internet Solutions; and generous donors to the FotoFest Challenge Grant and FotoFest Annual Fund

Special Support for The Assembly: Photography from Houston’s Galleries comes from Saint Arnold Brewing Company and Total Wine & More

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