New Online Gallery from Ambitious Young Houston Group

Junell and Fields

Junell and Fields

Max Fields, one of the ambitious young curators behind do it: houston, has now started an online art gallery. Its inaugural exhibition features artist Lillian Paige Walton, whose exhibition, Linear Movement, was originally shown in Dallas at Oil and Cotton.

The team behind the website, Suplex, consists of Fields, Olivia Junell, Rachel Vogel, and Nick Jude Watt. They describe themselves as based in Chicago and Houston, mainly because Junell, the other do it curator, has recently relocated to Chicago to get a few more degrees under her belt. Fields and Vogel have continued the affiliation with Alabama Song Art Space with the presentation of their monthly lecture series/group discussions “The Narrative Process.” The next in the series (always limited to 15 participants) takes place next Monday evening and features artist Jillian Conrad.

The website also includes a section for arts writing called “Suplex Voice.” The combination of the new online gallery, real world exhibitions, new writing voices and intensely earnest community programs is a bit scattered in intention and focus. The self-described “curatorial collaboration in which artists and communities engage in syncretic learning experiences” is still pretty new and raw, but the group’s enthusiasm, energy and professionalism should make it fun to watch it grow.

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