Specious Instant: Steve Hodges, Justin Varner and Jakob Christmas
July 14 - August 13, 2011
1836 Richmond Avenue, Houston, TX 77098
Originally shown in January at the Dishman Gallery of Lamar U. in Beaumont, Specious Instant celebrates the legacy of acclaimed LU teacher Steve Hodges who died in August of 2010. Steve Hodges was a 60’s style philosopher-rebel, unleashing a torrent of painterly experiments, existentialist musings and acerbic comments about the human condition onto his canvasses. Hodges influenced Justin Varner and Jakob Christmas, ex-students (and later friends and collaborators) who are exhibiting together to honor Hodges memory.