Art League Houston
November 20 - January 11, 2016
"Non-Participation is a collection of letters written by artists to decline invitations to participate in cultural events for various political or ethical reasons. These letters have been collected through an ongoing open call for submissions, complemented by historical research. Issues raised in these artists' letters include the non-payment of artists' fees, the denial of copyright ownership, censorship, and controversy over funding sources, among many others." Artists stand up!
November 20 - January 11, 2016
"By focusing on a monthly debt payment as a position of value, artists and viewers are asked to consider the fluctuating relationships of artists' time, development, creative production, exploration, community, and sustainability under increasing financial burdens." Read our two pieces on the show here and here.
Imagine the floor tiles at Art League have become overgrown with Dark Matter, created when the shredded remains of the deconstructed Black stereotyped objects began...Read More
Black imagination, creativity, and commodification are examined through recorded dreams of four volunteers who slept in the gallery, surrounded by shredded cultural objects. Part of...Read More
The first week of the STACKS Laboratory Residency by artist Phillip Pyle II. Using the shredded remains from the STACKS performance as source material Phillip...Read More
A series of five one-week laboratory residencies curated by artist Robert Pruitt, addressing themes of Black imagination, creativity, and commodification. Featuring Jamal Cyrus, Nathaniel Donnett,...Read More
Seven emerging and un-represented artists organized by ALH’s Visual Arts Director Jennie Ash, featuring Daniel Anguilu, Chuy Benitez, Lovie Olivia, Fernando Ramirez, Emily Sloan, Patrick...Read More
Art League Houston’s 2012 Texas Patrons of the Year exhibition features over thirty-five works from thirty-three defining Texas artists including Amy Blakemore, Bill Davenport, The...Read More
The Art League Houston’s 2012 Texas Artist of the Year exhibition features a selection of new paintings from Parazette’s “Color Key” series and a wall...Read More
The doors of Art League Houston will lock at 9pm (with participants inside) and reopen the next morning at 7am. The an “art-in, lock-in” costs...Read More
A plant-growth machine system which provides an imaginative alternative to sustainable living by functioning as a unique source of fresh produce for local food truck...Read More
Ink drawings, small sculptures, and wall painting which explore themes of personal mysticism and psychology transform the hallway into a mysterious and lush landscape.
New paintings by a New Mexico-based artist explore painting with a collection of large surreal wall-size black and white paintings that hang at angles that...Read More
Text-based carved paintings by San Antonio artist Ricky Armendariz combine themes of narco-pop-culture, with romantic-style landscape painting from the 1800’s.
The Society of Northern Alberta Print Artists’ (SNAP) thirtieth anniversary exhibition, this exhibition is the kick-off event for 2012 PRINTHOUSTON.
A mysterious and thrilling behind-the-scenes type landscape filled with noir ambiance that echoes the acclaimed 1935 Alfred Hitchcock spy thriller, The 39 Steps by Houston-based...Read More
Houston-based Mexican-American artist Dave Salinas portrays the West Texas landscape through a uniquely prismatic lens.
Playful textile works made from recycled neckties by Roberta Stokes, one of the founders of modern dance in Houston. Now age 73, Stokes embarked on...Read More
Paintings by Mexican-American artist Rigoberto A. Gonzalez depict the violent confrontations between drug cartels, Mexican federal troops and people involved in undocumented immigration in the...Read More
On Saturday artist duo Hillerbrand+Magsamen will be auctioning off all the weird and wonderful nick nacks that have been donated to create their “eState Sale”...Read More
Video-performance duo Hillerbrand + Magsamen, fill Art League Houston with junk and projected video about emotions, family, consumerism and media: eState Sale, their new piece,...Read More
A tightly-packed salon-style show of over 400 submitted artworks by Art League Houston members. 39 pieces by 30 finalists are hung in the main gallery,...Read More
Art League Houston’s 2011 Texas Artist of the Year exhibition featuring psycho-collagist and native Houstonian Mary McCleary.
Wall Paper as Art: If You Sprinkle When You Tinkle, a hand-painted wallpaper installation by Houston artist Heather Bause in the Art League Houston’s main...Read More
Houston artist and naptist Emily Sloan weaves together a diverse selection of new and recycled lampshades into four cloud-like structures in the Art League sculpture...Read More
A fairytale fleet of sixteen gouache sail boat paintings on Japanese paper inspired by 16-year-old Abby Sunderland’s attempt to sail solo around the world in...Read More
Indigenous Genius, a fact-stretching installation by radical woodworker Rodd Northcutt, presents artifacts from Northcutt’s collection that chronicle the obscure yet poetic life of three wood-working...Read More
In Art League Houston’s main gallery the exhibition Darkfire features a collaborative project by Canadian artist Sean Caulfield and Canadian writer Jonathan Hart, featuring a...Read More
Art League Houston unveils their 2011 Spring Sale + Benefit: Marty, a Montrose art party. This event features a selection of artwork for sale by...Read More
Patrick Turk’s interactive light installation explores time travel through a series of sculptural works. There is also a group show curated by Beth Secor in...Read More
Art League Houston announces WYSIWYG, a site specific, community interactive installation by Wendy DesChene. WYSIWYG has toured all across the country, and at each stop...Read More
Art League Houston’s 2010 Juried Member Exhibition, Gambol is juried by Miranda Lash, Curator of Contemporary and Modern Art at the Museum of Art in...Read More
Art League Houston launches the Fall season with the opening of Cockroach Poems, an exhibition of sculpture by 2010 Texas Artist of the Year Joseph...Read More