Lone Star Goes Lonely Planet with Texas/India Art Exchange

by Paula Newton January 26, 2015

texas!According to Blouin Artinfo, the “first ever exhibition of contemporary art from the state of Texas in the United States of America to be hosted in New Delhi” opened this past Saturday. Texas!, organized by the Texas Art Alliance—cofounded by Bill FitzGibbons and George Tobolowsky—is now on view at the Lalit Kala Akademi (the national gallery of art) in India.

The thirteen featured artists from five Texas cities are Ricky Armendariz, Amita Bhatt, Bill FitzGibbons, Wayne Gilbert, Christy Karll, Sharon Kopriva, Catherine Lee, Charmaine Locke, Rahul Mitra, Sherry Owens, George Schroeder, James Surls, and George Tobolowsky.

A reciprocal exhibition featuring artists based in India will debut at Dallas’ Crow Collection of Asian Art sometime in 2016-2017. The Crow Collection’s E.D. Amy Lewis Hofland states, “We are delighted to support our local Texas artists and help build the reciprocal relationship between museums, artists and institutions.” Participating artist Rahul Mitra says, “As an artist practicing in America and dealing with global social and political issues, this exhibition Texas! is very important to me to show my work to artists in India and to engage in a dialogue with them.”

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