Scenes from “Collect It For the Culture III,” Houston

by Jennifer Battaglia February 2, 2021

This past weekend in Houston marked the third installment of Black Buddha Creative Agency and artist and curator Robert Hodge’s exhibition Collect It For the Culture III, a.k.a. C4C3. The two-story building and former downtown Forever 21 space hosts 30+ Texas based artists and their work, including sculpture, photography, painting, film, and site-specific installation.


Brandon Thompson: “Whatever You Do, Don’t Look Them in the Eyes”, 2019, acrylic and gemstones on canvas

Left: Chris Cascio, and Right: Gao Hang

Gao Hang: “Trademark Your Mom Trademark”, 2020, acrylic on found object, courtesy of Anya Tish Gallery

INPUT OUTPUT installation

Patrick Medrano: “Social Climber”, 2019, plaster and wood

D.C. Boson: “Girl with the Pearl Earring”, 2020, analog photography/inkjet

(Detail) Alex Ramos: “The Pillage of Childhood”, 2015, assemblage

Mural in-progress by Houston artist Hannah Bull for C4C3 residency

Mural in-progress by Houston artist Mathieu Jean Baptiste for C4C3 residency

Ann Johnson: “Fertility”, 2019, intaglio and found objects

Inkjet prints on waterproof vinyl adhesive by Tay Butler

Kate Mulholland: Geist Pyre”, 2020, latex on cotton

Colby Deal: “The Lady of First Ward: Cleola Williams”, 2020, polyurethane, resin, paper, and wood

Barbara Minarro: “Between Us”, 2018, reclaimed clothing, polypill, yarn, and rope

Couple posing for a selfie in front of “Between Us” by Barbara Minarro


C4C3 is on view through February 28, 2021. For more info and to purchase tickets, please go here.

Full list of participating artists:

  • Katy Anderson
  • Rabéa Ballin
  • Mathieu JN Baptiste
  • Joanna Booth
  • D.C. Boson
  • Hannah Bull
  • Tay Butler
  • Christopher Cascio
  • Jamal Cyrus
  • Colby Deal
  • Dual
  • Alicia Eggert
  • Tim Glover
  • Gonzo247
  • Gao Hang
  • Pedro Henrique
  • Veronica Ibargüengoitia
  • Input Output
  • Billy Baccam
  • Alex Ramos
  • Ann Johnson
  • Rick Lowe
  • Jehnifer Malone
  • Tierney Malone
  • Israel McCloud
  • Patrick Medrano
  • Bárbara Miñarro
  • Kate Mulholland
  • Riot Muse
  • David ‘Odiwams’ Wright
  • Romeo Robinson
  • Mich S.
  • Tra Slaughter
  • George Smith
  • Benji Stiles
  • Felandus Thames
  • Brandon Thompson
  • Lanceia Rouse Tinsley

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howard sherman February 6, 2021 - 23:18

Robert Leroy Hodge is a bright light shining on the Houston art scene. It’s nice to see this event grow in size and location.

John Guess February 7, 2021 - 11:16

Nice to see how this has grown into a wonderful artist showcase. Kudos to Black Buddha Creative Agency and Robert Hodge and team for once again creating a wonderful environment for experiencing great art.


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