Top Five: July 27, 2023

by Glasstire July 27, 2023

Glasstire counts down the top five art events in Texas.

For last week’s picks, please go here.

A painting of a field of bluebonnets.

A work included in “Tyler Collects Texas Art: 1920-1970”

1. Tyler Collects: Texas Art 1920-1970
Tyler Museum of Art
June 4 – September 17, 2023

From the Tyler Museum of Art:

“Organized by the Tyler Museum of Art, this exhibition highlights a variety of early Texas art held in collections throughout Tyler.”

A designed graphic promoting an exhibition of works by Wayne Gilbert.

2. Wayne Gilbert: Tomorrow’s Unknown
Redbud Arts Center (Houston)
July 8 – August 30, 2023

From the gallery:

“Wayne Gilbert (b. 1946) is a true Texas original having been active in the Houston area since the wild and wooly 80s curating, dealing, organizing spaces, and creating his own extraordinary artworks. He creates stunning meditations of the primal stuff of life and death using human ash as his primary artistic medium.”

A digital image of a man wearing a white sweatsuit and dodging bullets outside of a store.

The promotional invitation for “David-Jeremiah”

3. David-Jeremiah
Meliksetian | Briggs (Dallas)
July 8 – August 5, 2023

From Meliksetian | Briggs:

“David-Jeremiah (b. 1985, Oak Cliff, TX) lives and works in Dallas, Texas. He is a recipient of the 2020 Nasher Sculpture Center Artist Grant Award. Recent exhi­bitions include I Drive Thee at Meliksetian | Briggs, Los Angeles, the Houston Museum of African American Culture, Houston TX (solo), the immersive installation work FOGA: Real N*gga Edition at CulturalDC, Washington D.C. (solo) Project Row House, Houston, TX (group), Gallery Kendra Jayne Patrick at Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, NY (solo), Anonymous, New York, NY (solo) and Public Trust, Dallas, TX (solo).”

Two side-by-side abstract works by artists Mai Gutierrez and Jonas Criscoe.

Left: Mai Gutierrez, “Primera Comunion.” Right: Jonas Criscoe, “The Rainbow.”

4. Where the Borders Meet
ICOSA Collective (Austin)
July 7 – August 5, 2023

From ICOSA Collective:

“ICOSA collective is proud to present Where the Borders Meet, an exhibition of new works by Jonas Criscoe and Mai Gutierrez exploring the cultural connections between Texas and Mexico. Through the use of natural materials, found objects and imagery, each artist expresses existence between the borders. Culturally not one or the other, but both simultaneously. The embodiment of how organic borders form via material, language, color, and form. No hard lines, but a region in between; the soft transition from one body to another.”

A work by Adnan Razvi featuring abstracted Arabic text.


5. Adnan Razvi: MAWIMBI
Charles Adams Gallery (Lubbock)
July 7 – August 1, 2023

From Charles Adams Gallery:

“As water migrates throughout the world it touches and connects to land. Our present is a reflection of the current ecology. Afro/Asian history and futurism, how this engages different cultures, and our permeance is parallel to the value of water and environment. Creating groundings on linen near each body of water, allowed the moment and time to sync with the natural environment.

MAWIMBI, Kiswahili for waves, uses water as a metaphor for migration, diaspora, and our shared human condition. Each grounding engages with the community and history of each location. This adds to the spirit of the work itself, the abstraction of water, and the power and memory it holds.”

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Zach Morriss July 27, 2023 - 20:26

Congratulations everyone!
Thank you so much for including Adnan Razvi’s exhibit at Charles Adams Gallery. It’s been calming and meditative to experience this work over the month, and I feel extremely lucky that I could help make it happen. Congrats Artists and spaces! Thanks y’all.
Yay! Go see art!
Zach Morriss, Charles Adams Gallery


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