October 17 - November 13, 2019
“An exhibition of works by Houston-based artists David Lackey and Russell Prince. This is their first two-person exhibition. Previously Russell Prince was the subject of a one-person exhibition at the C.G. Jung Center, Houston (Best Laid Plans 2014) and in solo and group exhibitions at Devin Borden Gallery (2016, 2017); the work of David Lackey has been featured in solo and group exhibitions at Devin Borden Gallery (2014, 2016, 2017) and at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (2018) which has acquired his work.
The deeply colored works of Russell Prince stand in contrast to the muted tones of David Lackey’s. Prince embeds the language of classic Modernism in his painting-like pieces, specifically Cubism and geometric abstraction. Shared modes connect works, but each is a recombination of shifting rules that finesse geometric and chromatic relationships. The result is a set of variations, rich with tonal and rhythmic nuance. Likewise, impeccably conceived and executed collages are the basis of David Lackey’s photographic assemblages. As Prince speaks to 20th-century art movements, so does Lackey, a testament to the enduring influence of Surrealism. In elegantly resolved compositions, he presents narratives simultaneously obvious and perplexing, wryly humorous or deadly serious. Motifs veer to the macabre or erotic; each carefully constructed image begs conscious inspection and introspection.”
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