November 9 - 29, 2019
“Most Improved,” Lance Flowers’ assembly of collages for his exhibition at the Community Artists’ Collective, addresses the philosophical concept of Anicca, the Buddhist doctrine of impermanence.
An opening reception will be held at The Collective, 4101 San Jacinto, Suite 116, on Saturday, November 16, from 3 to 5 p.m. The artwork will be on display beginning Saturday, November 9.
Flowers, who will give an artist talk Saturday, November 23, from 4 to 6 p.m., explains that he is channeling an awakening by repurposing the objects around him.
“In Buddhist philosophy, suffering arises from becoming overly attached to one form or idea of form,” he states.
“I incorporate the principle Anicca (meaning everything is changing) and mindfulness in my collages. By changing an object’s story, I hope to alter its intention.
“Recently I have implemented packaging with a focus on luxury goods. These boxes and bags were once symbols of material wealth and great status. Now empty with their contents dissected and their purposes fulfilled, these items inevitably would have decayed as their life cycle concluded,” he contends.
“Consumerism often dissects us in similar fashion. Logo vs. logos; the human condition is paralleled with a new plot twist. This is my Houston story, our comeback; this is us “Most Improved.”
Reception: November 16, 2019 | 3–5 pm
Artist talk: November 23, 2019 | 4–6 pm
4101 San Jacinto St., Suite 116
Houston, 77004 Texas
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