October 24 - December 4, 2020
A two-person exhibition featuring work by Carly Allen-Martin & Lucrecia Waggoner.
From the gallery:
“Laura Rathe Fine Art announces multi-media duo exhibition, Untethered, featuring new work by Texas-based artists Carly Allen Martin and Lucrecia Waggoner. LRFA will be hosting the opening reception on Saturday, October 24th from 6:00-9:00pm at their 2707 Colquitt Street gallery. Inspired by feelings of liberation, Carly Allen Martin’s work embraces the lack of control in our current environment, allowing her to abandon the pursuit of perfection and create without censorship. The texture and natural tone of linen act as an invitation to untether from the binding forces present in our world today. For Carly, this is a pursuit of letting go and stripping down to the purest expression of the work. Exploring the disparity between containment and connection, Lucrecia’s newest body of work touches on ideas of naturalism in an industrial world, choosing love above all else and how we need to become united, rather than contained. Although the work conveys a modern message, it has been visually inspired by harmony and balance, a timeless concept consistent through Waggoners’ work, due to her inspiration and training with traditional Asian art. The work in the new collection was not created with any particular message or theme at its conception, but manifested from the artist’s subconscious and later reinterpreted to carry out Waggoners’ thoughts and ideas. In this joint exhibition, both artists embrace the uncertainty of change and present entirely new bodies of work free of constraint, division, and the old status-quo.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Carly Allen-Martin – Dallas-based contemporary artist, Carly Allen-Martin is known for her vibrant, abstract oil-and-pastel paintings with an emphasis on bright hues. Allen-Martin studied at Santa Reparata International School of Art in Florence, Italy, and The European Academy of Fine Art in Trier, Germany and holds a BFA degree from Texas Christian University. Presently, Allen-Martin’s work hangs in public and private collections, nationally and internationally.
Lucrecia Waggoner – Raised in Mexico City, porcelain and installation artist, Lucrecia Waggoner, recalls her first memory and discovery of ceramics at the age of 7 while visiting and viewing the collections at Mexico’s nationally renowned museum, Museo de Antrpologia. As a contemporary artist, Waggoner implements and applies various materials in her artwork, including precious metals, such as 22k Gold, Palladium and Copper that add depth and illuminate each piece. With her artistic vision, she creates installations that are intricately mapped in forms and compositions that mimic elements derived from nature and abstract visions of landscapes.Waggoner’s works are shown internationally and acquired in many private, public and corporate collections.
ABOUT LAURA RATHE FINE ART
With over 25 years’ experience in the industry, gallery owner, Laura Rathe, started her career working as a private art dealer before establishing Laura Rathe Fine Art (LRFA) in 1998 in Houston, Texas. LRFA now operates out of two locations in Houston and a third gallery in Dallas on Dragon Street, the city’s premiere arts district destination. Since the gallery’s inception, LRFA has established itself as a leading contemporary art venue, offering an impressive range of exhibitions and programming to its patrons in both cities.”
Reception: November 12, 2020 | 5–8 pm
Artists in attendance
4444 Westheimer Road
Houston, 77027 Texas