October 23 - January 15, 2022
From Nicole Longnecker Gallery:
“Nicole Longnecker Gallery announces the fall exhibit, “Collected Stories,” from Texas artists, Floyd Newsum and Meredith “Butch” Jack. The exhibit will premiere the gallery’s new 1440 Greengrass location Saturday, October 23 with an all-day open house from 12-5pm. The artists will be present from 2-4pm.
SYNOPSIS: Nicole Longnecker Gallery announces the fall exhibit, “Collected Stories,” from legendary Texas artists, Floyd Newsum and Meredith “Butch” Jack showing new work created during the pandemic. The Saturday, October 23 event will also premiere our new gallery space at 1440 Greengrass.
“We are excited to showcase our new gallery space with this exhibit of new work by two renowned Texas artists,” said gallery owner Nicole Longnecker. “Floyd Newsum and Meredith Jack need no introduction to collectors, but it is exciting to see what they have created during the pandemic.
“‘Collected Stories’ refers to both artist’s unique visual languages: Butch’s Morse code elements and Floyd’s familiar icons. Both create art that lives on, not as a product, but more as part of an ongoing adventure with the viewer.”
FLOYD NEWSUM BIO: Floyd Newsum, a painter and printmaker with a career spanning four decades, is a Houstonian by way of Memphis. A University of Houston Downtown professor of art for over 4 decades, he spent his childhood years in Tennessee and received his BFA in Memphis before moving to Philadelphia where he earned an MFA at Temple University.
Newsum has been in more than 103 solo and group exhibitions and has two paintings in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC. His work can be seen in many important private collections around the country and many museum collections including The Studio Museum of Harlem, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Philadelphia Museum of Arts, and the David C. Driskell Center, University of Maryland College Park.
MEREDITH “BUTCH” JACK BIO: Kansas-born sculptor and educator, Meredith “Butch” Jack’s career also spans over 4 decades. “When I entered the University of Kansas in the fall of 1961 I enrolled as a history major, with vague intentions of continuing into legal training. After two years I entered the Bachelor of Fine Arts, graduating with a degree in printmaking. While at Tyler School of Art, in Philadelphia, I found that my interests were primarily in the three-dimensional areas and changed my major to sculpture ending with my MFA.”
In 1976 Jack relocated to Texas and became a professor at Lamar University in Beaumont, where he is now Emeritus Professor of Sculpture. Meredith Jack’s work is in numerous public and private collections including the Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, the Art Museum of Southeast Texas, DelMar College, Lamar University, University of Minnesota, Morris, Hewlett Packard, and Texas Eastern, Inc.”
Reception: October 23, 2021 | 12–5 pm
1440 Greengrass Drive
Houston, 77008 TexasGet directions