April 23 - June 1, 2022
From Nicole Longnecker Gallery:
“Nicole Longnecker Gallery announces the exhibit, “3D” from Texas artists, George Smith, Andy Feehan, Danville Chadbourne, and Tim Glover showing work exploring the parameters of three-dimensional art. The Saturday, April 23 open house will be from 12-5pm at 1440 Greengrass.
“If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is – infinite.” William Blake
Three-dimensional art occupies space defined through the dimensions of height, width and depth. Typically, the viewer assumes it is a freestanding, self-supportive structure, however “3D” asks the viewer to expand their preconceived notions. Our exhibit features four Texas artists (although one resides in France) who expand and offer unique examples of art in three dimensions.
GEORGE SMITH BIO: One of the founders of Houston’s Project Row Houses, George Smith earned a BFA degree in sculpture from the San Francisco Art Institute and an MA degree from Hunter College, CUNY where he studied with sculptor Tony Smith. Smith was awarded many fellowships and grants including a Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Endowment Individual Grant, a National Endowment Planning Grant, and two New York State Council on the Arts Creative Artist Public Service Grant (CAPS) and two Cultural Arts Council of Houston Grants.
Recipient of Art League Houston’s 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award in the Visual Arts, his sculptures have been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the United States including the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Studio Museum of Harlem. Among his many permanent sculptural commissions are Lubben Plaza for the A.H. Belo Foundation in Dallas, Texas, the Niagara Frontier Transit Authority in Buffalo New York, and the Metropolitan Rapid Transportation Authority in Atlanta, Georgia. His work is also represented in the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Houston Airport Authority Collection, and The Menil Collection, Houston, Texas.
ANDY FEEHAN BIO: Andy Feehan is an American artist who was born and raised in Houston, Texas. He graduated from the University of St. Thomas (Houston) and earned an MFA from the University of North Texas (Denton). He has exhibited his work in Houston, Chicago, Dallas, and New York, and was featured in the 2001 New Orleans Triennial at the New Orleans Museum of Art. In 2005 he and his family moved to Mussy-sur-Seine (l’Aube), a village in the Champagne region that is very close to the border of Burgundy.
From the artist:
“For the past few years I’ve been making paintings based on façades of local buildings, most of which have been abandoned and are in various states of decay or decrepitude. My approach to materials is an effort to describe this state, and the majority of the paintings have a pronounced third dimension.”
DANVILLE CHADBOURNE BIO: Danville Chadbourne was born in 1949 in Bryan, Texas. He received a BFA in 1971 from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas and an MFA in 1973 from Texas Tech University in Lubbock. After teaching studio art and art history at the college level for 17 years at various institutions, Chadbourne quit teaching in 1989 to devote himself full-time to his art. He has exhibited extensively at both state and national levels, including more than 100 one-person exhibitions. His work is included in numerous private and public collections, and in publications such as Sculpture Magazine, Ceramics Monthly, and The Art of Found Objects: Interviews with Texas Artists (Texas A&M Univ. Press, 2016). He has participated in international residencies and exhibitions in India and Germany. Chadbourne has lived in San Antonio, Texas since 1979.
Primarily a sculptor in clay and wood, Chadbourne works in a range of materials in both two- and three-dimensional formats. Over the years he has created a complex body of work unified by a primal iconography. “My work is concerned with the evocation of spiritual or primal states. I use relatively simple sculptural images, sometimes static, like monuments, other times active, dynamic forms that suggest ritual usage. I use materials and processes that imply cultural attitudes that are harmonious with nature and the passage of time.”
TIM GLOVER BIO: Tim Glover has maintained a studio practice in Houston, Texas since 1986. Tim and his wife live in an artist community called “Itchy Acres” that has been an inspirational base for his work. He is a high school art educator and mentor to many young artists that have studied and apprenticed under him.
His work is in numerous public, corporate and private collections, and has been featured in gallery exhibitions and museums throughout the United States and abroad. Mr. Glover has received numerous grants and honors for his professional achievements including the distinguished Pollack-Krasner Award and the Presidential Scholars Program, Teacher Recognition Award from the U.S. Department of Education.”
Reception: April 23, 2022 | 12–5 pm
1440 Greengrass Drive
Houston, 77008 TexasGet directions