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Arts / Museums

The Other Mexico, Clumsy Paintings and Kinetic Slow-Mo

6 Art Happenings You Need to Know for October

BY // 10.13.16

The Houston art scene is diverse and exciting, with change and color being the constants. PaperCity keeps you in the know with Art Notes.

1). Frenetic Six: At Meredith Long & Company, Brian Portman, Glassell teacher and early Core Fellow, solos with tensile abstract canvases fraught with energy (opening on Thursday, October 27).

2). New York installationist Jonathan Schipper takes over Rice Gallery with a kinetic, slow-mo collapsing room that involves an office cubicle and string (through December 4).

3). Houston painter/sculptor Joe Mancuso mines magic from concrete and other prosaic materials, invigorating images as simple as blossoms (at Barbara Davis Gallery, October 14 – November 12).

4). At Art Palace, the wry, clumsy paintings/sculptures of Nathan Green (not to be confused with religious painter Nathan Greene) are a very good bet. Kevin Todora also makes his Art Palace debut; the Dallas-based talent’s new-method photography has its own idiosyncratic, semi-abstract language and color palette (both shows through October 22) .

5). Argentine artist Pablo Siquier returns to Sicardi Gallery to solo with intricate, architectural-inspired canvases pairing precision and power (through November 3).

6). Nothing is constant but change: Mexico City gallerist Enrique Guerrero unveils Guerrero Projects in the 4411 Montrose Gallery Building, in the space formerly occupied by Unix Gallery. Guerrero arrives fresh from exhibiting in the Texas Contemporary Art Fair in “The Other Mexico.” Guerrero’s inaugural Houston exhibition opens on Friday, October 14 (through November 12) and presents the core of its stable, including Miguel Ángel Madrigal, of the miniature interiors, who stole the show at his debut at the 2015 Texas Contemporary Fair. 

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