Orna Feinstein's "Tree Dynamics #84" (detail), 2015, at Anya Tish Gallery
Jeremy DePrez's "Untitled (MMMMMMMMMMMMMMM)," 2015, at Texas Gallery
Jesse Lott's "Untitled (15-0001)," circa 1989, at D. M. Allison Gallery
FRAMED: In action from Colquitt to River Oaks and Montrose, four Texas artists reveal the possibilities of painting, drawing and printmaking.
At Texas Gallery, the eagerly awaited solo for Houston painter Jeremy DePrez comes weeks after the artist’s impressive showing in NYC at Zach Feuer (which garnered an Art in America review penned by influential art critic Raphael Rubinstein). Employing a fresh way of abstraction, which crafts alluring man-sized canvases from acrylic and modeling paste, DePrez deserves to be on the Texas watch list as one of the most promising painters working today in our state (through March 28).
Anya Tish Gallery rolls out an impressive showing for Houston-based, internationally exhibited Orna Feinstein. Feinstein pushes the possibilities of printmaking with a deft breakthrough exhibit that suggests a mash-up of Cruz-Diez and Vasarely, while producing almost hallucinogenic monoprints and an immersive installation (through March 21).
D. M. Allison Gallery revitalizes Colquitt with a doubleheader pairing unknown drawings by Jesse Lott with the color-rific paintings of Lindy Chambers. Lott’s sophisticated swirls of tightly coiled lines are in decided contrast to the folk-like figures for which he is recognized. In a very different aesthetic, Chambers’ panels display an oddly humorous take on life along the outskirts of Houston, as glimpsed from the country ‘burb of Bellville — trailer parks that become Disney-esque environments in the artist’s hands, due in part to the works’ Fauvist pastel palette (both shows through March 21; artists’ talk Sunday, March 15, 2 to 4 pm).