Serrano Gallery presents
"Transformed Surfaces: Contemporary Printmaking"
Serrano Gallery is proud to present “Transformed Surfaces,” a group exhibition coordinated in concert with Print Houston, a city-wide celebration of original prints, the artists who create them and the people who collect them. Print Houston is a biennial event presented by PrintMatters.
June 8 - 29, 2019
Saturday, June 15
5:00 to 6:00 PM
Rolando Rojas Gallery (#304)
6:00 to 9:00 PM
Serrano Gallery (#317)
Silver Street Studios. 2000 Edwards Street . Houston, TX 77007
Shanti Conlan, Luisa Duarte, Anne-Joëlle Galley, Maria Hughes, Armando Rodríguez.
In addition, Serrano Gallery will also be making several lithographs by Salvador Dalí available.
Hours: Open by appointment (713) 724 0709.
Map and directions included below.
For more information, and to schedule an appointment, contact the Gallery at 713-724-0709.
Print Houston, a biennial event presented by PrintMatters, is a city-wide celebration of original prints, the artists who create them and the people who collect them.
The daughter of Peace Corp volunteers, Shanti Conlan was born on Majuro in the Marshall Islands. She spent her childhood in Ann Arbor, Michigan until her family was transferred to Houston, Texas, where she graduated from the city’s High School for the Performing and Visual Arts.
She earned her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work has been exhibited in numerous solo and group shows regionally and nationally. After living in many different cities around the United States, she returned to Houston, where she has built her home and studio.
Working in the mediums of printmaking, drawing and collage, Conlan creates images that capture both the physical and intangible forces of the natural world: sound, motion, light, distance, and gravity. Her work is a visual interpretation of these forces, from the layering of sediment and the formation of terrain, to the movement and interaction of celestial bodies. The work shifts in focus from the macro to the micro, examining the multiple worlds within worlds.
In a world whose reality can often be somber, art brings you a sparkle of hope. Anne Joelle Galley’s paintings, mono-types and prints are strongly influenced by intense colors. Color, through its vibrancy, is her signature and the strength of her expression. Throughout the years, colors have amalgamated her style, giving continuity to her work. Galley often works directly with her fingers, on paper, board, metal or canvas, thus ‘building up’ the piece much like a sculpture.Prints are often collaged with colored “Chine Collé”.
The Series presented here as part of the biennial “PrintHouston2019” is a Series of lithographs, silkscreens and linocuts using “Chine Collé” and collaged mono-types.
Having studied in Europe and attended private studios and Art courses at Sotheby’s and ICA--Institute of Contemporary Art/Christies--in London, Galley subsequently joined “The Art Students League of New York”, where she first became involved with printmaking. She has exhibited in Italy (Florence Biennale), Switzerland, England, Mexico, Romania (Arad Biennale), New York City (first solo show in 2002), Spain (Cáceres Bienal) and Houston.
Galley is also a Life member of “The Art Students League of New York.”
Luisa Duarte is a Venezuela born, Houston-based visual artist. These two worlds, and a diverse blend of cultures, have shaped her ideas and understanding of what constitutes ‘home.’ A vague sense of displacement, and, at times, an underlying yearning to ‘belong,’ has lead the artist to create imaginary spaces that appear to straddle multiple worlds, perspectives and forms.
Throughout her upbringing, Duarte was widely exposed to contemporary non-figurative art during a time when the Latin American geometrical abstraction, constructivism and kinetic art movements were at their peak. This aesthetic, and its push to create new ‘Utopian’ cultural spaces in opposition to mainstream politics and culture, loosely informed her professional practice as an architect, and currently continues to influence her practice as a visual artist
Maria Hughes is a dedicated and prolific artist, with an eye for the abstract and an intense love of color. She began her career in design -creating window displays and the interior decor for a department store in Laredo, Texas.
After eight years there, she decided to pursue work that would give her more of a creative outlet. She began painting at age 30. Two years later, she moved from her home in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico to Houston to study art at the Museum of Fine Artist. She then began studies at the University of Houston, where she received her bachelor's in art education. Hughes taught in the Houston Independent School District, and after years in the classroom, pursued a master's degree in guidance and counseling at Texas A&M University. Hughes continued working in HISD as a counselor, until her retirement in 2003. Since then, Hughes has immersed herself in art. She joined the Houston Art League, always searching for ways to improve her technique. Seven years ago, she enrolled in a class taught by her former student, Armando Rodriguez, who converted Hughes into a printmaker. Hughes works have been showcased in three solo exhibits and in numerous group shows. She is a founding member of Canal Street Gallery and her work can be found on the gallery's walls as well as in a number of personal collections.
Armando Rodríguez is a Master Printmaker. He was born in Mexico and received his BFA from the University of Houston in 1982. He works in many media styles including graphic design, photography printmaking, screen printing, etching, lithography and monotype. Rodríguez was a curator at Canal Street Gallery in Houston from 2008 to 2013, and has collaborated with numerous organizations over the years, including the Houston Chronicle, Art League of Houston and the education department of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. He is passionate about Latin American graphic arts and artists and has taught printmaking for many years. He is currently the owner of Taller ISMA printmaking studio.
Silver Street Studios. 2000 Edwards Street. Houston, TX 77007
FROM IH-10: Exit the freeway on Taylor Street, going South. Continue onto Sawyer Street. Turn left onto Edwards Street. Turn left again on Silver Street, and enter the complex through the first entrance. Drive past the first building on your left, and you will enter a parking lot by making a slight right past the second building. Park, and walk up on to the deck on the North side of the building (a sign over the first door you will encounter reads "Silver Street Studios.") Enter through that door.
Rolando Rojas Gallery is in Studio 304.
Serrano Gallery is in Studio 317.
SERRANO GALLERY specializes in contemporary abstract and figurative art by established and emerging international artists, with a primary focus on Latin American artists. The mission of the gallery is to promote art that nurtures the human soul. The gallery regularly hosts public exhibitions and arts events in its state-of-the-art facility throughout the year, and welcomes visitors by appointment.
PRINTMATTERS is a membership based non-profit and our mission is: To promote traditional and non-traditional printmaking, encourage print collecting, and further the professional growth of our members.
PRINTHOUSTON, is a biennial event presented by PrintMatters. It is a city-wide celebration of original prints, the artists who create them and the people who collect them.
Valentina Atkinson, 713-724-0709.