Continuously surrounded by art, I write about my experiences and their influences on my artistic practices. I am a starving artist that spends every minute I can being exposed to as many types of art as possible.

Picking Up Artwork From Houston

I got offered a job from the Southwest School of Art to pick up some artwork from Houston for an upcoming show, Texas Draws II, in San Antonio.  The school invited an artist from Houston represented by Moody Gallery in Houston.  I always love going to Houston and try to go regularly.  I have some good friends living there and the art is always great.  It’s just a three hour trip away.

Moody Gallery, Houston, TX

The Moody Gallery was a large, modern building in a nice neighborhood close to the Menil.  It’s always nice to find new gallery spaces that you have never been in before.  The loan agreement was signed and copied, and the work was wrapped and ready to go.  It was a very simple transaction and the staff was friendly, always a plus.

This piece needs more layers!

This graphic piece really started to come together for me with the additional layer from the reflection.  I do prefer a very layered and abstracted aesthetic, just take a look at my own work!  For me,  this is the beginning of the piece.  I want to see art pushed to the limits, something different for the next artist.

The next stop was the Menil, but since it was a Monday, unfortunately, it was closed.  That also included their other spaces,  Cy Twombly and Dan Flavin, each housed in their own buildings.  I try to always make time to visit these two permanent collections.  They still always amaze me, no mater how many times I have visited.  However, the Rothko Chapel was open, so of course I would never miss an opportunity to go in.  It’s always quiet and relaxing. And houses some of the largest Rothko’s I have ever seen.

So this was just a quick overnight trip, but it is always nice to get a change of scenery and clear my head.  My days are quickly being taken over by text messages and emails for the upcoming show.  I needed to recharge and get ready to stay focused and motivated for all the work coming up in the next few weeks!

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