Monday, September 22, 2008

New Spaces in Houston!

Art is still growing in Houston, with 2 new alternative spaces sprouting despite a hurricane fucking up the whole city!


3400 Montrose, Suite 907
Houston, TX 77006


Opened by former CORE member Sasha Dela and UH grad and gallerist's daughter Ariane Roesch, Skydive was bashed in the face just a week before their first opening! Don't think that'll get 'em down- coming early October look for new info on the state of the space and their first opening. Insurance is Not Always Assured was conceptualized, curated and corralled before Ike was even a low pressure front off the coast of West Africa, so the uncanny irony is just frosting on a tasty cake featuring a performance by Chin Xaou Ti Won; artists Thomas Doran, Emily Thompson, John Williams, and Katie Grinnan.

1125 E 11th St.
Houston, Texas


Glasstire monster and former CORE kid Bill Davenport opens his potentially short-lived gallery on 11th Street in the Heights this October 3rd, adding to the burgeoning scene north of Washington Avenue. Starting with a British flair, Bill brings BLUNDERLAND our way (also NOT referring to Ike-related blunders) for all your representation post-modern painting needs. Titus would be happy. Betcha exhibitor Maggie Hills is good friends with Davenport's wife Francesca Fuchs, a German/English sculptor and former CORE fellow who fell in love with Houston and never left.