January 2019 Exhibitions & Public Programs

Sunday Brunch with Lawndale
Sunday, January 27
11 AM – 1 PM

Tickets: $100 // $75 (Lawndale Members) 
Artworks: $300 (per work)

Support Lawndale’s vibrant exhibitions and programs while feasting on Bloody Marys, mimosas, and art! At this new fundraiser, nineteen 8 x 10″ artworks created and donated by artists in the Lawndale community will be exhibited anonymously and can be purchased for $300, with proceeds benefiting Lawndale’s artistic programming.

Regina Agu
Will Bentsen
Krista Birnbaum
Antonius Bui
Jamal Cyrus
Joe Havel
Robert Hodge
Terrell James
Matt Kleberg
Julia Barbosa Landois
Layla Luna
Kia Neill
Floyd Newsum
Kelly O’Connor
Aaron Parazette
David Politzer
Rob Reasoner
Rajab Ali Sayed
Heidi Spector
/// Public Programs ///
Gulf Coast Reading
featuring Joshua Wheeler
Friday, January 18
6:30 – 9:30 PM
Collaboration with Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts
Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts presents readings from University of Houston Creative Writing Program graduate students and contributors to its pages. The monthly Gulf Coast Reading Series supports the journal’s mission to spotlight the work of both esteemed and emerging writers with voices as diverse as the Gulf itself. 
Installation shot of Ara Oru Kin Kin(Masquerades Mythology)
Quest & Question with Olaniyi Akindiya (Akirash)
Saturday, January 19
1 PM

Quest & Question is an artist talk and Q&A with Ara Oru Kinkin (Masquerades Mythology) artist Akirash. In his talk, Akirash will explore how New Americans’ cultures, religions, traditions, beliefs, and fashions change over time.
/// On View ///
through Sunday, March 3, 2018
Installation shot by Ronald L. Jones
Olaniyi Akindiya (Akirash)
Ara Oru Kinkin (Masquerades Mythology)
John M. O’Quinn Gallery

Ara Oru Kinkin (Masquerades Mythology) features masquerade costumes and masks from traditional materials, incorporating symbols and patterns from cultures around the world in celebrations of the Egungun Masquerade festival, which is celebrated by adherents of the traditional religion in Southwest Nigeria.
Installation shot by Ronald L. Jones
Katy Heinlein, Kristen Cochran, and Marcelyn McNeil
Fold In
Cecily E. Horton Gallery
Fold In brings together Kristen Cochran of Dallas and Katy Heinlein and Marcelyn McNeil of Houston who share an affinity for quiet, coyly emoting, almost non-objective abstraction that sensually explores pictorial and actual space.
Installation shot by Lauren Lohman
Antonius Bui
yêu em dài lâu (me love you long time)
John M. O’Quinn Gallery

yêu em dài lâu (me love you long time) features a new series of life-size, hand-cut paper portraits that celebrate Queer AAPIs (Asian American Pacific Islanders) in the artist’s life.
Installation shot courtesy of the artist.
Ryan Hawk
Sweet Surrender
Project Space
Sweet Surrender, an exhibition of new work by artist Ryan Hawk, scrutinizes traditional representations of masculinity and power through narratives of horror, tragedy, and humor.
/// Recent Press & Publications ///
Houston Chronicle
by Molly Glentzer
Houston Chronicle
by Molly Glentzer
“[This body of work] is all hand-drawn and hand-cut…It’s influenced by my environment and thinking about the tradition of cut paper that’s visible among most Asian cultures; and then figuring out ways to make it contemporary and relevant again for me.”
Lawndale’s current season of exhibitions are all featured in Glasstire’s Top Five: December 13, 2018.
Exhibition Catalog for Lynn Randolph: Between Worlds*
The New York Times
by Lynn Randolph
“As an artist in residence on the palliative care floor of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, I visit with dying patients and their caregivers. These 12 rooms are sacred spaces, and I open the doors carefully to see if art might help.”
* Lynn Randolph’s exhibition catalog of her 2018 Lawndale exhibition,Between Worlds, is now available for purchase at Lawndale, River Oaks Bookstore, Brazos Bookstore, and the Menil Collection Bookstore.
Gallery Hours
Wed – Fri 12 – 6 PM
Sat 11 AM – 5 PM
Sun 12 – 3 PM
Lawndale’s exhibitions and programs are produced with generous support from The Brown Foundation, Inc.; David R. Graham/Felvis Foundation; the John R. Eckel, Jr. Foundation; Houston Endowment; Kathrine G. McGovern/The John P. McGovern Foundation; The National Endowment for the Arts; the Texas Commission on the Arts; The City of Houston; and The Wortham Foundation, Inc.
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