Sunday, June 19, 2011

Skin Freak

Edith Baumann•Darcy Huebler•Aaron Parazette•John Pomara
Fran Colpitt, curator
May 20 - June 25, 2011, Inman Annex 3917 Main St

Closing reception and gallery talk with Skin Freak artists and curator: Saturday June 25, 4:00pm

Edith Baumann

Left to right: John Pomara, Aaron Parazette, Edith Baumann, Aaron Parazette

Skin Freak was organized by Frances Colpitt, Deedie Rose Chair of Art History, for the TCU Galleries in Fort Worth. The exhibition includes several paintings by each of the four artists: Edith Baumann (Santa Monica, CA); Darcy Huebler (Valencia, CA); Aaron Parazette (Houston, TX), and John Pomara (Dallas, TX).

Skin Freak is the final show for Inman Annex, at 3917 Main Street. A catalogue with essay by curator Fran Colpitt accompanies the exhibition.

Derived from a term coined by the critic Al Brunelle and referring to the tactile and seductive surfaces of abstract paintings in the 1960s, "Skin Freak" draws attention to the distinct physical presences of the paintings in the exhibition: the scale, heft, shape, and emotional tenor and weight of each. With elegantly refined textures, carefully honed shapes, and inventive color palettes, each artist crafts a uniquely seductive surface through the thoughtful application of paint - hand-ground pigment, acrylic, or enamel - on a variety of supports, including canvas, plywood, and aluminum. "Skin Freak" encourages viewers to experience paintings as visceral material phenomena, rather than "images" without material dimension.

The exhibition will be on view through Saturday June 25th.

Inman Gallery
3901 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002
ph: 713.526.7800
hours:  Tu - Sa 11 - 6 or by appt.

1 comment:

Todd Camplin said...

Wish I had the time to get down the Houston and see this show. Thanks for covering it. I check out the gallery site and I learned a little more about some artists I want to write about.