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TEXAS TREASURES

POP-UP ART SALE TO BENEFIT

CANTOR FITZGERALD’S HURRICANE HARVEY

RELIEF FUND

 

3116 Garrow street, Houston, 77003

 

Saturday & sunday October 14-15, 21-22, noon -5

additional hours by appointment

(call 832-875-6477 or 216-258-5085)

 

 

HOUSTON, Texas - Vaughan Mason Fine Art and Antiques, LLC, presents Texas Treasures, a unique art sale benefiting the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund’s Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. The bi-annual pop-up sale is free and open to the public from noon to 5 pm on October 14 – 15 and October 21 – 22, 2017, and by appointment. The sale will be displayed in an elegant warehouse at 3116 Garrow Street (77003) in the historic and revitalized Greater East End district near Ninfa’s on Navigation.

Significant works have been assembled and curated by Thomas Mason and Heidi Vaughan from important Texas private collections and top Houston galleries. Featured in the sale will be works from McClain Gallery, Moody Gallery, Sicardi Gallery, Cindy Lisica Gallery, Parkerson Gallery, Off the Wall Gallery, and Mixed Emotions Fine Art. Major works include paintings, sculptures, and prints by Anthony Caro, Miguel Angel Rojas, Carlos Cruz-Diez, James Drake, Luis Jimenez, Robert Rauchenberg, Edward Lee Hendricks, John Alexander, Willem De Kooning, John Fincher, Dale Chihuly, Jene Highstein, William Cannings, Joseph Havel, Derek Bosier, Karin Broker, James Surls, Carlos Silva, Mark Flood, Terry Allen, Claes Oldenberg, Jesus Bautista Moroles, Ammar Alobaidi, David McGee, Robert Wilson, and Deborah Nehmad.

Vaughan Mason Fine Art and Antiques will donate one third of the profits from the sale to the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund’s Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. The CFRF was initiated in the wake of 9/11 as a means to help families affected by acts of terrorism, catastrophes, and natural disasters and has distributed more than $300 million to people in crisis, including providing assistance following Hurricane Katrina and Super Storm Sandy. They will match the Texas Treasures donation dollar for dollar, and distribute 100 percent of the funds raised to people in need in Houston.           

For more information contact Heidi Vaughan 832/875-6477, Heidi@vaughanmasonfineartandantiques.com, www.vaughanmasonfineartandantiques.com.

 

VAUGHAN MASON FINE ART

ARTIST TALK WITH ALTON DULANEY

May 26, 2018, 1pm

Artist Alton DuLaney will be present on Saturday, May 26, 2018, at 1pm at Vaughan Mason Fine Art, for an artist's talk and discussion of his latest work. A video of DuLaney's newest performance art peice, entitled ART Brand, a collaboration with Uriel Landeros, will be shown at the talk.The gallery is located at 3510 Lake Street at Colquitt in Houston, Texas.

The current exhibition includes objects from his collection of work, ART Signs, which made its debut in Marfa, Texas, in 2017, in addition to a new series that focuses on materiality, including diamonds and gold, U.S currency, and the human body.
 
Through expertly crafted pieces, DuLaney's work examines ART's ability to transform objects, images, and actions. The exploration of signs - inanimate yet capable of communicating instruction - and text - the word ART always appears as subject, theme, and title - are reoccurring themes in his work and this exhibition. Through a variety of mark-making techniques, such as stenciling, branding, and tattooing, he adds the word ART, executing a thoughtful concept, and simultaneously branding the maker as an artist.
 
Alton DuLaney is the Art Director of James Surls’ studio, Splendora Gardens, an elected member of the Splendora City Council, and can be seen promoting creativity on national television as The World’s Most Famous Gift Wrap Artist. A brief biography on the artist can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OftRW4RC-Y.

The show runs through June 23 at the gallery.
 
For more information, contact Heidi Vaughan at heidi@vaughanmasonfineart.com, and at 832.875.6477.

 

 

VAUGHAN MASON FINE ART ANNOUNCES EXHIBITION FEATURING WORKS BY JEFFREY F. WHEELER

 

Vaughan Mason Fine Art is proud to feature the work of Lubbock, Texas artist Jeffrey F. Wheeler in From the Shores of the Adriatic, opening June 30 and running through July 28, 2018 at the gallery, located at 3510 Lake Street at Colquitt. The exhibition features paintings, drawings, and painted ceramic works created in the past year and inspired by the artist’s travels in Europe. Much of this body of work was done in Marusici, Croatia, a tiny tourist town on the Adriatic Sea, twenty miles east of Split, as well as around and in the studios of Paul Cezanne in Aix-en-Provence, France, and Giorgio de Chirico in Rome, Italy. The gallery opening will be held from 5 to 9pm and Wheeler will give a brief artist talk at 7:30 pm during the opening.
 
Wheeler made pilgrimages to sacred sites of the Modern masters, creating images that are pastiches of everyday life mixed with art historical references and abstraction, typical of much of his recent work. He continues to reflect varied visual approaches that illustrate rare observational skills and a unique relationship to his materials. While the overall aesthetic strategies may be familiar, the tone of this work is a departure. The sardonic wit at the heart of much of Wheeler’s oeuvre is absent as he explores new environs and revisits iconic paintings. In between the beach and Old World scenes, the artist visited the sites of the creation of some of the most famous works of the Modern period. His recent explorations give these works an immediacy and presence reflecting a reverence for his predecessors and their innovations.
 
To help celebrate the opening of this special exhibit, Wheeler’s brother, Bryan Wheeler, also a visual artist and the frontman for the band, Los S.O.B.’s, will perform a special acoustic set.

 

 

VAUGHAN MASON FINE ART
ARTIST TALK BY

AVISHEH MOHSENIN
Saturday, August 25th at 1pm

 

Vaughan Mason Fine Art is proud to exhibit the works of Houston artist Avisheh Mohsenin, who will have an artist talk on Saturday, August 25th at 1 p.m., at  3510 Lake Street at Colquitt.

Avisheh's talk will focus on her reflections of her experiences creating the Resurface exhibition. It will include images relating to Hurricane Harvey that are not part of art featured in the show. The artist and the exhibition are the subjects of a documentary. A crew will be present filming  the event, which will be included in the documentary. A representative from the Houston Arts Alliance will give brief remarks regarding a fund dedicated to disaster resilience training for artists and arts organizations. A portion of sales from Avisheh's exhibition will go toward the fund.

Last August, with her studio only 600 feet from Buffalo Bayou, Avisheh returned from a summer vacation to find that it had been submerged for days. Her pre-digital era photos were immediately considered ruined. The blow of the destruction of memorabilia, family slides, and artworks was one similar to the violation felt by a loss. In the heat of the moment, in trying to save some part of the collection, she entered into a creative mode working with muddy images, discovering them in a new state. They were no longer the images of loved ones but surfaces with sophisticated lines and colors, as if made mindfully and with intent. The accidental effect was a silver lining.
 
The “Excavation” part of this series presents reborn images in the form of reprinted archival photographs. They are the product of marinating slowly in a mix of photo chemicals and flood water. The “Reinterpretation” part of the series includes collages made using images related to the flood and its aftermath. Putting pieces of doors and windows and chairs on top of each other on a canvas functioned to revere their potential and allowed the artist to be in charge of the devastation, not its victim. The entire process served as a tool for healing.

A catalog about the exhibition is available for purchase at the gallery with essays by Patricia Restrepo, writer, independent curator, and Assistant Curator & Exhibitions Manager at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, as well as Rabéa Ballin, MFA, curator, artist, and arts educator. Avisheh's exhibition runs through September 1st.
 
For more information, contact Heidi Vaughan at (832)875-6477 and HEIDI@VAUGHANMASONFINEART.COM.
See more images of Avisheh’s work on our website: www.vaughanmasonfineart.com
View the Houston Chronicle's Gray Matters feature on Avisheh here: https://goo.gl/2dyNcy 
View the Houstonia's feature on Avisheh here: https://goo.gl/hiEa5f
Avisheh's website can be be found here: www.avishehmohseninart.com

THEDRA CULLAR-LEDFORD'S

ACCOUTREMENTS
Exhibition Opens Saturday September 8th

Vaughan Mason Fine Art will open the exhibition, Accoutrements, the latest series by Houston artist Thedra Cullar-Ledford, on Saturday, September 8, 2018, from 5 pm to 8 pm, at the gallery, located at 3510 Lake Street at Colquitt in the Upper Kirby Galleries.
 
The joyful series, Accoutrements, is based on actual personal luxury objects from Thedra's patrons’ and friends’ closets. This new work is an extension of her earlier art that focused on female subject matter, such as dolls and feminine forms, but is a lighthearted shift from her emotionally heavier subjects like ethnicity, body image, and cancer that she is known for. Many of the new paintings have been translated onto clothing and accessories, including handbags and dresses, which will be available at the gallery during the run of the show.
 
Thedra is perhaps best known locally for her large, controversial exhibition, Lady Part Follies, at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston in 2016, and Drawing the Eye to Nothingness at G Gallery in Houston in 2015. She has two additional upcoming exhibitions. P Town Babies opens at AMP Gallery in Provincetown, Massachusetts in September 2018.  A show at Ivy Brown Gallery opens in February 2019 in New York City to coincide with Fashion Week.
 
Thedra will have an artist's talk on September 22 at 1pm at Vaughan Mason Fine Art. The show Accoutrements runs from September 8th until October 13th.

ROn Hartgrove'S

ghosTS
Exhibition Opens October 20th

Houston, Texas – Vaughan Mason Fine Art will open the exhibition, Ghost, a new series of paintings and sculptures by Ron Hartgrove, on Saturday, October 20, 2018, from 5 pm to 8 pm at the gallery located at 3510 Lake Street at Colquitt in the Upper Kirby Galleries.
 
Ghost is a tangible exploration of the evanescent, inspired by the artist’s 50 years of practice in Transcendental Meditation. The paintings and sculptures in the exhibition reflect three dimensions simultaneously: the physical, mathematical, and spiritual. According to Hartgrove, “Ghosts come in many guises. All memories, couched in word or image, are types of ghosts. All nagging regrets are forms of ghosts. All the books, music, and visual art created by writers, musicians, and artists long dead are ghosts. When our conscious minds are presented with effable, audible, visual information we are infected by the insight, power, and spirit of those once living beings. Art works are what linger between the living and the dead.”
 
Hartgrove has been a practicing artist and internationally award winning jeweler since the 1970s. He counts among his early patrons John and Dominique de Menil, who bought several of his works of art that are now part of The Menil Collection. Ghost is a brand-new series for the artist. He will give an artist talk about the work on Saturday, Novmeber 10, at 1 pm. The exhibition runs through November 24 and is part of Houston Sculpture Month 2018.
 
For more information, contact Heidi Vaughan at heidi@vaughanmasonfineart.com and 832.875.6477. More images of works available can be seen at vaughanmasonfineart.com.