As Houston anticipates summer, the recently rebranded Foltz Fine Art prepares for their upcoming show, the thirteenth installation of The Texas Aesthetic: Thirty Contemporary Artists Redefining Texas Art, featuring an eclectic range of mediums and styles to create a cross-section of art made in Texas today. “Life in Texas looks nothing like it did 50 years ago,” says Sarah Foltz, the gallery’s President and newly minted sole owner, about the urbanization of Texas cities. “The rural roots of our past often get overlooked, yet many artists seek refuge in those places. They remind us that not too far from our cities, we can ﬁnd the essence of what makes Texas a unique place.” The show celebrates the communion of classic visions of Texas with modern sensibility, nodding to Early Texas art and artists while paving the path for new local perspectives.
This year’s Texas Aesthetic features work from thirty artists across the state, including: Mary Baxter (Marfa), David Caton (Utopia), Charles Criner (Houston), Margie Crisp (Elgin), Arthur Deatly (Houston), Fidencio Duran (Austin), Janet Eager Krueger (Encinal), James H. Evans (Marathon), David Everett (Austin), Jon Flaming (Dallas), Malou Flato (Austin), Pat Gabriel (Fort Worth), Karl E. Hall (Houston), Billy Hassell (Fort Worth), Lee Jamison (Huntsville), Charles D. Jones (Natchitoches), E. Dan Klepper (Marathon), Jim Malone (Fort Worth), Ken Mazzu (Houston), Susu Meyer (Houston), William Montgomery (Elgin), Noe Perez (Corpus Christi), Jeri Salter (Lago Vista), Shawn Saumell (Dallas), Erik Sprohge (Houston), Debbie Stevens (Corpus Christi), Jim Stoker (San Antonio), Bob Stuth-Wade (Dublin), Frank X. Tolbert 2 (Houston), and William Young (Palestine).