The NEW Show
On View January 26 -March 9, 2019
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 26, 6-8pm
New Year. New Name. New Art. New Vision.
Launching in January 2019, the gallery will be officially rebranding as Foltz Fine Art to reflect the slight change in direction for the 13 year old Texas-focused gallery based in Houston. The gallery will continue its efforts to support educational endeavors and projects to help elevate the Art and Art History of Texas, and showcase museum-quality examples of Early Texas Art and Texas Modernism. Additionally, the gallery will turn its exhibition programming to largely reflect the diversity of what Contemporary Texas Art means today. In keeping with its role as a legacy gallery for Texas artists, the gallery will continue to host retrospective, rediscovery, and survey exhibitions highlighting important artists or aspects of the development of the visual arts in Texas.
Kicking off this new era, Foltz Fine Art presents The NEW Show,on view January 26 – March 9, 2019,featuring new works by prominent artists within the gallery’s contemporary stable, including Mary Baxter, David Caton, Margie Crisp, Fidencio Duran, Ibsen Espada, Pat Gabriel, Billy Hassell, Otis Huband, Jonathan Paul Jackson, E. Dan Klepper, Ken Mazzu, William Montgomery, Noe Perez, Jeri Salter, Richard Stout, Frank X. Tolbert II, and William Young. The NEW Show’s Opening Reception will be held Saturday, January 26thfrom 6-8pm, with many of the artists in attendance.
Coinciding with the opening of this contemporary exhibition, the gallery will also showcase Robert Preusser: Linear Improvisations, turning attention to an incredible group of drawings from the late 1930s by the Houston prodigy artist, where his genius can be observed first hand looking at these nonobject works created when he was not yet 20 years old, and before the true arrival of Modernism in Texas art.
In the new year the gallery will be starting new traditions, such as Second Saturday Coffee Talks from 1-3pm at the gallery to visit with artists, scholars, collectors, and other Texas art enthusiasts. The gallery’s first Coffee Talk will be held Saturday, February 9, from 1-3pm as we take a closer look at the works of Robert Preusser and the early Houston Art scene from the 1sthalf of the 20th century. Coffee Talks will be video recorded to help preserve the importance of oral histories in our community. During these gatherings, the gallery will serve coffee and pastries from local businesses and makers. Supporting local, whether it be Houstonians or Texans in general, is always a good thing in our book. Also in the works, Foltz Fine Art will also be starting a series of Third Thursday Happy Hours at the gallery from 5:30-7:30pm, and vary from events supporting local/Texas based nonprofit organizations, Pop-up/Trunk Shows from Texas Makers/Vendors, and much more. Check back or stop by to see what we’ve got brewing!
So in short:
New Year. New Name. New Art. New Vision. Come see what’s NEW at Foltz Fine Art.
The NEW Show & Robert Preusser: Linear Improvisations
On View January 26 – March 9, 2019
Saturday, January 26, 6-8pm: Opening Reception
Saturday, February 9, 1-3pm: Coffee Talk with Houston Art Historian and Curator Randy Tibbits on Robert Preusser & Early Houston Art Scene