Contemporary Art in the Americas Arte Contemporáneo en las Américas
Recognize My Sign Recognize My Sign

Recognize My Sign

Nicolas Moufarrege

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston Houston, Texas, USA 11/10/2018 – 02/17/2019

During a career that lasted just over a decade, Nicolas Moufarrege (1947-1985) created an original and idiosyncratic body of embroidered paintings. Recognize My Sign—the artist’s first solo museum exhibition—traces the development of his work from the lap-scaled portrait-tapestries he produced in Beirut, Lebanon in the early-1970s to the final works he created in New York

Nicolas Moufarrege, Narcissix of One and Nick’s of the Other, 1983. Thread, pigment, glitter, and brooches on needlepoint canvas. Image courtesy CAMH. Photo by Emily Peacock Nicolas Moufarrege, The Fifth Day, 1980. Thread and pigment on needlepoint canvas. Collection of George Waterman, III. Image courtesy CAMH. Photo by Emily Peacock Nicolas Moufarrege, Title unknown, 1985. Thread,

Everything and Nothing Everything and Nothing

Everything and Nothing

Angel Otero

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston Houston, Texas, USA 12/10/2016 – 03/19/2017

Angel Otero is a painter and sculptor whose lush, seductive canvases and hybrid works in porcelain and steel test the elasticity of these traditional forms. The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston presents Angel Otero: Everything and Nothing, which chronicles the evolution of the artist’s practice from 2009 to date. The exhibition features four distinct bodies of work,

Installation view, 2016. Courtesy of Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. Photo: Tom Dubrock. Installation view, 2016. Courtesy of Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. Photo: Tom Dubrock. Installation view, 2016. Courtesy of Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. Photo: Tom Dubrock. Angel Otero is a painter and sculptor whose lush, seductive canvases and hybrid works in porcelain and steel test

Gratest Hits Gratest Hits

Gratest Hits

Mark Flood

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston Houston, Texas, USA 04/30/2016 – 08/07/2016

For most of his artistic career, Houston-based artist Mark Flood has created collages, paintings, and sculptures, and has altered found ephemera that serve to critique exuberantly the perverse ethics of the art world. The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston is pleased to present Mark Flood: Gratest Hits, the first survey of his work with pieces dating from the 1980s to 2015. Gratest Hits shows the

For most of his artistic career, Houston-based artist Mark Flood has created collages, paintings, and sculptures, and has altered found ephemera that serve to critique exuberantly the perverse ethics of the art world. The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston is pleased to present Mark Flood: Gratest Hits, the first survey of his work with pieces dating from the 1980s to 2015. Gratest Hits shows the

The INTERVIEW: Red, Red Future The INTERVIEW: Red, Red Future

The INTERVIEW: Red, Red Future

MPA

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston Houston, Texas, USA 02/27/2016 – 06/05/2016

Human colonization of Mars is expected to begin in the coming decades as NASA and independent space ventures partner with corporate investors to explore the future of life on the planet. The recent discovery of flowing water on Mars’s surface fuels speculation that the red planet may already support life. Within this extraordinary context, the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston is pleased

Human colonization of Mars is expected to begin in the coming decades as NASA and independent space ventures partner with corporate investors to explore the future of life on the planet. The recent discovery of flowing water on Mars’s surface fuels speculation that the red planet may already support life. Within this extraordinary context, the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston is pleased

Jennie C. Jones: Compilation

Jennie C. Jones: Compilation

Jennie C. Jones

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston Houston, Texas, USA 12/12/2015 – 03/27/2016

Curated by Valerie Cassel Oliver Through exhaustive research and imaginative talent, Jennie C. Jones brings to light the unlikely parallels that emerged between the visual arts and jazz during the social and cultural upheavals in the late 1950s. A resistance to tradition in favor of experimentation gave rise to an avant-garde in the visual arts and in jazz. These imprints

Curated by Valerie Cassel Oliver Through exhaustive research and imaginative talent, Jennie C. Jones brings to light the unlikely parallels that emerged between the visual arts and jazz during the social and cultural upheavals in the late 1950s. A resistance to tradition in favor of experimentation gave rise to an avant-garde in the visual arts and in jazz. These imprints

Pretty/Dirty Pretty/Dirty

Pretty/Dirty

Marilyn Minter

CAMH Houston, Texas, USA 04/18/2015 – 08/02/2015

For over three decades Marilyn Minter has produced lush paintings, photographs, and videos that vividly manifest our culture’s complex and contradictory emotions around the feminine body and beauty. Her unique works—from the oversized paintings of makeup-laden lips and eyes to soiled designer shoes—bring into sharp, critical focus the power of desire. As an artist Minter

For over three decades Marilyn Minter has produced lush paintings, photographs, and videos that vividly manifest our culture’s complex and contradictory emotions around the feminine body and beauty. Her unique works—from the oversized paintings of makeup-laden lips and eyes to soiled designer shoes—bring into sharp, critical focus the power of desire. As an artist Minter

Double Life Double Life

Double Life

Haegue Yang

Contemporary Art Museum of Houston Houston, Texas, USA 12/12/2014 – 03/15/2015

The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston is pleased to present the exhibition Double Life (December 13, 2014-March 13, 2015), which features works by the internationally celebrated artists Jérôme Bel, Wu Tsang, and Haegue Yang. Double Life includes an immersive light and sculpture installation, a 16mm film loop, live dance presentations, and a newly-commissioned video work. “Performance” has long been understood

The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston is pleased to present the exhibition Double Life (December 13, 2014-March 13, 2015), which features works by the internationally celebrated artists Jérôme Bel, Wu Tsang, and Haegue Yang. Double Life includes an immersive light and sculpture installation, a 16mm film loop, live dance presentations, and a newly-commissioned video work. “Performance” has long been understood

WITNESS WITNESS

WITNESS

LaToya Ruby Frazier

Contemporary Art Museum Houston Texas, USA 06/22/2013 – 10/13/2013

Curator : Dean Daderko LaToya Ruby Frazier’s work in photography, video, performance, and activism is fundamentally and critically concerned with issues of agency. Frazier focuses her attention on her hometown of Braddock, Pennsylvania, home to industrialist Andrew Carnegie’s first steel mill, the Edgar Thomson Steel Works, established in 1872. Like many municipalities across the United

Curator : Dean Daderko LaToya Ruby Frazier’s work in photography, video, performance, and activism is fundamentally and critically concerned with issues of agency. Frazier focuses her attention on her hometown of Braddock, Pennsylvania, home to industrialist Andrew Carnegie’s first steel mill, the Edgar Thomson Steel Works, established in 1872. Like many municipalities across the United