Winter Group Show
December 14, 2018 - February 9, 2019
Featured artwork by: Tony Cray, Michael Hoffman, Bethanie Irons, Jeff Kapfer, Myles Keough, Ken Konchel, Julie Malone, Peter Manion, John Marksbury, Metra Mitchell, J.B. Nearsy, Renée Raub-Ayers, Justin Tolentino, Larry Torno, & Diana Zeng
Jeremy Rabus: Since It Is Only The Mirror
October 19 - December 8, 2018
Jeremy Rabus’ paintings are composed using an intuitive process of layering and excavating. He arranges vivid hues alongside subtle tones, or rich and opaque passages with translucent glazes. These elements overlap, intertwine, and accentuate each other.
As the piece evolves, Rabus grinds into the layers with a power sander, revealing new textures, early brushstrokes, and stunning color "conversations" which tell the painting's story of its making. Every painting orchestrates the elements of imagery- hue, contrast, space, texture, and contour into an immersive optical experience in the final piece.
John Marksbury: My Life as an Atom
September 13 - October 13, 2018
John Marksbury is a St. Louis-based artist and designer who relocated from Boston, MA, in early 2013. Developed through an intuitive process of layering and expressive mark-making, John’s paintings explore ideas of time and space, the fantastic and mystical, symbolism, and the tension between objective and subjective experience.
July 20 - September 8, 2018
Houska Gallery is pleased to present a group exhibition featuring a variety of approaches to printmaking. Artists include Laura Berman, Bethanie Irons, Carly Kurka, Lillian Stephen, and Sonya Williams.
Julie Malone: Chroma Glow
May 25 - July 14, 2018
As a colorist, Malone’s abstract landscapes push the boundaries of color theory, creating depth and movement that engage the viewer and allow for emotional connections.
Peter Manion: La Fragua to Vermont: Works on Paper
April 6 - May 19, 2018
La Fragua to Vermont: Works on Paper features work by Peter Manion created during his residencies in La Fragua, Belalcazar, Spain, and the Vermont Studio Center. Needing a “flip of the switch” creatively, these experiences provided the isolation Manion needed to reemerge with a new artistic purpose. It was in La Fragua that he started to experiment with his felt and plaster sculptures - allowing him to reexamine his practice as a whole and create a new pace and vocabulary from which to work.