Previous Exhibitions

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Summer Group Show
July 19 - September 7, 2019

Featured artwork by: Myles Keough, Alicia LaChance, Jordan McGirk, Metra Mitchell, Jeremy Rabus, & Chris Scott.

Additional artwork by Carol Fleming, Michael Hoffman, Julie Malone, & J.B. Nearsy,


Carrie Gillen: DREAM CRUSHER/CATCHER/CONTAINER, Studies in the Excavation of Home
May 17 - July 13, 2019

Carrie Gillen’s interdisciplinary work is an exploration of materials used in contemporary building practice, design, and fabrication. She manipulates these materials, investigating and finding visual signifiers that represent a discourse with space. Gillen is interested in re-ordering the material that surrounds, protects, and often defines our livelihood.


Jordan McGirk: We Will Not Leave Wanting
April 5 - May 11, 2019

Jordan McGirk's work explores the anxious embodiment of western hypermasculinity, and represents the fragility of living out fragmented ideologies. His most recent paintings investigate fantasies of power and privilege performed at hardcore and heavy metal shows by posturing young men.

Kit Keith

Temporal Contexts: Kit Keith & Christopher Ruess
February 15 - March 30, 2019

Kit Keith's paintings and collages are unmistakable - nostalgic portraits and handwritten sayings over thrift shop paintings, canvas tarps, and antique maps - allowing a glimpse into Kit's unconventional, artistic life.

Christopher Ruess' recent, large-scale paintings explore a visual language inspired by marine shapes and their contexts - particularly vernacular shapes indicative of water and terrestrial forms.


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.


Contemporary Prints
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.