Seven Talented Emerging Queer Artists - Opening Reception and a Talk With Bill Arning


ARTISTS RECEPTION – QUEER GROUP SHOW – ARTIST TALK WITH BILL ARNING

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Please join us for 'Qollective' a colorful group show consisting of seven talented emerging 'queer' artists who work in various mediums from paint to performance and precious metal. The opening reception is Saturday February 2 including two live performances. There will be a discussion led by Bill Arning, the following day, Sunday February 3rd at 2p.m. G Spot Gallery is located in The Houston Heights 310 East 9th Street, Houston Texas 77007. Featuring delicious lite bites from food truck 'Food. Music. Life.' All are welcome there is no admission fee required for either event. Photographers welcome.

WHAT: Artist Reception for Qollective WHEN: Saturday, February 2nd, 6p-8p WHERE: G Spot Gallery, In The Heights, 310 East 9th Street, Houston Texas 77007

WHAT: Artist Talk with Bill Arning WHEN: Sunday, February 3rd, 2p to 4p WHERE: G Spot Gallery, In The Heights, 310 East 9th Street, Houston Texas 77007

ARTISTS:

Aveda Adara @PostmodernSleazeofficial

Larry Johnson @pointsofinfinity

Hugo Perez @hello_hugo

Philip Karjeker @philsolkar

Jesse Treviño @jetoarts

Sebastian Gomez De La Torre @illseabass

Frank Hernandez @the_barbara_coa

Member of the Dineh Tribe, Aveda Adara was born into Kiyaa'áanii, The Towering House clan and The Díbéłzhíní, Black Sheep Clan. “am the Conduit for certain anger that gives me rebellious freedom to display and express what others will not show." Visual Media Artist Aveda Adara perform at the opening.

Larry Johnson draws character studies, primarily ink on muslin. He is interested in human subjects emotional responses to personal conflicts, especially in the older population with detail to contrasting colors and shading.

Hugo Perez is one of John Palmer's 'Escapist Artists' and uses acrylic and oil pastels on canvas. Hugo deconstructs figurative images exploring themes of masculinity and sexuality.

Native Houstonian Philip Karjeker has studied art in London and Spain. His works consist of vibrant watercolor on paper. For this show, philip is focused on color theory and queerness and how that has been expressed/impressed to/upon his life.

Jesse Treviño is a print maker and metal smith. His immigrant Mexican parents, and Baytown community influenced his subject matter which is political, either calling out discrimination or discriminators.

Sebastian Gomez de la Torre is a designer and illustrator from Lima, Peru. Now in Houston, Sebastian works as a part-time designer for a non profit as well as doing commissions on a freelance basis; while continuing to explore and grow through his personal work.

Frank Hernandez is a bearded drag performing artist. Known in the community as 'Barbara-Coa', a nod to his Mexican/American background. Born and raised in Houston's East-end he currently performs regularly in the Montrose.

There will be a discussion with the artists led by Bill Arning, Sunday February 3rd at 2p.m. At G Spot Gallery In The Heights 310 East 9th Street, Houston Texas 77007. www.gspotgallery.com

Qollective is a group of seven Queer artists, based in Houston, with a diverse set of skills. Together, they aim to create meaningful dialogue around contemporary social and political issues, while facilitating unfettered artistic expression. On Sun 3 Feb 2019, Qollective is excited to have Bill Arning moderate a round table discussion with the Qollective members in conjunction with the Qollective: Self Expression exhibition. As a curator, writer, museum director, and art adviser, Bill Arning has been a tireless advocate for the primacy of gay art and artists on the edges of contemporary art discourse. He has with such legendary LGBTQA artists as Felix Gonzalez Torres and Jim Hodges at similarly formative times in their practice. This round table will explore how the Qollective functions both internally as a concise group, a well as within the Houston arts scene.

Featuring delicious lite bites from food truck 'Food. Music. Life.' http://www.foodmusiclife.org/

About G Spot Gallery Located in the Historic Houston Heights in Texas, G Spot Contemporary Gallery is a contemporary space with a decidedly grassroots approach to cultural exchange. The gallery’s rapidly changing exhibitions roster showcases eclectic and often provocative work by outsider, emerging and established artists from all parts of the globe and features artists unafraid to challenge convention. We are committed to forging partnerships with artists and arts presenters to facilitate the creation, presentation and exchange of work as a means of broadening audiences for and appreciation of contemporary art. A Houston art gallery featuring local, regional and national contemporary artists. Located in the Heart of Houston’s Historic District, this is a comfortable place to engage, and reconnect with friends. Come out and celebrate some great local, regional and national talent with us.

G Spot Gallery, In The Heights, 310 East 9th Street, Houston Texas 77007.

For More information please contact the gallery, we are more than happy to help in any way. Many thanks for your time and consideration.

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1300 Gendy Street

Fort Worth, TX 76107

(817) 738-1938

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