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Just Relax

Britt Thomas

March 23 – May 5, 2018

MAIN Gallery

Art League Houston is excited to present Just Relax, an exhibition by Houston-based photographer Britt Thomas, in conjunction with Fotofest 2018 Biennial. The exhibition features a selection of audio and photographic components that explores issues related to infertility. 

 

Current Exhibitions

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Just Relax

Britt Thomas

March 23 – May 5, 2018

MAIN Gallery

Art League Houston is excited to present Just Relax, an exhibition by Houston based photographer Britt Thomas, in conjunction with Fotofest 2018 Biennial. The exhibition features a selection of audio and photographic components that explores issues related to infertility. The phrase “Just Relax” refers to the most common advice given to people struggling with conceiving by well-meaning friends and family who frequently have no idea of the realities surrounding infertility and pregnancy loss. The reality is that 10-15% of the population suffers from infertility, and approximately 25% of all pregnancies end in miscarriage or stillbirth. Despite these high numbers, infertility is still a highly taboo topic to be freely discussed in public. The lack of discourse on infertility and pregnancy loss has sustained an atmosphere of isolation and embarrassment for people experiencing these obstacles.

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Makeover Kingdom

Cobra McVey

March 23 -May 5, 2018

Hallway Space

Art League Houston is excited to present Makeover Kingdom, an exhibition by Houston based artist Cobra McVey. Makeover Kingdom features found object assemblages representing the King, Queen, progeny and members of the court in a futuristic kingdom. The materials used to create the assemblages suggest new life forms mutated from orphaned thrift store objects and mass-produced consumer goods, foretelling the fallout from widespread industrialization as ruling the future. The installation transforms surplus synthetic objects into royalty and the hallway of Art League Houston into a castle space. Makeover Kingdom is a futuristic tableau that combines humor and fantasy with an underlying pragmatism.

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The Unwaged

Rodrigo Valenzuela

March 23 - May 5, 2018

FRONT Gallery

Art League Houston is excited to present The Unwaged, by LA-based artist Rodrigo Valenzuela. The exhibition features a single-channel video addressing unpaid labor, volunteering, and internship culture rooted in the capital market. Coming from a low income family and spending most of his twenties as an undocumented worker, the artist was never able to enjoy the privilege of building a CV that would ensure a career. The Unwaged comments on the stress generated by unpaid labor, career building gigs and the outcomes of being underappreciated economically. The video features a collection of interviews with individuals that have worked for free in exchange for the promise of a “good opportunity”. The length of each interview was determined by personal endurance, and composed to appear as if they all took place in the same room. The strenuous process and resulting composite footage reflect the environment of capital oppression that one must endure in order to achieve personal and professional goals.  

 

Upcoming Classes

 

Drawing with Metaphysical Concepts (D-14)

Monday evening
9:30AM–12:30PM
May 7–14
2-Day Workshop

With the use of basic drawing skills, this workshop will explore metaphysical concepts that relate to color therapy, universal geometry, fractals, mandalas, as well as, other multidimensional subjects.