Mary McCleary, "Grateful Reverence for the Way Things Are," 59"x45.5", Mixed media collage on paper, 2016

Grateful Reverence for the Way Things Are

For those who are interested in looking at lots and lots of art packed into one place, this weekend is the time to be in Houston. Two art fairs will be open there this Thursday through Sunday. The big one is the Texas Contemporary, which will be at the George Brown Convention Center. It opens Thursday night with a special preview party.

The Houston Art Fair at the Silver Street Event Space will also open on Thursday night with a preview party.

Art fairs have become one of the most common venues for buying and selling art throughout the world. It’s understandable, because potential collectors have a chance to see multiple dealers and a wide variety of styles and prices, all in one place.

Look for my new collage, Grateful Reverence for the Way Things Are in the Moody Gallery booth at the Texas Contemporary Fair at the George Brown Convention Center. It’s hard to see in the photo, but the letter is one addressed by Abby Aldrich Rockefeller to the I.R.S. back in the 1940’s. The collage was inspired by a Henry Church painting in her collection in Williamsburg. The cat has knocked “Artist’s Beauty College” matches off the table.

Catherine D. Anspon describes what to expect at the Texas Contemporary Fair in this article in PaperCity.

Click here for more information on the Texas Contemporary Art Fair.

Here’s the site for the Houston Art Fair.

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