Collecting Focus: Art that POPS!
At MKG, we believe that every art collection, whether private or corporate, should reflect the unique sensibility of the collector. Our job is to assist in finding a collecting focus that personalizes the environment. In this extraordinary home, contemporary art punctuates the space with bright color and hard edges. The collection has grown to include paintings, fine art prints, and photography by American and European artists
Cool Summer News
MKG is very proud to welcome Aurora Robson to Houston for the installation of a major work of art, Plant Perception. Composed entirely of recycled plastic water bottles, Plant Perception will be installed in a Houston corporation in late July. Mirroring an underground root system, the piece references our waste stream as well as cutting edge drilling technology that minimizes environmental impact. Below is a sneak peak of the work in progress.
More Cool Summer News…
MKG was proud to participate in a PrintHouston 2014 event at The Mission last Wednesday night. “How Prints Fit into Your Collection” was the subject of a lively panel discussion between MKG’s Melissa Grobmyer, MFAH’s Dena Woodall, and Sebastian Campos, collector and owner of The Mission. The panel was moderated by Ayanna McCloud. In its fourth year, PrintHouston is a citywide event that focuses on printmaking and collecting. Visit www.printmattershouston.org for more information.
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As native Houstonians, we are proud of our artists who produce world class art and our institutions which focus on them. We have highlighted the work of Trenton Doyle Hancock in our newsletter before, and we are doing it again. Hancock lives and works in Houston, and his work has garnered significant attention, most recently in a review by Karen Wilkin in the Wall Street Journal. The article reviews CAMH’s exhibition of Hancock’s drawings, Skin and Bones: 20 Years of Drawing, which is up through August 3rd. The show is a “must see” for anyone interested in contemporary American art, let alone contemporary art made in the great State of Texas. Hancock’s dealer is James Cohan Gallery in New York.
After perusing the Hancock exhibition, cross Bissonet to experience Soto’s Houston Penetrable. It is the most ambitious work of its kind by the Venezuelan artist, Jesus Rafael Soto, and the last major commission he undertook before his death in 2005. The MFAH continues to build one of the world’s most important and complete collections of art by
Latin American artists, and the Houston Penetrable is another example of world class art at our fingertips. More work by Jesus Rafael Soto can be found at Sicardi Gallery.