Past Exhibitions

Jean Carruthers Wetta<br />Old Friends | 2011 <br />oil on masonite | 5&quot; x 7&quot;

Jean Carruther's Wetta's new exhibit unveils a striking world of narrative, intrigue, and beauty through painting. From still life and landscape to portraiture, Wetta's unique vision brings an extraordinary power to vignettes of daily life: 

"Andre Malraux's comment that art issues from art and not from nature is true of my work. I find inspiration in the paintings of those artists who were unpretentious celebrators of the ordinary. Vermeer, Vuillard, Morandi, Chardin, Fantin-Latour, for example, all painted ordinary things with great tenderness. They found beauty in the way light fell across their world. They discovered magic in the everyday.

Over twenty years ago, I met...

Sydney Philen Yeager<br />Sway | 2014<br />oil on linen | 72&quot; x 72&quot;<br />

In Yeager's newest exhibition Between Here and There she is influenced by Mannerist painting and references the gold leaf grounds of Sienese Gothic paintings in her complex color palate of oil on linen. Striking a delicate balance between control and gestural exuberance, Yeager's abstract works create dynamic and exciting interruptions of color and form that delve into art history and yet retain a contemporary liveliness:

   "In this work, I am walking a line between risk and control.  I relish the challenge of working directly, with little opportunity to re-think or revise the work. The raw immediacy of the brushstrokes contrasts with a delicate surrounding wash of paint, or...

 

Lance Letscher's exhibit Parallel Universe explores a new and diverse collection of collage investigating formal elements of color and composition focused on the individual pictorial relationship within the piece. Narrative begins to form within each work offering up familiar and new fictions that are complex and alluring. 

Lance Letscher is an internationally recognized Austin artist who exhibits in New York, France, Belgium, Spain and Switzerland. He is also in numerous collections including The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, Texas; The Austin Museum of Art, Austin, Texas; The McNay Museum of Art, San Antonio, Texas; Museum of Southeast Texas,...

Sarah Williams' paintings reveal the allure of the rural American landscape. From modest houses backlit by a twilight sky to vibrant neons of carnivals and motel signs, Williams creates a painted world that is undeniably captivating. 

 

"I'm drawn to the Coen Brother'...

 

"Signal Chamber is about the experience of solitude in an artist’s studio, and the inner quest for communication with the soul. It is about the rituals that persist in the continuous pursuit for harmonization with ones inner self. When establishing contact, the signals then begin to surge, building and responding to an artistic language, ultimately lifting the veil of restraint and dissipating perceptual limitations. These signals are the ideas and decisions that arrived suddenly and clearly, as if they were also seeking you. Naturally and intuitively guiding the artist to the next move on the surface, and fluently interpreting what was once severed from visual consciousness....

¿Do Geese See God? is an exhibition that discusses where science and mythology overlap and how the two fields inform our emotional and psychological viewpoints of the world. A tribute to the struggle and balance of nature and our on-going complex conversation with it:

"The works in ¿Do Geese See God? are loud, aggressive and alive. The subjects range from deconstructed woodland imagery, animals, water, light, and night. The paintings compress all of these subjects into hybridized forms, entire ecosystems, moving and acting as one. These are images and objects of anthropomorphized landscapes and deified wildlife,...

Troy Woods<br />It is late in the season | 2014<br />mahogany and stainless steel | 28.5" x 10" x 6"

With a stunning array of new sculpture, artist Troy Woods imbues narrative throughout this new exhibition. Each piece is a meditation on change and a catalyst for growth:

"The Tipping Point (Notes On) is the point when choices and clarity merge to stimmulate a counter-movement and thus a change."

Catherine Colangelo<br />Double RR Crossing | 2014<br />gouache and graphite on paper | 18" x 28"
 
 

 

McMurtrey Gallery is excited to introduce Catherine Colangelo's exhibit Ocular Rhythms. Inspired by textiles, Indian and Islamic miniatures, and illuminated...

 

Tidal Mosaics features Jill Parisi's hand colored three dimensional print making process. Parisi breaks down the boundaries between printmaking, sculpture, and installation with her unique vision:

"My artistic practice aims to create a sense of beauty and wonder for the viewer. I create detailed and colorful prints and drawings that act as components for large installations or as studies to be translated into two-dimensional glass. Direct...