OPENING RECEPTION: “2024 Summer Round of Exhibitions” at Art League Houston

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OPENING RECEPTION: “2024 Summer Round of Exhibitions” at Art League Houston

May 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


MAY 24 – JULY 21, 2024: Art League Houston presents three solo exhibitions by Noel Maghathe (Cincinnati), Paola de la Calle (San Francisco), and Jack Morillo (Houston).

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, May 24, 2024 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

ARTIST TALKS: Saturday, May 25, 2024 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

MAIN GALLERY: “Enough for Me” by Noel Maghathe beckons viewers to a poignant reflection on the interplay between place, identity, and loss. Through the medium of beeswax, these tile-like sculptures are reminiscent of Palestinian tatreez and architecture, Maghathe constructs a powerful vessel for collective memory — a repository of stories, history, and aspirations transcending lands and enduring across time. Against the fragility of beeswax stands the resilience of the Palestinian people, echoing the tireless labor once put into the soil through vocations such as farming and beekeeping, and whose land and life are currently being desecrated by an ongoing genocide.

FRONT GALLERY: “Everything is Ruins In This House” by Paola de la Calle delves into the intricate connection between power and memory, drawing inspiration from Colombian writer María Mercedes Carranza’s poem “La Patria” (“The Motherland”). Building upon the thematic foundations of her debut solo exhibition, ‘In This House We Are Buried Alive,’ (SOMARTS, San Francisco), De La Calle explores collective memory and historical amnesia, intertwining the socio-political landscapes of the United States and Colombia. Through a multidisciplinary approach incorporating printmaking, ceramics, and textiles, she confronts the ghosts of history, inviting audiences to engage with archives and the implications of forgetting.

HALLWAY GALLERY: “Face Me” by Jack Morillo is an installation that challenges notions of knowability and chrononormativity (which is the expectation that we all follow the same timeline, that there’s the same right thing at the right time for everybody). Through the concealment of clocks under axes of veiling, weighing, and encoding, Morillo provokes questions about time, desire, and legibility, using sexually deviant vocabulary to explore experiences of non-normative temporality.


May 24
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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