NOVEMBER 19, 2023 ONLY: Greenlight Studio presents a pop-up art show “Our House and the People In It” featuring art by Tod Bailey and Karim Alston on view 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM followed by screening of the short film by Stalin Santiago “How Can We Be Joiful?” at 6:15 to 7:00 PM.
Tod Bailey’s paintings illustrate a life that is dedicated to the exploration and expression of its pains, pleasures and what may lie between. Immersing himself in art history and essential art movements, literature and culture, Bailey creates bold and energetic works that are at once engaging and challenging. His paintings contain the artist’s struggle to portray his innate and acquired knowledge in a tangible form and enlist the viewer in that effort. Seemingly dense with personal and referential meaning, his art capture a strangeness embedded in the familiar.
Karim Alston’s latest paintings begin to introduce several alternative methods of creativity into his latest creations – drip-painting, references to African culture, American pop culture iconography, minimalism, multimedia, primitivism, world currency, and mixed media. In his most recent works, Alston’s paintings evolve with dynamic, figurative abstracts as well as socio-political collage. Alston’s art has been pursued and showcased by corporate and private collectors, entertainers, professional athletes, as well as galleries and business entities from all across the United States, currently taking root in Western Europe and Australia. His creative style is as unique as his personality – loose yet calculated, energetic yet subtle. He continues to work primarily out of his home studio in the outskirts of downtown Houston, Texas.