For the exhibit Tete-a-Tete, Houston artist Lisa Qualls focused on the changing of cultural identities. In New Moon, we see the image of a man dressed in African garb, a fat baby on his knee. Two text narratives overlay the image. In Liberty, we see an indigenous-looking woman in profile, her long black hair gently morphing into feathers as it falls down her back. This time the text is under the image, as if Qualls had drawn the portrait on the page of a book.
Former Houstonian Anila Quayyum Agha is also featured in Tete-a-Tete with works that use patterns to explore societys view of gender roles. The show runs 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. Through December 27. Art League Houston, 1953 Montrose. For information, call 713-523-9530 or visit www.artleague-houston.org. Free.
Mondays-Saturdays. Starts: Nov. 7. Continues through Dec. 27, 2008