One of the artists in the Accrochage exhibit, German Mario Reis doesnt use paint or brushes to create his paintings. He lets nature do the work. With tons (literally) of water and minuscule amounts of minerals, Reis creates surprisingly varied paintings. Reis submerges his canvases into streams and rivers around the world. When he recovers them, sometimes weeks later, the water has painted shapes on the canvas, the minerals and pollution in the water providing the color.
Reiss paintings sometimes seem to reflect the area where they were created. Mexicos paintings are all in shades of rich browns, for example. The U.S. paintings? A vibrant, multicolored rainbow. Like all artists, Reis lets you read into that anything you want. The exhibit is on view 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Through February 28. Gallery Sonja Roesch, 2309 Caroline. For information, call 713-659-5424 or visit www.gallerysonjaroesch.com. Free.
Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Starts: Jan. 20. Continues through Feb. 28, 2009