The other wall of the gallery hosts perhaps the most eye-catching pieces in the exhibit, the tie paintings, which are not paintings at all but actual ties intricately interlaced in a basket weave design and surrounded by a silver frame. Stokes doesn’t attempt to create an image with the material; there’s no effort at a landscape or portrait, for example. It’s just a whimsical jumble of patterns and colors meant to entertain and amuse.
9 a.m to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. Through April 27. 1953 Montrose. For information, call 713-523-9530 or visit www.artleaguehouston.org. Free.
Mondays-Saturdays. Starts: March 28. Continues through April 27, 2012