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Houston, TX 77006
Category: Art Galleries
Panoramic photographer Chuy Benitez had a ''right place/right time'' moment when he stumbled onto an Occupy Wall Street protest in New York City recently. As police unexpectedly began to arrest and remove the peaceful protestors, Benitez looked for a way to get above the crowd and get some shots. Three of those shots are included in ''Flying Solo,'' the new exhibit at Art League Houston. Curated by Jennie Ash, the show includes works in various mediums by seven up-and-coming artists. Ann Wood serves up a bloody taxidermic pig installation, while Daniel Anguilu contributes his characteristically bold and colorful graffiti-like paintings (including one that covers the building's entrance). The show's title refers to the fact that while they’re noteworthy emerging artists, none of the seven are represented by galleries. At the same time, none of these popular and accomplished local artists are flying under the radar.
Mondays-Saturdays. Starts: Nov. 16. Continues through Jan. 4, 2012