“Anywhere But Here”

“Anywhere But Here” isn’t just the title of the new exhibition at ArtStorm — it also describes where the artists are from. Curators and ArtStorm board members Megan Whitenton and Alicia Seale say the show gives local underground artists a chance to see what their out-of-town counterparts are up to. The show features paintings, drawings, mixed-media and video by artists from Portland, New York and San -Francisco.

Portland’s Jesse Jackson offers a chilling series of cardboard knives, including one, Unknown Belonging, with the phrase “Let all souls fallen to this blade belong to Gods unknown” painted on its blade. Brooklyn’s Jesse Gelaznik explores his freehand drawing skills in absurd works like Sad Jubilee, in which a penciled man made of human, snowman, bird and octopus parts is highlighted with red and pink shadings. New Yorker Rachel Lynn Blackwell’s paintings and San Franciscan Julia Marjorie Leonard’s photo-collage pieces round out the show. Saturday’s 7 p.m. opening reception will include Positive Energy, Positive Thoughts, Positive Action, an adults-only performance piece by New Yorker Giorgio Ira Handman. The gallery’s regular viewing hours are noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Through April 26. ArtStorm, 708 Mathis. For information, visit www.artstormhouston.com. Free.
Saturdays, Sundays, 12-5 p.m. Starts: March 29. Continues through April 26, 2008


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