“Encounters: Similarities & Contrasts — Kelyne Reis and Jane Ewen”

After meeting at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s Glassell School, artists Jane Ewen and Kelyne Reis decided that showing in the same gallery might be a good idea, even though their styles weren’t exactly similar. That idea becomes reality with “Encounters: Similarities & Contrasts — Kelyne Reis and Jane Ewen.”

The similarities between the two artists are the use of color and sense of movement. The contrasts are in style; Reis is more concrete in her work, with solid lines and outlined shapes, while Ewen has a more fluid, abstract sensibility. Though the two now live in Houston, Reis is a native of Brazil while Ewen is from Canada.

There’s an opening reception 3 to 6 p.m. on November 5 featuring Ewen’s daughter Sandy (The Weird Weeds, various side projects) playing improvised guitar. She’ll be joined by no-joke, big-time experimentalist Damon Smith on stand-up bass. Regular viewing hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Through November 30. Canal Street Gallery, 2219 Canal. For information, call 713-228-3848 or visit www.canalstreetgallery.com. Free.
Fridays-Sundays. Starts: Nov. 5. Continues through Nov. 30, 2011


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