[Organizer's description:]Nicole Longnecker Gallery celebrates Sculpture Month Houston with two concurrent exhibitions: "Beneath The Surface" featuring new work from both Meredith Jack and Devon Christopher Moore, and "New Beginnings" with Grace Phillips. The exhibits open Saturday, October 22, 2016 with an artists’ reception from 5pm – 8pm and run through November 23, 2016.
"Beneath The Surface," featuring newly completed work exploring the breadth of the world of sculpture. Meredith Jack draws on a long career of creating abstract objects that belie their inherent physical weight by suggesting clues to a lighter ethereal place. Devon Christopher Moore’s return to the gallery brings an extension of his segmented, folded and abraded shape series. The art is refined, despite being dissected and reassembled, and softer to the eye. Two artists, two disciplines, both illustrating imaginary places.
"New Beginnings" involves new work from Grace Phillips. Primarily a printmaker, Phillips has begun adding volume to her work while simultaneously adding dense pigmentation. The results are powerful visual statements within a diaphanous construction. Dark and moody, the sculptures invite the viewer to come closer to find the message within.
“I’m extremely proud to show these three artists during Sculpture Month,” said gallerist Nicole Longnecker. “The work and the artists’ processes are all different, yet have a common bond found in all art: the creativity and imagination of the artist.”