“50 Shades of Green”

Noted art collector Peggy Guggenheim is credited with saying, “My knowledge of art ended at impressionism.” Guggenheim was a well-known fan of abstract and avant-garde art; she was married to Dadaist Max Ernst, after all. Whether Guggenheim was complimenting the Impressionist movement or insulting it is up for debate. The influence of the impressionists is very much at play in the new exhibit “50 Shades of Green” at the Archway Gallery. The show features the works of painters Judy Elias and Harold Joiner, a variety of oil paintings — mostly of outdoor settings — in which “the artists realized…the prominence of green as a modifier.” The artists also share a similar style and there’s a good deal of overlap in the content.

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. Through January 30. Archway Gallery, 2305 Dunlavy. For information, call 713-522-2409 or visit archwaygallery.com. Free.
Jan. 3-30, 2014

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Abby Koenig
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