Brown Bag Gallery Tour

Interpreting modern art is always easier when the artist is on hand to explain it all — kind of like a walking, talking cheat sheet. Today’s Brown Bag Gallery Tour at the University of Houston’s Blaffer Gallery features an informal presentation by four artists from the ongoing “2008 Houston Area Exhibition,” a survey of the local scene’s best. The participating artists are Seth Alverson, whose paintings of open caskets and funeral spaces express his disappointment in academia, and Jonathan Durham, a multimedia artist whose photographs, including one of a lone woman singing in an empty church, explore the self and aloneness. Also on the menu is Gabriela Trzebinski, with her brutal paintings of life in Africa, and Jeff Williams, with his visions of beauty in decay. Noon to 1 p.m. 4800 Calhoun Road, 120 Fine Arts Building. For information, call 713-743-9530 or visit www.blaffergallery.org. Free.

Wed., July 2, noon, 2008

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