“Gelam Nguzu Kazi—Dugong My Son”

You can’t get much farther from Houston than Australia, and you can’t get much farther from the usual local art fare than with “Gelam Nguzu Kazi — Dugong My Son,” an exhibition at the Museum of Printing History. Presented in conjunction with the local Australian consulate, the show features 33 works by four artists, each an Aboriginal from the tiny Mua Island in the Torres Strait, tucked in between Australia and Papua New Guinea. Check out limited-edition linocuts from David Bosun, who deals in aboriginal history and myth; Billy Missi, who focuses largely on the delicate environmental state of the islands; and Victor Motlop, whose prints detail the day-to-day life of his people. Also featured is the widely exhibited Victor Nona, whose incredibly detailed carvings show hunting and other rituals. There’s an official opening reception at 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 13, but you can see the exhibit starting today. Regular viewing hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays. Through December 20. 1324 West Clay. For information, call 713-522-4652 or visit www.printingmuseum.org. Free.
Tuesdays-Sundays. Starts: Nov. 5. Continues through Dec. 20, 2008
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Julia Ramey