One of the many strengths of the Houston gallery scene is its attention to Texas-based artists but that doesnt mean the whole town is filled with pictures of tumbleweeds and cowboys. Case in point: Lonesome Travelers at Art League Houston exhibits the work of three Texas photographers Mario Perez, Bryan Shutmaat and Robert Ziebell but emphasizes their shared passion for travel. Curator Beth Secor says that in selecting the images, she was drawn to their narrative quality so much so that she named the exhibition after a Kerouac novel. Shutmaats soft, placid images depict the quiet towns of heartland America; Ziebells vibrant photos document community life south of the border; and Perezs contemplative scenes reveal his 20-year experience as a painter. All photograph seemingly normal objects and people reminding us that discovering other peoples normal is one of the fundamental pleasures of travel. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. Through August 20. 1953 Montrose. For information, call 713-523-9530 or visit www.artleaguehouston.org. Free.
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