“Once Uponse a Time in the Land of O-Poppida”

There’s a certain childlike whimsy to the work in Wendy Wagner’s new solo exhibit, “Once Uponse a Time in the Land of O-Poppida,” which is appropriate, considering that many of the works are concerned with themes of childhood and family memories. One painting shows a girl napping with a stuffed horse, her bed a pastel pink drifting in a yellow cloud. Wagner has taken over both floors of the Darke Gallery for the exhibition, and having such a large space allows her to exhibit a variety of media and a large range of pieces. It also gives viewers the ability to get a more complete picture of Wagner as an artist. Noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays, noon to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Through July 9. 320 B Detering. For information, call 713-542-3802 or visit www.darkegallery.com. Free.
Wednesdays-Saturdays. Starts: May 13. Continues through July 9, 2011
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