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“The Texas Aesthetic IV: Contemporary Texas Regionalism”

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Recently the Texas Biennial attempted to investigate the state of contemporary Texas art, but it was difficult to find a regional voice in the event, which — get a rope — was curated by a New Yorker. But the Lone Star State is the major character in the new show at William Reaves Fine Art. “The Texas Aesthetic IV: Contemporary Texas Regionalism” might be exaggerating the “contemporary” part, but when it comes to a regional aesthetic, this is as Texan as it gets.

The exhibit presents 16 of what the gallery curators consider the best artists currently working in the state. Included are Debbie Stevens’s paintings of Texas bird species, Pat Gabriel’s desolate, upward-angled landscapes and lonely power lines, William Montgomery’s rattlesnake paintings, and Keith Davis’s wooden constructions. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Through July 30. William Reaves Fine Art, 2313 Brun. For information, call 713-521-7500 or visit www.reavesart.com. Free.
Fridays, Saturdays. Starts: May 20. Continues through July 30, 2011

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