About the exhibitions
Love is a House That Even Death Can’t Knock Down
mk, Irene Antonia Diane Reece, and Jamie Robertson
John M. O’Quinn Gallery
Love is a House That Even Death Can’t Knock Down is a photo-based exhibition that celebrates the sacredness of Black life through the veneration of family archives. This group exhibition is organized by and features the work of mk, Irene Antonia Diane Reece, and Jamie Robertson. Each artist works with their respective family archives as the grounding element of their creative practice. Collectively, their works address themes of life, death, and memory in relation to a Southern Black experience. The Gulf Coast landscape connects the creative practices of these three families and, while each uses photographic imagery, the exhibition is a multi-sensory experience including smell, sound, and installation elements.
Lo que me queda de tu amor (What’s Left of Your Love for Me)
Curated by Francis Almendárez and Mary Montenegro
Cecily E. Horton Gallery
Lo que me queda de tu amor (What’s Left of Your Love for Me) considers how artists from distinct backgrounds carry and pass on personal, familial, cultural, and communal histories from one generation to another. Mainstream American culture traditionally values and presents these stories differently from the community members themselves. Curated by Francis Almendárez and Mary Montenegro, this exhibition highlights how artists use, contest, and rework traditional notions of an archive.
The Sankofa Project featuring Lovie Olivia
Curated by Tierney Malone
Main Street Windows
Curated by Tierney L. Malone, The Sankofa Project is a multi-year examination of the historical events leading up to our current moment of social unrest and racial reckoning. Beginning with the people and stories that make up our own communities of Houston, this project aims to bring light to the events that have been censored or ignored in historical narratives in order to reinforce the racial oppression of Black Americans.
Featured images, from left to right:
Jamie Roberston, Reconnected (Grandma, Aunt Gwen, Aunt Henran & Millicent), Buffalo, Texas (2020), Inkjet print, 11 x 14 inches. Image courtesy of the artist.
Brandon Tho Harris, Installation detail of Mẹ Việt Nam ơi, Chúng Con Vẫn Còn đây (Oh Mother Vietnam, We Are Still Here) (2021). Image courtesy of Case and Point Media.