September Spotlight on Houston Artists Hunter, Plum and Clark Houston Arts Alliance Upcoming Exhibitions

Hunter + Plum at the Alliance Gallery and Tracing Towers, Presented in Partnership with Houston Public Library

Jo-Carolyn Goode | 9/10/2014, 8 a.m.
Today, Houston Arts Alliance (HAA) announces two September gallery openings featuring three Houston artists: Allison Hunter, Susan Plum and Jonathan ...
Allison Hunter, Susan Plum and Jonathan Clark in the exhibitions Hunter + Plum and Tracing Towers.

HOUSTON, TX — Today, Houston Arts Alliance (HAA) announces two September gallery openings featuring three Houston artists: Allison Hunter, Susan Plum and Jonathan Clark in the exhibitions Hunter + Plum and Tracing Towers.

The Hunter + Plum exhibition at the Alliance Gallery explores the intrinsic beauty within nature through these two artists’ unique approaches. Informed by the innate yet often overlooked structures within nature, artists Allison Hunter and Susan Plum remind the viewer that intelligent systems exist all around us in various degrees, ranging from the behavior and importance of the honeybee to the vein system of a single leaf.

Join HAA for the Hunter + Plum opening reception at the Alliance Gallery, 3201 Allen Parkway, on Thursday, September 11, 2014, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Hunter + Plum will be on view through Friday, October 31, 2014, Wed. – Fri. from 3:30 – 5 p.m. or by appointment.

Tracing Towers at the Houston Public Library, opening September 24, 2014, will feature Jonathan Clark’s playful yet thought provoking new works. This installation includes Clark’s series of “super pencils,” works inspired by his interest in divine proportion. In this series, Clark uses the #2 pencil, an office supply staple, as a small component to create a larger and more exciting whole.

Join HAA and Houston Public Library for the Tracing Towers opening reception at first floor of Houston Public Library – Central Library, 500 McKinney Street, on September 24, 2014 from 5 – 6 p.m. Tracing Towers will be on view through Friday, November 28, 2014, Mon. – Thurs. from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., Fri. & Sat. from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Sun. from 1 – 5 p.m.

For more information visit houstonartsalliance.com.

Event and Exhibition Listings:

Hunter + Plum

Artists Allison Hunter and Susan Plum passionately recognize the intrinsic beauty within nature and continually draw inspiration from various ecological systems in this unique Alliance Gallery exhibition.

Opening Reception September 11, 2014, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, September 11 – Friday, October 31, 2014

Exhibition Hours: Wed. – Fri. 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. or by appointment

Alliance Gallery, 3201 Allen Parkway, Suite 150, Houston, Texas 77019

Tracing Towers

Houston based artist Jonathan Clark presents new work at the Houston Public Library.

Opening Reception Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 5 -6 p.m.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 – Friday, November 28, 2014

Library Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Fri. & Sat. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sun. 1-5 p.m.

Gallery, first floor, Houston Public Library-Central Library, 500 McKinney Street, Houston, Texas 77002

ABOUT THE ARTISTS:

Allison Hunter

Allison Hunter is a visual artist who over the past 20 years has worked in photography, video, drawing, sculpture and installation. Hunter earned her first MFA at the Cantonal Art School of Lausanne, Switzerland (1990, Drawing/Photography), and her second MFA at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York (1997, Video). Hunter participated in video and sculpture art residencies at institutions such as the Banff Centre for the Arts in Calgary, Canada and the Hermit Center for Metamedia in Plasy, Czech Republic. Hunter’s installation project titled SIGNMAKERS (1998-2003) was commissioned by three European sculpture centers in Lithuania, Latvia and Finland, and by the 2003 Kingston Sculpture Biennial in New York. Hunter’s photographs are collected by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the University Art Museum at SUNY, the Albany Institute of History and Art, and the Center for Photography at Woodstock. Her work has been included in numerous exhibitions in the U.S. and Europe, including at the Kohler Center (Wisconsin), Project 304 (Bangkok), Künstlerhaus Mousonturm (Frankfurt) and in solo exhibitions at Women & Their Work (Austin), Artspace (North Carolina), and DiverseWorks (Houston). In 2010-11, Hunter was Artist-in-Residence at the University of Houston during which time she produced a stereoscopic 3-D video, Honey Bee (2011). Her most recent video work, I Remember Fireflies (2012), is a video sculpture now permanently at the North Carolina Museum of Art sculpture park. Hunter is a full-time faculty member at Rice University where she has been Humanities Artist-in-Residence in the Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts since fall 2012. Hunter lives in Houston with her sweet dog Pepper.