- Dates: February 6, 2021 - September 6, 2021
- Recurrence: Recurring daily
- Location: Partnership Tower Level 2 - Garage Escalator Lobby
- Address: 701 Avenida de las Americas
- Price: Free
- Admission: Free
- Area of Town: Downtown
- Free Admission: Yes
Color Story brings together the works of two Houston-based artists who explore personal narratives through abstract painting and multimedia collage on paper and canvas. Lanecia A. Rouse [link: http://www.larartphotography.com/] and Jonathan Paul Jackson [link: https://www.foltzgallery.com/artist/johnathan-paul-jackson] welcome visitors with an explosion of color, texture, and individual expression. Both artists utilize a variety of materials to create these works, building up surfaces that invite the viewer to contemplate each composition, whether they be drawn to the physical construction, or the story they may tell.
Lanecia A. Rouse is a multidisciplinary visual artist and the owner and creator of LAR Art Studio. Her portfolio includes a range of work in abstract painting, photography, teaching, writing, and public speaking. She also has extensive experience working collaboratively as a creative on various community engagement projects both nationally and internationally.
Her work is deeply informed by her studies in sociology, theology, and culture and are products of contemplative and intuitive abstract mixed media practices. Through them she explores our everyday quests to make life meaningful while grappling with fundamental questions about our existence. Subtle manipulations of color, texture, materials, and form, along with improvisation and play, her works mirror the intricate layers and landscapes of individual and communal memory, experience, and history. For sales inquiries or to contact the artist, please visit larartphotography.com.
Jonathan Paul Jackson is a visual artist working in all mediums, including painting, sculpture, and illustration. At the age of 11, he completed his first large-scale painting, and by the age of 16, he was showing in coffee shops in the Houston area. Jackson has some formal education in art but is mostly self-taught. To date, throughout his life he has prolifically created new bodies of work, while also curating exhibitions and installations with other artists.
The paintings in this exhibition are from a series of color studies or what he has come to call Color Meditations, in which he experiments with gesture and paint. While researching the masters of color, Matisse, Warhol and Gauguin, he soon realized that it was not the colors they used to create the work but how they applied the paint and color to the surface that truly defined them as "Masters of Color." Plants and gardens appear in many of Jackson's works. The large painting on canvas in the exhibition is a recent abstract expression of the natural world. An enlarged digital reproduction of a detail from one of Jackson's Color Meditations was recently included in the Hilton Americas-Houston renovation and is featured in 255 guest rooms. For sales information or to contact the artist, please contact Foltz Fine Art, foltzgallery.com.