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Tommy Gregory: Everything Lasts Forever Main Gallery & Courtney Cone: Processed Second Gallery

3508 Lake St
  • Presented By: Gray Contemporary
  • Dates: January 18, 2020 - February 15, 2020
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Location: Gray Contemporary
  • Address: 3508 Lake St
  • Time: 6:00 PM to 5:00 PM
  • Price: Free
  • Admission: Free
  • Area of Town: Upper Kirby/Greenway Plaza
  • Free Admission: Yes
  • overview

    Tommy Gregory: Everything Lasts Forever Main Gallery Gregory’s recent body of work is a series of cast bronze sculptures; the content is pertaining to altering the destiny of ephemeral or discarded objects while questioning permanence using an archival sculpture method. The work has subtle and not so subtle political references, in addition to commentary on the human experience. Artist: Tommy Gregory is a Houston and Seattle based artist and curator. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Houston in 2005 and his Master of Fine Arts from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2009.  In addition to maintaining a studio practice, Gregory also has a career in art administration, where he was the Public Art Specialist for the City of San Antonio, and the Public Art Program Director and Curator for the Houston Airports, currently is the Public Art Program Sr. Manager and Curator for the Port of Seattle. His work ranges from bronze sculpture to delicate drawing and collage, combining humor with elegance of form. Gregory has exhibited professionally for almost 20 yrs, with exhibitions at Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum in San Antonio TX, the Blaffer Gallery and The Glassell School of Art in Houston TX. Gregory is also in a number of notable private and public collections, most recently installing a permanent sculpture at the University of Houston, Downtown. Courtney Cone: Processed Second Gallery Processed explores the complications of occupying a female “body” in the prison system with a focus on the visceral, often dehumanizing ramifications. As an incarcerated woman, I became an object – a collection of meat, fleshy folds and hiding holes – routinely checked and inspected. The works in this show embody this experience; bloated, swollen sacks and misshapen lumps evoke anatomy turned inside out. The orifice is site of trauma, but also functions as a point of transformation. Artist: Courtney Cone (b. 1980) is an interdisciplinary artist whose practice explores trauma, horror and disgust through dark or irreverent humor. Selected recent exhibitions include Keystone Gallery, Los Angeles CA; Gallery A402: CalArts (solo), CA; Panel LA, CA; and LTD Los Angeles (Hollywood Hills House), CA. In 2019, she received a Right of Return USA Fellowship and funding for her performance series, Ain’t No Orange in Texas: The Variety Show. Cone received her MFA from California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA (2017), and her BFA in Painting from Texas State University in San Marcos, TX (2015). She resides in Austin, TX, where she works as an artist and faculty at Texas State University and Austin Community College.

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