Apama Mackey Gallery – 20
Year Anniversary Exhibition Series
ANDERSON + MEDRANO / May 4 – June 14, 2017 /
Reception May 4
ANDERSON + MEDRANO: Marking our 15th anniversary, this show has brought us back to
our creative roots. The colors and materials and especially the back lit images
seen through custom built viewfinders, it all reminds us of the first
collaborative works we ever made. Without the constraint of an actual title for
the show, we have had the freedom to create without the daunting task of making
it all connect to a theme or singular narrative, which is how we used to do it.
Back then our collaborative process was much looser. We made art as a reflex,
always without giving it much thought, only making whatever it was we wanted to
see on our own walls and not what we thought would connect with a viewer. Over
the years the process has changed but our rolls as collaborative partners
remains the same, Katy Anderson, the photographer and Patrick Medrano, the
sculptor / builder / painter.
These are uncertain times and for artist this is both an
extremely difficult time to be making art but also an extremely important time
to be making art. The creation of this show felt urgent, like we had been
suddenly primed by all the recent world events and tragedies and it was time
for us to go to work, do our job, to reflect, to inspire, to bring hope, to
shine our light, to say what we had to say about it. That is what this show
represents to us, the cleansing of spirit, the search for higher knowledge and
the connection we all have to one another and this earth.
The Native Americans believed the occurrence of a white animal was a huge sign
of prophecy– a sign from the great spirit that a major shift in their world was
For more information, please contact Apama Mackey at
713-302-5869 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
OPENING - Thursday, May 4 / 6 - 8:00 pm
Apama Mackey Gallery is located at 628 E 11th St, Houston, Texas
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