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Join us at Zoya Tommy Gallery, on Saturday, Feb. 25th, from 11am - 1pm for a cup of Starbucks coffee and sweet donuts while you view the current exhibition Perry House: "The Pete Paintings" And Musings. The artist Perry House will be present if you would like to meet him and talk to him about his work. The exhibition "The Pete Paintings" And Musings, has received great reviews and has been extended through March 4th, 2017.

Perry House: "The Pete Paintings" and Musings

Coffee and Donuts with Perry House
Saturday, February 25th
From 11am - 1pm
Zoya Tommy Gallery, 4102 Fannin St., Houston, TX 77004

Perry House: 'The Pete Paintings and Musings'

Perry House arrived on the scene about the same time as Newsum, in the 1970s, and taught for 30 years at Houston Community College.

His new show at Zoya Tommy Gallery offers two large suites of small paintings - all being shown for the first time - that are installed as wall-consuming grids. This makes the show feel highly ordered but also intense in spite of their often deliberately flat colors (in acrylic on canvas). Overall, there's a sense of urgent industry.

The 36 "Pete Paintings" date to 2006 and '07 and include many variations on the theme of House's alter ego, a bespectacled, cigarette-smoking balding character - shown only as a disembodied head - who first came to the artist as a teenager when he was drawing on the back of bowling-alley score cards, and became a constant presence in his paintings over the years. Pete, nostalgic now but still with a greedy everyman aura, looks like he could reside comfortably in the Surrealist galleries of the Menil Collection.

The "Musings," which date from 2014 to the present, spotlight other elements of House's past work - mundane domestic objects and geometric shapes. They're more fragmented. Through it all, House is sorting out his lifetime of art-making, drawing attention to the imagery that has been most significant to him, but also giving himself, and us, a chance to question what it all means.

- Molly Glentzer
Arts, Design & Culture Writer / Editor, Houston Chronicle

Perry House: “The Pete Paintings” and Musings opened to the public on Friday, Jan 13th, 2017 and will be on view at Zoya Tommy Gallery through March 4th, 2017

Zoya Tommy Gallery is committed to exhibiting artwork that reflects the fascinating culture of today’s society as well as offering competing ideas about contemporary art using a variety of themes.
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