The Bayou Botanist: An Exhibition Of Paintings By Celan Bouillet

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Join us for the opening of "The Bayou Botanist": An Exhibition of paintings by Celan Bouillet at the Silos on Sawyer, September 10 from 5-8:30pm.

In the exhibition The Bayou Botanist: 365 days in Houston's Gardens, Celan Bouillet explores our relationship with Houston's green spaces through a series of large-scale paintings and mixed media works on paper. The paintings resemble contemporary tapestries that blend animals, plants, and people into complex patterns. Bouillet depicts the overwhelming vastness of nature being contained within a rectangular form - mimicking the typical confines of a garden. Other pieces in the show include large cut canvases casting shadows of blooms and leaves to create another dimension to the work.

The paintings will be on display at The Silos at Sawyer Yards from September 6 - September 24. The opening will be held on Saturday, September 10 from 5 - 8:30pm. The event is free and all are welcome to attend.

The Bayou Botanist is generously funded by a grant from the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance.

About the artist:

Celan Bouillet (b 1985) is a mixed media artist currently based in Houston, TX. Inspired by travel, textiles and our relationship to place, Bouillet creates paintings with complex narratives and dense patterns. Bouillet received her BA in English and BFA in Painting from the University of Georgia in 2008 and her MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2013. She has received numerous awards and honors including: 2013 Full Fellowship recipient to Vermont Studio Center, 2014 Artist-in-residence at Houston Community College SE, 2014 Best in Show at Lawndale's Big Show, 2014 Best in Show at Gallery 500x EXPO, and 2015 HAA Emerging Artist Grant.
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