Artists from all over come to Houston for new gallery show
When Houston native Vincent Nguyen started to miss all his friends from art school in New York City, he came up with an idea: Why not have a gallery show and bring them all to Houston?
That show, called Friend of a Friend, will open May 12 at Reeves Art & Design in Montrose. It has two purposes: to bring a group of up-and-coming and established artists to Houston, where viewers can see their work firsthand, and to introduce Houston as a Southern cultural hub to those artists. The exhibit will feature 21 contemporary artists from across the country, working in mediums that include sculpture, paint, digital art, and more. The idea, Nguyen says, is to show that the old ways of networking, which required living on the coasts or getting formal arts training, no longer apply.