Tri­umphant Re­turn

The 7th an­nual Texas Con­tem­po­rary fea­tures more than 75 ex­hibitors.

American Art Collector - - Art Fair Preview -

Af­ter tak­ing a one-year hia­tus in the wake of Hur­ri­cane Har­vey, Art Mar­ket Pro­duc­tions will present its most ro­bust edi­tion of its mod­ern and con­tem­po­rary Texas Con­tem­po­rary art fair. Now in its sev­enth year, the show will fea­ture more than 75 gal­leries from around the world to mark “con­sid­er­able growth” from its pre­vi­ous out­ings. The event will run Oc­to­ber 4 to 7, with its Open­ing Night Pre­view on Oc­to­ber 4 from 6 to 10 p.m.

Ex­hibitors in the fair will in­clude Claire Oliver Gallery, La Sala Art Gallery, QingYunGe Gallery, Chloe Gallery and Ar­ca­dia Con­tem­po­rary, to name a few. On view will be an ar­ray of con­tem­po­rary re­al­ism to more con­tem­po­rary works, pro­vid­ing col­lec­tors with a breadth of items to suit their needs. At the booths at­ten­dees will find art­work by artists such as Gabi Trinkaus, Al­fredo Romero, Mr. Zhou, Joe Cof­fey, Car­rie Graber, Shaun Downey, Mal­colm T. Liepke, Serge Marshen­nikov, Jeffrey Rip­ple, Denis Sarazhin and Adam Vin­son.

Texas Con­tem­po­rary, which will in­clude pub­lic in­stal­la­tions, talks, per­for­mances and pan­els through­out its run, con­tin­ues its part­ner­ship with im­por­tant re­gional in­sti­tu­tions. Among them are Con­tem­po­rary Art Mu­seum Hous­ton—the long­time ben­e­fi­ciary part­ner; Mu­seum of Fine Arts Hous­ton; the Me­nil Col­lec­tion; Asia So­ci­ety of Texas; and the Hous­ton De­sign Cen­ter. The fair will be open to the pub­lic Oc­to­ber 5 and 6 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Oc­to­ber 7 from noon to 6 p.m.

1Col­lec­tors gather at the 2016 Texas Con­tem­po­rary. 2Shaun Downey, Eye­lash, oil on panel, 12 x 12". Cour­tesy Ar­ca­dia Con­tem­po­rary.3

Is­abel Em­rich, En­vi­ron­men­tal Dream, oil on can­vas, 48 x 36". Cour­tesy Chloe Gallery.

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