Reviving Houston’s Lost Art History

CatherinAnspon_LectureSunday, October 2
2 pm | Lecture Hall

Four projects in the works aim to rescue Houston’s significant art scene from the sands of time. Panelists Theresa Escobedo, Director, Houston Foundations’ Focus: Suzanne Paul project; Pete Gershon, Core Residency Program Coordinator at Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Patricia Hernandez, Founding Director, Studio One Archive Resource, Patricia Johnson, independent scholar, author, and Pulitzer-nominated former Houston Chronicle art critic, and Chelby King, independent scholar and past Lawndale Art Center Director, speak about archives and volumes in the works respectively on photographer Suzanne Paul, “Collision: Contemporary Artists in Houston 1972-1985,” the Studio One Archive Resource initiative, and the CAMH’s seminal museum director and mentor to the de Menils, Jermayne MacAgy. Moderated by Catherine D. Anspon, Executive Editor, PaperCity.

Seeds of Light – Fields of Color: Susan Plum and Dorothy Hood

susanplumSunday, October 2
3:30 pm | Deborah Colton Gallery, booth B5

Though their art evolved during slightly different decades, the many similarities in concept, aesthetic and background in the work of Susan Plum and Dorothy Hood make them a natural choice to exhibit alongside one other.

Both artists were influenced by time spent living in Mexico, which created a love of the mystery behind the rational, which is a particular treasure one discovers in this region. Their research led them, as it did to many artists of that era, into the world of nature, metaphysics, philosophy, contemporary and ancient science, alchemy, and mythology. Plum and gallery owner Deborah Colton will discuss these influences and their effect on the work on view.