Habitantes

July 2 – July 31, 2018
Central Library | 1st Floor Gallery
 

Everything resembles the truth, everything can happen to a man.
Nikolai Gogol, Dead Souls


This exhibition by Justin Earl Grant corresponds to his recent series of works of watercolor on paper.  It constitutes a thematic selection around the human figure and the urban context. Each painting attempts to narrate some story or emotion felt by the public in regards to its relationship to our urban environment.  Grant achieves this dialogue by his combination of colors and forms represent sensory and emotional intensity.
 

The exhibition invites the public to reflect on their own urban environment, and they are reflected and represented in their environment 


About the Artist:
Justin Earl Grant was born and raised on the Gulf Coast of Texas in 1980. After receiving his Bachelor’s of Science in Pure Mathematics from University of Texas in 2005, he spent close to two years teaching and developing his art in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Towards the end of 2006 he moved down to South America.  In South America he divided his time between Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Santiago, Chile.
 
For the next 10 years, Grant worked as an artist, event organizer, curator, and art teacher, often traveling between Chile and Uruguay as well as the occasional visit to the United States. As of early 2016 he decided to move back to Houston, Texas, where he currently lives and continues to produce highly personal and unique works of art. 
 
For further information, please visit www.justinearlgrant.com.