South and North of the Border: Houston Paints Mexico
August 25, 2018 – November 10, 2018
Lucas Johnson, Border, 1986. Collection of Patricia Covo Johnson
Texas and Mexico are neighbors who have been intertwined economically, culturally and imaginatively for centuries. It is thus no surprise that Houston artists have long been intrigued by our exotic neighbor to the south, a land of sights, scents and sounds flamboyantly unlike those that surrounded them at home. Starting in earnest in the 1920s, Houstonians joined the growing numbers of American artists making the journey south. This exhibition showcases more than 60 works by earlier Houston artists who were influenced by their travels and experiences in Mexico.