Lawndale Art Center

Opening Reception: Virginia Lee Montgomery and Shawne Major

Friday, Jan. 17, 2020 – Friday, Jan. 17, 2020

06:00 PM – 08:00 PM


Virginia Lee Montgomery
John M. O’Quinn Gallery

Inspired by Hurricane Harvey, which devastated Houston and the artist’s childhood neighborhood, SKY LOOP is an ambitious, multi-disciplinary project by Virginia Lee Montgomery. SKY LOOP introduces a new direction for Montgomery in her art, both conceptually and materially, and presents a rigorous and metaphysical analysis of Hurricane Harvey as told through a formal yet subconscious language of Houston-specific symbols. To make the film, Montgomery utilizes a combination of archival footage, footage shot of Hurricane Harvey as she weathered the storm with her mother, and footage shot from her studio and alongside the Buffalo Bayou.

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Shawne Major
Folie à Deux
Cecily E. Horton Gallery

A reflection of the “interior world of intensely codependent relationships”, Shawne Major’s Folie a’ deux invites viewers to engage in a shared psychosis composed of linear-shaped objects in tandem with organic line drawings to create mixed-media collages. By creating multiple overlapping and explosive layers with materials such as charger cables, ropes, holiday lights among others, Major mirrors the contradictory emotions of the human condition, allowing viewers to independently confront their own connotations of specific materials within the greater context of the work. By engaging these materials, Major interrogates how her compositions with the “messy and detritus” can function as metaphors for one’s own collective memory, often comprised of debris and ephemera itself.

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