Thursday, 6 December 2012 – Saturday, 19 January 2013
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Just in time for the holidays, Booker-Lowe is pleased to present its fourth exhibition of contemporary paintings from the remote Aboriginal community of Lockhart River, located on the Cape York Peninsula at the very northern tip of Australia's Great Barrier Reef. The Lockhart River Art Centre is home to the most celebrated "new generation" of indigenous Australian painters, who since the turn of the century have been attracting collectors and critics alike with modern art that references ancient traditions.
The Lockhart River show is the second in our tenth anniversary season, and features paintings by Josiah Omeenyo, Irene Namok, Naomi Hobson, Patrick Butcher, and Silas Hobson.
We are also offering totemic and animal carvings from the Northern Territory, as well as paintings and prints from Australian desert and coastal communities -- all perfect holiday gifts for someone (or yourself, perhaps?)!
Coming soon . . .
In late January 2013, Booker-Lowe will host rock art expert David Lee, who is visiting Houston as part of the Archaeology Institute of America's "It's a Matter of Time" lecture series. Concurrently, we will exhibit artworks drawn from rock art patterns as well as new paintings from the west coast community of Bidyadanga, where Yulparija people "paint desert patterns with coastal colors."
Then in March, we are partnering with Houston Ballet to present paintings by the internationally-acclaimed Aboriginal artist Rosella Namok. Two of the artist's paintings are being re-created as backdrops for Stanton Welch's new production of The Rite of Spring, which opens Thursday, 7 March!
And, in April, Booker-Lowe will host artists from Ampilatwatja, whose paintings of the desert in bloom have attracted collectors worldwide.
Booker-Lowe is the leading American gallery for contemporary Aboriginal fine art from Australia. We're open Wednesday-Saturday, 11 am – 5 pm, and by appointment at your convenience. We stock hundreds of paintings and original prints from under $250 to $25,000, and can source Aboriginal artworks for those with special requirements.
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