Wednesday, 6 March – Saturday, 20 April 2013
Paint Up and Dance!
Please join us for the
Booker-Lowe Gallery proudly presents world-acclaimed Australian Aboriginal painter Rosella Namok in her first solo exhibition in the United States!
Often called the “rock star” of Aboriginal art, Rosella will be in Houston for the opening of Paint Up and Dance!, and for the premiere of Houston Ballet’s new Rite of Spring, created by Artistic Director Stanton Welch, and featuring two of Rosella’s stunning landscapes, “Sand Marks” and “Stinging Rain,” as backdrops. Click here to view a video of the ballet on YouTube. She is the first Australian indigenous artist to have her work “translated” into stage design for a major international ballet company. Rosella’s new paintings are equally evocative of her ancestral country, with their powerful, gestural marks and brilliant colors.
Since 1999, when the young Queensland artist was recognized as one of the brightest young painters in Australia, Rosella has been reflecting her Aboriginal ancestral country on canvas. Her dramatic abstracts of the coastal country and her bold gestural paintings referencing indigenous traditions have "starred" in more than a hundred gallery and museum exhibitions in Australia, Europe, Asia, and the U.S. As Houston Chronicle arts writer Molly Glentzer said,
"Namok's paintings stand on their own against contemporary art from anywhere."
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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