Floyd Newsum: Exhibition and Reception at HCG Gallery

Floyd Newsum

HCG Gallery presents Floyd Newsum's "Composition, Marks and Arrangements" exhibit, beginning on March 21st and running through April 11th. HCG invites you to welcome the internationally acclaimed Houston artist on March 21st from 5-8pm. The reception is open to the public. At the bottom of this post is a video of Newsum from the Houston PBS production, "Art is All Around Us." I tried to find a good website featuring Newsum's work, but this was about all I could find online. Do you know of a better resource? Have you seen his work in person?

From the HCG Gallery E-Newsletter:
Floyd Newsum’s work is often filled with a signature combination of marks, and abstract patterns along with fish, birds, and ladders. His compositional style generally feels child-like; however his subject matter centers on cultural climates, political statements, and world events. The contrast of his naïve style and serious state of the world focus lend a multi-dimensional quality to his work. In his own words, Newsum has said “I want to provoke thought or conjecture from the viewer. My paintings are a collection of thoughts in a single composition, with the power to present more than one interpretation.”

Newsum, an accomplished painter and print maker with a career spanning four decades, is a Houstonian by way of Memphis. Currently a University of Houston Art Instructor, he spent his childhood years in Tennessee and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts in Memphis before moving to Philadelphia where he built on his existing knowledge and skill to earn his MFA.

“Compositions, Marks and Arrangements” will begin with an Artist Reception on Saturday, March 21st from 5-8 PM, and will run through April 11th. In addition to the current show at HCG Gallery, Floyd Newsum’s work can be seen in many private collections around the country and six museum collections, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston and the Art Museum of South Texas in Corpus Christi.

For more information, please contact the gallery at 214 760-9230 or visit the website at www.hcggallery.com.

HCG Gallery is located at 1130 Dragon St, Suite 190 (off Howell) and is open Tuesday thru Friday from 10am-6pm and Saturday from 11am-4pm.

Houston Artist Floyd Newsum: Part One:

One of two extended interviews with Houston Artist Floyd Newsum from the recent HoustonPBS high-definition production of “Art Is All Around Us”. Floyd’s work can be found in many museums collections, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Art Museum of South Texas in Corpus Christi and at The University of Houston-Downtown where Floyd has been a professor of art for the last 30 years.


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