H-Town just won’t quit, y’all! New York City—yes, that New York City—filled with cuffed-at-the-bottom hipsters and come-as-you-are artists (and that’s pronounced ar-teests), seems to have a crush on the trillest city in all the land, at least from a creative standpoint.
Popular neighborhood gallery Marlborough Chelsea, a haven for lovers of abstract expressionism and representational works, plays host to Mark Flood and his Bayou City brigade of fellow artists with The Future Is Ow, which runs through February 6. The group exhibition, curated by Flood, features paintings, photography and multimedia works from Houstonians Chris Bexar, Paul Kremer, El Franco Lee II, and Susie Rosmarin, members of Flood’s artistic inner circle. After Flood’s crowd-pleasing Emotionally Unavailable Men at the New York–based gallery’s Miami offshoot, Marlborough decided to see how the Houston artist could flex his curatorial muscles.
The collected works center on the common interest in digital printing, a culmination of years of working and growing together in the burgeoning arts community in Houston. Here, a look at Flood’s effort to put Houston on the art-world map.