|BARBARA DAVIS GALLERY // MAR17 // 6-8.30PM
|Barbara Davis Gallery
Houston. TX 77006
|In the Mix
March 17 - April 15, 2017
Barbara Davis Gallery is pleased to announce In the Mix, a group exhibition opening Friday,
March 17th, with an artists' reception from 6:00 to 8:30 pm. This exhibition is on view through
April 15, 2017.
The exhibition In the Mix features new works by Andrea Bianconi (Italy), Owen Drysdale (Houston),
Paul Fleming (Houston), Leigh Merrill (Dallas), Gavin Perry (Miami), and Ruth Shouval (Houston).
Andrea Bianconi lives and works in New York and Vicenza, Italy. His recent exhibitions include
Solstice - Dialogic Drawing Experiment at the MSK Museum of Fine Arts in Ghent, Belgium. He
was selected to participate in the 5th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, curated by
Catherine de Zegher. He has exhibited throughout Europe and the United States. Bianconi
has had numerous public art performances, last year an anthology of his 10 years of performance
(2006 - 2016) published by Silvana Editoriale, was released in conjunction with a retrospective
at Casa Testori, Milan. His work has been reviewed in leading art journals and mainstream
publications alike, among them, Vogue, Artforum, Interni, Flash Art, La Repubblica, Il Sole 24
Ore, Double Magazine, El Mundo, Bejing Times, Shanghai Daily, Elle Décor.
Owen Drysdale received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting from Texas State University, San
Marcos and will complete his Master of Fine Arts from Syracuse University, New York before
returning to Houston this May. Drysdale recently participated in the Syracuse University MFA
Artist in Residence Program in London. He has exhibited at Barbara Davis Gallery, Houston,
Texas, and the Joann Cole Mitte Gallery I & II at Texas State University, including an exhibition
juried by Claudia Schmuckli, director and chief curator at the Blaffer Art Museum, Houston.
His work has been featured in New American Paintings, The Houston Chronicle, Modern Dallas,
and The Austin American Statesman.
Paul Fleming lives and works in Houston, Texas. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the
Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design in 1995. His solo exhibitions include Barbara Davis
Gallery and Lawndale Art Center in Houston, Texas. His group exhibitions include Sergio Tossi
Arte Contemporanea, Florence, Italy; AR Contemporary, Milan, Italy; The Art League, Houston,
Texas; McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, Texas; Galveston Art Center, Galveston, Texas;
University of Houston, Houston, Texas; and the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design.
Leigh Merrill received her BFA from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM and her
MFA from Mills College in Oakland, CA. She has exhibited throughout the United States in
venues such as the Phoenix Art Museum, the diRosa Art Preserve, The Lawndale Art Center,
FotoFest International, and the Museum of Texas Tech University. Merrill's work is in numerous
permanent collections including the Museum of Texas Tech University, the City of Phoenix, the
California Institute of Integral Studies, and various private collections. Merrill currently lives and
works in Dallas, Texas where she is an Assistant Professor of Art at A&M University-Commerce.
Gavin Perry was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1971, and currently lives and works in
Miami. Perry's exhibitions includeFrederic Snitzer, Miami, Florida; Galerie Sultana, in Paris,
France; Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland; White Box, New York; and Buamet Sultana Gallerie in
Mexico City and Paris, France. Perry was awarded the prestigious South Florida Cultural
Consortium which included an exhibition at the University Galleries of FAU. His work has
been reviewed by Flash Art, Art in America, Art Papers, and, in 2011,The Art Economist
named Perry an Artist to Watch.
Ruth Shouval lives and works in Houston, Texas. She studied at the Bezalel Academy of
Arts in Jerusalem, and received her MAE from Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in
1996. She became a member of the RISD faculty in 1996 and remained there until 2015.
She also attended the Glassell School of Art in Houston from 2004 to 2007. In 2012, she was
selected to participate in PrintHouston Next, a national biennial of contemporary print
juried by Dena Woodall, curator of prints and drawings at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston
(MFAH). Shouval's exhibitions include the Galveston Art Center, the Museum of Printing
History (Houston, TX), Washington Printmakers Gallery (Washington, DC), Sol Koffler Gallery
(Providence, RI), Sarah Doyle Gallery (Providence, RI), Barbara Davis Gallery (Houston, TX),
amongst others. Her public art installations include the Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence
and the Kolter Elementary School in Houston. She was recently awarded first place at
PrintTX 2015, a juried biennial exhibition in Houston