The Petroleum Club Houston: Art In Progress

Friday, December 12, 2014 at 12 PM


Troy Dugas's templates 

Houston's premier downtown private dining venue, The Petroleum Club, is moving to a new location, and we are excited to be working with them to commission artwork that is a reflection of their history, their mission, and their new space. The four artists selected, Troy DugasJoshua Goss, Reinhard Ziegler, and Nancy Lorenz are hard at work on their commissions, and we wanted to share some images of their progress. See the completed works on our blog or find them at The Club in early 2015.


Troy Dugas's cigar labels on top of of his templates 


Troy Dugas's cigar labels in place


Joshua Goss, piecing together the sections of his wall-mounted sculpture under a to-scale sketch


 


Reinhard Ziegler's photograph drying before the application of pastel


Nancy Lorenz has started to apply gold leaf to the upper portion of the work


Nancy Lorenz applies gold leaf over the blue and inlaid mother of pearl, then the gold is rubbed away to reveal the mother of pearl below

IFPDA Print Fair: NY

Friday, November 7, 2014 at 1:42 PM


Anish Kapoor, Fold III, Paragon Press

KAC is in The Big Apple to check out what's on view at this year's IFPDA Print Fair. If you're in New York, this is a great opportunity to browse and buy prints of all styles. It is on now through Sunday, November 9th. Please enjoy this list of some of our favorite works.


Julie Mehretu, Myriads, Only by Dark, 2014, Gemini G.E.L. at Joni Moisant Weyl


Polly Apfelbaum
Baroque Time Machine 4, 2014, Durham Press


Lynda Benglis at Goya Contemporary


Mark Fancis, Untitled #7, 2008, World House Editions


Julie Kinzelman at Dolan/Maxwell discussing the work of Amze Emmons


Amze Emmons, Dysfunctional Real Estate, 2004, Dolan/Maxwell


A salon of works by Robert Kushner at Shark's Ink

Studio visit: Steve Murphy

Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 5 AM

We loved our recent visit to Steve and Paula Murphy’s home where we got a glimpse into their carefully selected art collection of artist friends and great finds. Equally as enticing was our time spent in Steve’s bright, lofted studio. There we admired his classic towering steel forms, as well as a group of newly-milled wooden pieces perched on his work bench. Other new forms were in varying states of completion where Steve was painstakingly applying countless layers of silky graphite to achieve the perfect luster. We left with a clear understanding of how Steve’s work has progressed over the years, reaching a point of refinement that is simultaneously fluid and permanent and achieves a satisfying dichotomy between surface and form.

 

Houston Fine Art Fair

Friday, September 19, 2014 at 4:21 PM


James Surls at Linda Clarke Art - Wade Wilson Art

The swooping and spiraling James Surls sculptures stole the show at HFAF this year, and of the many other beautiful programs on view, we especially enjoyed Art Nouveau Gallery and Shoshana Wayne Gallery. Below are some of our most coveted finds at this year's fair.


João Carlos Galváo at Art Nouveau Gallery


Roberto Lombana at Art Nouveau Gallery


D'lisa Creager at George Billis Gallery - LA


Izhar Patkin at Shoshana Wayne Gallery


Detail of 
Izhar Patkin at Shoshana Wayne Gallery
 

Notable Houston Interior & Product Designer Collects

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 8 PM


From left: Amy Ellingson, Darren Waterston, and Nick Hornby

What happens when an interior and product designer builds his own home AND loves art? A complete masterpiece! A bold sense of design and unflinching aesthetic permeates each small detail. Designed with art in mind, the home naturally creates visual frames for ideal viewing from multiple vantage points allowing the art to play its own starring role.


Nick Hornby


From left: Rob Fischer and Bo Joseph

Dallas Art Fair 2014

Friday, July 25, 2014 at 4:23 PM


Julie and Adrienne at Mixed Greens' booth

This fair proved to be a treasure trove of prospects (and sales!) and we walked away inspired by the works of Ron van der Ende, Jim Campell, Wayne Herpich, Claire Sherman, Anoka Faruqee, Mary Temple, Yui Yaegashi and Amie Dicke. 
 


Julie Kinzelman and Todd Hosfelt of Hosfelt Gallery discussing Jim Campbell's work


Howard Fonda at Mixed Greens Gallery 


Bill Davenport's Big Rocket Pop


Ron van der Ende at Ambach & Rice


Detail of 
Ron van der Ende at Ambach & Rice

FOTOFEST 2014

Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 3:33 PM


Reviewing Huda Beydoun's portfolio

We have been reviewing portfolios at the Fotofest Biennial too long to remember but our experiences are always memorable and distinct. Once again, this year we left inspired by the ever-expanding exploration of the photographic media. Among the 6 of us reviewing, we walked away especially impressed by the works of: Huda Beydoun, Zelda Zinn, Marcus Lyon, Sandi Haber Fifield, and Jun Itoi.


Reviewing Bryce Lankard's portfolio


Julie and Jun Itoi discussing his honorary exhibition at FotoFest, Discoveries of the Meeting Place

WELCOME TO THE KAC BLOG: "Let's Talk Art"

Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 3:20 PM

We are excited to share news about our art endeavors, happenings within our community AND what we find interesting in the art market…so, let’s talk art!

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