Painting the Town
The sixth annual Texas Contemporary art fair hit the George R. Brown Convention Center.
One of Houston’s leading art fairs, Texas Contemporary, drew thousands of visitors to the George R. Brown Convention Center for a weekend of visual art displays and performances. More than 50 art galleries—both local and international—filled the convention center’s hall with individual displays, offering up the best of their collections.
Among the myriad works of art, VIP guests found respite in a special lounge designed by architecture firm Gensler and decked out by local furniture showroom BeDesign, which specializes in modern Italian pieces. Here, top collectors and influential players in Houston’s creative world rubbed shoulders.
In addition to a high volume of art sales, the fair also saw several unique performances, including a special collaboration between Houston Ballet soloist Oliver Halkowich and renowed New York artist Chris Doyle, as well as talks, such as a critical art writing panel organized by academic journal Gulf Coast, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. ‒Ray Dennison