Solo Exhibition | Artwork by Tom Ruthz

June 22, 2019

5 – 8 PM for Opening Reception

1305 Sterrett St, Houston, Texas 77002

Tom Ruthz is a Brazilian artist originally from Rio de Janeiro. Ruthz began his career as a painter focusing primarily in fine arts. He is also well-known for portraits, paintings of horses, urban scenes, seascapes and African tribal art. Several of Ruthz’s paintings have been well-received in the art community and added to private collections.

Although he has never received formal training, Ruthz has been painting professionally since 1988, and later teaching fine art painting. Throughout his career, he has received many awards at various competitions in Brazil, Italy, and other countries.

Ruthz relocated to Sao Paulo in 1994. He taught painting and drawing for many years at various art galleries in Sao Paulo, including in his own studio. He also taught courses and workshops in the cities of Salvador (Bahia Brazil), Rio de Janeiro, Amsterdam, Miami, and Sarasota. While living in Amsterdam, Ruthz showcased his work in the Netherlands, Germany, England, France, and other European countries.

Fine Art Dinner & Discussion at Bisong Art Gallery

August 10

7 PM

1305 Sterrett St, Houston, Texas 77002

Fine Art Dinner & Discussion is a series of intimate fine dining experience including artist talks.

Your multi-course meal is provided by Chef Mark Anthony Hawkins. Great food, wine and art is on the menu for this special night. Artists will discuss their work and answer questions while live painting. Exhibition curated by Carla Bisong. Participating artists: John Whaley Jr. & Lauren Luna.

More details to come. Reserve early, limited seating available.


Solo Exhibition | Artwork by Anna Ganina

September 21, 2019

5 – 8 PM for Opening Reception

on display through October 12, 2019

1305 Sterrett St, Houston, Texas 77002

Born in Ukraine in 1981, Anna developed her unique brand of art through her schooling at the Academy of Arts in Odessa, Ukraine and the Academy of Realist Art in Toronto, Canada. Via San Diego, Florence, and Vancouver, Anna eventually made her way to Austin, where she now lives and creates.

Anna Ganina has drawn inspiration for her works of art from broad travels and her abundant life experiences as both a visitor and resident of many countries around the world. Through her paintings Anna goes beyond the obvious to uncover the symbolism within the human aspect of daily life. Her creativity and style come alive through her choices of imagery and materials. As a viewer of Anna’s images, one is transported to a world of fictional reality that exists in the recesses of the artist’s mind. Through her artwork, Anna challenges the observer to not only understand the scope of the actual image, but also submit to the feelings that the image provokes.

Anna is currently working on a new series called Renaissance. In this series her goal is to emphasize the beauty and importance of objects that were once great technological inventions and irreplaceable in our lives, but have become mostly forgotten. Nevertheless many of us attach strong sentimental value to them.

Objects such as a typewriter, movie projector, camera, and gramophone are depicted in her paintings in a traditional realistic portrait style, set in a contemporary vibrant abstract background. The traditional realism emphasizes the origins of the vintage objects and the contemporary abstract background is a link to our modern day society. Similarly the combination of cool and warm color palettes for the depicted objects and backgrounds reinforces the visual contrast between the objects and the settings.

By creating a strong contrast in her color palette and by combining two very different artistic styles in each painting, these vintage objects are cast in a new light, creating a dialog with the viewer.




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