We know a lot about the new exhibition at the Galleria Gallery of Contemporary Art in Houston.
We know that the new Galleria Galleria Collection of Contemporary and Contemporary Art will feature works by renowned Houston artist Frigidah Saeed, who has been described as “the first female contemporary artist in the Houston area.”
And we know that new Galleries Gallery of the Contemporary, which opened earlier this month, will feature work by renowned artists like the Los Angeles-based artist Yannick Céré, whose work is often described as a “reflexive, evocative, and provocative” take on the modern city.
But it’s hard to know what to make of the new show in Houston, or its accompanying gallery online, which, unlike the gallery in the city, is not curated by an established artist or gallery director.
The new Gallerie Galleria collection is being produced by the Galleries Galleria of Contemporary & Contemporary Art, an organization that has curated exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in New York City and at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Washington, D.C. In a statement announcing the new collection, the Gallaries Galleria said it was inspired by the idea of the “grievances of the future.”
The Galleries said that it wanted to celebrate contemporary artists who are “creating the future,” including artists like Saeed and Cére, who “use their bodies and their visual skills to speak to the social, economic, political, and aesthetic issues of the day.”
But, in the statement, the group said that the gallery’s goal is to “create spaces that celebrate art as a social, aesthetic, and artistic practice, as well as to explore the relationship between art and the human condition.”
The new gallery will open at the Gallery of Fine Arts at the University of Houston in late September, with the opening of the exhibit at the gallery expected in February 2018.