Three Houston Shows

Dear Houston Friends, 

I am doing three shows in Houston this week, and I'd love to see you at one of them, two of them, or even all three.  

1) Thursday night April 17th at 7pm I'm going to be screening experimental videos from Machine Project at the Glassell School of Art. The subject of these videos include pizza, babies, psychics, swimming pools, sonic massage, trapdoors, an opera for dogs, plants on vacation and a bunch of other stuff. This is a great event if you like sitting in the dark watching images move and being pleasantly confused.

2) Friday April 18th from 6 to 9pm at the Brandon is the opening Other Ways of Looking At It: The Graphic Design and Films of Machine Project. This is the first retrospective of the screen prints and performance documentation we've been doing for the last 10 years. I sent them over a 100 posters so this is a great show if you're curious about graphic design, posters, or alternative forms of performance documentation.

3) Saturday April 19th from 5-7pm at Front Gallery is the opening of Mark Allen: Drawings and Notes, 2013-2014. This show is a collection of more than 50 drawings in ink or color pencil that I made in the last year and a half. This is my first drawing show in Houston in more than 15 years! My God! A great show for the curious art lover or collector of reasonably priced works on paper.

I sincerely hope that it will be less than 15 years until my next show in Houston but you never know, so please come out and check it out.


Mark Allen: Drawings and Notes, 2013-2014

Mark Allen: Drawings and Notes, 2013-2014
April 19 – May 17, 2014
Reception for the artist: April 19th 5-7 PM

Gallery hours: Saturdays 1-4, and by appointment
1412 Bonnie Brae Street Houston TX 77006

This collection of recent work by Mark Allen includes over 50 drawings in color pencil created primarily during meetings, conferences, and discussions. The subject matter of the exhibition reflects Allen's latest graphic predilections – Mr. Peanut, hypnotism, the design work of Sonia Delaunay, Japanese demons, goats, and human beings in various types of trouble.