John Cleary Gallery has recently been honored with a nomination for KPRC's Click2Houston's Best Art Gallery in the Houston area. The KPRC Click2Houston's Best is an interactive city guide featuring promotional contests hosted by KPRC and powered by CityVoter. The Click2Houston's Best profiles local businesses and allows consumers to vote for and recommend their favorites.
Aug 4, 2010
Jul 28, 2010
New to the Houston photography scene this year is Gift of Gift of, an innovative idea from Curatorial Assistant in Photography at the Museum of Fine Arts, Natalie Zelt. Aimed at young photography patrons who would like to help expand the collection at the MFAH but do not have the means to make a major donation individually, GOGO is a collective which raises money through ticket sales for a One Night Only event. During the event, each attendee votes for his or her favorite piece on display, and the winning pieces are purchased with the pooled ticket funds and then offered as a gift of "Gift of Gift of" to the fantastic collection at the museum.
This year's Vote Night Party will feature delicious frozen treats from The Fruit Palette, tantalizing bites from POParazzi's POPcorn and you will be able to sip a signature GOGO beverage courtesy of Nouveau Antique Art Bar or frosty brew from St. Arnold Brewing Company while dancing to Grrrl Parts in the back yard. It promises to be a fun time that benefits a worthy institution.
To purchase tickets or for more information on this exciting event, please visit the website at http://www.giftofgiftof.com/. We hope to see you there!
- Catherine Pasho Couturier
Jul 21, 2010
According to John D'Agostino the shards of rescued Tiffany he photographs are used not as objects in a still life but as "negatives". The combination of good lighting and Tiffany's favrile glass create unique and beautiful biomorphic forms printed on sheets of archival canvas.
John D'Agostino's work is a continuation of his ancestor's heritage and passion for the work of Louis Comfort Tiffany. John D'Agostino's grandfather, Vito D'Agostino, was such an admirer of Tiffany's work that during his fall from public adoration and liquidation of Tiffany's studios, Vito saved and salvaged dozens of boxes of Tiffany pieces from destruction. In the boxes collected were scrapbooks, original designs and favrile glass, the raw material intended for Tiffany's stained glass. What Vito D'Agostino could not salvage was thrown into the East River. His grandfather's passion for a fading art form is to thank for John D'Agostino's modern day photographs.