A collective review of the exhibitions at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston by local artists:
“Houston has been a lively breeding ground for artistic innovation for decades now, and is increasingly considered a global art center alongside New York, Los Angeles, London, and more recently, Berlin,” the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston (CAMH) boasts in its press release for Right Here, Right Now: Houston. It can sound a little hypish, but it’s true. Great things happen in Houston, but the geographic isolation of the city has always made things difficult for local artists. Tucked midway between the coasts, Houston has struggled to garner national and international attention while struggling to stem its own brain-drain among its most talented and hard-working artists.
Still, a growing number of contemporary Houston artists have been gaining attention outside of the City. Earlier this year, Lovie Olivia was showing simultaneously in Houston, NYC, and Los Angeles. Houstonian Mark Flood has taken up residence in NYC and put on his own “art fair” this past May. Rick Lowe was awarded the MacArthur “Genius” Award for his artistic work in Houston and beyond.