Fellowship Series III
Presenting the Exhibition
"Matrices"

Posted: April 22, 2003

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We are proud to announce the opening of our most recent Artist Exhibition from our Fellowship Series, "Matrices". This Fellowship Artists exhibit begins on April 30, 2004 at the Space125Gallery. Matrices features recent work by Houston-based 2003 Artist Fellowship Award recipients: Christopher French and Arielle Masson.

Matrices will be presented at Space 125, a nonprofit gallery dedicated to showcasing the work of Houston artists whose artistic accomplishments have been recognized by the Cultural Arts Council through its Artist Fellowships Program. An opening reception will be held on April 30, 2004 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The exhibition continues on view through June 25, 2004.

"We look forward to presenting the work of Christopher French and Arielle Masson at Space 125," notes Cultural Arts Council executive director María Muñoz-Blanco. "These two artists are well-known in our community for their artistic accomplishments and it is only fitting that they be recognized by the Cultural Arts Council for their creative endeavors through our Artist Fellowship program."

Christopher French is a painter known for incorporating text written as Braille and Braille paper into gridded patterns or panoramic spreads whose arrangement often create different Rorschach-like images. Mr. French, who exhibits locally and internationally, is also a frequent contributor to regional and national art publications. Recent works have been shown at the Galveston Center for the Arts and the Heckscher Museum, Long Island, NY. His work can also be seen in various public collections including the National Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C.

Since 1993, Arielle Masson has been working with a single geometric matrix called the "vesica piscis" (or the vessel of the fish) to investigate the relationship between nature and geometry in her paintings. Nature is represented not in its appearance but through its inner working. In addition, Ms. Masson recently completed a civic art installation at the Hermann Park/Rice University Metro Light Rail Station in Fall 2003. Recent works have been shown at the Galveston Center for the Arts and New Gallery, Houston.

Space 125 is located on the ground level of the Houston Center for the Arts, located at 3201 Allen Parkway (one block west of the intersection of Waugh and Allen). The gallery will be open to the public Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and by appointment.


For additional information, please contact (713) 527-9330

Funding for Space 125 is provided by the City of Houston through the Cultural Arts Council of Houston and Harris County and by William J. Hill Land & Cattle Company.