Exhibition of Aboriginal Art
Wednesday, 6 March – Saturday, 20 April 2013
Paint Up and Dance!
New Paintings by Australian Aboriginal artist Rosella Namok
Please join us for the
with Rosella Namok,
5:30 – 7:30 pm
Wednesday, 6 March
4623 Feagan Street
Booker-Lowe Gallery proudly presents world-acclaimed Australian Aboriginal painter Rosella Namok in her first solo exhibition in the United States!
Often called the “rock star” of Aboriginal art, Rosella will be in Houston for the opening of Paint Up and Dance!, and for the premiere of Houston Ballet’s new Rite of Spring, created by Artistic Director Stanton Welch, and featuring two of Rosella’s stunning landscapes, “Sand Marks” and “Stinging Rain,” as backdrops. Click here to view a video of the ballet on YouTube. She is the first Australian indigenous artist to have her work “translated” into stage design for a major international ballet company. Rosella’s new paintings are equally evocative of her ancestral country, with their powerful, gestural marks and brilliant colors.
Since 1999, when the young Queensland artist was recognized as one of the brightest young painters in Australia, Rosella has been reflecting her Aboriginal ancestral country on canvas. Her dramatic abstracts of the coastal country and her bold gestural paintings referencing indigenous traditions have "starred" in more than a hundred gallery and museum exhibitions in Australia, Europe, Asia, and the U.S. As Houston Chronicle arts writer Molly Glentzer said,
"Namok's paintings stand on their own against contemporary art from anywhere.