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What’s better than an art fair? Why, two art fairs on the same weekend of course! Stop by Texas Contemporary and Houston Art Fair (formerly Houston Fine Art), both running from September 29 to October 2. This year’s focus section at Texas Contemporary is called “The Other Mexico,” which highlights five galleries such as josé garcía ,mx and FIFI projects that are making waves in the contemporary art world in Mexico. Not to be overshadowed, Houston Art Fair will feature over 20 galleries as well as installations by FotoFest. 

Highlights:

Looking for color? Walker Waugh will showcase Hector Leonardi’s intricate abstract color paintings. His works, created from strips of acrylic paint applied onto the canvas, dazzle viewers with their texture while conveying a sense of mystery beneath their dark hues.

Hector Leonardi, Untitled, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 36 x 48 in. Courtesy of Walker Waugh and Hector Leonardi.

Hector Leonardi, Untitled, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 36 x 48 in. Courtesy of Walker Waugh and Hector Leonardi.

 

If you are nostalgic for the Pop movement of the 60s then Lance Letscher’s collages are for you! Meticulously crafted from various found sources, their bright colors will definitely turn heads. The rectangular subsections of Letscher’s collages also evoke quilts, which he has cited as an influence.

Lance Letscher, Ladder and Ear, 2016, collage, 18 x 15.5 inches. Courtesy of Tai Modern and Lance Letscher.

Lance Letscher, Ladder and Ear, 2016, collage, 18 x 15.5 inches. Courtesy of Tai Modern and Lance Letscher.

 

Insider Tip:

At Texas Contemporary, don’t miss the exclusive lecture led by Anna Di Stasi (Sotheby’s VP & Latin American Art Specialist) on the explosive growth of the contemporary Latin American art market during the past 15 years. At Houston Art Fair, FotoFest’s director Steven Evans will lead a special tour, showcasing the fair’s highlights.