“Facing Pages…Bodies of Water,” opens September 5 at The Collective with the art of Bobbie Wallace Wright, whose work often intersects and connects the literary, visual and performing arts disciplines.
The opening reception will be held Thursday, September 5, from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Collective, 4101 San Jacinto at Cleburne, Suite 116. The exhibition continues through October 12. An artist talk will be given on Saturday, September 28, from 1 to 3 p.m.
With this exhibition Wright takes a cursory look at the effect of the environment upon memory. By accepting a relative compositional premise that each of two natural bodies is composed of approximately two-thirds water, her canvases creatively abstract this interconnectedness of human beings and gently rolling rivers.
In Houston Wright has exhibited paintings, photographs and sculptural pieces at the Museum of Fine Arts, Contemporary Arts Museum, Project Row Houses and the O’Kane Gallery at UH Downtown, as well as at the Galveston Arts Center and the August Savage Gallery at the University of Massachusetts.
In addition, she has performed literary monologues in collaboration with other artists in solo and group exhibitions. She received a Rockefeller/NEA grant through the Andy Warhol Foundation to create the visual and literary art project, “Words on Walls: A Writer’s Gallery.