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September 2018- Houston

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OBSESSIONS. DECORATION. SALIENT FACTS. 22 ART NOTES I nspired by the empowerment, experimentation, and playfulness of the 1980s, Bulgari creative director Lucia Silvestri looked to Andy Warhol for the latest High Jewelry collection, Wild Pop. Warhol, a friend of Nicola Bulgari and fan of the brand, frequently incorporated Bulgari into Interview shoots and owned several pieces himself. Audacity in fashion, futuristic dreams, and music play out in the collection as well, with opulent sculptural and geometric shapes, and vibrant gemstones. At the Bulgari boutique, Anne Lee Phillips BULGARI'S POP ROCKS Wild Pop 18K pink- gold earrings with mother-of-pearl, coral, turquoise, rubellite, and diamonds Bulgari Wild Pop High Jewelry Collection 18K yellow-gold ring with chrysoprase, peridot, and diamonds A utumn is upon us, which means the Houston art world is set to view the seventh edition of the Texas Contemporary Art Fair. Presented by Brooklyn-based Art Market Productions — whose portfolio includes the Seattle Art Fair, backed by Microsoft co-founder Paul G. Allen — much excitement centers around this expanded version of the Texas Contemporary. While Hurricane Harvey forced the cancellation of last year's fair, the show must go on, and so it will October 4 through 7 at George R. Brown Convention Center — for the first time ever sans a competing fair. Fair director Kelly Freeman says there's been exceptional interest in exhibiting in Houston from galleries across the U.S., Europe, and Asia; Freeman says it could go as high as 75 galleries. Catherine D. Anspon FAIR FEVER, TAKE SEVEN Drawing + Performance: Two exhibitions roll out talents whose calling card is drawing. At Barbara Davis Gallery, international conceptualist Andrea Bianconi arrives from outside of Venice to showcase a nuanced show edged with Surrealism — one that would be at home at the Menil. The artist rewards gallery goers with one of this performances. (September 7, performance 7:30 pm; through October 6) … At Gremillion & Co. Fine Art, the collectible Fernando Casas solos, a magic realist whose paintings possess an otherworldly quality as they recall human narratives and life cycles. Pay close attention to Casas' drawings – that's where the extraordinary reigns. (September 13 – October 13). Doubleheader: Thursday, September 13, McClain Gallery presents a stellar show for a pair of former MFAH Core Fellows — Sharon Engelstein and Aaron Parazette — who also happened to be married. It's only upon rare occasions, however, when they are in dialogue together. See Engelstein's biomorphic sculpture in tandem with Parazette's hard-lined canvases in "Each to the Other" (through October 20). Paper Flowers: At Laura Rathe Fine Art, Zhuang Hong Yi arrives from Beijing, bringing his latest series — one that is all about the blooms (September 7 – October 13) Catherine D. Anspon. Lorenzo Fernandez's Fortaleza, 2016, at Galerie Taménaga, exhibiting Texas Contemporary Art Fair Fernando Casas with Woman on a Rocking Chair Crossing Legs, 2017, at Gremillion & Co. Fine Art COURTESY THE ARTIST AND GREMILLION COURTESY THE ARTIST AND GALERIE TAMÉNAGA, TOKYO, PARIS, OSAKA Eye Goggles, early–mid 20th century. Papua New Guinea, New Guinea Island, possibly Lower Sepik River region. Coconut shell, paint, and plant fiber. The Menil Collection, Houston. Photo: Paul Hester. Open Wednesday–Sunday 11 a.m.–7 p.m. Closed Monday and Tuesday 1533 Sul Ross Street 713-525-9400 Rediscover The Menil Collection Museum Reopening September Free admission Always

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