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Christopher Rauschenberg's Las Pozas, 1996, at Gremillion & Co. Fine Art, Inc. W e bring news of Gremillion & Co. Fine Art, Inc.— an appropriate story for the New Year. In a nod to the mythological Janus, who concurrently looks back and gazes forward, we report that founder Ron Gremillion retires after a remarkable 41- year run as owner-director of the gallery. A fine arts grad from the University of Dallas, Gremillion moved to Houston and segued to a career as gallerist, opening in 1979 — a heady time in the Houston art world. More than four decades later, Gremillion has curated exhibitions for talents encompassing photographer Christopher Rauschenberg (extraordinary panoramic takes on Edward James' surrealist folly Las Pozas in the Mexican state of San Luis Potosi, a highlight of FotoFest in the 1990s; Houston collage master John Pavlicek; painters ranging across abstraction, figuration, and photorealism including Thomas Zitwetz, Leslie Parke, Fernando Casas, Joan Steinman, and Eric Peters; and sculptors Christian Renonciat (known for his trompe l'oeil works), droll Stephen Daly, and Rome Prize-winning Jack Zajac. Many of these artists will be part of the stable of a new gallery being formed by new owner Trish Matute, VP Brian Freeze, and director Harwood Taylor, who have worked at the gallery as colleagues for more than a decade. Watch these pages for news of a new location, paired with a fresh moniker and branding, as the team moves on from the 2501 Sunset Boulevard space. Matute tells PaperCity that the new gallery will add fresh talent, with the team actively making Houston studio visits; the reborn art space will continue Gremillion's commitment to partnering and hosting events for Houston charities supporting medical, environmental, and performing and visual arts causes. Gremillion remains open at 2501 Sunset until the move. gremillion. com. Catherine D. Anspon G l a s s a r t i s t Dale Chihuly revolutionized the studio-glass movement with ambitious art installations in museums and gardens around the world. While his massive works are typically hung or placed overhead, his latest creations are found underfoot: Chihuly has collaborated with The Rug Company on a collection of five rug designs, each limited to 250 pieces. The collection translates the artist's genius with glass by layering silk motifs on wool backgrounds, creating the illusion of transparency and delicacy of glass. Each rug design is inspired by a glasswork series: Rosette is based on Chihuly's "Persian" series, with deep blue swirling rings; Harvest and Cylinder recall his 1975 series "Cylinders" and are a pared-back neutral design. Poplar and Pheasant reference the "Macchia" series, with shimmering silk forms and shell-like motifs. Chihuly Collection at The Rug Company, 1626 Hi Line Dr., Suite B, Dallas, Rebecca Sherman GALLERY GOINGS ON: A FAREWELL AND AN OPENING ART DOWN BELOW Dale Chihuly's designs for The Rug Company include Rosette, far left, and Cylinder.

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