November 19, 2016 – January 7, 2017 Exhibitions
Opening Reception Saturday, November 19, 2016, 7 – 9PM
Those That Feel the Influence of the Stars | Rachelle Vasquez
Downstairs Front BOX
Here lies a group of mystical, but not mythical, creatures or phenomena that often belie explanation or understanding. They represent the other or the uncommon; the endless possibilities of time and nature. They that have one foot, flipper or claw in reality and another in the realm of fantasy.
Rachelle Vasquez is a Houston native who received BA in Art Education with a minor in Art History from the University of Houston, and teaches art at the Glassell Junior School, part of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. Her work predominantly deals with the relationships between humans and animals, historical or fictional; and the relationships between humans and history itself. Her work is often research oriented and very process driven, which often requires a great deal of planning and pattern-making. She uses crocheting as her main method of creating art as it is reminiscent of traditional art making techniques but also implies a sense of care and value. She also appreciates the juxtaposition of her subject matter with the delicate nature of the technique. She has had residencies at Diverse Works and the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. Her work has been shown in various galleries throughout Houston, including a solo show at Lawndale Art Center, and she has been reviewed in the Houston Press and Arts Houston magazine.