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Founded in 1990, with an emphasis on artists living in Houston and the region, Inman Gallery has since cultivated an internationally recognized program that represents contemporary artists from the region, nationally, and abroad. The gallery takes an active approach in supporting artists from the early stages of their careers into national and international recognition, and the gallery is equally active in its local community. Education, community engagement, and long-term commitments to artists are at the core of the gallery’s mission. 

Artists represented by the gallery have participated in exhibitions at major institutions including the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Centre Pompidou, The Walker Art Center, The Venice Biennale, The New Museum, NY, and The Menil Collection, among many others. Major acquisitions of work by gallery artists have been made by institutions such as The Menil Collection, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Baltimore Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Rose Art Museum, the Everson Museum of Art, and many others. Gallery artists have won numerous awards including Guggenheim Fellowships, the Mitchell Foundation Award, and The USA Artist Award. In 2016, the gallery began representing the estate of Texas modernist Dorothy Antoinette LaSelle, and in March 2017 presented her paintings in New York at the ADAA’s The Art Show.
Artists Represented:
Charis Ammon
David Aylsworth
Amy Blakemore
Jamal Cyrus
Karin Davie
Gilad Efrat
Carlee Fernandez
Tommy Fitzpatrick
Angela Fraleigh
Dana Frankfort
Emily Joyce
the estate of Dorothy Antoinette LaSelle
Michael Jones McKean
Katrina Moorhead
Linarejos Moreno
Yuko Murata
Kristin Musgnug
Shaun O'Dell
Demetrius Oliver
Robyn O'Neil
Jim Richard
Dario Robleto
Robert Ruello
Jason Salavon
Sigrid Sandström
Beth Secor
Marc Swanson
Carl Suddath
Brad Tucker
Jana Vander Lee
Darren Waterston

Works Available By:
Alexis Pye
Edgar Leciejewski
Tomory Dodge



 

 
Gallery Exterior. Courtesy Inman Gallery.


 
Past Exhibitions

Charis Ammon

Stay



July 10, 2021 - August 21, 2021
Inman Gallery is pleased to present two solo exhibitions, “Charis Ammon: Stay” and “Alexis Pye: The Real and the Fantastic / The Irrational Joys of the Axis,” which are on view this summer July 10 – August 21, 2021. The exhibitions will open on Saturday, July 10, with an all-day open house; both artists, who are based in Houston, will be present from 12 – 2. This will be Ammon’s second solo exhibition and Pye’s first at Inman Gallery. Although these are two separate exhibitions, common threads can be found between the artists’ works, notably in the dual presence and absence of the human figure, as well as in the viewer’s relationship to their works. Pye’s paintings feature portraits of black men punctuated by a garden theme [OR SITUATED WITHIN A GARDEN OR FOLIAGE SETTING]; her work, as she has stated, is meant to evoke “playfulness, wonder and blackness, as well as the joys amidst adversity.” Ammon’s paintings capture the passage of time and how the surfaces around us register that time and our presence in it, even though there are no actual figures depicted in her works. Humanity is instead present as a vestige in Ammon’s paintings of public, man-made spaces.

Alexis Pye

The Real and the Fantastic / The Irrational Joys of the Axis



July 10, 2021 - August 21, 2021
Inman Gallery is pleased to present two solo exhibitions, “Charis Ammon: Stay” and “Alexis Pye: The Real and the Fantastic / The Irrational Joys of the Axis,” which are on view this summer July 10 – August 21, 2021. The exhibitions will open on Saturday, July 10, with an all-day open house; both artists, who are based in Houston, will be present from 12 – 2. This will be Ammon’s second solo exhibition and Pye’s first at Inman Gallery. Although these are two separate exhibitions, common threads can be found between the artists’ works, notably in the dual presence and absence of the human figure, as well as in the viewer’s relationship to their works. Pye’s paintings feature portraits of black men punctuated by a garden theme [OR SITUATED WITHIN A GARDEN OR FOLIAGE SETTING]; her work, as she has stated, is meant to evoke “playfulness, wonder and blackness, as well as the joys amidst adversity.” Ammon’s paintings capture the passage of time and how the surfaces around us register that time and our presence in it, even though there are no actual figures depicted in her works. Humanity is instead present as a vestige in Ammon’s paintings of public, man-made spaces.

Robert Ruello

Angry Garden Salad



May 22, 2021 - July 1, 2021
Angry Garden Salad is a subtle yet staunch departure from Ruello's previous work. It follows the same modus operandi he normally employs in that he uses technology as a starting point, deconstructing it into a set of formal, painterly engagements. However, this grouping feels vastly more contemplative, introverted, stark, saturated, and quietly gut-wrenching. Also of note: the pieces may be quieter, but they're curiously as, if not more, loquacious than ever before. But the chatter is more self-directed and internally devoted this time-more of a mutter-shards of text and fractured information churning in on itself to the point of oblivion.

Charis Ammon, Jamal Cyrus, Jana Vander Lee

From the Studio II



April 3, 2021 - May 15, 2021
From the Studio II brings together new works in fiber from three artists, Charis Ammon, who works primarily in painting, Jamal Cyrus, who, as part of his practice, has been producing works in denim since 2019, and Jana Vander Lee, who works exclusively in fiber. In her paintings, Charis Ammon has long been interested in the ever-changing, patch like quality of the concrete city surface, and she has taken those ideas in a new direction in Inheritance II, layering the domestic—here in the form of reused clothing—with imagery of the city street. Ammon has said of her Inheritance quilts that we inherit our cities just as we inherit our families, and our love for both inheritances naturally comes with complications and ultimately, acceptance. Jana Vander Lee presents three new tapestries, including two in the tradition of her 1970s Theo Moorman works (the famed British artist-weaver), and one large, ethereal work titled Long Before Dawn. Long Before Dawn evokes a nighttime sky filled with stars, and it is informed by her earlier Banner series, which are in conversation with liturgical banners. Finally, Jamal Cyrus continues his work in denim with imagery taken from redacted FBI documents. Funeral Shroud for the Dead Lecturer is taken from an FBI memorandum in the file of literary and political figure Amiri Baraka. Culture Ops in Blue is part of a series of works that address different periods in Black sound and musical production in America; this work focuses on the popularization of the Black American Spiritual, a musical tradition that appeared in the mid-19th century.

Toni LaSelle

A State of Becoming



April 2, 2021 - May 15, 2021
Inman Gallery is pleased to present Toni LaSelle: A State of Becoming, an exhibition that focuses on Texas modernist Dorothy Antoinette (Toni) LaSelle's work during a time of significant artistic exploration for the artist. The show will include paintings and works on paper from 1946-1971, beginning with two paintings from the late-1940s, a period when LaSelle was assimilating ideas from European modernism while also immersing herself in the cutting-edge developments happening in contemporary American painting. During the period represented by the works in the A State of Becoming, LaSelle developed her own language of abstraction, which is informed by geometry and nature.

David Aylsworth, Tommy Fitzpatrick, and Emily Joyce

From the Studio I



February 19, 2021 - March 24, 2021
From the Studio I explores the work of David Aylsworth, Tommy Fitzpatrick and Emily Joyce and it seeks to illuminate their ever evolving studio practices, how those practices have changed during the last year and how these three artists navigate creating space within compositions of their paintings.

Yevgeniya Baras and Julia Haft-Candell: Parts of Speech



November 12, 2020 - January 9, 2021
Inman Gallery is pleased to present Yevgeniya Baras and Julia Haft-Candell: Parts of Speech, a two-person exhibition featuring paintings by Baras and ceramic sculpture by Haft-Candell. The exhibition will be on view from Wednesday, November 12 through January 9, 2021 and is accompanied by a brochure with essay by Clare Elliott, Associate Research Curator at the Menil Collection, Houston.

Yevgeniya Baras and Julia Haft-Candell: Parts of Speech



November 12, 2020 - January 30, 2021
Yevgeniya Baras and Julia Haft-Candell: Parts of Speech

Angela Fraleigh

Our world swells like dawn, when the sun licks the water



September 12, 2020 - October 31, 2020
Angela Fraleigh’s lush and complex works mine the history of academic and avant-garde painting. She describes the exhibition as being: “...part of a longtime project that asks, What if the female characters we’ve come to know from art history—the lounging odalisques, the chorus that whispers in the background—present more than a voyeuristic visual feast? What if these characters embody a flickering of female power at work? Can we see these ‘passive characters as subversive and powerful? And if we do, how might it affect women today and of the future?”

Jamal Cyrus

Currents and Currencies



November 8, 2019 - January 11, 2020

David Aylsworth



September 13, 2019 - November 1, 2019

Kristin Musgnug

Disturbed Ground



July 12, 2019 - September 7, 2019

Jana Vander Lee

Again and Again



July 12, 2019 - September 7, 2019

Jason Salavon

Little Infinities



May 10, 2019 - June 29, 2019

Katrina Moorhead

seapinksea



March 8, 2019 - April 27, 2019

Darren Waterston

Eventide



January 11, 2019 - February 23, 2019

Emily Joyce and Dorothy Antoinette LaSelle

Parallel Visions



January 11, 2019 - February 23, 2019

Brad Tucker

Temporary Relief



November 2, 2018 - January 5, 2019

Francesca Fuchs

How to Tell the Truth and Painting



September 14, 2018 - October 27, 2018

Charis Ammon

Still Hot in the Shade



July 13, 2018 - August 25, 2018

night walk



July 13, 2018 - August 25, 2018

Jim Richard



June 1, 2018 - July 7, 2018

Tommy Fitzpatrick



June 1, 2018 - July 7, 2018

Dario Robleto

The First Time, The Heart



April 6, 2018 - May 26, 2018

Where We Meet



March 1, 2018 - March 31, 2018

Dana Frankfort

there was a stone



January 19, 2018 - February 24, 2018

Robyn O'Neil

IN PIECES ON FIRE



December 31, 1969 - November 21, 2020
Robyn O’Neil’s prodigious career places her in the company of some of the great landscape artists in the history of art. Known for her detailed narrative drawings that often contain art historical references, her drawings in dry media range from intimate landscapes to large-scale, multi-panel works. Often surreal or symbolic, her drawings reference personal narratives and art historical allusions, and deal with themes of memory, identity and climate crises. The works in this exhibition look upward, and each comes from O’Neil’s ongoing Cloudmakers series, begun in 2018. Two large drawings included in her career-spanning retrospective at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth (2019) anchor the show, and the remaining intimately scaled works were produced since then. But O’Neil’s cloud obsession can be traced to her youth: a self-avowed “weather obsessive,” she grew up in tornado alley in Nebraska and Texas and was a volunteer weather watcher. O’Neil’s interest in clouds and weather form the basis of these pieces.