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Houston, TX 77098
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Since 1980, Robert and Cynthia Cage McClain have focused on the exhibition and the acquisition of museum quality modern and contemporary American and European art. McClain Gallery’s program represents important twentieth-century figures while continuing to commit to younger generations of artists, which includes primary representation of many Texas-based artists. Our exhibition program is augmented by survey and group shows that investigate current themes in contemporary art within historic contexts. In addition to promoting the work of our stable of artists, our strength is guiding and educating both the new, as well as the seasoned, collector. We actively advise and help private individuals and institutions in the acquisition and sale of artworks to organizing a comprehensive program of collecting. With over three decades of proven expertise, McClain Gallery has a strong reputation as secondary market specialists who offer, research, and source artworks of exceptionally high quality with discretion. We regularly attend art fairs, bid at auctions and draw on our existing strong relationships with dealers, museum professionals, and collectors around the globe to provide our clients with thorough, insightful, and market savvy advice.
Artists Represented:
John Alexander
Donald Baechler
Karin Broker
The Bruce High Quality Foundation
Brendan Cass
Seth Cameron
Gisela Colon
Stephen Dean
Anne Deleporte
Kent Dorn
Christian Eckart
Sharon Engelstein
Cleve Gray
Donna Green
Katsumi Hawakaya
Mara Held
Dorothy Hood
Jeff Shore | Jon Fisher
Bo Joseph
Julia Kunin
Gary Lang
Rosa Loy
Angelina Nasso
Henrique Oliveira
Aaron Parazette
Rob Reasoner
Elaine Reichek
David Row
Jonathan Seliger
Ray Smith
Peter Sullivan
Shane Tolbert
Kelli Vance
Bernar Venet


Installation image of "Dorothy Hood: Illuminated Earth" 2019
Installation Image of "Katsumi Hayakawa: Particles of Light" 2019
Installation image of "Bo Joseph: Feeding the Beast" 2020
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Current Exhibition

Aaron Parazette

Aaron Parazette: Stray Cats with Kittens

November 12, 2022 - January 14, 2023
McClain Gallery is delighted to announce Stray Cats with Kittens, a solo exhibition of Aaron Parazette’s new paintings alongside a range of works from early on in the artist’s career. The show explores Parazette’s long interest in abstraction, and like any artist's stray thoughts, the progeny lives in the same neighborhood, wanders at will, howls in the night, and sometimes produces offspring. Works on panel and plaster from the 1990s draw a continuous conceptual line through the artist's formal approach to painting; several new shaped canvas pieces and the debut of a new series utilizing online image generator technology round out the group.

Past Exhibitions


September 24, 2022 - November 5, 2022
McClain Gallery is excited to announce our first solo exhibition with multi-disciplinary artist Shikeith (b. 1989, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania). This show, part of our two presentations for FotoFest 2022, includes recent photographs and small-scale sculptures and marks the premiere of three new prints. Shikeith’s work, conceptual at its core, explores the experiences of Black queer men via portraiture. The artist develops a visual vocabulary by sieving personal and cultural history. Hauntings, psychic space, intimacy, and the refusal of painful societal expectations all have seats at the table of his practice. His material choices mirror his investment in the non-corporeal: skin, sweat, clay, “haint” blue, and breath become physical manifestations and symbols for the themes Shikeith deftly navigates.

Elaine Reichek

Elaine Reichek: Archival Correspondents

September 24, 2022 - November 5, 2022
McClain Gallery is thrilled to announce Elaine Reichek: Archival Correspondents, an exhibition and brief history that traces the specific ways in which the artist has addressed photography throughout her career. This show is part of our two presentations for FotoFest 2022.

Karin Broker

Karin Broker: My Circus

September 16, 2022 - October 29, 2022
McClain Gallery presents Karin Broker’s seventh solo exhibition with the gallery: my circus. Broker’s sculptures range from wired figures repurposed from ceramic body parts or cast metal figures to delicate nests wired with the detritus of well-used and forgotten lives. Alongside the exhibition are a selection of Broker’s collections and oddities gathered and created over her long art career. Since 2014, Karin Broker has been responding with ire to Western Society’s expectations levied against the female gender through her work. For my circus, she has created an army of performers whose bodies have morphed to turn their baggage into weapons or shields, so they might be ready to resist a system built to control them. Broker’s aim is to make powerful, beautiful objects that champion optimism and strength.

Alma Allen, Louise Bourgeois, Leonora Carrington, Max Ernst, Ficus Interfaith, Dorothy Hood, Katarzyna Przezwańska, Helen Evans Ramsaran, Odilon Redon, Dorothea Tanning, Remedios Varo

Cosmic Eye of the Little Bird

March 26, 2022 - May 28, 2022
McClain Gallery presents Cosmic Eye of the Little Bird: a group exhibition of sculpture and works on paper that set up a call and response with a selection of Dorothy Hood's ink drawings from the second half of the twentieth century. The exhibition includes artists who inspired her, like Max Ernst and Odilon Redon, and her contemporaries Leonora Carrington, Remedios Varo, Louise Bourgeois, and Dorothea Tanning. It also looks at the resonance of Hood’s expressive artistic impulse with a younger generation of sculptors from Alma Allen, Ficus Interfaith, and Katarzyna Przezwańska to Helen Evans Ramsaran.

Donald Baechler

Donald Baechler: Remedy of Anything

May 15, 2021 - August 21, 2021
McClain Gallery presents an exhibition of new work by Donald Baechler entitled Remedy of Anything. This is Baechler’s fourth solo show at McClain Gallery and combines small paintings with graphite drawings.